Tuesday, November 12, 2002, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Unprecedented security for SGPC poll
Entry, exit points of nearby villages being manned
Amritsar, November 11
Wrapped in a heavy security cover amidst apprehension of violence, the stage is set for tomorrow’s elections here to the top Sikh religious body, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, over which the Akali Dal led by former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal hopes to retain control.


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SAD President Parkash Singh Badal along with his supporters and SGPC members entering the SGPC office in Amritsar on Monday on the eve of the SGPC election.
— PTI photo

Badal defies ban, in Amritsar
Alleges attempt on life by ASI
Amritsar, November 11
The SAD chief, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, today alleged that the Punjab police made an abortive attempt on his life as his Sonata car was deliberately hit by a ‘Maruti’ driven by an ASI at the Harike Pattan river bridge post.
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Mr Parkash Singh Badal addresses a Press conference in Amritsar on Monday. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma

    Amarinder assures free passage to SGPC members

Badal parades 98 members near airport in New Delhi
New Delhi, November 11
A part of the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee election drama unfolded here at Centaur Hotel, close to the Indira Gandhi International airport, this morning as the Shiromani Akali Dal paraded 98 of the 107 members it claimed were supporting the party.




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“You need special attention, Captain Sahib. You are reading every line as SGPC.”

by Sandeep Joshi

    NDA team to give report to PM
  Badal’s nephew ferried SGPC members

What constitutes Golden Temple complex?
Chandigarh, November 11
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh at a Press conference today denied media reports on police entry into the Golden Temple complex at Amritsar on Sunday saying, “It is incorrect to say that the police entered the Darbar Sahib complex and that only serais, adjoining SGPC offices, were searched and got vacated.

SGJC orders stayed
12 SGPC members to cast vote
Chandigarh, November 11
Staying the operation of the orders passed by the Sikh Gurdwara Judicial Commission restraining at least 12 Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee members from exercising their franchise during the elections scheduled to be held tomorrow, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed that the votes polled by them would not be counted till further orders.

    SC orders status quo in SGJC case
  Badungar, Talwandi likely candidates

Avoid hurting Sikhs: Sonia tells CM
New Delhi, November 11
Congress President Sonia Gandhi today directed Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh not to let any untoward incident take place during tomorrow’s SGPC elections which could hurt the religious sentiments of the majority community in the state.

Business page: Gates offers $ 100 m grant to fight AIDS

Bill Gates, co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, receives  traditional greetings from Jyoti Chaudhry, who works at Naz Care, home for people with HIV/AIDS, as he arrives at the centre in New Dehli on Monday. Gates is travelling in India this week in part to learn about the country's AIDS situation, and to meet with Indian officials working on efforts to combat the disease. — Reuters
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Probe panel clears Sunita
New Delhi, November 11
Sunita RaniSunita Rani can breathe easy. The one-man Sushil Dutt Salwan Commission, appointed by the Amateur Athletic Federation of India, to probe into the Sunita Rani doping case, has exonerated the athlete of any wrong doing. And AAFI president Suresh Kalmadi has promised to “strongly take up the case of Sunita Rani” to get her name cleared of the doping stigma.
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November 11, 2002
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November 10, 2002
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November 9, 2002
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November 8, 2002
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November 7, 2002
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November 6, 2002
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November 4, 2002
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November 3, 2002
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November 2, 2002
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November 1, 2002

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