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  • Congress hopes to wrest lost bastion from TDP
  • Rs. 959-cr. credit plan approved for Anantapur
  • Arms seized; two held
  • TDP aspirant's supporters put leadership on notice

    Andhra Pradesh

  • Self-immolation bid by TD activists
  • Naxalite killed in encounter
  • Janata Party to contest all seats in Telangana
  • Three ex-MPs in Assembly poll fray
  • Congress, TDP camps in disarray
  • Helicopters may be requisitioned
  • `TDP keen on contesting Proddatur seat'
  • TDP fields engineer against DCC chief
  • TDP activists attack party office
  • Two women held on charge of infanticide
  • Providential escape for jute mill workers
  • HC orders stop to work on cross bund across Upputeru
  • APSCHE repeats directive to unaided colleges
  • Vijayashanti's nomination cleared
  • TDP alleges `unfair curbs'
  • Vote out Vajpayee, Naidu, says Yechuri
  • Ex-Minister quits TDP
  • Jolt to People's War
  • Naxalite killed in encounter
  • Babu Mohan to abide by party decision
  • Nomination counters closed today
  • Banks open today
  • Briefly
  • Crime Watch

    Andhra Pradesh - Others

  • Internal wrangling to the fore


  • Several varsity departments on the verge of closure
  • Two youths drowned in tank at Kengeri
  • Regional theatre doing well: Kambar
  • Temple elephants subjected to cruelty: CUPA
  • We are competent to manage loads: KPTCL
  • PU examination from today
  • Chinese province promises market for software firms
  • Sale of curds, buttermilk
  • Phone mela
  • Free legal service
  • Around The City
  • In Bangalore Today
  • Reporter's Diary


  • Bullion rates
  • Exchange rates
  • Stock Market Index


  • Banks told to enhance lending to primary sector


  • NDA hijacked Congress policies, says Minister
  • 14 candidates file papers in Bellary district


  • M&M to issue $100 m FCCBs
  • RIL concludes syndicated loan
  • Escorts-SBI tie up for tractor financing
  • Lucas launches batteries
  • Federal Bank's new branch
  • ABL to run Shantha Marine
  • Elected to EEPC panel


  • Error in allotment to high net worth individuals
  • Issue will be sorted out: Shourie
  • Tata Motors completes takeover of Daewoo in South Korea
  • Rupee records highest single day gain
  • SIA adds two daylight flights
  • Bharti, VSNL join global consortium
  • India integrating well with global economy: Morgan Stanley
  • Cognizant plans second complex
  • Sensex extends gains
  • TCS open offer: SEBI grants exemption
  • Jet's summer schedule
  • SEBI puts Data Access IPO on hold


  • Pocket Watch


  • Residents worried over depleting groundwater
  • Call to protect ecology of Kattupalli island
  • Auto workers seek `impartial probe' into death
  • An evening to entertain people `living positive lives'
  • Importance of education underlined
  • Cashier robbed
  • Around The City
  • In Chennai Today
  • Reporter's Diary


  • Anand settles for a draw


  • Girl rescued from beggary
  • Sniffer, tracker dogs complete training
  • Summer showers give a breather
  • Seats vacant at Bharathiar varsity
  • Around The City
  • In Coimbatore Today


  • Sehwag is the `Sultan of Multan'
  • A rustic, brilliant people's champion
  • Prime Minister congratulates Sehwag
  • Sehwag's family ecstatic
  • Match heading for exciting finish
  • Ranji Trophy as good as Mumbai's
  • Maharashtra takes lead


  • The Hindu Crossword 7944
  • Solution to puzzle 7943


  • Head constable dies of heart attack



    Elections 2004

  • Police draw up blueprint to tackle naxal threat
  • Congress, TDP square off over the farm sector
  • `Congress, SP overestimated their strength'
  • Bihar Minister resigns
  • North Bengal's politics of cultural identity
  • Politicians throng Sufi shrines in J&K
  • CPI(M) close to deal with Congress
  • BJD-BJP alliance runs into roadblocks
  • Poojary rubbishes TV channel's pre-poll survey
  • Poll-Pourri
  • Q & A: Nitish Kumar
  • Q & A: Bandaru Dattatreya


  • Real Madrid holds on to top spot
  • Japan is clear favourite, says Oman coach

    Front Page

  • Regulate surrogate ads, Government tells EC
  • Congress, TDP square off over the farm sector
  • India, China to increase defence contacts
  • I am here to stay: Rahul
  • Caught unawares by the timing: Sachin
  • BJP objects to TV ad
  • Escapes unhurt


  • Scott authors fabulous finish


  • Robbers held within hours of crime
  • Jois to launch Vignaneshwara memorial work


  • Narsaraopet among most sensitive constituencies
  • Employment training
  • Media centre inaugurated
  • University lecturers stop valuation


  • News handlers for the newsmakers
  • Plan outlay for district up
  • Mahila Morcha gets into campaign mode
  • EC `red signal' stops die-hard contestant
  • A different exercise for Naidu
  • Arrangement with TRS stands, says PCC chief
  • HMWSSB promise on water a sham: Congress candidate
  • Poll observers take stock of arrangements
  • Asaduddin files papers
  • Dent in Nagender's hat-trick hopes?
  • Office-bearers of Probus Club
  • PJR to file papers tomorrow
  • 112 file nominations
  • SI reinstated
  • Cases registered against MIM leaders
  • Around The City
  • In Hyderabad Today
  • Reporter's Diary: Penchant for publicity


  • Al-Qaeda intelligence chief killed, says Pakistan
  • War takes its toll among returning U.S. troops
  • 19 killed in Uzbek blasts
  • Where campaigning was at its imaginative best
  • Chirac's party trounced in regional polls
  • New York Times - a conflict between two cultures?

    Jammu & Kashmir

  • J&K parties told to clarify stand on tribals' issues
  • Mufti seeks votes on basis of performance


  • Food quality poor, say protesting hostellers
  • Work for DPA victory, Ramadoss tells cadres


  • Kannur municipal budget earmarks Rs. 90 lakhs for roads
  • IT students told to become proficient in English


  • Rebel threat looms large
  • Minister decries protest by aspirants
  • Candidates on a filing spree
  • TDP men go on rampage


  • Answers to SSLC paper circulated in Mandya
  • Ananth Kumar, Krishnappa file papers
  • A risky decision to field new faces in Gulbarga
  • Congress in `utter disarray': Jaitley
  • JD (S) launches novel exercise to check rebellion
  • Politicians don't inspire them
  • Election Commission orders crackdown
  • Sangliana files nomination for Bangalore North seat
  • Bagur-Navile farmers feel abandoned
  • An institution with a glorious past neglected
  • A victim of government apathy
  • Shradananda's appeal dismissed
  • Kiran Patel to file fresh affidavit before inquiry panel
  • Row over 20 Assembly constituencies delaying Congress list
  • Kolar farmers distribute vegetables free
  • More trouble for film industry workers
  • `Baig's name will be considered'
  • Yatnal submits papers in Bijapur
  • Deve Gowda sees role in formation of next govt.
  • Briefly
  • From The Districts

    Karnataka - Others

  • `Sampoorna Suraksha' to provide insurance to 50,000 families
  • Mangalore liquor mafia tapping Kerala?
  • Temple gets new lease of life
  • BJP leader denies rift, vows to work for party's win
  • BJP's choice irks party workers in Kumta
  • Temple gets new lease of life
  • Poll observer injured in road accident
  • Houses for displaced families soon


  • Antony summoned to Delhi
  • Debts drive one more to suicide
  • RSP leader seeks probe into decision on bar licence fee
  • Forest Department official asked to appear before court
  • PWD to go online soon
  • Dalit literature will replace Sanskrit: Ilaiah
  • RCH project in State being wound up
  • Government to give farm loans from next month
  • Debt drives one more to suicide
  • Water pact violation taken up with Tamil Nadu: Minister
  • Silk to make turbines with Chinese aid
  • Police force allotted for polls inadequate: DGP
  • Media strategy: Catholic Church to follow Italian model
  • Applications invited for LLB course
  • Karunakaran's request to postpone exam
  • Hartal observed in Mappila Bay
  • Ban banana planting in paddy fields: Infam
  • New paddy varieties give high yield
  • Shiv Sena plea
  • Government yielded to pressure from liquor lobby: BJP
  • Briefly

    Kerala - Others

  • Golden chariot for Kollur temple


  • Six desalination plants planned
  • Projects to tackle drinking-water crisis
  • Goshree: tenders to be opened today
  • Students to intensify agitation
  • Young farmers' convention at Muvattupuzha
  • Rs. 22.11-cr. budget for district panchayat
  • CPT approves price bid for ICTT
  • Suspension not a proper action: Sudhakaran
  • Job racket: one more held
  • Around The City
  • In Kochi Today
  • Reporter's Diary


  • `Centre appeasing imperialist forces'


  • Rs. 23.66-crore budget for Kottayam panchayat


  • Banks to disburse loans for Rs. 1,448 crores
  • Porancherry residents on the warpath
  • Health monitoring cell formed
  • Rama Navami celebrations from today


  • Poll officials told to be cautious
  • Cases filed against 80 in Laddagiri clashes case

    Leader Page Articles

  • Imperatives of water governance
  • Statistics and demography

    Letters to the Editor

  • The minority vote
  • Poll survey
  • In dire straits?
  • Elections 2004
  • `National pride lost'
  • IIM issue
  • Yassin's killing
  • Tackling terror


  • Pradeep quits Congress for Janata Dal (S)
  • BSP confident of winning Madikeri seat


  • Rs.200-cr. technology move for cellular phone customer service
  • `Molecular medicine holds out hope for heart diseases'
  • Mahal set to sport a new look
  • Stop use of SHGs for poll campaign: CPI(M)
  • Two held for misappropriation of bank funds
  • One killed in road mishap
  • Chamber's plea
  • Around The City
  • In Madurai Today


  • These self-help groups are different
  • Farmers protest erratic power supply
  • Assurance from official makes forum revoke agitation call
  • Neutron converter adds value to Physics Department
  • Use modern agricultural methods, farmers told
  • Training camp


  • No cause for worry, says official
  • Candidates asked not to come in procession to file papers
  • Consumer clubs to be started in 35 high schools
  • Rs. 866-crore credit plan for Mysore
  • Four hurt as train hits lorry


  • ATM inaugurated
  • Eradicate child labour, says Collector


  • A heavyweight bout in the offing
  • Couple dies in mishap
  • Tension after bomb blast


  • Need for reconciliation: Advani
  • Sangma files papers
  • BJP complains to EC on advertisement against Vajpayee
  • Pakistan MPs discuss Kashmir with Left parties
  • Samajwadi Party hopes to tie up with Congress-NCP
  • Judges episode: Court stays proceedings against The Hindu
  • We're comfortable with Vajpayee: Jamali
  • Akash test-fired
  • President, PM extend Ram Navami greetings
  • CEC for amendment to end `campaign corruption'
  • Arjun Singh joins issue with Amar Singh
  • JKLF out of Hurriyat, calls for poll boycott
  • Rahul, Priyanka will make no difference: Mahajan
  • PM likely to file nomination on April 15
  • Joshi has been misled, says Narayanamurthy
  • Jethmalani unwilling to contest against PM
  • Kayamkulam NTPC station to be shut down for repairs
  • Too late for alliance, says Mulayam
  • Notification likely for CBI probe into theft
  • Allotment of seats for PG medical courses stayed
  • Disastrous to quash sections of RP Act: court
  • RSP to contest 40 seats in U.P.
  • Mumbai blast accused held in Abu Dhabi
  • `Femina Miss India' denies charge
  • 50 injured as police disperse protesters


  • Collector promises free and fair poll
  • Ex-minister to plead his case with Naidu

    New Delhi

  • Congress meeting on candidates today
  • Election code delaying projects
  • Missing British woman case takes new turn
  • Inderlok-Rithala section may open tomorrow
  • Radio taxis to get national permit
  • High Court notices to Ansal executives
  • This media team is different
  • Court shootout accused arrested
  • Notice to SHO for interfering with court order
  • Shreya undergoes final operation
  • NDMC presents interim budget
  • `Jagmohan violating model code of conduct'
  • Stress on special education
  • New course in urban management
  • Father held for drowning of children
  • Sufi music transcends barriers to unite hearts
  • Around The City
  • Briefly
  • In The Capital Today
  • Inside Delhi


  • Obituary


  • `Investments in agriculture will not ensure food security'


  • NDA Government anti-farmer: Mani
  • Pathanamthitta panchayat budget presented


  • `Comments against Jha politically motivated'
  • Rise in road accidents
  • Phone bill payment date extended
  • 19 sentenced to 10-year RI
  • Administration failed to prevent crimes: Kannan
  • Two-tier policy mooted for tribal development
  • Bureau set up to help prospective entrepreneurs
  • Power shutdown


  • Akalis ahead of Congress in campaigning

    Racing : Horse

  • Olga's maiden international title

    Racing : Motor

  • Mixed luck for Karthikeyan


  • Pitfall of misdeeds


  • `Kuvempu protested against hierarchy'
  • Kagodu dismisses Bangarappa's charge

    Sports : General

  • A colourful start to the Games
  • Jaspal Rana ready for the hunt
  • High quality television coverage on the cards

    Tamil Nadu

  • Contingency project to sink borewells apace
  • High TDS levels in Coimbatore groundwater: survey
  • Where potential remains to be tapped
  • Concern over migration of farm labour
  • `Precious time' for officials to address pending problems
  • No need for law to target one person: Karunanidhi
  • Plantations under `unprecedented drought'
  • Madras varsity to offer M.A. in Sustainable Development
  • Anna varsity's NoC format ready for global tie-ups
  • INTUC demands seats
  • `Contractors must provide safety gear to sewerage cleaners'
  • Fishermen leave for Katchatheevu church festival
  • 6 held for murder at Mudaliarpet police station
  • `People's Alliance will emerge as an alternative'
  • `No substance in BJP's development plank'
  • Passport applications cleared
  • Notice to airline for delay in luggage delivery
  • BJP claim betrays power struggle: CPI (M)
  • Appoint HMs: teachers' federation
  • Balan case verdict adjourned
  • Stop use of self-help groups, EC told
  • Briefly

    Tamil Nadu - Others

  • Panguni fest begins


  • Jie Hao gets past Sonal
  • Tara Iyer loses in the final


  • Sewage treatment plant being constructed


  • Call for professionalism in managing cooperatives
  • Fresh move on to retain aquarium at Vizhinjam
  • Tense situation at Neyyatinkara
  • KSEB directed to pay pension
  • Kerala varsity to start M.Ed., Biotechnology courses
  • CT scanner at MCH in disuse
  • Malaria outbreak under control: DMO
  • TV awards announced
  • KSEB to buy power from Eastern Grid
  • Appointed
  • Around The City
  • In Thiruvananthapuram Today
  • Reporter's Diary

    This Day That Age

  • dated March 30, 1954: Nehru's appeal to U.S.
  • dated March 30, 1954: Functions of Governor
  • dated March 30, 1954: A comedy of errors


  • Murali promises new civil station in Wadakkancherry
  • Thrissur banks lend Rs. 1,648 crores


  • No longer greener pastures
  • They want benefits of Govt. schemes
  • Nothing can deter his peace mission
  • `Intensify desilting of water sources'
  • Good response to training programmes for women
  • Sonia thanked
  • Around The City
  • In Tiruchi Today


  • Temporary bus stands proposed in Nellai
  • AIADMK candidate for Nellai to begin campaign from tomorrow


  • Race for ticket on in TDP, Congress
  • French-Telugu scholar's call to sociologists
  • Consumer panel plea


  • Alphonso Lobo passes away

    Uttar Pradesh

  • Joshi seeks record fourth term from Allahabad


  • Labourer electrocuted
  • `Teachers, students should go in for patenting of IPRs'


  • Agonising wait for ticket aspirants
  • VTPS cooling towers ready for operation
  • Jaleel Khan's followers resign from Congress
  • Man kills self; woman's body found
  • TDP foundation day celebrated
  • Around The City
  • In Vijayawada Today
  • Reporter's Diary: No age bar for relay fast


  • Ganta has the last laugh
  • Candidates seek re-examination
  • Pat for VSP
  • Around The City
  • In Visakhapatnam Today
  • Reporter's Diary: Airwave tyrants play spoilsport


  • Project-based learning need of the hour: AICTE chief


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