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Andhra Pradesh

  • Free power: Transco gets into brass tacks
  • Women banish liquor in Cuddapah village
  • Congress leaders decry anti-Sonia tirade
  • Congress workers rally behind Sonia
  • Overwhelming support for Congress in reserved seats
  • Hot day for north coastal Andhra
  • CLP hails sops for farmers
  • Congress workers stage `rail roko'
  • One-man Cabinet for few more days
  • Son plots father's murder?
  • BIS team raids water packaging unit
  • Mandal official denies reports of starvation death
  • Visa racket busted
  • ECET on May 26
  • An internal affair of Congress: Naidu
  • Another farmer commits suicide
  • Plumber beaten to death
  • Accused in chain-snatching cases ends life
  • BJP discusses poll debacle
  • 4 Education Dept. staffers suspended
  • Constable to donate day's salary for free power scheme
  • Girl falls into borewell
  • Briefly

    Andhra Pradesh - Others

  • Farmers prepare for early kharif crop
  • Farmers' power bill arrears to be waived
  • Congress activists organise rail roko
  • Police warn against payment of extortion money
  • Entrance test

    Assam

  • A movement in Assam
  • A novel protest in Guwahati

    Badminton

  • Tanvir, Gaytri triumph with ease

    Bangalore

  • DPI brings out list of unauthorised schools
  • 100 per cent placement record for NLSIU
  • Parents, students worried over fee structure
  • CET: Youth held on impersonation charge
  • Man hacked to death
  • Over 150 institutions taking part in College Darshan
  • Medical students take out rally
  • Delegation from Germany visiting BMP office today
  • Around the City
  • In Bangalore Today

    Barometer

  • Stock Market Index
  • Exchange rates
  • Bullion rates

    Basketball

  • Vivekananda (Mandya) posts win
  • Upset win for BIET
  • Narrow win for NJN
  • Easy for ONGC

    Belgaum

  • Management meet in Belgaum from Friday

    Bellary

  • Farmers begin sowing kharif crops

    Bidar

  • Applications invited for schemes
  • Murder case solved

    Bijapur

  • Govt. urged to complete Indi Branch Canal work soon

    Bridge

  • Lotus Club's bridge tournament

    Briefly

  • Tata Tele, China Unicom sign MoU
  • Jindal Stainless bags export order
  • Zenith launches multimedia PC
  • States to tap market
  • Chamber welcomes RBI decision
  • Sesa Goa pays 80 p.c. final
  • Sasken revenue up
  • Polaris Software profit up
  • BPCL announces Rs. 11.50 per share final
  • Divi's Lab to pay 80 p.c.
  • Andhra Bank joins RTGS
  • Coromandel Fertilisers sales up
  • FDA team inspects Neuland Lab facility
  • Topsgrup to set up security academy
  • Canon's growth plans
  • MindTree achieves CMMi Level 5
  • Genesis IT Innovations launches Digital Class
  • Dabur Pharma declares 10 p.c.
  • Travel house pays 15 p.c.
  • Kanoria Chemicals net up

    Business

  • Sensex gains another 129 points
  • Industry welcomes Manmohan as PM, expects reforms to continue
  • Rupee surges 25 paise
  • Sandoz's third facility in Mumbai
  • NDTV makes debut on exchanges
  • Bajaj Auto to foray into Indonesia
  • GM India launches Chevrolet Tavera
  • To ink deal with DMIL soon
  • CPCL to pay 50 p.c.
  • Tata Motors profit zooms

    Carrom

  • Arumugam in semifinals

    Cartoons

  • Cartoon

    Chennai

  • Cholera in North Chennai turns focus on pipeline water quality
  • Garbage dumping a health hazard for employees
  • New treatment for removing tumour
  • New machine to assess damage to optical nerve fibre
  • `Gap between water supply and demand may increase three-fold'
  • Perambur park crying for attention
  • Health hazards to entrepreneurs, employees
  • Manali refinery to set up desalination plant
  • Clinic installs instrument to detect retinal nerve fibre layer damage
  • Held on blackmail charge
  • 32 hospitalised for cholera
  • Workshop
  • House burgled
  • Voter cell receives 150 complaints
  • Red Cross Society evolving HIV/AIDS prevention strategy
  • Around the City

    Chess

  • National sub-junior championship from today
  • Talwar draws with Arvind

    Coimbatore

  • All about embedded systems
  • Siruthuli takes up two more tanks
  • Kovai Coutrallam to reopen on May 21
  • 50 dalits removed
  • Cholera alert
  • Around the City
  • In Coimbatore Today

    Cricket

  • Caution may be the watchword as England takes on Kiwis
  • Lara, Muralitharan still on top
  • Second scan confirms Akhtar's injury
  • Chappel, Richards offer service to PCB
  • Rain delays third one-dayer
  • Anshul hits century
  • Meera Model posts win
  • Decision on Kale next week
  • Delhi Blues to tour England
  • Yeshwanth, Prasanna hit centuries
  • Easy for SG Sports

    Crossword

  • The Hindu Crossword No. 7988
  • Solution to puzzle 7987

    Cuddapah

  • `Master Plan for Cuddapah to cover education sector'
  • Demolition of Dalit's hut condemned
  • Tributes paid to Sundaraiah

    Editorials

  • A POLICY FOR CONTINUITY
  • FEW OPTIONS LEFT

    Football

  • FC Cochin holds Ever-Ready
  • Tiruchi Customs in final

    Front Page

  • President appoints Manmohan Prime Minister
  • DMK will join Government: Karunanidhi
  • Stock market recovers
  • Reforms with a human element: Manmohan
  • U.P. Speaker quits
  • MS recovers
  • MiG missing
  • Nayanar dead
  • Commando dead
  • Many killed in U.S. copter attack

    Golf

  • The road less travelled by Tiger
  • Sidharth, Kunal in joint lead

    Guntur

  • `Anti-incumbency factor did not work'

    Haryana

  • Bansi Lal will be next Haryana Chief Minister: HVP
  • Finalise schemes for development, Chautala tells officers
  • Haryana Govt. merges DA with basic pay

    Hockey

  • Time India started preparing for the Olympics
  • Rastogi advances
  • Hat-trick by Rajesh Kannan

    Hubli

  • Working class caught up in religious dogmas: expert

    Hyderabad

  • No power in several areas today
  • HUDA puts approval of layouts on hold
  • No shine left in Prakash Nagar, it simply stinks
  • Sikh community hails Manmohan's ascension
  • Berths available in special train
  • Acid leakage creates panic
  • Automen bandh on May 24
  • Exam fee due date extended
  • Change in train timing
  • Around the City
  • In Hyderabad Today

    India & World

  • Row over Sonia's origin dominates British media
  • `U.S. monitoring situation'

    International

  • 10 Palestinian children die in missile fire
  • Abu Ghraib: jail term for U.S. soldier
  • British soldiers arrested over fake pictures
  • China to sell four frigates to Pakistan
  • High drama in the Commons
  • Pentagon issues new norms for detenus
  • The case of the Conan Doyle papers
  • `Rules of war rewritten'
  • Harassment charge against UNHCR chief
  • Governor vs doll
  • Iranian marchers demand U.S. pullout from Iraq
  • Kanishka case wrapped up

    Jammu & Kashmir

  • Mufti for improving Dal Lake's health

    Karimnagar

  • Helpline for distressed farmers
  • All set for DIETCET in Karimnagar district
  • Farmer's wife commits suicide

    Karnataka

  • JD(U) urges Governor to allow NDA to form Government
  • Congressmen swear allegiance to Sonia Gandhi
  • Farmers switch over to soyabean
  • Butterfly park to be ready by year-end
  • Only Deve Gowda, Srikantaiah retain deposits
  • 59 corporators resign from Congress
  • Semester system for three degree courses from this year
  • `Lower courts must settle cases to help poor'
  • Independent candidate withdraws petition
  • A temporary setback: Rai
  • Handloom technology course
  • Gang opens fire on undertrial, police
  • Kodagu student tops ISCE exam
  • `JD(S), Congress should show flexibility'
  • Sangha's plea to secular forces
  • Temple trust meeting today
  • E.K. Nayanar mourned
  • Briefly

    Karnataka - Others

  • Rain brings relief to drought-hit farmers of Koppal
  • Preparations being made for midday meal scheme
  • 76 water supply schemes taken up in Davangere
  • Students protest against hike in fee

    Kerala

  • Nayanar a rare blend of wit and wisdom
  • Pathrakkadavu hydel project will be a burden on KSEB: RRC
  • Nayanar an unparalleled leader of the masses: Antony
  • UDF will prescribe treatment: Antony
  • Anticipatory bail granted to former DGP
  • Coalition leader with a difference
  • Kerala's longest serving Chief Minister
  • Nayanar planned a novel
  • Saraswatha Yajnam at Chakkulathukavu temple
  • NDA to strengthen base in State
  • Education research centre to be set up
  • Thrissur medical college being shifted
  • Senior journalist dead
  • Sabarimala temple closed
  • Admission to vocational schools
  • Appointed ILI Director

    Kochi

  • Troubled times for Albuquerque fish-landing jetty
  • Cusat team in Malaysia
  • `Country should move towards new social order'
  • Role of literary editors hailed
  • Solid waste management project
  • KRL proposes eco park
  • Karshaka Congress leader dead
  • Around the City
  • In Kochi Today

    Kollam

  • Platform ticket machine installed
  • Rank holders felicitated

    Kozhikode

  • Applications invited
  • Briefly

    Kurnool

  • Collector's directive to MDOs
  • Tungabhadra receives flood water
  • Man ends life

    Leader Page Articles

  • Diplomatic tasks for the Congress
  • Good economics, good politics

    Letters to the Editor

  • Let democracy win
  • New PM
  • Unfortunate
  • Sentiment vs reason
  • A blot

    Madhya Pradesh

  • Congress workers take to streets

    Madurai

  • Teaching them to teach
  • Corpn. school teachers' painstaking efforts pay off
  • `Health care disproportionate to population'
  • Power shutdown
  • Textbooks reach Madurai, distribution from month-end
  • Around the City
  • In Madurai Today

    Mangalore

  • Teachers plan pen-down strike
  • Murder leads to tension at Valachilpadavu
  • NSS volunteers to clean up tank
  • BSNL commissions mobile stations
  • 1,502 people treated for filariasis
  • In Mangalore Today

    Mysore

  • ISRO, varsity to launch satellite-based education
  • Medical students observe `black day'
  • Private agency to maintain median
  • Expedition

    Nagapattinam

  • Maintenance grant for sanitary complexes
  • Free arts camp

    Nagercoil

  • Spurt in burglaries creates panic

    Nalgonda

  • Effigies of BJP leaders burnt

    National

  • I am not going anywhere: Sonia
  • Sangh Parivar's campaign loses steam
  • Mob attacks U.P. BJP office
  • Allies back Manmohan
  • The best choice, says Chidambaram
  • Security threat not a reason: Rahul
  • A man respected across party lines
  • Another day of high drama
  • Rahul rules out becoming Minister
  • Third party mediation on Kashmir possible: Hurriyat
  • Temporary bail for Godhra carnage accused
  • Vajpayee stopped oil price hike
  • Senior journalist passes away
  • Price stabilisation fund for petrol, diesel mooted
  • Sushma, Uma Bharti must apologise: AIDWA
  • BJP chief rejects Uma Bharti's resignation
  • Celebrations in Manmohan's native town
  • Differences in NDA over foreign origin issue
  • Jayalalithaa's decision welcomed
  • SP to stay out of government
  • Compensation for commando's kin
  • Vaiko, Ramadoss promise support
  • Congress workers stage protests
  • Independent wins Outer Manipur seat

    New Delhi

  • Stolen paintings didn't belong to renowned artists, say police
  • Govt. asks EC to withdraw model code
  • Will Jamia break the glass ceiling?
  • Fighting the AIDS menace in Pakistan
  • Major projects for Capital cleared
  • AICC unhappy over MCD infighting
  • Wife, paramour arrested for CRPF constable's murder
  • Congress Councillors revolt, Deputy Leader defeated
  • International phone racket smashed, man arrested
  • Cooperatives Act worries flat owners
  • Police probing insider role in paintings theft
  • A tough summer ahead
  • MCD told to deposit amount for damages
  • BJP leaders lambasted
  • And no water for VIPs too
  • Cinema
  • Man robbed in moving bus
  • Sher Singh remains an enigma for police
  • Girl criminally assaulted
  • Around the City
  • Briefly
  • In the Capital Today

    News Analysis

  • A superb lesson in democracy

    Pathanamthitta

  • Gajamela held at Thiruvanvandoor

    Perambalur

  • 50 check-dams to be constructed

    Pondicherry

  • Constituencies of Opposition parties ignored: Pondy AIADMK
  • Panel formed to determine fee structure

    Punjab

  • Party time for Manmohan's colleagues, students

    Raichur

  • Man electrocuted near Manvi

    Religion

  • Path of right action

    Shimoga

  • 1.8 lakh hectares to come under kharif crops
  • Lokayukta finds irregularities at RTO

    Sports : General

  • `Pass the Flame, Unite the World'
  • Mallepally PG `A' and Victory PG teams in final
  • Karnataka boys forfeit match
  • Cricket and volleyball in RSC's special list
  • Indian Army, ONGC share points

    Tamil Nadu

  • Rollback will not necessitate changes in budget
  • HC Bench may be inaugurated on May 24
  • 227 polyclinics set up for defence pensioners
  • Normal southwest monsoon forecast for Tamil Nadu
  • Why the DMK is a special ally
  • Re-introduction of egg in scheme to benefit 70 lakh children
  • Check-in-service for Singapore-bound passengers introduced in Tiruchi
  • Drought-hit farmers sell off cattle to slaughterhouses
  • Plan to set up 61 paediatric care centres
  • A course for young student scientists
  • Association formed to hold entrance test for medical seats
  • Officials hopeful of early despatch of wealth case documents
  • Chamber hails rollback
  • Congress workers observe fast, take out rallies
  • Govt. permission sought for conducting AICET
  • Withdrawal of anti-conversion law regrettable: Hindu Munnani
  • Congressmen protest
  • Product-specific brand for Tirupur knitwear soon
  • Nayanar's death a national loss: Karunanidhi
  • 20 more held for Kalapatti clash
  • `Switch over to proportionate system of election'
  • Charge sheets furnished to accused in wealth case
  • `No substitute for good governance'
  • Improve Tirupur infrastructure, hosiery manufacturers tell panel
  • Funds sanctioned to develop monuments at Rameswaram
  • `Promote India as research hub for information technology'
  • `Make communication affordable to rural people'
  • Broiler prices likely to remain stable
  • Training for college teachers
  • Couple arrested for cheating
  • Compensate for crop loss: farmers
  • Girl dies of suspected cholera
  • Briefly
  • Focus on career guidance

    Tamil Nadu - Others

  • ACP for Pudukottai envisages credit flow of Rs. 336.8 cr.
  • `Sonia should reconsider decision'

    Tennis

  • Zimojnic eliminated
  • Niyaz stuns Bhanu Prakash
  • Five-member team for Grand Slam events

    Thanjavur

  • Coordinators of banks to be honoured
  • Bhagavata Mela Nataka Mahotsav begins

    Thiruvananthapuram

  • Girls walk away with top ranks in B.Sc. exams
  • Fashioning a new course
  • Shortage of blood products hits haemophilia patients
  • Kerala University exams postponed
  • Man sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for fratricide
  • B.Pharm rank list published
  • Distribution of anti-filariasis tablets
  • Highway Patrol SI suspended
  • Around the City
  • In Tiruvananthapuram

    This Day That Age

  • dated May 20, 1954: Ties with Tibet
  • dated May 20, 1954: Stormy session
  • dated May 20, 1954: Film Production Bureau

    Thrissur

  • Mahakumbhabhishekam rites on May 30
  • Lorry driver killed in accident

    Tiruchi

  • Loan scheme for reformed prohibition offenders
  • Focus on career guidance
  • Arrangements to view Venus transit
  • Congress cadres burn BJP leaders' effigies
  • 45 villagers held for holding `kattapanchayat'
  • Around the City
  • In Tiruchi Today

    Tirunelveli

  • Student held for spreading false news

    Tirupati

  • Tirupati girls excel in APRJC entrance

    Tuticorin

  • Burglaries in Kovilpatti

    Udupi

  • Proposal to widen road put in cold storage
  • Hospital to hold asthma camp on Sunday

    Uttar Pradesh

  • BJP yet to analyse U.P. debacle

    Uttaranchal

  • `Sonia emerges taller'

    Vijayawada

  • Contractors' attitude irks ANU
  • Congress replaces candidate
  • School dropouts trained to become independent
  • Montessori training for teachers
  • Anti-BJP protests rock city
  • Tributes paid to Sundaraiah
  • In Vijayawada Today

    Visakhapatnam

  • V-C may be allowed to complete term
  • Tender process: VMC to introduce e-Procurement
  • Mason murdered
  • VUDA extends date for benefit scheme
  • Two more hi-tech buses for Hyderabad
  • NIFT test topper
  • Jeeyar pats eye bank
  • Around the City

    Volleyball

  • Raj Kumar-Ravinder duo posts win
  • Muthoot men, BC Cochin advance

    Weather

  • Weather

    World View

  • Brazil looking to settle scores
  • Olympics to open with a splash
  • Murali issue: Lankan PM seeks regional support

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