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Andhra Pradesh

  • Congress-Left seat-sharing talks fail
  • Advani's call for decisive mandate to NDA
  • Warm reception to Advani on State border
  • DGP urges media to show restraint
  • Transco struggling to meet the demand
  • Massive build-up of forces ahead of polls
  • Coaching institute's distinction
  • Package to market turmeric products
  • Naidu continues talks with partymen
  • Hunt on for Congress ticket, scene shifts to Hyderabad
  • Fire accidents cause concern among people
  • Model code being violated?
  • Election authorities seek reports from Collector
  • Five Left parties forge electoral alliance
  • Second chilli procurement market in Guntur
  • $ 100-m DFID grant likely
  • TDP ticket aspirants launch campaign
  • Naxalites give police the slip
  • All set for SSC exam
  • `Flyash a safe product'
  • Briefly

    Andhra Pradesh - Others

  • Nalgonda BJP leaders plan grand reception
  • Officer to look into marketing of tomatoes
  • Man jumps to death along with son
  • Code violation charge against official
  • Killed in mishap


  • Amritpal betters Yohannan record


  • When cricket fever attained epidemic proportions
  • IIMB Board of Governors urged to take charge of institute's finances
  • Round Table on innovations in teacher education
  • Bar code system to evaluate answer scripts
  • Schedule of parallel CET unlikely today
  • City police not to take Telgi into custody
  • Admission tickets despatched
  • Around The City
  • In Bangalore Today


  • Stock Market Index
  • Exchange rates
  • Bullion rates


  • Call for creating effective consumer rights awareness
  • Discrimination: activists take out procession


  • Credit plan gives priority to agriculture
  • Special team formed for election code implementation


  • Will Congress repeat the 2003 byelection feat at Humnabad?


  • Amtek Auto to buy stake in GWK
  • Kinetic Nova to enter Europe
  • ICICI Prudential hikes capital
  • Stanchart's GlobeInvest
  • RBI data on ECBs
  • Intrex launches ITZ Cash
  • Nestle net up 30.5 p.c.
  • UTI Bank pact with LIC
  • Kotak reduces entry age for preferred plan
  • Lord Krishna Bank's plans
  • Good response to LG's scheme
  • Hutchison Essar's offer
  • Dhanalakshmi Bank's ambitious plans
  • FLO's business consultancy cell
  • eFunds' third facility
  • Infineon to double workforce
  • Country President for Motorola India


  • Too many IPOs may trigger bearish tendencies: NCAER
  • FICCI seeks cut in farm export subsidies
  • Bajaj Hindustan to expand capacity
  • Economic advisor for more R&D spending by companies
  • Rupee ends steady
  • Sensex lands in the positive terrain
  • Centre keen to operationalise electronic trade services
  • Orchid to raise $75 m through FCCBs
  • Global drug sales up 9 p.c. to $500 b
  • Sun Pharma ups stake in Caraco
  • Zydus to launch new drug
  • Common infrastructure for call centres allowed
  • Bengal focuses on crop diversification


  • Cartoon


  • BSNL's new option creates confusion among landline susbcribers
  • General Post Office building renovation planned
  • Anna varsity begins study on water quality in rivers
  • 90 mcft of Kandaleru water realised
  • Foundation laid for computing centre, digital library
  • Corporation files complaint against telecom firm
  • Robbed at knife-point
  • Man murdered
  • Around The City
  • In Chennai Today


  • Four Indians get IM norms


  • Saplings ready for Urban Greenery project
  • Tense moments at CMC Hospital
  • Ration rice seized
  • 7-year RI for dacoity
  • No power
  • Around The City
  • Readers' Mail


  • A money-spinner that has marginalised fans
  • Muralitharan touches the 500 mark
  • Advantage Tamil Nadu
  • Musharraf cheers Pakistan on
  • Sehwag's word of praise for Pakistani crowd
  • Innings victory for Mumbai


  • The Hindu Crossword 7933
  • Solution to puzzle 7932


  • Annamalai varsity exam results
  • Tamil contest winners honoured
  • NLC employee attacked, gold chain snatched


  • Prioritise drinking water supply: ZP chief
  • Top police officials review situation in naxal-hit areas


  • Police foil bid to end life



    Elections 2004

  • Even in jail, Raja Bhaiyya is a force to reckon with
  • Political parties and the summer of discontent
  • The BSP launches its roadshow in Haryana
  • Army choppers to keep naxals in check
  • The business of `black-marking' voters
  • Q & A: Jyoti Basu
  • The BJP's challenges in a traditional stronghold


  • Tollygunge downs Mohun Bagan

    Front Page

  • Ten Sports relents after hectic parleys
  • Centre mulling over ordinance
  • Tendulkar's effort goes in vain
  • The BJP's challenges in a traditional stronghold
  • EC orders probe into PF forms issue
  • Powell to talk to Musharraf on terrorist camps
  • Crashlands


  • Doctors in Gulbarga to go on strike today
  • Ex-chief of employees' association plans protest


  • Cable operators play spoilsport


  • New party promises to set new record
  • Rath Yatra not good for economy: Chautala


  • All voters in Hassan to get ID cards by month-end

    Himachal Pradesh

  • Anand Sharma files papers for Rajya Sabha


  • Sahara becomes FIH's global partner


  • Farmers dump power meters
  • Auto owners, maxi-cab operators go on strike


  • Francophone week from tomorrow
  • 3 killed, 9 hurt in road accident at Keesara
  • It's one-way traffic from March 21
  • Traffic safety week from March 22
  • Follow rules, get rewarded
  • No power supply
  • National film songs contest
  • Political parties apprised of poll code
  • French lovers, rejoice!
  • Interviews for Australia-bound students
  • Death condoled
  • Around The City
  • In Hyderabad Today


  • Police identify Moroccan suspects
  • Zapatero's stand on Iraq shocks Europe
  • Khan network earned $100 millions from Libyan deal alone: U.S.
  • Blair `vulnerable' after Aznar's defeat
  • Sabotage suspected in Russian gas blast; toll 23
  • A tribute to femininity, disability, motherhood
  • Japan tightens security
  • Crackdown on hippie enclave
  • Seoul sending more troops to Iraq
  • `Osama escaped capture by French forces'
  • 5 Iraqis killed in U.S. fire?
  • Tension mounts as Georgia blockades rebel region
  • 24 Al-Qaeda men killed in Pakistan crackdown
  • Cole sinking: 8 recaptured

    Jammu & Kashmir

  • National Conference leader resigns


  • `Equip people to see fundamental duties seriously'


  • Will TDP nominee make it again?
  • A touch of glamour to the `yatra'
  • Potti Sriramulu remembered


  • Congress may delay second list of candidates
  • Is BESCOM paying attention to linemen's safety?
  • Deve Gowda keeps party guessing
  • Ananthamurthy's offer to contest praised
  • Bid to block Advani's yatra foiled
  • AIPJD forced to face political reality
  • A `dose of discipline' for the BJP
  • STAMPIT to continue probe in five cases
  • Encroachments: BDA, BMP file interim report
  • Voting pattern shows BJP's steady growth in Gulbarga
  • Hariprasad's supporters block road, inconvenience citizens
  • Ex-police officer to contest from Binnypet
  • BJP candidate taken into preventive custody
  • BJP leadership told to field only local candidates
  • Govt. urged to bring civic staff under PF Act
  • Briefly
  • From The Districts

    Karnataka - Others

  • `Prasar Bharati will present a shining India to the world'
  • Concerted steps sought for eradication of child labour
  • Six convicted in defamation case
  • Anganwadi workers lay siege to ZP office
  • Kuvempu University striving for excellence: V-C
  • Bandh in Mulky to pay respect to mishap victims


  • Three killed as railway over-bridge collapses
  • Karunakaran defends Padmaja's candidature
  • Water scarcity: Sabarimala temple rituals deferred
  • Entrance examination centres in Delhi, Dubai
  • RSP finds itself isolated in LDF
  • AMMA delegation calls on Antony
  • Probe ordered into over-bridge collapse
  • Forest fires: meet today
  • Marad case: DGP's writ plea disposed of
  • Mathikettan: action against 12 persons
  • CPI(M) leader hacked to death
  • Petronet threatens to drop Kochi project
  • Rajya Sabha poll: Karunakaran, Vijayaraghavan file papers
  • Toll introduced
  • Shiv Sena to go it alone
  • At Sabarimala today
  • Krishna Iyer elected KHA president
  • AERB safety award for IRE
  • Briefly
  • Readers' Mail

    Kerala - Others

  • More WLL connections in Kasaragod soon


  • TDP rally tomorrow


  • Corporation against move to shift Ernakulam market
  • Poll information to be a click away in taluks
  • Cusat internal revenue has gone up: VC
  • Kalamassery Municipality to file appeal against High Court ruling
  • Protest against `inadequate' water supply
  • Vellappally criticises UDF's candidate list
  • A chronology of Goshree project
  • 11 hurt in clash at fishing harbour
  • Red sandalwood seized
  • E-returns made mandatory
  • Cusat course
  • Around The City
  • In Kochi Today


  • Shrimp farmers told to adopt scientific methods
  • Steps to check drought
  • IUML convention


  • Abducted girl's return postponed
  • Reporter alleges tampering with statement


  • BJYM to urge poll panel to disqualify Wahab

    Leader Page Articles

  • Mediocre report card on economy
  • Power balance blown apart

    Letters to the Editor

  • The Spanish verdict
  • PM's call
  • Sonia interview
  • Karuna's confessions
  • Curb the menace
  • The IIM issue
  • Cricket mania

    Madhya Pradesh

  • Samajwadi Party to increase its presence


  • DSS threatens to lay siege to DC's office
  • Nagarika Samiti to intensify agitation


  • `Parties don't try to misuse SHGs for election purposes'
  • Govt. hospital getting a face-lift
  • Varsity non-semester exam schedule
  • Around The City
  • In Madurai Today
  • Readers' Mail


  • FICCI award for Amitabh, Hema


  • Mangalore University adopts deficit budget
  • Norms prescribed for colleges seeking affiliation
  • The price of progress...
  • Adapt to needs of industry, students told
  • Workshop on political science
  • Engagements


  • Revolt in Congress over allotment of ticket
  • Waheeda Rehman charms tiny tots
  • `Growth of manufacturing sector good for management schools'
  • Parties urged not to use plastic publicity material
  • Exhibition of building material in May
  • Handloom mela from tomorrow


  • BJP-JD(U) hammer out accord in Bihar
  • Congress defends decision to field Gill
  • Improved Indo-Pak. ties have brought Hindus, Muslims closer: Advani
  • Sonia charms women voters
  • CPI keeps open option of joining a secular government
  • Talks with Hurriyat on March 27: Advani
  • BJP objects to M.S. Gill's nomination
  • Kumar Sanu will "sing" for BJP
  • It's a wait-and-watch policy in J&K
  • Four file papers for Assam Rajya Sabha polls
  • India does not have any minorities: RSS chief
  • Politicians have to fight the heat also
  • Chandrababu terms Congress allegations baseless
  • Mulayam cautions Congress against withdrawing support
  • Australia for expansion of legal links with India
  • PIL on BSNL tender withdrawn
  • Impressive win: PM
  • Gujarat given permission to raise Narmada dam height
  • Pregnant girl thrown out of running train
  • `Journalists can be singled out for preferential treatment'
  • CBI needs complete autonomy: Karthikeyan
  • Net threat report tells users: `Jagte Raho'
  • Fake stamp papers seized, 2 arrested in Delhi
  • Virus vocabulary
  • Kalam greets Putin
  • Relief for kidney patients
  • Saudi Airlines pilot refuses to fly
  • `Secular forces must unite to defeat NDA'
  • Militant commanders want to leave
  • Nationwide raids
  • Highest salary offered at IIM(A) placement


  • A key constituency for all parties
  • 19 SSC exam centres `problematic'

    New Delhi

  • Delhi Congress looking for right caste combination
  • Warning on e-waste threat
  • Congress likely to decide candidates for Capital next week
  • Drug traffickers arrested
  • Humane way of keeping a check on stray dogs
  • Congress ridicules BJP's `feel good' claim
  • DDA ushers in privatisation
  • UGC treads the e-highway
  • Many veterans may change seats in Bihar
  • Spare the monuments, says Jagmohan
  • No bungalow for Sheila
  • Plans to re-introduce Sal trees
  • Pak visitors cut short India tour to watch cricket
  • Relocation of slums restarts
  • Bollywood to become a study module in U.K.
  • Dam-hit people hold demonstration
  • Air India staff held for taking bribe
  • Man abducted, set on fire
  • Criminals arrested after chase
  • Yamuna Pushta demolition to begin today
  • Cops acquitted in rape case
  • Bail plea dismissed
  • Housing scam, more arrests
  • Seven-year sentence for Rs. 470 robbery
  • Around The City
  • Briefly
  • In The Capital Today


  • Surveillance cameras for Advani's yatra
  • A keen contest in the offing
  • All set for Ganga Reddy's entry into TRS


  • Obituary


  • Assembly session begins today
  • Jha consoles fire victims
  • Power shutdown
  • Kannan protests removal of party flag
  • Balasubramanian, CPI (ML-L) nominee


  • CPI(M) clears two names
  • `Legal loopholes major hurdle for women'


  • Scientific way of living


  • Ashram to celebrate silver jubilee


  • More security planned for sensitive villages
  • Travel papers for Tamil refugees

    Sports : General

  • TN takes team titles

    Tamil Nadu

  • Varsity can fix higher admission norms: apex court
  • `Issue non-bailable warrant only when absolutely necessary'
  • Vajpayee may address Chennai meeting
  • Pavements turning into parking lots
  • Delta villagers are not in the fray
  • Unemployment despite resources
  • PMK grappling with dissensions
  • Differences in AIFB come to the fore
  • No poll duty for TASMAC staff, CEC tells DPA
  • Vaishnavite seers criticise remarks by Kanchi Acharya
  • `Long campaign period cause for concern'
  • Videograph Jayalalithaa's electioneering: Congress
  • `Advocates must agitate for welfare of society'
  • A profitable business model
  • Anbazhagan in hospital
  • Two rescued from kidnappers
  • Back to studies
  • Suspended
  • Congress campaign in full swing in Mayiladuturai
  • High Court stays Khadi board order
  • Hotel-women's group tie-up proves a profitable model
  • `Make political crimes a research subject'
  • `Indian contractors need level-playing field'
  • Fuel likely to be cheaper for consumers near refineries
  • Briefly

    Tamil Nadu - Others

  • SHG federations formed in majority of village panchayats
  • Power shutdown
  • Woman found hanging


  • Sweet revenge for Roddick


  • AI to withdraw six flights from city
  • Scheme to retain MCH as referral centre
  • Pedestrian run over
  • ATM opened
  • Small units' plea to Government
  • Around The City
  • In Thiruvananthapuram Today
  • Campus Notes

    This Day That Age

  • dated March 17, 1954: P.S.P. Govt. for T.-C.
  • dated March 17, 1954: Commonwealth meet
  • dated March 17, 1954: Claim on Gibraltar
  • dated March 17, 1954: Coorg's future


  • Farmers told to follow prescribed practices
  • Capacity-building exercise under way for TAP beneficiaries
  • Abandoned youth rescued
  • Around The City
  • In Tiruchi Today
  • Readers' Mail


  • Annamayya anniversary festival from tomorrow
  • Foreign devotees take part in Krishna festival


  • Life convict held


  • Forum formed
  • Officials urged to follow code of conduct

    Uttar Pradesh

  • Shabana scoffs at `India Shining'


  • Many takers for bamboo


  • Health scheme for ex-servicemen
  • `Appoint president for Vellore consumer forum'
  • `Erase election graffiti in public places'


  • Sonia creating confusion over Telangana: TDP
  • A TDP stronghold all through
  • Gayatri yagnam today
  • Around The City


  • Footloose on the footboard
  • Sacked AU professor goes on fast
  • Highest ever March temperature in city
  • Association of British Scholars in Vizag soon
  • City kids top in Science Olympiad
  • DA merger for railway employees
  • Around The City
  • In Visakhapatnam Today


  • Campus selections


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