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Talwandi may be SGPC chief
CHANDIGARH, Dec 18 — The Shiromani Akali Dal Disciplinary Action Committee again met in Chandigarh today to give final touches to the show-cause notice to be served on the SGPC President, Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra. The name of Mr Jagdev Singh Talwandi is being mentioned as the likely choice of the SAD president.

Tohra to abide by Takht chief's advice
AMRITSAR, Dec 18 — Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra, SGPC president, has decided to keep mum on the present crisis within the SAD as advised by Akal Takht chief Bhai Ranjit Singh.

CM has abandoned Panthic agenda: Rode
JALANDHAR, Dec 18 — Akali Dal (Panthic) president Jasvir Singh Rode today took exception to the "political offensive" launched by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal’s camp against SGPC president Gurcharan Singh Tohra.

Third wave of attack on Iraq
Russia recalls envoys to USA, UK
DUBAI, Dec 18 — The US and British forces launched a third wave of attack on Iraq even as President Saddam Hussein tonight said "there will be no compromise."

House begins debate on impeachment

Speaker-elect admits
to adultery

Members of Russia's ultra-nationalist Liberal Democratic Party burn a  US flag.
Members of Russia's ultra-nationalist Liberal Democratic Party burn a handmade US flag while holding a portrait of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein during a demonstration in front of the US Embassy in Moscow on Friday protesting against the air strikes on Iraq — AFP
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Cong reserves party posts
NEW DELHI, Dec 18 — The Congress today added a new leaf to its constitution by providing reservation for women and weaker sections in party echelons with its President, Mrs Sonia Gandhi cautioning members not to remain content with recent electoral successes.

Sonia prefers election option
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Congress President Sonia Gandhi
Congress President Sonia Gandhi presiding over an AICC meeting in New Delhi on Friday. — PTI
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Cut SEB losses, says PM
NEW DELHI, Dec 18 — Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee today sought a national consensus on agriculture power tariff to bring down the mounting losses of electricity boards and said farmers would be willing to pay reasonable rates for assured supply.

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Law soon on defence staff properties
JALANDHAR, Dec 18 — The Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, announced here today that the state government would soon enact a law to get the land and other properties of defence personnel and ex-servicemen vacated from illegal possession.
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