Tuesday, August 5, 2003, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

PM to quit rather than act under pressure
New Delhi, August 4
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee said today in the Lok Sabha that he would give up ‘rajpaat’ (power) and leave the day he felt he was under pressure from any quarter to build a Ram temple at Ayodhya.

PM denies interference in CBI probe into Babri case
Fulfil promise on temple, Nyas chief asks PM
Nation page: Walkout over demolition of temples
BJP decries walkouts by Congress


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Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee addresses the Lok Sabha members after the Opposition attacked him on the Ayodhya issue on Monday. In video (28k, 56k)

Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee addresses the Lok Sabha members after the Opposition attacked him on the Ayodhya issue on Monday. — PTI photo

BJP favours simultaneous LS, Assembly poll
New Delhi, August 4
The Vajpayee government is toying with the idea of synchronising the general elections with the Assembly elections by advancing the Lok Sabha poll to November, this year.

Bill for death penalty to spurious drug makers soon
New Delhi, August 4
The government plans to bring in Parliament a Bill providing death penalty for those who make and sell spurious drugs, the Union Health and Family Welfare Minister, Mrs Sushma Swaraj, informed the Rajya Sabha today.

SC cracks whip on drug firms (Nation page)
Parliament approves Bill on funding of parties


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CM meets Sonia on Bhattal issue
Amarinder Singh New Delhi, August 4
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today met Congress President Sonia Gandhi amid discussions on the embezzlement case faced by state Agriculture Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, which is likely to come up for hearing next week.

Screen police, says Bir Devinder
Chandigarh, August 4
Attacking the law and order machinery in the state, the Deputy Speaker, Mr Bir Devinder Singh, today demanded immediate screening of the Punjab Police and urged the Chief Minister to entrust the charge of the Home Department to a senior member of his Council of Ministers.

Students clash in Shimla, 1 hurt
Shimla, August 4
Tension gripped Himachal Pradesh University following a clash between activists of the Students Federation of India and the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad in which one person was injured.

ABVP activists block the national highway in Shimla on Monday. ABVP activists block the national highway in Shimla on Monday.
— Photo Anil Dayal

150 medical teachers offer to resign
Amritsar, August 4
More than 150 medical teachers with nearly 20 years of service offered to resign here today in view of the stoppage of non-practising allowance from August 1. Dr Baljit Singh Dhillon, general secretary, Punjab Medical and Dental Teachers Association, said the resignations may force the Medical Council of India to de-recognise Government Medical College here.

PM: no change in stand on Ayodhya
August 4, 2003
Advani: govt for simultaneous LS, Assembly poll
August 3, 2003
PM, Advani vow to build Ram temple
August 2, 2003
Babri tapes rock Parliament
August 1, 2003
No speech of Advani in Babri tapes
July 31, 2003
Mayawati eats her words
July 30, 2003
US Gen to plead for troops
July 29, 2003
Interest rate on farm loans cut
July 28, 2003
Japan clears troops for Iraq
July 27, 2003
China refuses to recognise Arunachal
July 26, 2003

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