Sunday, September 28, 2003, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

2 cr Bangladeshis in India: Fernandes
Says proxy war by Pak main challenge
Chandigarh, September 27
The Defence Minister, Mr George Fernandes, said today that the failure of the country’s leadership to drive a tough bargain when Pakistan was on its knees after the 1971 war had led to problems like Kargil, Siachen, Kashmir and cross-border terrorism.

Defence management inadequate, says
Vice-Admiral Das


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Defence Minister George Fernandes speaks at a seminar on Integrated Management of National Security organised in Chandigarh on Saturday. Also seen in the picture are Mr P. C. Dogra, Mr N. N. Vohra and Mr K. S. Sudershan. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

SC castigates High Court
Restores trial court verdict
New Delhi, September 27
The Supreme Court has castigated the Punjab and Haryana High Court for acquitting two murder accused from Punjab given life sentence by the trial judge for brutally killing a man in broad daylight 11 years ago, saying they were let off on a “hypothetical” conclusion based on surmises and conjecture.

Tribunal raps Telecom Department
Roaming services by WLL operators
New Delhi, September 27
The slugfest between cellular and WLL operators was thrown back to the government’s court with the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Apellate Tribunal today stating that it was the responsibility of the Department of Telecom to decide on the matter on grounds of being the licensing authority.


In Her World today

The art of balancing two worlds


On alternate Mondays
On Sundays
On Saturdays


Now how do you plan to ‘fight’ the elections?

by Sandeep Joshi

We have no faith in PM, says Togadia
New Delhi, September 27
Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Pravin Togadia today chose to attack the BJP aggressively on its own turf when he criticised Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and lashed out at minorities at a meeting of the party’s Minority Cell.

Amarmani evading lie-detector test
Moves bail application
New Delhi, September 27
Even as he has been declared medically fit by doctors, former Uttar Pradesh minister Amarmani Tripathi, arrested by the CBI in connection with the Madhumita Shukla murder case, is understood to be trying to evade the test citing health problems.

Meteor causes panic in Orissa
Bhubaneswar, September 27
Night turned into day for a few seconds as a huge ball of fire, believed to be a meteor, streaked across the sky in coastal Orissa causing panic among the people today. Official sources, admitting the occurrence of the phenomenon, said collectors of all districts where the fireball was sighted had been asked to report to the government about it.

Manpreet Badal booked in corruption case
Zira (Ferozepore), September 27
In an apparent move to tighten the noose around the Badal family, the local police has registered a case against the Gidderbaha MLA and SAD chief whip, Mr Manpreet Singh Badal along with Mr Jaijit Singh Jojo, Mr Darshan Singh Mudheer and others, for their alleged involvement in corruption and cheating a disciple of Dera Sekhwan in the subdivision.

Punjab page: No faith in VB, still I’ll cooperate: Badal
Report on Badal’s assets wrong: SAD

Depicting Pakistanis as demons
Chandigarh, September 27
Lord Rama killing the mythological multiheaded demon king Ravana who is wearing a Pakistani flag and standing atop Indian Parliament. 

Ahmedabad- based Mohsin Shaikh, who paints Hindu Gods destroying Pakistani “demons”, with his wife in Chandigarh on Saturday.
— A Tribune photograph

JCT turnaround
JCT rules out public issue, says Samir Thapar, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, JCT Limited, in an exclusive interview which appears on Business page.


State of universities
A compendium of special articles on institutions of higher learning in Punjab, Haryana & Himachal Pradesh.

In Spectrum today

Rise and fall of Mandi Gobindgarh
by P. P. S. Gill

Model Sikhs: Tashan turban da
by Avinash Kalla

Converting plastic waste into petrol!
by T. Jahnavi


Book reviews
Now, a tapori retells the Ramayana!
Ashwini Bhatnagar
and more

No bilateral talks with Pak at SAARC meet: PM
September 27, 2003
No negotiations on terrorism
September 26, 2003
PM, Bush discuss Iraq, terrorism
September 25, 2003
Let us increase Mission strength, India tells Pak
September 24, 2003
Dara sentenced to death in Staines murder case
September 23, 2003
RAW officer, 2 others killed in Rajouri blast
September 22, 2003
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

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