Monday, September 22, 2003, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

RAW officer, 2 others killed in Rajouri blast
Jammu, September 21
An officer of the intelligence agency, the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), Mr A.C. Dutta, and two others were killed in an explosion in the main bazaar of the border district of Rajouri today. As many as 27 persons were injured and the condition of six of them was critical. One of the Rajouri blast injured being brought to Jammu Medical College and Hospital on Sunday.
One of the Rajouri blast injured being brought to Jammu Medical College and Hospital on Sunday. An IED exploded in Rajouri on Sunday, killing three persons.
— Photo by Sarbjeet Singh


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Tripathi arrested for Madhumita’s murder
Madhumita Lucknow, September 21
Former Uttar Pradesh minister Amarmani Tripathi was today arrested by the CBI in the poetess Madhumita murder case, more than five months after she was slained, following the matching of his blood sample with the foetus of her child.

Verdict unfortunate, says Joshi
Allahabad, September 21
In his first public comments after resigning from the Union Cabinet, Human Resource Development Minister Murli Manohar Joshi today termed as “unfortunate” the Rae Bareli Special Court’s decision to frame charges against him in the Babri mosque demolition case and dismissed as “baseless” allegations about his involvement in the incident.

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Vajpayee, Bush meeting rescheduled
New York, September 21
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will meet President George W Bush on September 24, the same day Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf also meets the US leader separately, when the American request for Indian troops in Iraq may also figure.

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Dawood in Pak, admits minister
New Delhi, September 21
Years after India claimed that underworld don Dawood Ibrahim was based in Karachi, a senior Pakistani minister has for the first time admitted his presence in the country and that he had acquired “substantial interests” there, according to media reports.

Mysterious fever claims five more lives
Shimla, September 21
While doctors at IGMC Hospital await the final report of the NICD (National Institute of Communicable Disease), the mysterious fever claimed five more lives during the past 24 hours .

Mysterious fever: need for data bank

Once prosperous, Jammu farmers now
on dole
Ranbirsingh Pura, (Indo-Pak Border), September 21
With a major chunk of their fertile land producing high-quality basmati rice having come under landmines buried by the Army to prevent infiltration from across the border, the once prosperous farmers of the border belt of Jammu and Kathua districts are now living on government dole. A board warns against landmines in Suchetgarh in Jammu district.
A board warns against landmines in Suchetgarh in Jammu district.
— A Tribune photograph



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Organised crime tightens grip
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Explain laptop use, Bihar MLAs asked
by Imran Khan

E-books down but not out
by Franklin Paul

12 militants shot dead
September 21, 2003
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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