Saturday, December 21, 2002, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

PDP MLA Mir shot dead
3 girls fall victim to ultras’ diktat
Srinagar, December 20
In the first direct attack on ruling PDP members, gunmen shot dead Abdul Aziz Mir, MLA from the Pampore constituency, about 15 km from here, in Pulwama district this afternoon. The incident took place when he was coming out of a mosque after offering Friday prayers at Konibal at about 2.30 p.m.

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Wailing relatives of the assassinated PDP MLA, Abdul Aziz Mir, at the police control room after his body was shifted from SMHS Hospital on Friday afternoon.
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SC quashes PM’s order
Says cancelling of LPG allotment a panic reaction
New Delhi, December 20
Terming the Centre’s decision to cancel 3760 dealerships in petrol stations, LPG and kerosene as “unjustified and arbitrary”, the Supreme Court today struck down the Prime Minister’s directive to cancel and auction all such allotments made after January 2000 in the wake of media expose alleging political favouritism.

Anees IbrahimA win for Pak diplomacy
Anees Ibrahim an asset to ISI
New Delhi, December 20
Contrary to Islamabad’s assertions, its diplomatic missions in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates played a crucial role to secure the illegal deportation of Dawood Ibrahim’s younger brother Anees to Pakistan.

Dailies point finger at Punjab ministers
Ahmedabad, December 20
The controversy over the alleged escapades of some Punjab ministers is becoming an issue in political circles in Ahmedabad, with some vernacular dailies here publishing an “account” of the stay of the ministers.


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Polaris chief, colleague released
New Delhi, December 20
Ending a week-long incarceration, the CEO of Chennai-based Polaris Software, Mr Arun Jain, and his colleague Rajiv Malhotra were released today from a Jakarta detention centre following hectic diplomatic parleys.

MCC ultras gun down 18 cops
Ranchi, December 20
Striking in a big way, Maoist rebels ambushed a police convoy and shot dead 18 policemen and seriously wounded 20 others in the dense Saranda forest.

Mother TeresaMother Teresa to be beatified
Vatican City, December 20
The late Mother Teresa will be beatified on October 19, Brian Kolodiejkhuk, the main supporter of her beatification, the last stage before sainthood, said on his Internet site today.

In video: Missionaries of Charity hold a special prayer ceremony in Kolkata ahead of Pope John Paul's approval of a miracle of Mother Teresa. (28k, 56k)

Imparting hightech education, PTU style
Chandigarh, December 20
They neither have proper books nor are sure about the course syllabuses. There are no proper laboratories and adequate teaching faculty. There are, by and large, out-dated computer systems for them to operate.

Modi ‘charisma’ to be used in HP
New Delhi, December 20
Irrespective of whether or not the BJP plays the Hindutva card in Himachal Pradesh Assembly poll, the party has decided to use the “charisma” of Mr Narendra Modi to galvanise party cadres and cut the anti-incumbency factor ahead of elections.

  Himachal page: ‘Hindutva not to be BJP’s poll plank’

‘This Above All’
Khushwant Singh’s column ‘This Above All’ will be published in the issue of The Tribune dated December 22.

On Ravi Sidhu trail

Ketan Parekh blamed for securities scam
December 20, 2002
3 to die for December 13 attack
December 19, 2002
2 Army officers killed in encounter
December 18, 2002
13/12 attack: four convicted
December 17, 2002
Hindutva wins 2/3rds in Gujarat
December 16, 2002
2 Pak ultras shot  in Capital
December 15, 2002
Anees freed on bail
December 14, 2002
Heavy voter turnout in Gujarat
December 13, 2002
Day of reckoning for BJP, Cong
December 12, 2002
High-pitched campaign ends
December 11, 2002

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