Monday, November 4, 2002, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Return of Pandits top priority: Mufti
Srinagar, November 3
The return of Kashmiri Pandits will be the “top priority” of Jammu and Kashmir Government. Replying to questions after the cabinet meeting in civil secretariat here this morning, the Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, said that his government would have a specific agenda for the return of Kashmiri Pandits, who have been a part and parcel of the valley.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed addresses a press conference in Srinagar

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed addresses a press conference in Srinagar after the first meeting of his Cabinet on Sunday. — Photo Amin War
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Mufti allots 13 portfolios
Srinagar, November 3
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Sayeed today allotted portfolios to his Cabinet colleagues giving Industries, Commerce and Transport to Deputy Chief Minister Mangat Ram Sharma and Finance, Planning and Transport to his deputy in the PDP Muzaffar Hussain Beigh.

Two UP rebel MLAs arrested
Lucknow, November 3
In a fast-paced political development the police arrested two independent legislators — Raghuraj Pratap Singh and Dhananjay Singh — today on charges of criminal intimidation.
Independent legislator Dhananjay Singh (extreme right) reads papers at Gomti Nagar police station in Lucknow
Independent legislator Dhananjay Singh (extreme right) reads papers at Gomti Nagar police station in Lucknow after he was arrested by the Lucknow police on charges of intimidation on Sunday morning. — PTI photo

Two Lashkar ultras killed in Delhi
New Delhi, November 3
Two suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba militants, who had plans to attack a posh shopping mall in South Delhi, were gunned down in an encounter with the police here this evening. No shopper was injured in the 15-minute gun battle.


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Pak doctor quizzed over Osama’s whereabouts
London, November 3
A prominent Pakistani surgeon, currently being questioned by American investigators, may hold the clues for the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden, the world’s most wanted man, media reports said here today.

PM, Advani to lead poll campaign in Gujarat
New Delhi, November 3
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and Deputy Prime Minister L.K. Advani will be among the top BJP leaders campaigning for the party ahead of the crucial December 12 Gujarat Assembly elections.

Delimitation: BJP MLAs allege bias
Dharamsala, November 3
The Kangra district BJP president and MLA from Baijnath, Mr Dulo Ram, and the Chairman of Khadi Board and MLA from Sullah, Mr Vipin Singh Parmar, have alleged that the Delimitation Commission has discriminated against Kangra and justice has been denied to the people of the largest district.

PWG-arms dealer nexus exposed
Huge cache of arms seized
Patiala, November 3
A black Bolero vehicle with additional space beneath the seats containing as many as 15 firearms and more than 10,000 cartridges of different bores was seized by the Patiala police here last evening.

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Making visually impaired ‘see’

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Net’s black box
by Deepak Kaushik

On Ravi Sidhu trail

Kelkar for 1 lakh as IT exemption limit, 2 slabs
November 3, 2002
SP stakes claim to form government
November 2, 2002
Keep off admissions to MEIs, SC tells govt
November 1, 2002
Mufti invited to form govt
October 31, 2002
RBI cuts bank rate, CRR
October 30, 2002
Gujarat poll on Dec 12
October 29, 2002
Mufti to scrap POTA
October 28, 2002
Mufti to be CM
October 27, 2002
PM vows to crush Pak monster
October 26, 2002
Theatre of terror: 700 held hostage
October 25, 2002
Mufti relents; talks in Delhi tomorrow
October 24, 2002

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