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SC favours law on common civil code
Ban goes on disposal of property for religious purposes
New Delhi, July 23
Concerned over the contradictions in marriage laws of various religions, the Supreme Court, in a historic judgement, has emphasised the need for a legislation by Parliament on a common civil code.

Nation page: SC ruling irks SP, Muslim League


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George: attack retaliation to Rahman’s remark
Jammu, July 23
George FernandesThe Defence Minister, Mr George Fernandes, today said that the peace process between India and Pakistan should not be allowed to be derailed due to incidents of terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir and elsewhere.

Limits to patience
Heads must roll for security lapse
by H.K. Dua
UESDAY’S attack by the Pakistan-trained terrorists on the Tanda Army camp near Akhnoor is as audacious as was the December 13 attack on Parliament and on the Kaluchak Army camp in the summer of last year.

The Chief of Army Staff, Gen N. C. Vij, with Lt-Gen T.P.S. Brar of 16-Corps who received minor injuries in Tuesday’s fidayeen attack, at the Tanda Army camp, near Akhnoor, on Wednesday. In video: (28k, 56k)

The Chief of Army Staff, Gen N. C. Vij, with Lt-Gen T.P.S. Brar of 16-Corps who received minor injuries in Tuesday’s fidayeen attack, at the Tanda Army camp, near Akhnoor, on Wednesday.
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Advani rules out security lapse
New Delhi, July 23
Lal Krishan AdvaniThe Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Lal Krishan Advani, today informed the Rajya Sabha that there were no security lapses in Katra and the Tanda Army camp incidents and the government was determined to crush terrorism at any cost.

Graphic: J&K terror balance sheet
VHP calls for war against Pak

Adjournment motion on Ayodhya rejected
New Delhi, July 23
Lok Sabha Speaker Manohar Joshi today rejected an Opposition-sponsored adjournment motion on the issue of “dropping” of conspiracy charge by the CBI against Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani and seven others in the Ayodhya case after a belligerent Opposition attacked the government for “pressurising” the investigating agency to protect them.

Workers Bill for group of ministers

No change in Indian policy on Tibet: PM
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
New Delhi, July 23
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee today assured the Lok Sabha that there was no change in India’s decades-old policy on Tibet and nothing new had been said about the presence of Dalai Lama.

News analysis
Higher education: other issues merit govt attention
Chandigarh, July 23
Punjab has finally withdrawn the hike in fees, funds and other charges imposed on the government and government-aided private colleges. Nevertheless, there are other issues of higher education that also merit attention.

No end to Nisha’s harassment
Nisha BhartiPatiala, July 23
Three years after she first complained of sexual harassment against the Principal of the Government Polytechnic for Women, Jalandhar, local girl Nisha Bharti has reaped a bitter harvest. Despite having topped her electronics and communications diploma course in the first semester, Nisha has in her final year failed in two papers and has had her appeal for re-evaluation turned down.

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Space research helps Jaipur Foot






Brig, 7 jawans shot dead
July 23, 2003
Ayodhya rocks Lok Sabha
July 22, 2003
BJP to make Sonia’s origin poll issue
July 21, 2003
BJP tries to please Sangh Parivar on Ayodhya
July 20, 2003
BJP targets Sonia’s foreign origin
July 19, 2003
BJP to mend fences with VHP
July 18, 2003
150 feared washed away in Kulu cloudburst
July 17, 2003
MiG-21 explodes
July 16, 2003
No Indian troops for Iraq
July 15, 2003
Musharraf has vested interest in instability: Gujral
July 14, 2003

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