Saturday, October 18, 2003, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Militants attack Mufti’s house
Kill two BSF personnel, take shelter in shopping complex
Srinagar, October 17
Two heavily armed militants tried to storm the official residence of the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammed Sayeed ,here today. This was the first such attack during the past 14 years of militancy in the state.
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Border Security Force jawans take up positions during a gunbattle outside the residence of Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed
Border Security Force jawans take up positions during a gunbattle outside the residence of Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed; and (right) two Kashmiri youths hug each other after being rescued from a building where the militants had gone into hiding in Srinagar on Friday. — Reuters photo

VHP programme fizzles out
Singhal arrested, freed; holds ‘sankalp’ programme
Ayodhya, October 17
Armed with court orders, the paramilitary forces today foiled the attempt of the VHP to organise its sankalp sammelan by preventing any sort of congregation at Karsevakpuram here after arresting VHP leaders Ashok Singhal and Ram Vilas Vedanti.
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VHP demands President’s rule in Uttar Pradesh

Policemen carry one of the activists after breaking up a rally in Ayodhya. 
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Dawood branded terrorist; India summons Pak envoy
New Delhi, October 17
The Pakistan’s Deputy High Commissioner here, Mr Munnawar Bhatti, was summoned to the Foreign Office today and told to convey to his country once again to meet New Delhi’s long-standing demand of handing over underworld don Dawood Ibrahim who is in Karachi.

Dawood Ibrahim
Dawood Ibrahim 

Pakistan denies  Dawood’s presence in Karachi
Interpol can’t force Pak on Dawood

Sportspersons to retain jobs
Punjab Ministry amends police rules
Chandigarh, October 17
The Punjab Council of Ministers today amended the relevant police rules to retain the services of 337 police sportspersons. 

Cops zero in on 10 suspects in Swiss diplomat’s rape case
New Delhi, October 17
After questioning 2,000 persons in the Swiss diplomat rape case, the Delhi police has zeroed in on 10 persons who more or less matched the identikit sketch released by the police based on the descriptions provided by the victim.

PSLV puts satellite into space
Sriharikota, October 17
India added another feather in its space technology capability by successfully launching its heaviest and sophisticated remote sensing satellite, Resourcesat-1, using the indigenously built PSLV from the space centre here at 10.22 am, amidst unexpected heavy downpour. TV image of the launching of PSLV-C5
TV image of the launching of PSLV-C5 from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on Friday. — PTI photo

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A pied piper too many
by Prabhjot Singh

Majestic mountains, mean machines
by Roopinder Singh

Alpana’s jewellery goes beyond the predictable
by Humra Quraishi

THIS ABOVE ALL: When Israel was a distant dream
by  Khushwant Singh

VHP men to be allowed darshan
October 17, 2003
Allow VHP programme, Advani asks Mulayam
October 16, 2003
Tension mounts in Ayodhya
October 15, 2003
VHP leaders go underground
October 14, 2003
Faizabad sealed off
October 13, 2003
2,000 Shiv sainiks held in Ayodhya
October 12, 2003
300 Shiv Sainiks held in Ayodhya
October 11, 2003
CDs seized from Daler’s office
October 10, 2003
Vigilance team quizzes Badal
October 9, 2003
Jogi chargesheeted
October 8, 2003

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