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Andhra Pradesh

  • Little progress in Congress-Left talks
  • TRS to put up candidates against CPI(M)
  • Chilli farmers' unrest continues
  • Constituency of political heavyweights
  • It's TDP vs. Congress in Guntur district
  • More Vizag-based trains proposed: railway official
  • TDP first list likely on March 17
  • Alliance makes Congress ticket aspirants jittery
  • Chilli farmers' stir attains political colour
  • BJP begins exercise to assess strength
  • Parties try to balance caste equation in Bandar
  • Two cops suspended for `extortion' bid
  • Aqua farmers to go in for white shrimp
  • Adi Sankaracharya's compositions released
  • Fervour marks chariot festival in Yadagirigutta
  • Paritala says he was misquoted
  • Republican Party to contest two seats
  • Kidney surgery through key-hole procedure
  • Relief sought for poultry farmers
  • New secretary for Janashakti
  • Briefly

    Andhra Pradesh - Others

  • Use of EVMs to be explained


  • Three arrested on robbery charge
  • March 31 deadline for licensing pet dogs
  • `Green taxis' come as a whiff of fresh air
  • Mixed reaction to one-way rule
  • Man kills wife, commits suicide
  • They've come from afar to sell honey
  • Haryana Police team to trace missing girls
  • Voter ID card to be issued today
  • BWSSB to hold two-day meter mela
  • Around the City
  • In Bangalore Today


  • Lobbying on in Congress in Belgaum
  • Shiv Sena to contest 45 Assembly, three Lok Sabha seats in State
  • Sugar factory clears Rs. 6.38 cr. dues


  • Ex-Congress MLA to join Janata Dal (S)


  • It's Janata Dal (S) vs. Congress: Siddaramaiah


  • Bijapur violence: nine cases registered


  • P&G cuts Ariel, Tide prices
  • Cheaper diabetes test
  • Shourie, Ambani to get honorary doctorate
  • Gets additional charge
  • Software for power utilities
  • A Ford show in Chennai
  • Zak plans expo centre
  • Broadest tyre from MRF
  • Via Tech bags LIC order


  • Efforts to improve trade with Pakistan
  • Govt. sets IBP price at Rs. 620
  • Tata Indigo Advent unveiled at Geneva auto show
  • Tapping the global e-mandi
  • SEBI nod for ONGC PNs
  • UPL buys registration of two products
  • India at Asian Aerospace
  • WAPCOS to prepare DPR for Bhutan hydel project
  • Hyundai sales up
  • Yahoo to add more content to search results
  • WTO and U.S. leadership role


  • Cartoon


  • Operators coming out with novel packages to attract new clients
  • `Effluent from pond polluting groundwater at Anna Nagar'
  • Chinese police interact with Subbarayan Nagar residents
  • `Human resource key to quality education'
  • `Promoting English can contribute to software industry growth'
  • Man held on cheating charge
  • Corporation directive to parties
  • Verification of pension payment order books
  • Around the City
  • In Chennai Today


  • Leko promises to go all the way


  • Forest fire prevention drive stepped up
  • Traffic diversions
  • Programmes for conservancy workers
  • Around the City
  • In Coimbatore Today
  • Readers' Mail


  • Patient Papps steers Kiwis to victory
  • Bowling is the key
  • Caribbeans cruise into final
  • Akhtar raring to have a go at Indians
  • Ten Sports signs up Imran, Ian Chappell
  • Aussies run riot
  • India all set to wrap up series


  • The Hindu Crossword 7921
  • Solution to puzzle 7920


  • 20 injured as vans collide


  • TDP has neglected irrigation, say opposition leaders
  • 4 lakhs worth red sander logs seized


  • Workshop calls for fodder conservation


  • Human chain formed
  • Arrangements for exams




  • Passing-out parade

    Front Page

  • 150 killed in Iraq serial blasts
  • Surveys hold out hope for the Congress
  • Advani's road show from March 10
  • Model code bar on Mufti
  • EC objects to Goa advertisement
  • 37 killed in Quetta
  • Alvi expelled from BSP
  • 35 held in Srinagar
  • Postponed


  • Scheme launched to popularise MVA
  • Decks cleared for food parks
  • Yuva Janata Dal seeks 50 seats


  • Ex-TDP district chief joins Congress
  • Congress receives 367 applications


  • Chautala open to alliance with BJP after polls
  • Notification for Haryana seats on April 16


  • Rivals spoil Congress party in Sakleshpur
  • Congress to launch election campaign at Shravanabelagola

    Himachal Pradesh

  • CAG pulls up forest department
  • BJP flays Virbhadra's remarks


  • Poles stand tall against the Brits
  • India begins with a facile win
  • Railways meets Orissa in Fed Cup final
  • MPT sends TN packing


  • BJP stakes claim to eight seats
  • Minorities rights leader passes away
  • Two arrested in forgery case
  • Seven held on cheating charge
  • Police solve murder case
  • Special train for Urs
  • YSR for Kurnool tomorrow
  • Around the City
  • In Hyderabad Today

    India & World

  • Kanishka trial: `Bagri confessed to involvement'


  • Al-Qaeda hand seen behind attacks
  • Kerry tipped to win Super Tuesday
  • Fradkov for Cabinet reforms
  • Sectarian violence flares up in Quetta
  • Rosetta on way to probe origin of solar system
  • Soon for sale: Nuvo the robot
  • U.S. denies Aristide's `coup' charge
  • Naming typhoons
  • Abide by truce terms, U.S. tells LTTE
  • EPDP activist shot dead


  • Sonia for Karimnagar on March 11
  • 48 forms sold by Congress office


  • `Telgi threatening witnesses in prison'
  • EC to review preparations
  • Keen contest on the cards
  • J.H. Patel's sons to contest elections
  • AIPJD will contest 95 Assembly seats: Bommai
  • Petition in marks card scandal case disposed of
  • Gowda for panel to oversee relief works
  • We trust Bangarappa, says Ananth Kumar
  • Shivakumar absolved of land-grab charge
  • Make your vote count, Brahmins told
  • BJP steals a march over rivals
  • `Package for farmers a gimmick'
  • VHP calls for State bandh today
  • Media marketing professionals form association
  • B.M. Mujahid dead
  • Tejas completes 100 hours of test flight
  • Mobile phone firms seeking services of India Post
  • Coping with the trauma of second childhood
  • Briefly

    Karnataka - Others

  • Deve Gowda promises pro-farmer Govt.
  • CPI(M) to contest 20 Assembly seats
  • Parrikar to use only personal car till end of elections
  • Congress complains to Election Commission


  • Karunakaran likely choice for Rajya Sabha seat
  • Move to hand over RGCT to private bidders resented
  • Crisis deepens as AMMA begins rehearsals
  • Drought fuels forest fires in Thrissur
  • Balakrishna Pillai not to campaign for Kodikkunnil
  • Drug retailers threaten stir from March 10
  • Manoj Kurishinkal quits as KLCA panel chief
  • `Mistakes should be pointed out to Congress leadership'
  • Land prices to be re-fixed
  • More interest
  • UGC to bring 15,000 colleges under eligibility criteria for Central aid
  • Vultures facing extinction in Kerala

    Kerala - Others

  • CPI office attacked
  • Briefly


  • `Chottanikkara Makam Thozhal' on March 6
  • Indal workers reiterate demand for reopening of smelter unit
  • CAT stays cut in staff
  • Sahodaran Ayyappan memorial programme
  • Women, children taken back to Tamil Nadu
  • KBPS to be revived, says Minister
  • Fresh probe sought
  • Body identified
  • Around the City
  • In Kochi Today


  • Boat owners, staff to stage demonstration
  • Former footballer dead
  • Forest fire near Kulathupuzha
  • Medical camp held at district jail
  • NGO Union meet


  • `Settle row in film industry'
  • Ayurveda workshop formulates action plan
  • Theft: culprits yet to be caught


  • Help sought for baby's treatment
  • Kurnool Congress chief rushes to Hyderabad
  • Dispute over evaluation of answer scripts unresolved

    Leader Page Articles

  • The vision deficiency syndrome
  • For U.N. re-engagement in Iraq

    Letters to the Editor

  • In the right hands
  • `Lord of the ring'
  • Electoral rolls
  • Double standards
  • Congress-TRS tie-up
  • Cricket tour
  • AI, IA privatisation
  • Nuclear plants
  • Consumers must resist
  • Cultural policing
  • A question of ethics


  • Madikeri CMC sends new proposal on property tax scheme


  • TAPping forest potential, TN emerges a model
  • `Music has power to spread humanism'
  • Campaign for `common school system'
  • Silver `kavacham' work at temple to be over soon
  • Water level in dams
  • Around the City
  • In Madurai Today


  • A business venture that empowers rural women
  • `Good environment for business in West Asia'
  • Mini hydel project to come up in Moodbidri
  • Siri, empowering women in rural areas
  • Temple consecration from March 13
  • Brahmakalasha fest of Vishnumurthy Temple from today
  • Legal awareness camp on Sunday
  • JD (S) to field Yogish Shetty in Mangalore
  • Shock over attack


  • Heavy security for Speaker


  • Parishat moots cooperative body for cable TV business
  • Task force wants special pricing scheme for water
  • Drive to issue identity cards for voters launched in Mysore


  • Two girls killed, 10 hurt in mishap


  • Congress, CPI(M) object to Advani's yatra
  • Congress will find itself in crisis: Venkaiah Naidu
  • Mufti convenes high-level meet
  • `Tazia' processions in Gujarat after 3 years
  • A riot victim determined to fight for justice
  • Turtles in sand
  • Two killed during `Muharram' processions
  • It will fuel communal passions, says Paswan
  • BJP to go it alone in Northeast
  • CPI(M), RJD seek PIO's reinstatement
  • Sonia to address women's meet in Assam
  • `No Ayodhya resolution before elections'
  • Kanchi Acharya's appeal
  • Israeli team to submit report on Veerappan
  • Karnataka DGP not aware of visit
  • Shakti Kapoor turns out for Congress
  • Senior BSP leader expelled
  • Lawyer refutes reports
  • Post-poll options open: Chautala
  • `Vote, and vote conscientiously'
  • Decision on joining BJP put off
  • Narmada dam: should cost overruns get precedence?
  • SAARC Writers' Conference
  • IA's special package for cricket fans
  • Congress to highlight poor funds allocation to Northeast
  • Gujarat High Court questions conduct of Public Prosecutor
  • Minorities better off with BJP, says Bangarappa
  • Congress-NCP talks inconclusive
  • Activists want environment to be a campaign issue
  • NC to make rights violations poll issue


  • Ex-MLA takes credit for development
  • Vakadu `normal'
  • Aspirants scramble for Congress ticket

    New Delhi

  • Bodh Gaya all set for a makeover
  • Veterans, young leaders vie for Congress tickets
  • Congress may gain by alliance with Jharkhand Front
  • Shekhawat to inaugurate Govinda temple in Vrindaban
  • Cop nabs fleeing robber
  • MCD defends decision to expel Sharda Jain
  • Dera head gets life term for murdering couple
  • Joint action planned against criminals
  • Tusker tramples two to death
  • Auto-lifting cases solved, three held
  • Police plan to arrest erring Tihar officials
  • Inspector to undergo lie-detector test
  • Uniform recovered
  • Jail warden held for buying illicit liquor
  • Man comes under Blueline
  • Cop held for intimidation
  • Scholarships for scribes
  • Vendors oppose `franking machine policy'
  • Explosives recovered
  • `Ads misutilisation of funds'
  • Liquor seized
  • Around the City
  • Briefly
  • In the Capital Today


  • Congress leader wants ticket for locals
  • Ex-MP stakes claim for Assembly seat
  • Newcomers file forms


  • Obituary


  • Banks urged to cut lending rates


  • Aim for bigger goals, Minister tells students
  • 4 fasting health workers hospitalised
  • `Set up women's commission'
  • Power shutdown
  • PCC steps up efforts for going it alone in Pondy


  • Akali Dal expels ex-MP Tur
  • Selection of nominees in final stages: Sharma
  • Showcasing Punjab's craftsmanship

    Racing : Horse

  • All set for Invitation Turf weekend


  • BJP accused of neglecting the poor


  • Virtue, a way of life


  • Gagan Narang finishes fifth

    Table Tennis

  • Indians make a winning start
  • Raghuram wins title

    Tamil Nadu

  • Thanjavur-Kumbakonam BG service launched
  • `Revised norms for one-time settlement of NPAs ineffective'
  • AIDS patients can get subsidised drugs by courier
  • Phone deposits
  • Congress still grappling with selection process
  • Majority on our own will be difficult: Kapil Sibal
  • `Dalits must unite to fight injustice'
  • Ban on thatched structures at wedding halls under study
  • Pakistani undergoes spinal surgery in Coimbatore hospital
  • Extend more benefits under `Vande Mataram' scheme: State Govt.
  • Milk output aplenty, but dairy farmers in doldrums
  • Protesting Salem mill workers detain officials
  • 19 telecom centres set up at Kumbakonam
  • DK to support DPA, defers decision on Pondy
  • JD (U) to contest in five constituencies
  • Over five lakhs will take higher secondary exam
  • Serijabanu, mother freed on bail
  • 1,66,000 tonnes of samba paddy procured
  • Take steps to develop Tuticorin port: council
  • `Modalities being worked out for National Institute of Science'
  • PMK candidates meet Karunanidhi
  • Protest against candidature
  • Alternative crops being raised in Kancheepuram
  • DMK to introduce nominees on March 9
  • Seminar on BPO
  • Briefly

    Tamil Nadu - Others

  • `Meticulous police planning pays off'
  • No flag posts, hoardings in public places
  • Full-fledged Krishi Vigyan Kendra to function from April 1
  • Demonstration of electronic voting machines
  • 29 centres for Plus-Two exams in Pudukottai
  • NSS volunteers clean lake channel
  • DYFI members hold demonstration


  • Mazur emerges giantkiller


  • Thirumala water supply scheme in limbo
  • Councillors demand speedy action
  • A birthday with a difference
  • IG's `sting' operation exposes police graft
  • Dry spell: fire at many places
  • Tension at Pangode
  • Around the City
  • In Thiruvananthapuram Today

    This Day That Age

  • dated March 3, 1954: Constitution amendment
  • dated March 3, 1954: T.C. elections
  • dated March 3, 1954: Unification of Korea
  • dated March 3, 1954: Artificial rain


  • Wastage of commodity
  • New strategy to protect forest wealth
  • Help Govt. in rehabilitation of child labour, local bodies told
  • Tazia processions
  • Around the City
  • In Tiruchy Today


  • Political parties warned against defacing walls


  • Model sericulture village in doldrums
  • CPI leader for water as poll plank
  • Congress workers told to stop squabbling

    Union Territories

  • INLD may contest Chandigarh seat

    Uttar Pradesh

  • RLD leaders upset over poll pact


  • 3 of family suffer burns in kitchen fire
  • Collector inspects labour, urology wards


  • Tight security cover for 693 polling stations
  • `Students should take a leaf from epics'
  • Hoteliers told to strive for ISO certification
  • Ex-Mayor files for Congress ticket
  • Around the City


  • Insurance staffers seek merger
  • Park on the way to ruin
  • CBI case against two postal employees
  • Several corporators apply for Congress ticket
  • New DRM assumes charge
  • Tigress dies in zoo
  • Briefcase `terror' at VMC office
  • VUDA drive
  • Around the City
  • In Visakhapatnam Today


  • Tribal women urged to give up liquor-brewing


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