Tuesday, December 4, 2001, Chandigarh, India

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Vajpayee offers to consider amendments
Prime Minister Atal Behari VajpayeeNew Delhi, December 3
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee today offered his government’s willingness to consider amendments to the Prevention of Terrorism Ordinance and announced that he would convene a meeting of Opposition leaders tomorrow to discuss the issue.



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Pact on govt eludes Afghans
Rabbani flexible, proposes 4 nominees

Bonn (Germany), December 3
After talking late into the night, bleary-eyed Afghans rose before dawn today for a seventh day of negotiating a post-Taliban government, their efforts clouded by fresh remarks from Kabul.

Govt to ensure status quo
Advani condemns Ayodhya incident
Home Minister L.K. Advani
New Delhi, December 3
Condemning the October 17 forcible entry by VHP activists into the makeshift temple at Ayodhya, Home Minister L.K. Advani tonight assured the Lok Sabha that the Centre would not allow any violation of the status quo at the disputed site and would ensure the implementation of court orders.


Harbhajan casts spell
England crash after good start
Harbhajan SinghChandigarh, December 3
It was Harbhajan Singh’s day at the PCA Stadium in SAS Nagar today. Singlehandedly, he put the brakes on the England first innings after the visitors, sitting pretty at 172 for two at one stage, were threatening to pile up a big score.
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In video: After all the controversies that rocked the world of Cricket, the Mohali Test match between visiting team England and India started today. (28k, 56k)
Shiv Sunder Das dives to his left to catch England's Mark Ramprakash Shiv Sunder Das dives to his left to catch England's Mark Ramprakash as bowler Harbhajan Singh (back to camera), V.V.S. Laxman, at slip, and wicketkeeper Deep Dasgupta look on during the first day's play of the first Test between India and England at the PCA Stadium in SAS Nagar on Monday. 
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Israeli missiles destroy Arafat’s residence
Yasser ArafatGaza City, December 3
Israeli helicopters today destroyed Yasser Arafat’s presidential residence and offices in a missile strike in Gaza City, while the Palestinian leader was out of Gaza, an AFP correspondent on the scene said.

Badal raring to hit campaign trail
New Delhi, December 3
Parkash Singh Badal
A convalescing Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal gave the thumbs-up sign here this evening to launch an all-out offensive in gearing up for the Assembly elections in the state scheduled to be held in the first quarter of next year.

Charges against cops have basis
PCI panel report on attacks on journalists
New Delhi, December 3
A fact-finding committee appointed by the Press Council of India on police attacks on journalists in Chennai from June 26 onwards has concluded that the allegations made against the police are “not without substance”.


Pvt college students in quandary
Chandigarh, December 3
Uncertainty over the schedule of the half-yearly December examinations in aided and unaided private colleges of Punjab and Chandigarh, scheduled to begin tomorrow, is weighing heavy on the minds of the students with the teachers going on strike by courting arrest in Chandigarh today. 

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