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Andhra Pradesh

  • Scrutiny panel shortlists Congress candidates
  • Central team faces protests by ryots, women
  • PW likely to unleash more violence
  • AICC leader pooh-poohs `India Shining' campaign
  • CPI(M) to contest in Khammam
  • TDP brings out booklet targeting KCR
  • Naxal killings: TDP plea to EC
  • Ramakrishna Mission to set up centre in Cuddapah
  • Yanamala five times lucky
  • BJP leaders against nomination of non-locals
  • Possible re-nomination of ex-TDP MLA sparks off row
  • Major parties' offices wear a deserted look
  • Polls: police gear up to tackle naxal violence
  • Two held on cheating charge
  • Congress alleges use of TV channel for campaign by TD
  • Seventh class exam from April 6
  • Briefly
  • Crime Watch

    Andhra Pradesh - Others

  • Anantapur district seeks Rs. 337-crore drought relief
  • Karnataka Governor at Tirumala


  • BMP contractors threaten to stop works
  • BMP still using potable water in its parks
  • No headway in scientist's murder case
  • A section of flyover opened to traffic
  • Man arrested on charge of murder
  • `State will be polio-free by year-end'
  • Kalam bowled over by Karnad effect
  • Issue of ID cards today
  • Awards for Padmanabhan
  • Around The City
  • In Bangalore Today


  • Bullion rates
  • Exchange rates
  • Stock Market Index


  • Workshop on medical education from Monday


  • Medicines distributed among women
  • Anil Lad joins BJP

    Billiards & Snooker

  • Sushrut Pandia beaten


  • OBT Global's plans
  • Outsource Partners' second centre
  • Inflation falls below 5 p.c.
  • Hot Seat bonanza from Indian Airlines
  • AMD processor for IBM workstations
  • Nextrade forays into Andhra Pradesh
  • Exhibition of diamond jewellery
  • SEBI clarification on MF regulation
  • `Auction in futures trading soon'
  • New ED for BMTPC
  • Special finance option for Trax vehicles
  • PSL bags Rs. 121 cr. Order
  • Biocon issue oversubscribed 32 times
  • PNB's credit camp
  • TI to buy out Amsted's stake in TIDC
  • Vijay Mallya to head Bayer India
  • Sale of RBI publications
  • Karur Vysya expands network
  • Bank of India to open branch
  • ITC completes acquisition of BILT unit
  • Deutsche Bank services for Tata Tea


  • VSNL takes over Dishnet's ISP division
  • `Smart' clothes have come
  • Last mile link: TRAI favours freedom for ISPs
  • New disclosure norms for remittance scheme
  • Rupee at new high
  • Bank of India to pay $82 m in BCCI case
  • Infosys leads recovery on BSE
  • LVB to distribute Reliance MF products
  • Buoyant infrastructure growth


  • Cartoon - I
  • Cartoon - II


  • Alarming rise in mobile phone thefts
  • Chennai anchorage prone to pirate attacks
  • Where effluents and sewage freely flow
  • Metrowater to organise grievance-redressal week
  • Warning against election advertisements on hoardings
  • Two boys drowned in pond
  • Timers at signals inaugurated
  • Around The City
  • In Chennai Today


  • Anand starts favourite


  • When vehicle resale means trouble
  • SIM card demand to ease by early May
  • Project Siruthuli to treat sewage water
  • Hall tickets to be issued
  • Instant phones from BSNL
  • Around The City
  • In Coimbatore Today


  • Hameed & Razzaq guide Pakistan to victory
  • What India needs to dominate world cricket
  • `Pakistan used conditions better'
  • Martin and Styris put Kiwis in command
  • Match intriguingly poised
  • West Indies bats first
  • Indian team goes shopping
  • Madugalle cautions Ganguly


  • The Hindu Crossword 7936
  • Solution to puzzle 7935


  • Five held for stealing rails


  • Mysoora assails Congress leaders


  • Drought relief works apace in Dindigul



    Elections 2004

  • Parties vie for the Lingayat vote
  • The grim reality behind the `feel good' factor
  • Cash crunch hits parties in West Bengal
  • Campaigns go hi-tech in Kerala
  • Power reforms continue to haunt Naidu
  • BJP faces ire over nominations
  • Congress, PDP wrangle over Baramulla
  • Q & A: K. Karunakaran
  • Q & A: Pawan Kumar Chamling

    Front Page

  • Taiwan President survives bid on life
  • Supreme Court to define IIMs' autonomy
  • Parties vie for the Lingayat vote
  • What India needs to dominate world cricket
  • Karunakaran, Gill, Tohra elected to Rajya Sabha
  • Congress promises Employment Guarantee Act
  • Congress-NCP deal in Maharashtra
  • Pakistan goes up 2-1
  • Test-fired


  • Work in Basaveshwara Hospital disrupted


  • Rs. 1 crore released to meet water scarcity
  • Literary award for Veturi


  • Parties waiting for rival lists

    Himachal Pradesh

  • MLA's terms to support Sukh Ram


  • `What did the Government do all these days over unemployment?'


  • Confident of making it again
  • Where fortunes fluctuate
  • No power supply in many areas
  • Women groups' plea to TDP
  • Prasad Media to set up animation institute
  • Lifting of Meter Factory lockout sought
  • Water board seizes 36 motors
  • Military officials' charge against police
  • SI suspended
  • Around The City
  • In Hyderabad Today

    India & World

  • Ties with India, Pakistan no zero sum game: U.S.
  • Madrid blasts: detention of Indians extended


  • More symbolic than practical: Powell
  • Pakistani troops face fierce resistance
  • Bush firm on war against terror
  • Commonwealth bond is unique: Badawi
  • Courtney Love, again
  • Coke's bottled water is off
  • NATO troops for Kosovo amid pogrom fear
  • Putin for focus on poverty
  • Anti-war MP alleges move to `discredit' him
  • Funerals outsourced
  • Osama: reward doubled
  • Powell in Iraq; Al-Qaeda claims hotel attack
  • U.S. must persevere, says Bush
  • Polish President feels `misled' on Iraq
  • Musharraf embarrassed over Khan episode


  • Helpline set up for voter list verification


  • `Erosion of secular values will weaken democracy'


  • Central team tours drought-hit villages


  • Krishna for new commission to study Centre-State ties
  • 7.7 lakh new voters this time
  • Krishna objects to Advani's statement on two-child norm
  • Old rivals switch sides in Shimoga
  • `Parties don't focus on education'
  • Simultaneous polls help national parties
  • `People bored with merger serial'
  • Dakshina Kannada voters have high expectations
  • Government to keep 75 p.c. of seats
  • Panel asks private colleges to explain admission procedure
  • Petition against tax on captive power
  • Private sector lacks interest in research: Aatre
  • Tough times for former Speakers from Kolar
  • BJP objects to Krishna's remarks
  • `Govt. hastened pace of development'
  • Will BJP be able to repeat feat in Bidar?
  • Mudalagiriyappa quits Congress
  • Campaign to motivate voters launched
  • Ex-MLAs yet to vacate rooms
  • Vaccination suggested to check anthrax
  • Work hard, BJP workers told
  • 32 huts destroyed in fire
  • Briefly

    Karnataka - Others

  • NABARD offers aid to training institutes
  • Potential seen for new industries in coastal region
  • Two leaders join Trinamool Congress
  • Naxalites will be kept at bay: DGP
  • Rs. 60 lakh to tackle water scarcity in Chitradurga district
  • Plea to commute death sentence of Veerappan aides


  • Showcause notice issued to Sarat, Unnithan
  • Air Arabia offers budget flights: Hassan
  • Murali siphoned off rally money: Sarat
  • Marad: panel issues notice to VS, others
  • Forest fire consumes part of Silent Valley
  • New abkari policy announced
  • Watchdog to monitor polls in State
  • Higher Education Secretary told to file affidavit
  • VS blames Government for crop loss
  • Congress has sunk to new depths: Pinarayi
  • I will reply to allegations at the proper forum: Murali
  • Shanimol seeks renewal of candidates' list
  • UAE airlines offer to operate budget flights: Minister
  • BJP wants Sonia to clarify on allegations
  • Official allays fears on anthrax
  • India-Singapore naval exercise ends
  • A `novel' venture
  • Left parties pursuing rightist policies: SUCI
  • State's labour force friendly
  • Probe charges: Chacko
  • `LDF will discuss Wahab issue'
  • Briefly


  • Over 50 water schemes cleared
  • Vehicle-lifters are back
  • HC orders demolition of additional apartments
  • Ombudsman's order
  • Around The City
  • In Kochi Today
  • Campus Notes


  • Congress candidates may spoil UDF prospects: Pillai
  • Shanavaz calls on Vellappally


  • Uzhavoor gives warm welcome to Narayanan


  • Marad: police blamed for failure to heed warning
  • Major fire in softwood depot
  • Convention on e-resources begins
  • Training programme


  • PW extremists blast pylon

    Leader Page Articles

  • Voting the periphery out
  • It wasn't cricket

    Letters to the Editor

  • U.P. politics
  • Demand for ban
  • Dignified campaign?
  • Gill in politics
  • Refreshing
  • Medha's party
  • Then and now
  • Spanish verdict
  • Redefining secularism

    Madhya Pradesh

  • Discord over new MPCC team


  • A crime in gear
  • `Faulty genes cause for heart attacks'
  • Applications for revaluation
  • Around The City
  • In Madurai Today


  • `Women better equipped to uphold culture'
  • Khadi Commission launches new scheme
  • Cong. cell releases office-bearers' list
  • Seminar
  • Engagements


  • Lobbying for ticket in main parties
  • 6,905 candidates to get degrees in KSOU convocation today
  • Elephant deaths indicate cattle intrusion into national park
  • Open university planning to reduce fees


  • New passport for overseas citizens of India
  • Enforce the code strictly, CEC tells observers
  • EC wants Central forces in sensitive constituencies
  • Transfer order surprising: Basu
  • BJP unhappy over Katiyar's remarks: Naidu
  • Racist remarks, says Congress
  • Do not turn away Muslims: Advani
  • Powell's remark has repudiated Centre's claims: Congress
  • Newspapers are their only source on elections
  • Probe panel's finding on space centre fire
  • Global warming the biggest problem, says British expert
  • Oil exploration near Olive Ridley turtle nesting sites causes concern
  • Coming: a special film
  • India, U.K. sign MoU on Hawk
  • Medha Patkar's appeal to EC
  • A museum for tea
  • Appeals in Parliament attack case admitted
  • Supreme Court to hear petition in Narmada case on March 26
  • BJP, JD(U) walk out of Bihar Assembly
  • `A pro-police report'
  • BJD list of LS candidates
  • Brijesh Kumar to chair second Krishna Tribunal
  • Two ships collide mid-sea off Gujarat coast
  • Not joining any party: Amitabh
  • Satellite in memory of Kalpana Chawla
  • IAF version of Prithvi missile launched

    New Delhi

  • US aid to check human trafficking
  • Deadlock persists over alliance among Bihar parties
  • Terrorism — the scourge of modern world
  • Illegal basement, neighbour's ruin
  • All ways lead to Lahore
  • Security review after tourist's murder
  • MCD steps for smooth entry into new tax regime
  • Doubts over security for foreigners
  • Jagmohan's presentation to EC on slums
  • Police yet to find second accused
  • Airport security reviewed
  • Sheila again complains to EC
  • Apollo to open specialised maternity care centres
  • Move to preserve cultural heritage in digital format
  • Functioning of pre-paid booths to be reviewed
  • Thousands of Olive Ridley hatchlings emerge
  • BJP MLA booked for murder
  • A wrong target for miscreants
  • Relocation drive continues
  • MCD by-elections soon after Lok Sabha polls
  • Senior police officers questioned in Telgi case
  • Judgment reserved on status of Sainik Farms
  • Tribunal inspector held for graft
  • Delhi impresses Jammu lads
  • DDA handed over alternate plots
  • Around The City
  • Briefly
  • In The Capital Today

    News Analysis

  • India, Poland deepen defence ties


  • Mandava throws down the gauntlet at Ganga Reddy
  • Minister faces multi-pronged challenge
  • Farmers' meet calls for united fight for Godavari water


  • Obituary


  • Farmers to get Rs. 15-lakh drought relief
  • Acute drinking water scarcity in Achencoil river basin


  • All-women coop. societies help to step up milk production
  • Mass marriage


  • `Steps being taken for a free, fair poll'
  • `Teachers should make students inquisitive'
  • `Improve quality to face globalisation'
  • `Rural masses should benefit from advances in science'
  • April 14 holiday in Pondy
  • Rs. 8.64-lakh bank dues recovered at lok adalat
  • BJP sets up poll panels
  • `Govt. suspending works in Opposition constituencies'


  • New dates for Board exams


  • Janata Dal (S) may nominate M.S. Patil for Lok Sabha poll


  • Most tasks accomplished: Raje
  • Stick to guidelines, poll officials told
  • Khurana holds Bhoomi Poojan for Asaram Bapu's discourse


  • Pilgrimage to holy places


  • `Action will be taken against code violators'

    Sports : General

  • Shahrukh reigns


  • Amudha claims gold

    Tamil Nadu

  • Why change in stand on Sonia, BJP asks DMK
  • Ministry order on architectural education stayed
  • Is the State shining?
  • No water in the land of tanks
  • Internet portal for business to become operational soon
  • Non-payment of deposit delays Valasaravakkam drainage project
  • India enjoys advantage of youth power: Kasturirangan
  • DMK collected funds for all elections: Karunanidhi
  • DIG files defamation suit against Nakkheeran
  • Public support needed to make State number one: Jayalalithaa
  • MDMK plea for stay of POTA case trial dismissed as withdrawn
  • Intake of OTA cadets to be increased
  • Take action against Jayalalithaa, Vasan tells CEC
  • `Purpose of growth is human development'
  • Villagers, tribals express solidarity with campaign
  • Gateway Asia to become operational soon
  • Walk-in interviews for job training
  • `Community participation must for water resources management'
  • Briefly

    Tamil Nadu - Others

  • Rs.336.8-crore plan for Pudukottai


  • Agassi meets Federer in semifinals
  • Sanaa loses in semifinals


  • Car thefts baffle residents
  • Cape buffalo, black bears arrive in zoo
  • One sentenced to life term for murder
  • Vehicle theft: one held
  • Ayurveda College students protest over lack of water
  • Youth held for murder attempt
  • Around The City
  • In Thiruvananthapuram Today
  • Campus Notes

    This Day That Age

  • dated March 20, 1954: Advice to members
  • dated March 20, 1954: Merger without referendum
  • dated March 20, 1954: Deputy C-in-C of Navy
  • dated March 20, 1954: Tax on Chaplin film


  • 55 women attend workshop on cinematography


  • Residents reeling under sweltering heat in Tiruchi
  • Intensive afforestation works planned on 4,687 hectares
  • Develop positive attitude, women told
  • Good response to tailoring course for women
  • Around The City
  • In Tiruchi Today


  • Students' gesture to ailing boy
  • DMK on hunger strike for adequate water


  • Call to `democratise' pursuit of knowledge
  • Two-wheeler loan for ryots


  • Centre restores North Eastern Council budget


  • BJP stages a stunning coup in Karkala
  • Workshop on improving quality of teaching


  • Congress workers demand action against TDP men
  • Dixit questions spending on World Bank loans
  • 40 labourers hurt as tractor overturns
  • Around The City
  • In Vijayawada Today


  • Realtors asked to repay amount
  • NBT book exhibition from today
  • Inter student debarred
  • Shops to be open on Ugadi
  • AirTel opens zonal office
  • VMC helpline
  • Around The City
  • In Visakhapatnam Today


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