Saturday, February 7, 2004, Chandigarh, India
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President dissolves Lok Sabha
New Delhi, February 6
President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam dissolved the 13th Lok Sabha today paving the way for snap general election at least seven months ahead of schedule.

Dissolution challenged
Editorial: On to the polls



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Sinha calls for debate on Khan issue
Yashwant Sinha New Delhi, February 6
External Affairs Minister Yashwant Sinha today called for an international debate on Pakistan’s nuclear controversy involving its top scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan and asserted that it was not an internal matter of Pakistan.

World page:
Petition filed against Khan’s ‘detention’
Pallone for UN monitoring of Pak N-programme

SC warns judiciary against graft
New Delhi, February 6
In apparent warning to the judiciary against corruption as was evident in the issuance of warrants against President A.P.J Abdul Kalam, Chief Justice of India V.N. Khare and a Supreme Court Judge by a Gujarat magistrate allegedly for a bribe of Rs 40,000, the apex court today said it wanted to cure the malady in the judiciary and uphold its purity.

Shandil quits HVC, joins Cong
New Delhi, February 6
With the Lok Sabha’s dissolution today, the Congress signalled its preparation for the coming elections by inducting MPs and MLAs from Himachal Pradesh and Orissa. Mr Dhani Ram Shandil, lone Lok Sabha MP from the Himachal Vikas Congress of former Union Minister Sukh Ram, today joined the Congress at the AICC here.


In Sports Tribune today

Golfer Irina Brar down but not out


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Nation page:
Congress may go it alone in UP
Party unlikely to touch Bhattal

Al-Omar top man among 30 killed in Jammu & Kashmir
Srinagar, February 6
The Army displays arms and ammunition seized from militants
Twenty-two militants and six security personnel were among 30 persons killed, while armed men robbed over Rs six lakh from a bank in Jammu and Kashmir during the past 24 hours. Sources said the Special Operation Group, in a joint operation with the Central Reserve Police Force, killed Mohammad Rafiq Ladderi, the self-styled operational chief of Al-Omar Mujahideen at Nowhatta in the downtown city late last night.
The Army displays arms and ammunition seized from militants in North Kashmir at an Army camp at Lolab on Friday. — Photo by Amin War

SC bails out Faridkot college students
New Delhi, February 6
Showing compassion for the students of an electronics and communication course of a private engineering college in Faridkot, the Supreme Court today directed the AICTE and Punjab Technical University to ensure that their future was not affected.

Lyngdoh lays down office today
J.M. LyngdohNew Delhi, February 6
The Chief Election Commissioner, Mr J.M. Lyngdoh, will lay down office tomorrow after a tumultuous tenure during which he won international acclaim for successfully holding elections in Jammu and Kashmir and ire of the politicians for terming them “cancer”.

Pak cultural group to perform in India
Attari, February 6
A 42-member cultural group will soon visit India to perform in different cities. This was stated here yesterday by noted Pakistan satirist, Dr Shahid Alwari, after alighting from the Samjhouta Express.

World page: Jagjit Singh to sing in Pakistan

In Windows today

Novel Adventure
by Aditi Tandon

In the sunset of their lives
by Khushwant Singh

Charges against Bhattal framed
February 6, 2004
JPC report confirms pesticides in colas
February 5, 2004
Interim Budget bonanza for Central staff
February 4, 2004
DIG shot outside Srinagar mosque
February 3, 2004
244 killed in Haj stampede
February 2, 2004
Pakistan sacks top N-scientist
February 1, 2004
Nitish gives sops in poll year
January 31, 2004
Magistrate suspended
January 30, 2004
Karunakaran to form Indira Congress
January 29, 2004
PM recommends Lok Sabha dissolution on Feb 6
January 28, 2004

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