Friday, October 3, 2003, Chandigarh, India
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6 rights activists detained
Probe ordered into attack on Naidu;
8 more mines found
Tirupati/Hyderabad, October 2
Eight unexploded Claymore mines, similar to the ones that blasted Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu’s car yesterday, were detected today highlighting the security lapses into which a rattled Andhra Pradesh Government ordered a probe even as six persons were detained for questioning.
Andhra Pradesh Governor Surjit Singh Barnala calls on Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu at the latter’s official residence
Andhra Pradesh Governor Surjit Singh Barnala calls on Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu at the latter’s official residence in Hyderabad on Thursday. — PTI
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Joshi plays Ayodhya card again
Lays stress on consensus
New Delhi, October 2
Human Resource Development Minister Murli Manohar Joshi today renewed efforts to regain political space within the BJP using the Ayodhya card.
Talking to The Tribune this evening, hours before his scheduled departure for Paris and London to attend a UNESCO conference, Dr Joshi, however, sought to draw an important distinction.

  Nation page: Singhal warns against ban on Ayodhya march

Key suspect behind twin blasts held
Mumbai, October 2
In a major breakthrough, the Mumbai police today arrested Zahid Yusuf Patne, alias ‘Patni’, key suspect in the August 25 twin blasts here and the July 28 Ghatkopar explosion.

Coetzee wins Nobel Prize in Literature
Stockholm, October 2
J.M. CoetzeeSouth African novelist J.M. Coetzee has won the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Swedish Academy said today.
J.M. Coetzee, a white Afrikaner born in Cape Town in 1940, writes in English and portrays a desolate vision of his racially divided country.

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Defaulters cough up dues for fear of social stigma
Amritsar, October 2
The decision of the state government to put the names of economic offenders on huge public notice boards in the villages concerned has started showing results.

Cases against BSNL, MTNL officials for bribe
New Delhi, October 2
The CBI has registered a case against some officials of the Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd and the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd and representatives of private companies for paying illegal gratification to government servants and possessing classified secret documents.

Fake degree racket busted
Jalandhar, October 2
The local police today busted a fake degree racket by arresting two women and a kingpin of the gang from an institute running in Mota Singh Market here.
A large number of fake degrees were seized from the gang.

Ram Lila artiste held for raping minor
Bathinda, October 2
A minor belonging to the Dalit community and living in Dhobiana Basti here was allegedly raped by a youth of the same locality last night.
The victim had gone with her younger sister to see the ‘Ram Lila’ in the locality when the accused, Lakhbir Singh, who provides musical accompaniment to the Ram Lila, took her to a secluded place and raped her.
The police takes away a man who allegedly raped a 10-year-old girl The police takes away a man who allegedly raped a 10-year-old girl on Wednesday night at Bathinda.
— Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera


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