Friday, February 8, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Defence scams insult to soldiers: Sonia
Talwandi Sabo, February 7
The All-India Congress Committee President, Mrs Sonia Gandhi, chiding the BJP leadership for advising the Congress not to rake up issues pertaining to shady defence deals on the pretext that it would demoralise the security forces, said today that the BJP-led NDA government had lost all morality and brought insult to the sacrifices made by brave Punjabi soldiers for protecting the dignity and honour of the nation.


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Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang, Congress candidate from the Morinda Assembly constituency, presents a phulkari to Congress President Sonia Gandhi at Kurali on Thursday. Also in the picture is PPCC chief Capt Amarinder Singh. 
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Justice Pathak heads The Tribune Trust
Chandigarh, February 7Justice Raghunandan Swarup Pathak
Justice Raghunandan Swarup Pathak, a former Chief Justice of India and an former Judge of the International Court of Justice, The Hague, will be the President of The Tribune Trust. He succeeds Mrs Serla Grewal, who died last week. A decision to this effect has been taken by the Trust through mutual consultations.

Poll panel shifts presiding officers
Chandigarh, February 7
An order from the Election Commission of India received by the district election officers in Punjab today has created a furore. As per the order, the presiding officer of a constituency will be from outside the district in which the Assembly constituency falls.


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Poll charge taken away from DSP
Bhikhiwind, February 7
The election-related firing incident at Bhikhiwind today took a new turn when the police registered a fresh FIR against Mr Tejpreet Singh, alias Peter, in charge of the election office of the Congress candidate from Patti, on the complaint of Ms Darshan Kaur who was injured in the incident yesterday.

EC for action against cops
New Delhi, February 7
Expressing concern over violation of the code of conduct, the Election Commission today asked the Haryana Government to immediately initiate action against state police officials, reportedly accompanying ministers in the ongoing election campaign in Uttar Pradesh.

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No compromise with Pak in sight: Advani
Rajpura, February 7
Mr Advani today said no compromise seemed to be in sight with Pakistan on the issue of terrorism. Addressing a large public gathering in support of BJP candidate and Local Bodies Minister Balramji Das Tandon at Jhanda Ground here, Mr Advani said India had been successful in explaining its view point to the world and would not let up the pressure on its war against terrorism.

Russia: hand over ultras to India
New Delhi, February 7
Russia today backed India’s stand that Pakistan must put its words on rooting out terrorism into action. Visiting Russian Deputy Prime Minister Ilya Klebanov asked Pakistan to hand over terrorists and criminals sought by it and disarm terrorists groups operating on its soil to prove on ground its recent commitments to root out terrorism.

Kashmir cut off, 1 dies of cold
Srinagar, February 7
The Kashmir valley was today cut off from the rest of the country following a fresh spell of snow, disrupting life and snapping air and road links, including the cancellation of Haj flights.
A view of the snowfall in Srinagar where about 6 inches of snow accumulated on the ground as the Kashmir Valley was cut off from the rest of the country on Thursday.
A view of the snowfall in Srinagar where about 6 inches of snow accumulated on the ground as the Kashmir Valley was cut off from the rest of the country on Thursday. — PTI photo

23-cr pension scam could be ‘peanuts’
Amritsar, February 7
The confidential inquiry report which the state government had refused to table on the floor of Punjab Assembly is with The Tribune. After going through the 87-page report prepared by the then Public Grievances Officer, Dr Rishi Paul Singh, it is clear that Rs 23 crore old-age pension scam, unearthed in Amritsar city is just a tip of the iceberg.


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