Monday, August 11, 2003, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Vajpayee throws quota ball in Congress court
Atal Bihari VajpayeeJaipur, August 10
Kicking off the BJP’s campaign for Assembly elections in Rajasthan, Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee today promised to bring a legislation to provide reservation to the economically backward among forward castes in the current Parliament session, if other parties agreed to support it.


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India, Pak MPs for peace talks
Vajpayee sends message for cooperation
Islamabad, August 10
The two-day conference of opinion makers from Pakistan and India opened here today on a positive note, with politicians from both sides urging the continuation of official and unofficial talks to ensure sustainable peace in the region.
Fazl-ur-Rehman, a central leader of Pakistan's main hardline Islamic alliance, greets Laloo Prasad Yadav in Islamabad on Sunday.   Laloo brings down the house

Fazl-ur-Rehman (left), a central leader of Pakistan's main hardline Islamic alliance, greets Laloo Prasad Yadav in Islamabad on Sunday.

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Collective bargaining right of employees, says Sorabjee
New Delhi, August 10
Attorney General Soli J. Sorabjee today came out strongly against the Supreme Court ruling on the right to strike, saying its observations that government employees had "no moral or equitable right to go on strike" were "uncalled for" and "beyond comprehension".

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The state of universities
he Tribune has decided to have a close look at the state of universities in Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. Senior staffers are visiting these institutions to examine their problems and prospects. Under scrutiny will be the following universities:

  Edit page: Obliging VC, eroded autonomy bane of Kurukshetra

Rohtang tunnel to affect area ecology, warn experts
Solang (Manali), August 10
The construction of the Rs 1,000-crore Rohtang tunnel will no doubt shorten the travelling distance to Lahaul by 46 km, making it an all-weather road for defence supplies to the strategic border areas, but it is the fragile ecology of the area which is paying a heavy price.

Manali-Rohtang road closed after boulder threat
Manali, August 10
The district administration today said vehicular traffic on the Manali-Rohtang national highway, would remain suspended on August 11 and 12, as a 35-metre boulder was hanging precariously at Rahla fall, about 29 km from here.

Eight injured in Doda bus blast
Jammu, August 10
Eight persons were injured, one of them seriously, when an IED exploded in a private bus in the main bazar of Bhaderwah town in Doda district today.

Zahira under pressure, human rights
panel informs court
New Delhi, August 10
The National Human Rights Commission, on whose petition the Supreme Court has issued notices to the Centre and the Gujarat Government on the Best Bakery case acquittals, has informed the apex court that Zahira Sheikh, key eyewitness in the case, has named certain persons for putting pressure on her to retract her statement about the identity of the culprits.

Editorial: “Khamosh, Adalat Jari Hai”

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Punjab fights a losing battle on Johl plan

In Log in...Tribune today

Flat future
by Peeyush Agnihotri

Eight years gone by, Net revolution a far cry
by Sandeep Kumar Sharma

New lease of life for rare manuscripts
by Chandran Iyer

Cellphones play Cupid
by Rashmi Pratap

Govt can’t be sacrificed for Ram temple: Advani
August 10, 2003
60 washed away in Kulu flash floods
August 9, 2003
PAC report issue rocks Lok Sabha
August 8, 2003
Govt staff can’t go on strike, rules SC
August 7, 2003
5 die in copter crash near Srinagar
August 6, 2003
PM to quit rather than act under pressure
August 5, 2003
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

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