Sunday, October 5, 2003, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Government warns telecom operators
New Delhi, October 4
Hardening its stance against violation of norms and the spirit of telecom service by some operators, a group of ministers (GoM) today warned such operators and their subscribers that they would be at their own risk as the government would take appropriate measures for enforcing discipline.

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17 Pak intruders shot
Army steps up vigil along border
Srinagar, October 4
Stepping up anti-insurgency operations, the Army shot dead 17 Pakistani infiltrators along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir overnight, a defence spokesman said today.

Troops patrol near the fenced Line of Control in Mendhar Sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. J&K page: Pak militant arrested

Troops patrol near the fenced Line of Control in Mendhar Sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.
— Reuters photo

Pak may get 60 US choppers
Islamabad, October 4
As Pakistan leaders kept pressing for more weapons systems from the USA to establish “conventional deterrence” against India, the Bush Administration has reportedly approved the sale of 60 attack helicopters to Pakistan for use in operations against the Al-Qaida and the Taliban.




In Her World today

Cloning an image


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


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You don’t worry sir, they are burning only Ravana effigy.

by Sandeep Joshi

World page: Avoid provocation, USA tells India, Pak

6,000 SPOs without salary for months
Chandigarh, October 4
Special Police Officers (SPOs), who played an important role in the fight against terrorism in Punjab, are a dejected lot these days for various reasons. In fact, many of them are facing an uncertain future as they have become over-age and ineligible to get any government job.

Mumbai on alert after e-mail warning
Mumbai, October 4
Security at important public places and vital installations here has been beefed up and the police has been keeping a strict vigil in the wake of an e-mail received by a news channel, purportedly from an alleged militant outfit, threatening to trigger more bomb blasts in the megapolis.

Tarlochan warns Sikh youth on migrant labourers
Tarlochan SinghNew Delhi, October 4
National Commission for Minorities Chairperson Tarlochan Singh today warned the Sikh youth that migrant labour from Bihar, eastern Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh would soon outnumber them if they continued to be indifferent to semi-skilled jobs.

2 buried alive in hillock collapse
Una, October 4
Two persons have died and two sustained grievous injuries when a pile of earth fell on labourers who were digging a plinth in Bhadsali village, 10 km from here today.

Mann’s staff, cop lock horns over traffic rule violation
Jalandhar, October 4
Simranjit Singh MannAfter high drama which lasted at the Phagwara police station for about three hours, two gunmen, a driver and a supporter of Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, President of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), who were travelling in Mr Mann’s car, were booked for allegedly illegally detaining a traffic police Head Constable after he tried to stop the vehicle.

Yuvraj, Chopra in squad for first Test
Rajkot, October 4
Delhi player Akash Chopra was today rewarded for his consistent performance as the national selectors named him in the 14-member squad for the first cricket Test against New Zealand in a bid to find a long-term solution to India’s opening blues.

       Yuvraj Singh. — A file photo
Yuvraj Singh
Sports page:
Yuvraj not averse to opening the innings
Thrilled Chopra looking forward to first Test
Test team selection on expected lines

In Spectrum  today

Passage from pain to peace
by Uma Vasudev

Encounter with the Bactrian camel
by Baljit Singh

18 at 80!
by Devinder Bir Kaur

Back together with Baghban
by Vickey Lalwani


Book reviews
Panorama of political immorality
by Shelley Walia
and more

Mulayam’s Cabinet now has 98 members
October 4, 2003
6 rights activists detained
October 3, 2003
Naidu injured in mine blast
October 2, 2003
Joshi’s resignation rejected
October 1, 2003
Al-Qaida’s call to topple Musharraf
September 30, 2003
India beat Pak, lift Asia Cup
September 29, 2003
2 cr Bangladeshis in India: Fernandes
September 28, 2003
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

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