Thursday, October 9, 2003, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Vigilance team quizzes Badal
Sukhbir appears at VB office today
Chandigarh, October 8
Seemingly upbeat after being questioned by the Vigilance Bureau at his official residence here for about four hours, former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said today that the bureau team did not ask anything substantial, except a few questions here and there, about the allegations levelled against him by Chief Minister, Amarinder Singh, about the amassing of huge wealth and properties.

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India opens skies to ASEAN flights; security pact signed
Bali, October 8
In a major development in the process of normalisation of Sino-Indian ties, China today announced that it had removed Sikkim from the list of regional countries on its official website, clearing the decks for Beijing’s formal recognition of the state as a part of India in the near future. China also expressed confidence that the boundary dispute between the two countries would be resolved amicably.

China has removed Sikkim as a separate country from its Foreign Ministry Website, paving the way for Beijing's formal recognition of the state as part of India. (28k, 56k)

Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee at the ASEAN-India Summit in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Wednesday. — Reuters photo

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Chandigarh is 50
HANDIGARH, the nation’s most modern and vibrant city, is celebrating its Golden Jubilee today. The Tribune, which has been associated with the growth of Chandigarh and has shared its joys and sorrows, is offering to its readers a Special Supplement — “Chandigarh is 50” — to celebrate the occasion.


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CBI raids Maya’s houses
New Delhi, October 8
In a major swoop in connection with the Taj Corridor Heritage Project scam, the CBI today carried out simultaneous raids at the residences of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati in Delhi, Lucknow, Bulandshahar, Khurja and NOIDA.

IAF becoming elite force: Air Chief
New Delhi, October 8
S. Krishnaswamy The Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal S. Krishnaswamy while urging his men to make the Indian Air Force more professional said today that it was a force to reckon with in the region.
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The Suryakiran aerobatic team performs during the Air Force Day celebrations in New Delhi on Wednesday. — Reuters photo
The Suryakiran aerobatic team performs during the Air Force Day celebrations

Pak test-fires Hatf-IV missile
Islamabad, October 8

Pakistan today conducted its second missile test in less than a week by “successfully” test-firing the Hatf-IV medium-range nuclear-capable missile, which has a range of 700 km and could hit targets in India.

SC ruling brings reprieve to tenants
New Delhi, October 8
The Supreme Court today declined to issue a direction to the Centre for implementing the controversial Delhi Rent Control Act kept in limbo since 1995 despite the President’s assent.

Fly ash continues to flow
Fisheries Dept collects water samples from wetlands

Ropar, October 8
Fly ash continued to flow into the Sutlej in the international wetland here for the second day from the breached dyke of the Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal Plant.
Workers busy plugging the breach in the Guru Nanak Thermal Plant discharge canal Editorial: Sullying the Sutlej

Workers busy plugging the breach in the Guru Nanak Thermal Plant discharge canal on Wednesday.
— Tribune photo by Karam Singh 

In Science & Technology today

Lessons from New York blackout

Jogi chargesheeted
October 8, 2003
5 states go to polls on Nov 20, Dec 1
October 7, 2003
Israeli jets hit camp near Damascus
October 6, 2003
Government warns telecom operators
October 5, 2003
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

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