Sunday, September 21, 2003, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

12 militants shot dead
Huge cache of arms seized; 2 securitymen killed
Srinagar, September 20
In another major success, the security forces killed six militants and busted a Jaish-e-Mohammad hideout in Kashmir today. On specific information, troops conducted search operations in the Wahbugh forest area in Pulwama district early today but came under heavy fire from militants.
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Soldiers take up position during a gunfight In video Six militants killed in Phulwama district.
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Soldiers take up position during a gunfight in Tral on Saturday. 
— Tribune photo by Amin War

Joshi adamant; wait till I return, says Vajpayee
New Delhi, September 20
Strategies within the Bharatiya Janata Party are being drawn and redrawn and at stake is the party president ship. The battle of control over the BJP has assumed new dimensions, with Human Resource Development Minister Murli Manohar Joshi sticking to his resignation and Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee asking him to maintain status quo till his return to the Capital.

Vajpayee to meet Bush on Sept 23
New York, September 20
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee arrived here today on a week-long visit, during which he would meet US President George W. Bush on September 23 and address the UN General Assembly on September 25.

PM delays departure due to Babri verdict
Istanbul, September 19
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Friday delayed his departure for New York by one and a half hours as word of the judgment on the framing of charges in the Babri demolition case was received.


In Her World today

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New Bajaj models
‘Innovative’ scooter models on cards, says Sanjiv Bajaj, Vice-President, Bajaj Auto, in an exclusive interview which appears on Business page.

In Spectrum today

Publish and be damned!
by Sonya Dutta Choudhury

Bookshelf basics

Year of bold themes
by M.L. Dhawan


Book reviews
Information replaces knowledge
A. J. Philip
and more


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


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On Sundays
On Saturdays

Vajpayee awake for 22 hours

CFSL played key role in Taj Corridor case
New Delhi, September 20
The swift analysis of the alleged interpolation and fudging in Taj Heritage Corridor Project files by the Central Forensic Scientific Laboratory had helped the CBI a great deal in zeroing in on persons who allegedly tried to cover up their misdeeds.

Rights panel for blacklisting of hospital over rape case
New Delhi, September 2O
The National Commission for Women today observed that Shanti Mukund and Guru Teg Bahadur hospitals had been negligent in providing proper and timely medical care to a 19-year-old nurse after she was allegedly wronged by a sweeper. The accused, identified as Bhure, works in Shanti Mukund Hospital.

First fireproof coach set to roll
Jalandhar, September 20
Keeping in view the increase in incidents of train fire, the Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala, has come out with India’s first fireproof coach. It will be flagged off by the Railway Minister Nitish Kumar tomorrow. The coach is fireproof and has a smoke sensor that would alert passengers with a powerful alarm in case of a fire.

An official gives final touches to India’s first fireproof coach An official gives final touches to India’s first fireproof coach which will be flagged off by Railway Minister Nitish Kumar in Kapurthala on Sunday. 
— Photo by S.S. Chopra

Dardpora stunned by killing of 2 Sikhs
Dardpora, (Baramula), September 20
Untouched by militancy for the past 13 years, this small village, located in the interiors of the Valley, is stunned by the killing of two Sikhs. 
A Kashmiri Sikh woman wails over the death of her son
A Kashmiri Sikh woman wails over the death of her son, Jang Bahadur, who was killed by assailants in his apple orchard.
— Tribune photo by Amin War

Advani let off; Joshi to face charges
September 20, 2003
SC tightens noose on Maya
September 19, 2003
Decision on troops after UN action: PM
September 18, 2003
SC stays disinvestment in HPCL, BPCL
September 17, 2003
Dara, 12 others convicted for killing Staines
September 16, 2003
India threatens to walk out of meeting
September 15, 2003
Kukka Parray shot dead
September 14, 2003
Quit if you can’t protect citizens, SC tells Modi govt
September 13, 2003
Al-Qaida vows more attacks
September 12, 2003

India, Israel vow to end terror
September 11, 2003

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