Thursday, September 4, 2003, Chandigarh, India
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Govt clears 8000-cr Hawk deal
New Delhi, September 3
The Government today cleared some of the long-pending decisions on weapons acquisition, including the purchase of 66 Advanced Jet Trainers for the Indian Air Force and further modernising the existing lethal ‘Ghatak Platoon’. File photo of a Hawk advanced jet trainer.
File photo of a Hawk advanced jet trainer. — PTI photo
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One jawan dead, 12 injured in encounter
Kathua, September 3
Twelve persons, including nine Army and police personnel, were today wounded in an encounter with the holed-up terrorists of the Lashkar-e-Toiba in Ghatti village of Kathua district where they had infiltrated from Pakistan yesterday afternoon.

Jugraj injured in car accident
Jugraj Singh after a day-long surgery at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, on Wednesday. Chandigarh/Jalandhar, September 3
Hockey star Jugraj Singh (20) was injured seriously in a road accident at around 10.30 pm last night. The Zen, No PB-A-63-0063, driven by Jugraj, hit the divider on the Phagwara-Jalandhar GT road near Paragpur, and dashed against an electricity pole as he tried to save a rickshaw-puller who was trying to cross the road.
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Jugraj Singh after a day-long surgery at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

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Punjabi varsity teaching from Sept 5
Students block traffic at Bathinda
Patiala, September 3
Punjabi University today decided to resume teaching work in a phased manner from September 5 with the opening of its University College of Engineering.

Custodial death accused ASI gets ‘VIP treatment’; IG orders probe
Amritsar, September 3
The Assistant Sub-Inspector who was declared proclaimed offender in connection with the ‘custodial death’ of 17-year-old school boy Pardeep Singh of Yamarai village in Tarn Taran was allegedly given ‘VIP treatment’ in the office of DSP (D), Majitha, who was directed to conduct the inquiry on the direction of the Punjab Human Rights Commission.

Orders reserved in Ayodhya case
Lucknow, September 3
A special CBI court in Rae Bareli has reserved its judgement till September 12 on formal framing of charges against Deputy Prime Minister Lal Krishna Advani and others, including Union HRD Minister Dr Murli Manohar Joshi, in the Babri mosque demolition case, official source said here today.

Lunar mission in 5 years, says ISRO chief
Thiruvananthapuram, September 3
The country’s first lunar mission would be accomplished within five years, the ISRO’s new acting chairman G Madhavan Nair said today.

Punjab may harvest bumper paddy crop
Chandigarh, September 3
The prospects of a bumper paddy crop appear good so far, given the normal rainfall in Punjab. There has, however, been some damage to cotton and maize, where water had accumulated in low-lying fields. Even as the agitating farmers who have been here since Monday prepare to return home tomorrow, the paddy procurement blues haunt them, given the strict specifications for purchase by the agencies concerned.


State of universities
The Tribune has a close look at the state of universities in Punjab, Haryana and
Himachal Pradesh

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Developing hydrogen as an energy source


Day of terror in J&K
September 3, 2003

SC refuses to stay Babri trial
September 2, 2003

Five arrested for Mumbai blasts
September 1, 2003
Mastermind of Parliament attack Gazi Baba killed
August 31, 2003
582-cr package for J&K
August 30, 2003
Article 356 to be used only with safeguards
August 29, 2003
39 killed in Nashik stampede
August 28, 2003
Mayawati resigns, Mulayam stakes claim
August 27, 2003
Mumbai panics as twin blasts kill 46
August 26, 2003
Mufti for opening of border posts
August 25, 2003
Centre clears new pension scheme
August 24, 2003

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