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December 14, 2003
  • CBI files case against former Minister Judeo
  • CBI raids former Chattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi's house
  • Pop Star Daler Mehandi brough before a Punjab court
December 14, 2003
  • Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussain captured in his home town of Tikrit
  • Saddam Hussain found to be in good health condition but tired
  • US Government officials confirm arrest of Saddam Hussain in Iraq
December 12, 2003
  • New Delhi, India: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazer Bhutto meets LK Advani
December 5, 2003
  • Mumbai, India: Sensex loses 94 points - Infy down 147pts, Satyam down by 19pt, ICICI Bank down 9pt
  • USA: US lifts duty on steel
  • Iraq: Four Irais and 1 us soldier killed in a bomb blast Baghdad
  • Nigeria: Commonwealth Heads Summit begins in Nigeria
December 2, 2003
  • India: NIFTY closes up at 1658
  • India: India gets 17% of ABD Construction contracts
  • India: Exports Up 8.4% in Apr-Oct 03
  • India: Average revenues from Cell subscribers down by about 1.4% of Sep'03
  • India: India proposes a date for talks with Pakistan
November 29, 2003
  • US Military plans for more mobile force in Iraq
  • TV Row blocks Cricket ODI coverage of Pakistan and New Zealand
  • Election campaigning ends in Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chattisgarh
  • Australia takes 2-1 lead in Davis Cup Tennis doubles over Spain
  • Telgi says he has not named the 19 ministers in regard to fake stamp papers scam
  • CBI Museum opened in Ghaziabad
  • India and Singapore holds sixth round of negotiations
November 28, 2003
  • Chennai, India: 11 people died consuming spurious liquor
  • Mumbai, India: Gold goes up to Rs. 6010 per 10 grams in day trade - price 7 years high
  • Mumbai, India: NSE Sensex gains 55 points
  • India: Bihar engineers goes on indefinite strike
  • Pune, India: Pune Court allows Kale to play in Ranji Trophy
  • India: 4th EU Business Summit begins
  • UK: Beckham gets Order of British Empire
November 27, 2003
  • Maharastra Government asks Indian Government to hand over the Telgi fake stamp case to CBI
  • Sydney, Australia: Steve Waugh confirmed as Captain of Australian team for test match against India
November 19, 2003
  • Sri Lanka Parliament reopens again
  • NSE and BSE ends low
November 18, 2003
  • Kolkata, India: Australia beats India by 32 runs in finals of TVS Cup Cricket. Sonia Gandhi and Chattisgarh Chief Minister gets Show cause notice for using Government Helicopter for party use
  • Prime Minister Vajpey starts election campaign in Rajasthan.
  • Supreme Court transfers case on Jayalalitha to transfer the case to a Special Court from Chennai High Court.
November 13, 2003
  • Mumbai, India: CBI files charge sheet on Stock broker Harshad Mehta in stock scam in which 27 lakh shares of 70 companies were missing
  • Tata Power to invest Rs. 15,000 Crores in the next 5 years in Power Sector
  • Tata-PGCIL Joint Venture is first Indian private sector project in Power Transmission.
  • Indian Stock markets ends down. Sensex at 4942 points. Infosys and HCL amongst loosers
November 9, 2003
  • Chennai, India: The Hindu's Editor-in-Chief N Ram says he is not asking for President Rule in Tamil Nadu
  • Chennai, India: Demonstrations agaisnt Tamil Nadu Assembly on its decision to arrest top-Editors and Journalists
  • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Terrorists strikes bomb attack in Saudi Arabia - many injured
  • Chandipur, India: India successfully tests Bramhas Missile
  • Kolkat, India: BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmia says India will participate in Asia Cup Cricket next year to be held in Pakistan.
  • India: Australia beats New Zealand in Triangular ODI Series.
October 29, 2003
  • Hyderabad, India: RS Rathore, Anjali Bhagawat win gold in Shooting at Afro-Asian Games
  • Fujitsu net loss at $537 millions in Q3
  • Chinese Internet Company Sina posts net profit of $11.7 millions in Q
  • TRAI announces new plan - STD and ISD calls to cost more from Mobile phones
  • Pakistan agrees to install more Visa counters
  • Khokhar says Pakistan will be giving 100 scholarships to Kashmiri Pundits
  • Indian Prime Minister announce Rs 1050 crores package to Nagaland
  • Greater Nagaland cannot be given statehood as unity amongst the states is not enough.
  • HC says Phone conversation is not enough evidence against Geelano
  • Australia may host World Cup Cricket 2007 instead of West Indies
  • Ceat Cricket Awards announces - Ponting is Cricketer of the Year, Australia is Top team, Sehwag is best Fielder of the Year, Vijay Hazaree honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
October 26, 2003
  • Pakistan says it will react to India's peace plan next week
  • 13500 Kgs of Calcum carbinde seized in Varanasi - 4 arrested
  • Pak Must respond positively for its final effort - says Venkiah
  • 19 dies of Dengue in New Delhi
  • 8 killed and 12 more injured in a minor earthquake in China
  • 5 militants killed in encounter in J & K
  • Former Indian Captain Hemu Adhikari dies
  • India wins three Medals in Thailand Open Shooting Championship
  • Gujarat, India: 7 killed as train rams into auto rickshaw in Gandhidham
  • India sets 284 target for Australia in ODI metch
  • 1 killed and 7 injured in a grenade attack ion Kishwar town in J&K
October 19, 2003
  • Vatican City: Pope beatifies Mother Teresa
October 18, 2003
  • J&K, India: Two millitants involved in attack on CMs house are gunned down by military forces
October 17, 2003
  • Ayodhya, India: Police arrests Ashok Singhal for arranging meeting near Ayodhya without permission
  • Wipro Q2 profits up by 2%
  • Indian team for first three matches of triangular series announced - VVS Laxman inducted
  • HSBC moves 4000 UK jobs to India
  • Jammu & Kashmir, India: Terrorists attacks Chief Ministers house in Srinagar
  • Asian Women's Boxing Championship to begin at Hissar from tomorrow
October 14, 2003
  • Ayodhya, India: Over 1100 activists of Vishwa Hindu Parishad arrested as they were planning a procession in the region
  • Mumbai, India: Main accused in Mumbai blasts, Mohammed Hanif, his wife and close associate booked under POTA.
  • New Delhi, India: Singer Daler Mehndi's bail in connection with immigration racket rejected
  • Ahmedabad, India: 3 injured as Jammu Tawi Express derails
  • New Delhi, India: CBI recovers a rifle from farm house of former UP Chief Minister Mayawati
October 12, 2003
  • Prime Minister returns back after completing Indonesia tour
  • Prime Minister says he is confident that he VHP can complete Ayodhya rally peacefully
  • Indian Minister Yashwanth Sinha said Pakistan is still supporting Talibans
  • Over 30 Talibans escapes from an Afghanistan prison
  • Ahmedabad, India: India draws with New Zealand in first test cricket match. Rahul Dravid is Man of the Match
October 4, 2003
  • Indian announces its Cricket team against New Zealand - Akash Chopra given chance
  • India: Crude bomb explodes in Meerut village
  • US troops open fire against ex-Iraqi soldiers
  • Supreme Court fines Rajasthan for not adopting anti-pollution steps
  • Hong Kong is considering setting up a fund for those killed due to SARS
  • Prime Minister to begin his Indonesia and Thailand tour from tomorrow
October 3, 2003
  • Singapore: An Indian women hanged in Singapore for murdering her co-worker
  • India: Zydus Cadillla ties pack with Schering AG
  • India: Zahid Patni accused in Aug 25 Mumbai bombing detained till Oct 27
  • Uttar Pradesh, India: Mulayam inducts more ministers taking total number of ministers to 96
  • Indore, India: Kiwis declare match at 375/5 - India A makes 216/4 in the Cricket Test match
  • Afghanistan: 7 killed near US Coalition base in Afghanistan
  • Pakistan: 3 killed in bus attack in South Pakistan
  • Pakistan: Pakistan tests Ghazani short range missile
  • India: Indian Defense Minister said that Pakistan's new missile test is of no surprise to them
  • Antiquities worth Rs. 1 Crore were seized at Vijayawada
  • Delhi-Lahore Bus Online ticket reservation facility to be inaugurated shortly.
October 2, 2003
  • North Korea says it has enough Plutonium for making nuke heads
  • UN needs fundamental reforms - says Kofi Annan
  • India to sign draft economic agreement with ASEAN
  • India Today Group acquired Readers Digest India
  • CBI Director elected Interpol Vice-President
  • Probe begins on Taj Express Highway Project
  • South African author AM Contzee wins Nobel Prize 2003
  • 12 Al-Qaida suspects killed in clashes with Pakistan troops
  • Mumbai blasts accused Zahid Patni held under POTA
  • Harrison Ford, Tom Hanks and Stallone come out against Arnold in California elections
September 27, 2003
  • UP, India: Government transfers 35 officials
September 26, 2003
  • India beat South Korea to reach finals of Asian Cup Hockey for the fifth time
  • Japan: Strong quake measuring 8 on Richer scale rocks Kokkaido islands
  • New York, USA: Palestinian scholar Edward passes
  • Supreme Court cancels bail granted to News Magazine Editor Nakkiran
  • Kashmir, India: 300 kg RDX recovered in Doda
  • Orissa, India: 3 killed in firing a Jhasguda high court
  • Mumbai, India: Mumbai high court summons Salman Khan on hit-and-run case
  • India: Amar Manoi Truoati agreee he has undergone a lie detector test - CBI disagrees
September 25, 2003
  • India, Russia and China agree for common approach towards Iraq
  • India reconfirms for reconstruction of Afghanistan
  • Mumbai, India: 47 taken ill after consuming poisonous food
  • Muzzafarnagar, India: One arrested in regard to fake currency racket
  • Manipur: Police in alert attacks by Militants
  • President Abdul Kalam Azad begins two day visit to Kerala
September 24, 2003
  • Supreme Court refuses permission to review Air Hostess Age Ruling
  • Tamil Nadu Government to upgrade 40000 Anganvadis to Nursary schools
  • Prof AK Bhatnagar is new Vice Chancellor of Pondicherry Central University
September 23, 2003
  • Indian Prime Minister gives a 5-point formula on Terrorism
  • Mushraff said he got reports that Bin Laden is in Pakistan border
September 21, 2003
  • South Africa cancels its cricket tour in Pakistan
September 18, 2003
  • Oklahoma, USA: Former WorldCom CFO booked for financial scandal
  • India: 8 Pak militants killed after intense shooting at Naushera sector
  • Hyderabad, India: Tennis was dropped from Afro-Asian Games 2003
  • India: Names of 355 blacklisted Sikh NRI's cleared for visit to India
September 15, 2003
  • Bhubaneswar, India: Dara Singh and 12 other convicted in Australian Missionary Graham Stuary Staines was convicted by court.
  • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: 67 in a prison killed as fire broke
September 13, 2003
  • Jammu, India: Chairman of Jammu Kashmir Awami League Mohammad Yosuf gunned down by militants
  • Chennai, India: Prime Minister Vajpey takes part in 125th Anniversary celebrations of The Hindu
  • Chennai, India: PM enquires about health of M Maran at Hospital
  • J & K, India: 12 militants in clashes between Militants and security forces
  • Delhi, India: Delhi Police arrests two in spurious medicines racket
  • India: Indian Forex reserves up by 1.11 bn to cross USD 87 bn mark
  • Sri Lanka: Lankan Cricket Board bans Kaushal Lokuarachchi for four months
  • India: Indian Team for Asia Cup tournament announced - Dinesh Nayak replaces Jugaraj Singh
September 11, 2003
  • Jammu, India: J&K State Agriculture Minister Abdul Aziz Zargar resigns
  • Stockholm, Sweden: Foreign Minister Anna Lindh dies after a surgery fails
September 10, 2003
  • New Delhi, India: Israel Prime Minister Ariel Sharon speaks a meeting organized by FICCI and CII
  • New Delhi, India: Israel Prime Minister Ariel Sharon cuts short his visit to India on news of human suicide bombing incident at Israel.
  • Indonesia: Mastermind in 2002 Bali bombing Imam Samudra sentenced to death by an Indonesian court
  • Srinagar, India: Mehmooba - a women militant was arrested by security forces
  • Stockholm, Sweden: Foreign Minister Anna Lindh stabbed by an unknown assailant
September 8, 2003
  • New Delhi, India: Trinamool Congress Leader Mamta Banerjee brought into cabinet - Portfolio not allocated
  • New Delhi, India: MDMK member Ramachandran given Textiles portfolio
  • Pakistan, India: 16 youths released by Pakistan comes to India
  • Mumbai High Court slashed Medical courses fees. Courses now range between Rs. 1.89 - 2.28 Lakhs
September 7, 2003
  • Chennai, India: Maran brought back to Chennai for treatment
  • USA: Gestin Henin(BEN) beats Clijsters(BEN) in all US Open Tennis
  • Gawhati, India: 7 injured as bomb blasts
  • BJP announces it will go for next year elections under the leadership of Vajpey
  • New Delhi, India: Former Union Minster Ajith Singh escapes accident from a private plane
September 6, 2003
  • Chennai, India: Airshow held at Marina Beach in Chennai
  • Srinagar, India: 8 dies as car bomb blasts in a fruit market installed by Hijbul terrorist group
  • Andre Agassi beats Coria and enters US Open Tennis Semi-finals
  • Ramalla, Palestine: Palestine Prime Minister Mahamoud Abbas resigns
  • Sanrahpur, India: 3 dies as Dehra Dun-New Delhi Jan Shatabdi Express derails
  • Riva del Garda, Italy: Foreign Ministers Meeting of European Union ends
  • Tokyo, Japan: Disney Japan stops Big Thunder Mountain ride as it investigates an accident on the ride in its US park that killed one person
  • Mumbai, India: YV Reddy takes over as the new Governor of Reserve Bank of India
  • Mumbai, India: Indian Foreign Exchange reserves rose to $86.255 billion
  • Bodh Gaya, India: Sri Lankan Airlines resumes its direct flight service from Colombo to Bodh Gaya
  • Pakistan: Hurriath Conference shuffles its leaders
September 4, 2003
  • Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmaud Abbas gives speech to mark 100 days in office.
September 3, 2003
  • Indian Cabinet approved purchase for Advanced Jet Trainers for Indian Airforce
  • Mumbai High Court cancels murder attempt case against Salman Khan
  • Jalandhar, India: Indian Hockey star Jugraj Singh injured in a car accident
September 1, 2003
  • CBI questions Mayawati on Taj Corridor
  • 4 involved in recent Mumbai bomb attacks arrested
  • BSF Traps Jash-e-Mhd discussions that reveal that Gazi Babu was indeed dead.
  • Major Power blackout in Malaysia
  • Nashik, India: 3rd Shahi Snan program held
August 31, 2003
  • Amritsar Express derails - none injured
  • Petrol costs in India hiked by Rs. 2.82 a litre
  • Security to Indian Prime Minister increased - given a special helicopter to travel instead of by car
  • 2 Jaish-e-Mhd militants captured in Uttar Pradesh
August 30, 2003
  • Gelatin sticks in large numbers recovered and defused at Delhi Railway Station
August 28, 2003
  • Five US Soldiers and an Iraqi Wounded in a mortar attack North of Baghdad Airport
  • US-Led Forces attacked in Southeast Afghanistan by militants with Rocket-Propelled Grenades and AK-47 Rifles
  • Jannati Darwaja inside Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti in Ajmer opened to Pilgrims
  • Hema Malini, K Kasturirangan and Bimal Jalan among Nominees to the Rajya Sabha
  • World Bank to give loan of USD 348 Mn to Tamil Nadu Government for Road Projects in Tamil Nadu
  • Bridge over Damanganga River collapses; 12 Bodies Recovered; Over 20 People Rescued
  • Paris, France: Russia tops with 8 medals in IAAF World Athletics Championship
  • Paris, France: Gicham El Guerrouji (Mar) gets gold in Mens 1500m in IAAF World Athletics Championship
  • Paris, France:Ana Guevara(Mex) gets gold in Womens 400m in IAAF World Athletics Championship
August 27, 2003
  • Planet Mars comes closest to Earth in 60,000 years appearing to every one with naked eye from Earth.
  • Mumbai, India: Forensic experts said that RDX was used in the twin blasts in Mumbai that killed 52 and injured over 130
  • Mumbai, India: 39 killed in Kumbh Mela stumpade
  • Hyderabad, India: The case against cricketer Mohd Azharuddin against the BCCI on life ban on him was dismissed.
  • Srinagar, India: A BSF Jawan was killed as Terrorists attacks BSNL Office
August 26, 2003
  • Advani and Sonia Gandhi visits Mumbai blast areas
  • BJP supporters rallies against Mumbai blasts
  • Death toll in Mumbai blasts reaches 50.
  • Mulayam Singh Yadav says his party is ready for forming Government in Uttar Pradesh.
August 25, 2003
  • 46 killed and 160 injured as Mumbai rocks with two bomb blasts
  • One Taxi Driver held in connection with Mumbai blast case
  • Simi, Laskhar hand suspected in Mumbai blasts
  • Lucknow, India: Mayawati recommends dissolution of UP House
August 24, 2003
  • Mumbai, India: Ashes of freedom fighter Shyamji Krishna Varma were brought back to India from Switzerland after 35 years.
  • Gujarat, India: 5 dies due to heavy rains
  • Holland wins Champions Trophy Hockey beating Australia 4-2
  • Pakistan beats India 4-3 in Champions Trophy Hockey
August 23, 2003
  • New Delhi, India: Two dies and 16 injured as a train collides with a stationary train
  • Brasilia, Brasil: 21 persons killed as a rocket exploded on its launch pad
August 22, 2003
  • Amstelveen: India beat Pakistan 7-4 in the final league match of Champions Trophy Hockey
  • Chennai, India: Sri Lakan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe visits India
  • New Delhi, India: KM Beenamol and Anjali Bhagwat chosen for Rajiv Khel Ratna Award
  • Guwahati, India: Militants of UPDS kills 5 of a family
  • Moscow, Russia: HAL, India to help Russia build SU-30s for Malaysia
  • Wellington, New Zealand: Earthquake at 7.1 on Ritcher scale rocks New Zealand
  • Washington, USA: Philip Christensen of Arizona State University says that NASA has no evidence of water on Mars
  • Leeds, UK: England makes 197/3 in response to South Africa's 342 in test match
  • Karachi, Bangladesh: Bangladesh makes 163/3 in 2nd innings in response to Pakistan's 346 in its first innings