Monday, October 20, 2003, Chandigarh, India
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Pope beatifies Mother Teresa
Vatican City, October 19
An ailing Pope John Paul II beatified Mother Teresa before a crowd of 3,00,000 today, calling her an icon of charity and launching her on the fast track to sainthood. The two-and-a-half-hour ceremony in St Peterís square was a multi-coloured, multi-lingual service that reflected Mother Teresaís global appeal.
The Pope blesses Indian girls during the beatification ceremony of Mother Teresa at St Peterís Square in Vatican City on Sunday.

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The Pope blesses Indian girls during the beatification ceremony of Mother Teresa at St Peterís Square in The Vatican on Sunday. ó Reuters photo

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Patiala, October 19
The Patiala police today deputed an undercover team to arrest pop star Daler Mehndi following identification of a mobile set being used by him even as it was made clear that Daler had not been declared a proclaimed offender yet.

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Centre for talks with Hindus, Muslims on Ayodhya
Chennai, October 19
The Centre today said it was making efforts to hold talks between Hindu and Muslim leaders for an amicable settlement to the vexed Ayodhya imbroglio and hoped that the issue would be resolved within a year.

Army officer, 6 militants killed in valley
Srinagar, October 19
Two militants and an Army officer were killed in a gunbattle in the frontier district of Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir early today, defence sources said here. The encounter broke out at K.K. Gali, 10 km north-west of Kupwara, in the wee hours when militants opened fire on an Army patrol, they said.

Pak promises to honour Indus treaty
Denies diverting Ravi, Sutlej waters
Wagah (Amritsar), October 19
The Pakistan Commissioner for Indus Water, Mr Syed Jamaiat Ali Shah, today promised that the Government of Pakistan would not violate the Indus water treaty, signed in 1960 between India and Pakistan, at any cost as mutual trust between both the neighbouring countries would go a long way to exploit the six-river basin, comprising Jhelum, Chenab, Sindh, Beas, Ravi and Sutlej for the benefit of humanity.

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