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Friday, November 17, 2006, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

A smooth sailing for nuke Bill
Washington, November 16
Raising hopes for the Indo-US civil nuclear deal, the Senate today took up for debate a legislation to implement the pact with many senators expressing strong support for it. As the debate progressed, the upper house of the US Congress adopted an amendment that seeks to limit the supply of nuclear fuel commensurate with India's "reasonable reactor operating requirements".

Manmohan Singh speaks to Bush
New Delhi, November 16
US President George W. Bush telephoned Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today from Singapore, hours before the Senate takes up Indo-US nuclear bill for discussion and voting. Dr Manmohan Singh used this opportunity to tell Mr Bush that he hoped the Bill in its final form will accommodate India’s stated concerns.


Jain to be CJ of Punjab & Haryana HC
New Delhi, November 16
The appointment of Mr Justice Vijender Jain as the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court was cleared today by President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam after the Supreme Court Collegium recommended his name for the second time following certain queries raised by Dr Kalam.
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Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie comes out from Anjuman-e-Islam High School after the shooting of the film 'A Mighty Heart' in Mumbai on Thursday. Jolie was stranded in the school for nearly an hour when angry parents accused her bodyguards of shoving around their children. — PTI
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The management of the shrine of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinudeen Chisti here has served show-cause notices to Bollywood star Katrina Kaif and others for filming a scene for a movie there without its permission.

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Hair of Sikh boy cut in racist attack
London, November 16
In a case of racial assault, a group of white youths attacked a Sikh teenager and clipped his hair in a public park in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh. The 15-year-old, who has not been named, was attacked by four youths in Pilrig Park on Tuesday evening in what the police has described as an unprovoked and sustained assault.

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Congress to withdraw case against Bhattal
Chandigarh, November 16
As the Punjab Assembly election draw near, the Congress Government in Punjab is “trying” to restore peace within the party by deciding to withdraw a long-pending case against its Deputy Chief Minister, Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal.


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Village quartet empowered
Hoshiarpur, November 16
Dr Mohammad Yunus of Grameen Bank fame would love to hear this. Or, just ask Mr Jagdish Singh, Mr Gurbachan Singh, Mr Jasbir Singh and many others like them. Theirs has been a story of self-dependence, economic prosperity, employment generation, helping the landless and poor in fighting poverty and above all human resource development related to a cluster of four villages, near here.
Workers of the Lambra-Kangri Multipurpose Cooperative Society provide an implement on rent to a farmer at Lambra village near Hoshiarpur MICRO-MAGIC: Workers of the Lambra- Kangri Multipurpose Cooperative Society provide an implement on rent to a farmer at Lambra village near Hoshiarpur.
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