Friday, August 8, 2003, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

PAC report issue rocks Lok Sabha
New Delhi, August 7
The Opposition today stalled proceedings of the Lok Sabha and triggered off three adjournments before bringing about the final adjournment on the issue of Public Accounts Committee’s report on defence deals during the Kargil war.


23 die in Manali cloudburst
Manali, August 8
Twenty-three labourers, including women and children, were killed and 17 others injured following a cloudburst last night at Kangni Nullah near Dhundi village, about one and half km from the Rohtang Pass.

Make PAC proceedings public, says Congress
BJP for probe into PAC report issue


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2 BSF jawans die in blast
Minister escapes unhurt in grenade attack
Srinagar, August 7
A Jammu and Kashmir minister escaped unhurt in a grenade attack in Baramula while two BSF jawans were killed and seven others injured in another grenade blast in the busy Lal Chowk here today.

Two-wheelers lie on the road beside a BSF vehicle which was damaged in a grenade attack by militants at Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Thursday. In video (28k, 56k)

Two-wheelers lie on the road beside a BSF vehicle which was damaged in a grenade attack by militants at Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Thursday.
— PTI photo

CBI move in Ayodhya case challenged in SC
New Delhi, August 7
An application was filed in the Supreme Court today challenging the CBI decision to drop the conspiracy charge against Deputy Prime Minister L.K. Advani, Union Human Resource Development Minister Murli Manohar Joshi, BJP MP Uma Bharti and five others in the Babri Masjid demolition case.





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Liberhan panel gives Kalyan 3 weeks to depose
New Delhi, August 7
Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh, during whose tenure the Babri Masjid was demolished at Ayodhya, was today granted three weeks’ time by the Liberhan Commission, probing the destruction, to appear before it.

Charge sheet filed against Gupta, Bhardwaj
Chandigarh, August 7
The Central Bureau of Investigation today filed a charge sheet against two judicial officers, including Jalandhar’s District and Sessions Judge, Mr R.M. Gupta, and UT Judicial Magistrate (First Class) S.S. Bhardwaj, in a corruption case in a local court.

Norms on water in colas to be reviewed
New Delhi, August 7
Taking note of the Centre for Science and Environment report alleging presence of high level of pesticides in soft drinks sold by Coca-Cola and Pepsico in India, the Bureau of Indian Standards today said it would soon review “voluntary” standards for potable water used in manufacturing beverages.

Nation page: Drinks safe, claim Pepsi, Coke
Punjab page: Discharge of soft-drink bottling plants to be checked
Ludhiana page: Coke, Pepsi sales plummet
Chandigarh Page: Coke, Pepsi bottles seized

Man, 3 sons get death sentence in revenge killing case
Bhasarke Bhaini (Amritsar), August 7
A minor dispute over the collection of ‘theh’ has led to a series of revenge killings in this village. It has left 35 persons dead during the past 12 years and culminated in the death sentence, confirmed by the Supreme Court, of Piara Singh and his three sons.

The house of Piara Singh in Bhasarke Bhaini village of Amritsar wears a deserted look. The house of Piara Singh in Bhasarke Bhaini village of Amritsar wears a deserted look. — Tribune photo Rajiv Sharma

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August 2, 2003
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