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Five Punjab Ministers resign
CHANDIGARH, Dec 14 — The crisis in the Shiromani Akali Dal took a new turn when at least five ministers submitted their letters of resignation to the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, late tonight. They are all loyalists of the SGPC President, Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra.
Tactical retreat by Tohra men
JALANDHAR, Dec 14 — The loyalists of Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee chief Gurcharan Singh Tohra today made a tactical retreat in the current Akali strife by appealing to Chief Minister and Akali party president Parkash Singh Badal to appoint his "loyalist" to run the party set-up.

Jyotirmoy Sikdar of India waves India's national flag as she runs a victory lap after winning the Asian Games women's 1,500 meter run in Bangkok on Monday.
Jyotirmoy Sikdar of India waves the national flag as she runs a victory lap after winning the Asian Games women's 1,500 meter run in Bangkok on Monday. Sikdar captured the gold with the time of 4:12.82.
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Badal supporters seek Tohra's sack
CHANDIGARH, Dec 14 — Will Mr Parkash Singh Badal, the President of the Akali Dal, this time assert and throw out the SGPC President, Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra, from the Dal?

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Women's Bill tabled amid bedlam in LS
NEW DELHI, Dec 14 — Amid unruly scenes and a spate of adjournments, the controversial Constitution Amendment Bill seeking 33 per cent reservation for women in the Lower House and state assemblies was introduced in the Lok Sabha today.

IRA Bill: Cong throws spanner
NEW DELHI, Dec 14 — Congress tonight threw a spanner in the government’s plans to pass the controversial Insurance Regulatory Authority Bill during the current session of Parliament by demanding that the measure be referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance.

Dilip Kumar called Pakistani in Rajya Sabha
NEW DELHI, Dec 14 — A Shiv Sena member’s remark that thespian Dilip Kumar is a "Pakistani" threw the Rajya Sabha into turmoil today, forcing adjournment of the House for the entire day without transacting any legislative business.

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Bribery charges rock IOC
LAUSANNE, Dec 14 — The words "boycott" and "Ben Johnson" send a shiver down the spines of most Olympic leaders because they provoke memories of dark days in sporting history. Now add the term "bribe".
Chautala opposes Lok Pal nominee
CHANDIGARH, Dec 14 — Even before Haryana gets its first Lok Pal, a controversy has erupted over the government's choice of the incumbent of this exalted office, crucial for maintaining probity in public life and for fighting against corruption by public men.
You can't hide the fact that you are opposed to the women's Bill!
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