Tuesday, August 19, 2003, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Oppn charges govt with all-round failure
Congress threw democracy to the winds in 1975, says Advani
New Delhi, August 18
Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sonia Gandhi today came down heavily on the Vajpayee government while moving a no-confidence motion against the government’s ‘all-round failures’, even as Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani contended that the international image of India had improved dramatically in past four years.



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Leader of the Opposition Sonia Gandhi delivers her speech during the no-confidence motion in Parliament on Monday.
Priyanka all smiles as Sonia speaks

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Leader of the Opposition Sonia Gandhi delivers her speech during the no-confidence motion in Parliament on Monday.
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Congress hears George’s speech, Left, RJD boycott
George FernandesNew Delhi, August 18
Defence Minister George Fernandes’s speech during the Opposition-sponsored no-confidence motion against the Vajpayee government was heard by the Congress but was boycotted by the Left, the Rashtriya Janata Dal and other smaller parties.

Govt will emerge victorious, says Vajpayee
AIADMK to abstain from voting
Chandrashekhar not to support no-confidence motion
Nation page: Humour amidst heat and fury
Opposition leaders stay away from RS


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Students drifting away from basic sciences


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Cops held for looting train passengers
Uchhi Bassi (Hoshiarpur), August 18
Government Railway Police officials allegedly threatened and looted 13 migrant labourers travelling by the Howrah-bound Jammu-Tawi Himgiri Express a couple of hours after they boarded the train at Chakki near Pathankot, in the wee hours today.

Rush for mobile phones forms
Women stand in queue outside the BSNL office in the heart of Srinagar on Monday to get forms for mobile telephones.Jammu, August 18
A large number of persons seeking application forms for mobile telephone connections turned up at the seven centres of the BSNL here this morning.

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Women stand in queue outside the BSNL office in the heart of Srinagar on Monday to get forms for mobile telephones. — PTI photo

Ex-OSD to Badal is proclaimed offender
Kharar, August 18
A local court has declared Hardeep Singh, former Officer on Special Duty to former Punjab Chief Minister Mr Parkash Singh Badal, as a proclaimed offender. Orders to this effect were passed by the Judicial Magistrate here, Mrs Baljinder Kaur Bhatia, in connection with an August 14 application moved by the Punjab Vigilance Bureau.

Girl bazaar thrives in Doaba area
Nawanshahr, August 18
The conviction of a truck driver for trading girls from Bangladesh and West Bengal in Jalandhar district and a recent case of the sale of three tribal girls in Nawanshahr, is an indicator that the “girl bazaar” is flourishing in the Doaba region.

Haryana page: Rescued girls languish in Nari Niketan

Battlelines drawn for no-trust vote
August 18, 2003
‘Bought brides’ of Punjab face societal wrath
August 17, 2003
PM invites Pak for walk on peace road
August 16, 2003
SC bans capitation fee in private professional colleges
August 15, 2003
2 killed, 50 hurt in Kashmir blasts
August 14, 2003
Musharraf proposes ceasefire along LoC
August 13, 2003
27 feared dead in ONGC copter crash
August 12, 2003
Vajpayee throws quota ball in Congress court
August 11, 2003
Govt can’t be sacrificed for Ram temple: Advani
August 10, 2003

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