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    Bihar: search on for advisers
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 8. The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, has initiated a search for advisers to the Bihar Governor, Buta Singh, to administer the State during President's rule. Dr. Singh has made it clear, say informed sources, that the advisers ...

    Kamath "formula" for settling Ambanis' dispute
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 8. Valuation of the Reliance empire by the ICICI Bank Chairman, K.V. Kamath, is complete, setting the stage for a possible settlement of ownership issues between the warring brothers, Mukesh and Anil. Mr. Kamath is believed to ...

    Thanks a million, dear readers
    The Hindu is happy to announce to its readers and well-wishers that it has reached another significant milestone in its 126-year-old history — a million copies sold daily. Our newspaper's net-paid circulation, certified by the Audit ...

    Task force accrediting hospitals for health tourism
    CHENNAI, MARCH 8.A task force comprising representatives from the Health and Tourism Ministries and the Confederation of Indian Industry is accrediting hospitals and spas, which will figure on India's health tourism map, the Union Minister of ...

    Nepali editor released
    KATHMANDU, MARCH 8. Kanakmani Dixit, publisher and editor of a Nepali fortnightly, Himal Khabarpatrika , who was arrested for criticising the Emergency imposed by King Gyanendra, was released after a brief detention on Monday night. "I ...

    `Political will lacking'
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 8.The Election Commissioner, T.S. Krishnamurthy, today said the lack of political will was the reason why criminals continued to stand for elections. Candidates against whom charge sheets have been framed should be disqualified. ...

    Chechen rebel leader killed in raid
    ROSTOV-ON-DON (RUSSIA), MARCH 8. The Chechen rebel leader, Aslan Maskhadov, blamed by Russia for last year's school hostage crisis and other terrorist acts, has been killed during a raid, the head of the Federal Security Service told the ...

    Shekhawat hospitalised
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 8.The Vice-President, Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, was admitted to the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences today after he developed symptoms of a viral ...

    Kalam to meet NDA leaders
    NEW DELHI, MARCH 8.The President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, will meet leaders of the National Democratic Alliance tomorrow to discuss the situation in Jharkhand. PTI

    Memorable comeback by Balaji
    MOHALI, MARCH 8. Lakshmipathy Balaji is back. The lanky Indian paceman turned around and raised his arms in triumph after trapping Rana Naved-ul-Hasan leg-before, savouring a maiden five-wicket innings haul in Tests on the first day of his ...

    J.P. Yadav takes the day's honours
    NAGPUR, MARCH 8. Confronted by a lively track and confounded by a bowler-friendly ambience, some of the noted batting performers of the domestic circuit came a cropper on the opening day of the Duleep Trophy final at the VCA Stadium here on ...

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