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Actress Soundarya, 3 others killed as plane crashes
BANGALORE, APRIL 17. Film actress Soundarya and three others were killed when the private four-seat Cessna 180 aircraft in which they were travelling crashed soon after takeoff from the Jakkur airfield on the outskirts of Bangalore today. ...
`She waved for help'
BANGALORE, APRIL 17Actress Soundarya, who died in a plane crash today, had waved her arms seeking help but her saree caught fire preventing all efforts for her rescue, an eyewitness said. ``I and my friends saw Soundarya waving her hand for ...
Bid to break G-20
NEW DELHI, APRIL 17. By having regular consultations, the Group of 20 developing countries is trying hard to resist efforts to break the coalition. The European Union is expected to take the first step to divide the group by offering market ...
Record rise in forex reserves
MUMBAI, APRIL 17.Propelled by inflows in public offerings of state-owned undertakings, including that of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, India's foreign exchange reserves jumped by a record $3.37 billion to cross the $116 billion mark for ...
Exports exceed target
NEW DELHI, APRIL 17.Despite the appreciating rupee, India's exports clocked a whopping 41.88 per cent growth in March, pushing up the overall growth to 17.26 per cent in 2003-04, surpassing the annual target of 12 per cent. For the first time, ...
POLL THEME/THE DROUGHT FACTOR
Parties trade charges as the drought intensifies
Three successive years of poor rainfall has led to a virtual collapse of the rural economy, says M. Madan Mohan.
Still in the race
NEW DELHI/ LONDON, APRIL 17. A day after reports of withdrawal of his candidature from the Lucknow Lok Sabha constituency in the fight against the Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the Congress-backed Supreme Court lawyer, Ram Jethmalani, ...
Hamas leader Rantisi killed in Israeli attack
GAZA CITY (GAZA STRIP), APRIL 17. An Israeli missile strike killed the Hamas leader, Abdel Aziz Rantisi, today in an attack on his car, hospital officials said. Mr. Rantisi's son, Mohammed, and a bodyguard were also killed in the attack, they ...
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