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  • Alappuzha unit of CIFRI wound up


  • CPI seeks justice for ryots

    Andhra Pradesh

  • Police operations against PW suspended for 3 months
  • Ban hits salt makers
  • Jairam Ramesh, three others file papers for RS
  • Student attempts suicide
  • No new taxes in Budget, says Rosaiah
  • Group-II aspirants cry foul, plan to move court
  • Notify agency areas as `special districts': CPI(M)
  • Paswan promises to consider `mini-ratna' status for VSP
  • Introduction of LKG in Government schools under study
  • Austria agrees to finance two Godavari projects
  • Sale of unlicensed cotton seed goes on unchecked
  • Chhota Rajan threat forced Aziz to flee Mumbai
  • Bank employees threaten to launch stir
  • CPI(M) nominates Madhu for Rajya Sabha seat
  • Man held on charge of setting ablaze two women
  • Prudential depositors' plea to appoint new board
  • Choice of Congress nominees hailed
  • Cheating case booked against financier
  • Goods train derails
  • Subsidised diesel sought for RTC
  • Officials likely to lose `mobility'
  • Magisterial probe into prisoner's death
  • Balakrishna complains of ankle pain
  • Girl student missing
  • Immediate help to farmers sought
  • Ryot ends life
  • Briefly


  • Olympic qualification tournament from June 23
  • Indian women in fifth spot


  • Splendid show by Manjit Kaur


  • BAI's doubles camp begins


  • Course in `Road Technology'
  • BMP fine-tuning `power from garbage' plan
  • Kaveri kiosks in CMCs on city outskirts next year
  • Mistakes in two papers: CET rankings may be modified
  • Woman found dead near Bellandur Lake
  • BMRDA cautions public against private layouts
  • Two sloth bears saved
  • Steps planned against sea erosion
  • Around the City
  • In Bangalore Today


  • Exchange rates
  • Bullion rates


  • SBI's gesture towards basketball team


  • Increase in petroleum prices triggers a bitter reaction
  • `Commercialisation of education has hit students'


  • JD(S) questions renomination of Venkaiah Naidu to Rajya Sabha
  • Rollback of petroleum prices sought
  • UNESCO team happy with Hampi works: official
  • Team inspects rice mills, godowns in Bellary


  • ZP admonishes watershed development official


  • Filing of cases against 4 top Bihar officials ordered


  • Bijapur Central Jail gets videoconferencing facility
  • Support to independent in Council polls


  • ALFL, IndusInd merger okayed
  • Gujarat bank to merge with BoB
  • Britannia to buyback shares
  • Wipro to delist from SEs
  • D. J. Academy joins hands with NID
  • New submersible pumps from CRI
  • Airtel's roaming packages
  • LG launches GSM mobiles
  • ISO 9001:2000 for Kalaikathir Achagam
  • SBI opens Internet Shoppe
  • Thai and Chinese food festival
  • Shopping extravaganza in Hong Kong
  • Nokia's new mobile game deck device
  • Bajaj bike rechristened
  • BT Broadcast pact with ASC Enterprises
  • Tata Motors launches turbo truck
  • State Bank of Mysore raises FCNR rates
  • Canara Bank ties up with Bajaj Auto
  • New computer courses
  • New appointments at Unisys India


  • Reliance inks pact with U.P. Govt. for Dadri project
  • Satluj project to invest Rs. 13,000 cr. for additional capacity
  • IA, Sahara hike fares
  • Tatas may invest in biotech
  • Rupee continues to drift
  • SEBI exempts Agarwal from making open offer
  • Equities fail to maintain initial gains
  • Madras Cements pays 50 per cent final
  • Reliance Infocomm's new tariffs
  • FICCI seeks wide ranging tax reform measures


  • Cartoon


  • Consumers look at ways to handle fuel price hike
  • Drug resistance is `cause for alarm'
  • He lost his sight, but not his spirit
  • Laser machine to treat scars at Stanley
  • Stop construction of `mahapraakaaram': Jeeyar tells TTD
  • Scrupulous water use will help conservation
  • Egmore-Tambaram MG section to be closed for conversion
  • Applying architecture to health care
  • Admission to UK universities
  • Work begins on Porur lake fencing
  • Order immediate release of water: Jayalalithaa
  • Goldsmiths held for burglary
  • Tamil films' VCD labels seized
  • Girl student commits suicide
  • Petitions panel meet
  • `Untimely death'
  • IA to operate more flights to Gulf
  • Land near Vandalur to be given to 3 municipalities
  • Around the City
  • In Chennai Today


  • Intense battle on the cards


  • Taking off on a positive note
  • A river flows again
  • Rain improves storage in reservoirs
  • Retailers to stop procurement of textbooks
  • Around the City
  • In Coimbatore Today


  • ESPN-Star Sports bags Asia Cup rights
  • Players in a fix over U.S. trip
  • Woolmer replaces Miandad
  • Kaif biding his time for a Test comeback
  • Sanjay Sharma hammers unbeaten century
  • Inter-District under-19 cricket from June 19
  • Suresh, Sridhar, Vinay shine
  • Australia to play Pakistan at Lord's
  • Injured Williams ruled out of Top End Tour
  • Kishore bats well
  • UAE has it easy
  • Harmison poised to overtake Murali


  • The Hindu Crossword No. 8012
  • Solution to puzzle No. 8011


  • Collector asks bankers to do their bit for farmers
  • Call to spread awareness on welfare schemes
  • Better infrastructure promised for villages


  • `Rebel' returns to Congress fold




  • Rs.5 cr. to be spent on roads in Sathyamangalam
  • Fifty oil engines seized from the Amaravathy
  • Plea for compensation


  • Germany gets a Ruud jolt
  • Czechs overcome Latvians
  • England and Beckham seek redemption
  • Italy badly needs a Baggio
  • AIFF panel for enhancing players' physical parameters
  • Anything but natural
  • Dindigul in semifinals

    Front Page

  • 19 killed, 100 injured as train derails in Maharashtra
  • A secret hunt that trapped top Jaish militants
  • Cabinet committee to take up water sharing
  • New Governors
  • Montek, Plan panel Deputy Chairman
  • Ambani, Patil file papers
  • TRAI directive
  • IA fare hike


  • Semester system for degree courses put off by a year
  • Contract labourers invited for talks
  • DEC tablets are safe, says official
  • Meeting sought to save sick units


  • Violence: Bandaru appeal to YSR
  • Turmeric trading begins at Duggirala
  • `Steps afoot to complete pending projects'


  • Heavy rain affects life in Hassan

    Himachal Pradesh

  • Bus mishap: Rescue operations fail in Himachal


  • AP AG runs over APSRTC


  • RTC fills more fuel into feel-good engine <109,100> 200 additional trips, 7 extended routes, 5 new r
  • Inter answer sheets tampered, 4 held
  • Furniture `shelter' keeps bus commuters at bay
  • Pay raise for sewing teachers favoured
  • Nandi Natakotsavam from June 19
  • No power in many areas
  • Book case against Diwaker Reddy for post-poll violence: TDP
  • Flowing with the drainage deluge!
  • Bus to everywhere!
  • Auto drivers' protest rally on July 1
  • Around the City
  • In Hyderabad Today

    India & World

  • Helpline for Indian expatriates in Riyadh
  • India, Pakistan to share intelligence on narcotics trafficking
  • Scope of India-Pakistan talks will be enlarged, says Natwar


  • Pipeline blasts affect oil exports
  • 9/11: panel does not find Baghdad links
  • U.S., Iraq at odds over Saddam's custody
  • Threat to kill American hostage
  • Spain in African coup plot?
  • Iran warns IAEA on nuclear probe
  • British parties in jitters over Euro results


  • Kancheepuram tops in 20-point programme implementation


  • Kharge's appointment upheld
  • Rail disaster leaves people shaken
  • Venkaiah, Shakuntala Hegde, Oscar file papers
  • Green-card holders to get foodgrains
  • Opposition stages dharna over grain scam
  • Govt. to take up Baina beach issue
  • No PSU will be closed down: Sindhia
  • BJP regains status in Council
  • CPI(M) sees nexus in rice scam
  • Kharge's appointment upheld
  • Clarification
  • Briefly

    Karnataka - Others

  • ZP to seek funds for developing infertile land
  • Executive officer of taluk panchayat suspended
  • Cinemas, shops told to close by 11.30 p.m.
  • Police seize 264 bags of rice


  • Cabinet nod for Ordinance on fee structure
  • Isaac hits back as IUML mounts attack
  • Ordinance disappoints many students
  • KSEB's decision to hike pole rentals upheld
  • Rs.150 crores to be raised for FACT revival
  • A sell-out to managements: CPI(M)
  • Bhatia, a man of experience
  • Recognition to VHSE courses
  • Thankachan meets Sonia, moots party polls
  • Fuel price hike sparks protest
  • Eco issues gaining importance: Medha Patkar
  • Train services regulated
  • Antony for Delhi
  • At Sabarimala today
  • New components unit
  • Briefly

    Kerala - Others

  • London-Sydney Marathon to be flagged off tomorrow
  • Development projects planned in Perumbavoor
  • Wells cave in at Perumbavoor


  • Revamping a system
  • Widespread protest against price hike
  • Sea erosion: heavy losses in district
  • Retail prices of drugs will be regulated: Rahman Khan
  • Panchayat finalises Plan projects
  • GCDA panel visits TCM
  • One held on charge of cheating
  • Association formed
  • Bypoll today
  • Around the City
  • In Kochi Today


  • Row over Kollam DMO's seat
  • Centre-funded projects: pat for Kollam
  • `Antony should change his style'
  • IMA statement against Ekbal criticised
  • Training programme on food analysis
  • KC(B) contesting panchayat bypoll against Congress


  • Boat jetty falling to ruin
  • Governor pays a surprise visit to M.G. University


  • TDP plans protest against LPG, petrol price hike

    Leader Page Articles

  • India's "look-west" policy
  • E.U.-India partnership

    Letters to the Editor

  • Petrol price hike
  • Why now?
  • Time to retire?
  • PM's philosophy
  • RAW in crisis
  • Silent Valley project
  • States' profligacy
  • Food for work

    Madhya Pradesh

  • Four file papers for Rajya Sabha


  • People's cooperation sought to restore power supply


  • Govt.-aided schools charged with collecting exorbitant fees
  • `NGOs should provide link to rural poor women with economic development'
  • Puliampatti residents seek water supply
  • Around the City
  • In Madurai Today


  • BJP demands CBI probe into rice scam
  • District administration to submit report on sea erosion
  • Masood meets affected people
  • His creation reflects his individuality
  • Clarification
  • Rice scam: hearing may conclude today
  • Petrol to cost Rs. 41.74 in Hassan
  • Revised rates of petroleum products
  • DYFI camp from June 20


  • Infrastructure development must to sustain tourism boom
  • Names of 2,500 graduates removed from voters list
  • Rehabilitation centre for destitute children inaugurated
  • Drive against parthenium from Sunday


  • Nature's fury caused derailment: Konkan Railway
  • Modi: RSS puts a condition
  • President, PM express shock
  • Slain woman, a student of Mumbai's Khalsa College
  • Samajwadi Party supports Anil Ambani's candidature
  • Six file papers from Bihar
  • A flutter and a touch of glamour
  • Congress to field Nachiappan from Tamil Nadu
  • Entrance results
  • Mid-day meal scheme: Bastar shows the way
  • Two suspected LeT terrorists killed in Mumbai
  • PM invites trade union leaders for pre-budget discussion
  • AIADMK petitions EC on voters' list
  • Natwar to meet Kasuri on June 21
  • `Board should keep a watch on units polluting drinking water sources'
  • Pakistani woman released from jail after eight years
  • VHP activists ransack theatre screening 'Girlfriend'
  • Reconsider cooking gas price hike: Left
  • `Vajpayee still the most acceptable leader'
  • `Space research applications driven by social imperatives'
  • Self-erected barriers between India, Pakistan should go: Mufti
  • Montek to succeed Pant
  • Slain woman, a student of Mumbai's Khalsa College
  • Clueless and stranded
  • India warns against protectionism
  • Was train driver trying to make up for the delay?

    New Delhi

  • CVC pulls up MCD over illegal constructions
  • Performance radar a welcome step
  • Last day sees last-minute rush to submit forms
  • No solution yet for proper disposal of syringes
  • BJP protests fuel price hike
  • Centre to ensure smooth functioning of Metro: Azad
  • Sayeed may enter Rajya Sabha from Delhi
  • Court order brings cheer
  • Cheat `cheated' out of society post
  • MCD blames DJB for water-borne diseases
  • Delhi University told to process dyslexics' applications
  • Kidnapped child rescued from `tantrik'
  • No commitment
  • Police planning dummy test
  • Prostitution racket busted
  • Tributes paid to Brahm Perkash
  • Last-minute rush for admission at DU
  • Capital smells monsoon as it reaches Lucknow
  • Around the City
  • Briefly
  • In the Capital Today


  • Obituary


  • Convention held


  • Efforts on to rehabilitate victims of harassment


  • BJP plans protest against oil price hike
  • New Archbishop to assume charge on July 5


  • No leadership change in Punjab: Ambika

    Racing : Motor

  • Big birds, fast cars arrive
  • LSM: Mysore leg on June 20


  • Jaswant, Najma file nomination
  • Water Board disputes Coca-Cola's claim on ground water


  • Overcome attachment


  • Stir against move to set up sewer plant


  • BSNL improving mobile service network

    Sports : General

  • Olympic Day run on June 23
  • CINSA formed
  • APPETA's appeal to CM
  • Abhinav to lead A.P.


  • Chance for Indians to qualify for Olympics

    Table Tennis

  • APTTA's new points system
  • Jitender has it easy

    Tamil Nadu

  • No indication of crisis in Cauvery basin: Karnataka
  • Order immediate release of water: Jayalalithaa
  • An honour for Kamaraj varsity
  • IAS officer discharged in cremation sheds scam case
  • Colleges become lively
  • Workshop on India's biotechnology capabilities to be held in Switzerland
  • Kabini storage raises hopes of Mettur inflows
  • AIADMK seeks door-to-door verification of voters
  • Annamalai University MBBS, BDS selection list
  • Court stays conditions set by panel on conduct of CET
  • Children rescued from Bangalore-bound train
  • More IA flights to Gulf
  • Non-bailable warrants against 3 MDMK leaders
  • Court permits Vaiko's plea for extension
  • Free cycles to BCs and MBCs
  • 2 more questions added to revaluation
  • Karunanidhi seeks Sonia's intervention
  • Petrol price hike uncalled for: Swamy
  • Priest held
  • Radhakrishnan calls on CM
  • Children `recruited' as domestic help rescued
  • Industrial fair generates Rs. 30-crore business
  • Briefly

    Tamil Nadu - Others

  • Rs.1.73-cr. TAHDCO aid for Pudukottai
  • Project Rainbow - to end defective vision in children
  • Fast observed


  • Aqeel gets past ailing Vijay
  • Satvir knocks out Sriram
  • Serena, Federer get top billing
  • Hantuchova moves up
  • KIMS to host weekend events
  • Rajasekhar overcomes Gnaneswar
  • Prakash fails to qualify


  • Collector inspects temple renovation works


  • A move to ensure transparency
  • Attack case: three more arrested
  • Coastal areas facing sea erosion
  • Broken drain: irate residents block road
  • KSSP plea
  • Around the City
  • In Tiruvananthapuram Today

    This Day That Age

  • dated June 17, 1954: French troops in Pondy
  • dated June 17, 1954: Korea talks fail
  • dated June 17, 1954: Film Finance Corporation
  • dated June 17, 1954: Car made in India


  • Chalachitra Academy to conduct film appreciation course
  • Six held on murder charge
  • Gold worth Rs.30 lakhs stolen


  • Integrated PG courses through autonomous schools
  • Colleges become lively
  • In Tiruchi Today
  • Mettur level
  • Around the City


  • BSF recruitment


  • SV institutions' strides in education on display
  • Thugs beat up, rob students
  • Cloud-seeding likely from July


  • Stone quarries bring out their grit


  • Faulty evaluation comes under scanner
  • VMC evicts canal bund-dwellers
  • 42nd national chess championship begins
  • Montessori College to set up research centres
  • Around the City
  • In Vijayawada Today


  • Admissions in full swing
  • I'm at your service: NJR
  • Paswan asks VSP to promote Buddhism
  • New Collector lists priorities
  • INTACH's proposal criticised
  • Around the City
  • In Visakhapatnam Today


  • Weather

    World View

  • Venus, Serena's Athens plans
  • Muralitharan's new fight

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