Tuesday, September 10, 2002, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 11:30 am (IST)

Rajdhani jumps track, 
100 feared dead 

New Delhi, Sept 10

A luxury express train jumped the tracks on a bridge over a river in eastern India overnight, killing at least 28 people in what one minister said was an act of sabotage. "We are confirming 25 dead, but it is going to rise, 100 are feared dead," Bandaru Dattatreya, junior minister for railways, said on Tuesday. He said 100 persons had been taken to hospital with serious injuries.
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Crisis over; top players for Sri Lanka

Kolkata, September 9
The month-long crisis over the ICC sponsorship issue blew over today with the Indian cricket board deciding to send its top players to the Champions Trophy in Sri Lanka after the International Cricket Council climbed down further and made a compromise offer.

BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya and secretary Niranjan Shah at a press conference in Kolkata on Monday.
— PTI photo


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National Capital Region--Delhi

5 of a community shot in J&K
Jammu, September 9
At least eight persons were killed and two wounded as militants struck at two places in Rajouri and Reasi areas last night.

Hurriyat leaders meet Pak officials
Seek help for meeting of Kashmir committees
New Delhi, September 9
Hurriyat Conference Chairman Prof Abdul Gani Bhat and four other leaders today held a long meeting with officials of the Pakistan High Commission and discussed the conglomerate’s talks with the Kashmir Committee headed by Mr Ram Jethmalani.

Vajpayee leaves for USA
New Delhi, September 9
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee today left on a week-long tour of the USA, saying that “our basic message is that the democracies of the world have a crucial role in countering terrorism together.”
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PM’s agenda beyond Pak
New Delhi, September 9
It would be a serious effort of Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and his team, who today left for a weeklong visit to the United Nations, to look beyond Pakistan and work on other important issues like bilateral ties with the USA and the restructuring of the United Nations.
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  J-K poll: US pressure on Pak to stay

50 years of Independence

Tercentenary celebrations

Tehelka expose

Maharaja Ranjit Singh: special features & photos

2 MiGs crash
Ambala, September 9
A fighter aircraft, MiG-21, of the Indian Air Force crashed in the Naggal area here this afternoon. The pilot managed to bail out safely. According to an agency report from New Delhi, a MiG-21 crashed in Shivpur in Pali district of Rajasthan, 300 km from Jaipur. 
Wreckage of the MiG-21 aircraft which crashed in Ambala on Monday.
Wreckage of the MiG-21 aircraft that crashed in Ambala on Monday. — Photo Neeraj Chopra

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President’s nod to prosecute Sidhu
Patiala, September 9
The Vigilance Bureau has received sanction to prosecute suspended PPSC Chairman Ravinderpal Singh Sidhu from the office of the President.

Diarrhoea claims girl’s life
More than 60, mostly kids, affected
Yamunanagar, September 9
A girl has died and more than 60 persons, mostly children, have been affected by diarrhoea at Saran village, about 25 km from here, since yesterday. Villagers complained of diarrhoea yesterday morning and six of them were rushed to the Primary Health Centre, Mustafabad.

IG Sharma to be declared PO
New Delhi, September 9
A Delhi court today gave permission to the Delhi police to start the procedure to declare Ravi Kant Sharma proclaimed offender and “attach” his property. Suspended Haryana IG Sharma is the prime suspect in the Shivani Bhatnagar murder case.

Punjab CM undergoes angioplastyAmarinder Singh
New Delhi, September 9
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh underwent a successful coronary angioplasty at Batra Hospital today. The angioplasty was necessitated after the ‘thalium test’ conducted this morning showed “some block in an artery.”

2 of family die of AIDS
Bathinda, September 9
Two deaths due to AIDS in a family of Kothe Guru Ke village of this district took place in the past four months. The death of another member of the same family is also suspected to be due to AIDS. The district health authorities have decided to organise medical check-up camps at the village and take up the issue with the Deputy Commissioner.

On Ravi Sidhu trail







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ICC bows to players
September 7, 2002
No free power for farmers
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India beat Pak 3-2 in hockey
September 5, 2002
Jacob likely to replace Bhandari in Gujarat
September 4, 2002
SC stands by EC order
September 3, 2002
APHC defers decision
September 2, 2002
Bail-out package for UTI
September 1, 2002
Plot to kill Gujarat CM
August 31, 2002

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