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2 Haryana Ministers killed in copter crash
SAHARANPUR (UTTAR PRADESH), MARCH 31. The Haryana Agriculture Minister, Surender Singh, 59, and his Cabinet colleague and industrialist, O.P. Jindal, 75, were killed this afternoon when their helicopter crashed near Mehnge village here. They were ...
India, Mauritius plan Free Trade Agreement
PORT LOUIS, MARCH 31.India and Mauritius today decided to pursue a Free Trade Agreement between the two countries, and set up a team to negotiate the terms. The idea had been mooted by a joint study group and was endorsed today by the Prime ...
BJP's tough message to Modi and detractors
NEW DELHI, MARCH 31. The Bharatiya Janata Party's high command today sent out a tough message to both the Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, and his detractors. It said that while no decision had been taken on a leadership change in Gujarat, ...
This day, a century ago
Chennai: On April 1, 1905, The Hindu announced it had a new proprietor and Editor: S. Kasturiranga Iyengar, a lawyer, freedom fighter, and strong supporter of Bal Gangadhar Tilak. At the time, the 26-year-old newspaper founded by a group ...
Verdict unexpected, says Biman Bose
KOLKATA, MARCH 31. The Kolkata High Court today sentenced the CPI(M) Polit Bureau member, Biman Bose, to three days' imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs. 10,000 for contempt of court. A Division Bench, comprising Justice Ashok Ganguly and ...
Acharya moves Supreme Court for transfer of case outside Tamil Nadu
NEW DELHI, MARCH 31. Even as the copies of the chargesheet in the `Sankararaman murder case' were furnished to the accused today in Kancheepuram, the Sankaracharya, Sri Jayendra Saraswathi, moved the Supreme Court seeking shifting of the case for ...
`Black Friday' release only after blasts case judgment
MUMBAI, MARCH 31. A division bench of the Bombay High Court today ruled that the film Black Friday would not be released till the judgment is delivered by the designated Terrorists and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act judge in the serial ...
THE W.V. RAMAN COLUMN
Ganguly should try and turn things around
It can be a futile exercise to dwell on events in hindsight, but yet it is an irresistible temptation. Then, of course, the perceptions will depend on whether you are the perceiver or the perceived. Sourav Ganguly is perceived to have lost his ...
It will be tougher for India in the ODIs
After our fantastic come-from-behind win in Bangalore to level the Test series, spirits in our camp are high. Many people are even saying that we will have the upper hand in the ensuing ODI series. It is nice to get a few compliments for a ...
I've grown into a more all-round batsman now: Dravid
KOCHI, MARCH 31. As vice-captain of the Indian team and the man Sourav Ganguly looks to for ideas, Rahul Dravid currently finds himself in an unenviable position of having to explain the reasons for the surprising defeat in the third Test in ...
Madan Yadav puts Railways on track
MOHALI, MARCH 31.Two crafty deliveries from left-arm spinner Madan Yadav opened new avenues for Railways to pursue against a strong Punjab batting line-up on the second day of the Ranji Trophy final at the PCA Stadium here on Thursday. At ...
Having shown he belongs, Narain will have to look to improve
MANAMA, MARCH 31. In the heart of the archipelago, the Sakhir International Formula One Circuit here in Bahrain stands severely aloof and somewhat forlorn; stuck as it is on the teetering edge of the capital port city of Manama, and trapped by ...
Ramadorai to head Nasscom
NEW DELHI, MARCH 31.The National Association of Software and Service Companies (Nasscom) today announced the appointment of S. Ramadorai, CEO of Tata Consultancy Services, as its Chairman for 2005-06. Mr. Ramadorai, in a statement, said his ...
No "security threat" to ODI in Delhi
NEW DELHI, MARCH 31.The Pakistani President, Pervez Musharraf, is coming to New Delhi on April 16 for official meetings irrespective of whether the last one-day cricket international is held in the capital or elsewhere in the country. This ...
ISLAMABAD, MARCH 31.Pakistan today successfully test-fired Hatf II, also known as Abdali missile, from an undisclosed destination. The military said the missile, which could carry even nuclear warhead, has a range of up to 180 ...
Centre insists on Kotla venue
NEW DELHI, MARCH 31.The issue of hosting the sixth and final India-Pakistan one-dayer here at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground has taken a bizarre twist with the Centre indicating that it wants the match here as per the original itinerary. ...
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