Monday, September 8, 2003, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Mamata to be reinducted into Cabinet today
Reshuffle of portfolios likely
New Delhi, September 7Mamata Banerjee
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is undertaking a minor expansion of his Cabinet here tomorrow bringing back Ms Mamata Banerjee as one of the ministers after 30 months. The Trinamool Congress chief along with a candidate from the MDMK party will take the oath of office and secrecy at Rashtrapati Bhavan at 1 pm tomorrow.


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Mulayam all set to win trust vote today
Lucknow, September 7
With a breakaway Bahujan Samaj Party faction already joining the ruling coalition in Uttar Pradesh, the Chief Minister, Mr Mulayam Singh Yadav, appears to be all set to win the trust vote tomorrow in the state.

Expansion family affair for Mulayam
Lucknow, September 7
The sudden expansion of the Mulayam Singh Yadav one-man Cabinet late last night proved to be a family affair, with son, brother and “close lieutenants” finding places in the Cabinet. He inducted six ministers — two each from the Samajwadi Party, the Rashtriya Kranti Party of Kalyan Singh and the Rashtriya Lok Dal of Ajit Singh.

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Mulayam Singh inducts six new ministers in his cabinet. (28k, 56k)

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256 fishermen return from Pakistan
Vadodara, September 7
India and Pakistan have pressed into service an aircraft and a ship to locate 12 missing fishermen and a “khalasi” who were on their way in two boats to the Okha port in Gujarat from Karachi after their release from Pakistani jails.

Ten-year-old Bhagwan Babu (centre) is hugged by his father Babubhai as he arrives at the port of Okha, about 350 km from Ahmedabad, on Sunday. — AFP photo

Ten-year-old Bhagwan Babu (centre) is hugged by his father Babubhai as he arrives at the port of Okha

Hurriyat splits, breakaway group removes Ansari
Srinagar, September 7
Capping two months of internal squabbling and a war of attrition in public, the Hurriyat Conference, the biggest separatist outfit in Jammu and Kashmir, today split with 13 of its 25 constituents removing its Chairman Maulana Mohammad Abbas Ansari and replacing him with Masrat Alam as its interim chief.

Pension scheme fiscally prudent, says Sahib Singh
New Delhi, September 7
The establishment of a stringent regulatory mechanism is of paramount importance for ensuring that the desired objectives are achieved from the proposed contributory pension scheme for government employees, Union Labour Minister Sahib Singh Verma has said. He, however, hastened to add prima facie he “did not find any fault” in the scheme as it would reduce the increasing burden on the government exchequer.

Sikh youths forced to live as Muslims
Families left desolate, debt-ridden

Hoshiarpur/Kapurthala, September 7
Three youths of Punjab have been stuck in Pakistan for the past six months, awaiting their return.

Jagwinder Singh, Balbir Singh and Avtar Singh
From left: Jagwinder Singh, Balbir Singh and Avtar Singh

Mohali as base
Quark to develop Mohali as global base, says Mr Kamar Aulakh, President of Quark, in an exclusive interview which appears on Business page.

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September 7, 2003

BSP heads for split
in UP
September 6, 2003

Kalam calls for second Green Revolution
September 5, 2003

Govt clears 8000-cr Hawk deal
September 4, 2003

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
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August 31, 2003
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August 30, 2003
Article 356 to be used only with safeguards
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