Wednesday, August 13, 2003, Chandigarh, India
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Musharraf proposes ceasefire along LoC

Asks India to stop ‘atrocities’ in Kashmir
Islamabad, August 12
Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf today proposed a ceasefire along the Line of Control and offered to facilitate a truce in Jammu and Kashmir if India stopped “atrocities” in the state.

Delhi rejects proposal
New Delhi, August 12
India today rejected Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf’s proposal for a ceasefire along the Line of Control, saying that it was “propagandist”.

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Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf meets with Indian legislators at President House in Islamabad on Tuesday. — Reuters photo

Stand-off over CVC report likely to continue
New Delhi, August 12
The stand-off between the ruling NDA and the Opposition over the CVC report on arms deals is likely to continue in Parliament tomorrow, with the government today turning down the demand for submitting it to the Public Accounts Committee, saying that there is no such report on Kargil purchases.

Rescuers spot wreckage, find no survivors
Mumbai, August 12
Rescuers spotted the wreckage of the Russian-built helicopter that crashed off the Mumbai coast, but hopes dimmed about finding alive the 24 missing ONGC employees today, a day after the chopper carrying them went down into the Arabian Sea.

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US clears sale of Israeli Phalcon radars
to India
Washington, August 12
The USA has confirmed that it has given Israel the green signal to sell India the Phalcon airborne warning and control system worth nearly $1 billion.

Navy acquires stealth frigate
Orion patrol aircraft on cards, says naval chief
On Board INS Talwar, August 12
The surveillance capability of the Indian Navy is severely restricted on account of inadequate aircraft. It urgently requires additional maritime patrol aircraft to meet its operational commitments.

The first Indian stealth warship 'INS Talwar' is anchored off Mumbai port after its arrival on Tuesday.
The first Indian stealth warship “INS Talwar” is anchored off Mumbai port after its arrival on Tuesday. — PTI photo

Doctors suspend strike
Chandigarh, August 12
The Punjab Civil Medical Services Association today decided to suspend its proposed strike from August 13 following an assurance from the government.

Panel suggests death sentence for spurious drugs
New Delhi, August 12
Death penalty for those who cause "grievous bodily harm or loss of life" and that offences related to spurious drugs should be made cognisable are recommendations made by the Mashelkar Committee which submitted its interim report here today.

Pakistani boy Munir crosses over to his country from the Wagah checkpost in Amritsar on Tuesday.Pak boy returns home
Praises Indian hospitality
Kartarpur, August 12
The Delhi-Lahore bus had a special passenger today. Teenager Munir was on board, returning home to Pakistan after a stay of one month and 20 days in India.
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Pakistani boy Munir crosses over to his country from the Wagah checkpost in Amritsar on Tuesday. — Photo Rajiv Sharma

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