Saturday, February 15, 2003, Chandigarh, India
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Blix: Iraq has no arms of mass destruction
Hans BlixUnited Nations, February 14
UN weapons inspectors have not found any arms of mass destruction in Iraq, but UN chief inspector Hans Blix said many forbidden materials remain unaccounted for. Inspectors have “not found any such weapons, only a small number of empty chemical munitions, which should have been declared and destroyed,” Blix said.

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Women ‘assaulted’ at Golden Temple
Not ‘allowed’ to do seva
Amritsar, February 14
Gender discrimination came to the fore when two England-based Sikh women were allegedly ‘assaulted and insulted’ by SGPC sevadars during ‘sukhasan’ (ceremony of carrying Guru Granth Sahib in a palanquin) at the Golden Temple late last night.

Two England-based Sikh women, Mejinderpal Kaur and Lakhbir Kaur, who were ‘prevented’ from the seva of carrying Guru Granth Sahib at the Golden Temple Two England-based Sikh women, Mejinderpal Kaur and Lakhbir Kaur, who were ‘prevented’ from the seva of carrying Guru Granth Sahib at the Golden Temple on Friday. They lodged a written complaint with Akal Takht for taking action against the “culprits.” — Photo Rajiv Sharma

Akal Takht comes to riot widows’ rescue
Amritsar, February 14
In a belated initiative, Akal Takht today came to the rescue of Sikh women who were widowed in Delhi riots in 1984.

Panel to resolve telecom row
New Delhi, February 14
In a bid to entangle the telecom muddle, the Union Communication and IT Minister, Mr Arun Shourie, today constituted a seven-member committee to look into various issues relating to WLL (limited mobile) services and resolve the row between the cellular and basic operators.



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Sri Lankan fast bowler Chaminda Vaas appeals during the match against Bangladesh in their World Cup cricket match Lanka demolish Bangladesh
Chaminda Vaas makes history
Sri Lanka meant business
India meet Aussies today
McGrath fires salvo at Tendulkar

Sri Lankan fast bowler Chaminda Vaas appeals during the match against Bangladesh in their World Cup cricket match in Pietermarizburg on Friday. Vaas created history with a hat-trick with the first three balls of the match as Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 10 wickets. Vaas then added a fourth victim in his opening over before finishing with six for 25. — Reuters

UP crisis: BJP for panel with BSP
New Delhi, February 14
The BJP Central leadership and Uttar Pradesh leaders are understood to have agreed in principle to force the state Chief Minister Mayawati to constitute a coordination committee comprising leaders from both the parties to ensure that differences on any issue between the BSP and the BJP could be resolved locally.

Chairman to take up demand
PPSC Secy’s replacement
Patiala, February 14
The Punjab Public Service Commission Chairman Lt-Gen Surjit Singh Sanghra (retd), today reportedly agreed to take up with government the demand for the replacement of the commission’s newly appointed Secretary, Examinations, Mr Ashwani Sharma.

Dhumal sued for defamation
Ropar, February 14
Adding a new twist to the ongoing controversy between Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, PPCC secretary Bal Bhushan Sharma, a resident of Morinda, has filed a defamation suit against Mr Dhumal.

Himachal page: Factionalism afflicts Congress, BJP
CPM willing to help Congress form govt
Cong: BJP selling dreams to people
CM to submit latest list of assets

Haryana abolishes post of Pro-VC
Chandigarh, February 14
The Haryana Government today abolished the post of Pro-Vice Chancellor in three universities, namely, MDU, Rohtak, KU, Kurukshetra and GJU, Hisar. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the Cabinet held here today.

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On Ravi Sidhu trail

BJP, RSS join hands
February 14, 2003
Advani comes to Dhumal’s defence
February 13, 2003
VHP wants disputed land too
February 12, 2003
Close ultra camps: Vyas
February 11, 2003
New Counsellors take charge today
February 10, 2003
India expels Pak diplomat
February 9, 2003
Pak diplomat accused of funding APHC
February 8, 2003
Border tension eases as migrants return
February 7, 2003
Bangladesh for talks on border stand-off
February 6, 2003
Putin calls up Vajpayee
February 5, 2003

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