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Barnala bails out govt
Bill for stringent steps against hoarders on Dec 9
NEW DELHI, Dec 4 — The Vajpayee government came close to facing a trial of strength in the Lok Sabha today but an abrupt adjournment of the House, 15 minutes before lunch recess, by the Speaker, Mr G.M.C. Balayogi, saved the day for the government.

Christians demand safety
NEW DELHI, Dec 4 — Christians today took out marches in different parts of the country in protest against the "growing incidents of violence against the community."

SINGAPORE: Canadian Indian Poona Chibber, 1997 Miss India Worldwide (right), hugs Melissa Bhagat, the newly crowned winner, during a beauty pageant at Hotel Imperial in Singapore on Thursday. Canada won the contest for the second consecutive year. Looking on are Sunita Laximi Rai, 19, from Singapore, first runner up (extreme left) and Kathleen Cyril, 23, from Malaysia (extreme right). — AP/PTI
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PM to expand ministry today
NEW DELHI, Dec 4 — The Union Cabinet will be expanded tomorrow with indications that it will be a "limited’’ exercise to induct at least three new ministers.

Pak links CTBT with Kashmir
WASHINGTON, Dec 4 — Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has given an altogether new twist to his government’s stand on the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, linking Islamabad’s signing of the pact with the Kashmir issue.
Two Pak posts captured

Cong ready for poll: Sonia
CHANDIGARH, Dec 4 — After tasting victory in the Assembly elections of three northern states of Rajasthan, Delhi and Madhya Pradesh, a confident AICC President, Mrs Sonia Gandhi, today declared that her party was ready to face a fresh general election in the country, "if such a situation arises".

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Damaged rail track: thousands remain stranded
CHANDIGARH, Dec 4 — Thousands of rail passengers travelling North from Delhi were delayed by several hours today while many postponed their visits as 16 major trains stood cancelled and a majority of the trains were diverted from the damaged Delhi-Ambala track today.
Constructions choke Gurgaon
GURGAON, Dec 4 — Haryana's decision to allow construction of commercial buildings in areas having ravines and forests threatens to make the Gurgaon highway prone to floods.

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