Wednesday, October 22, 2003, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Govt raises ceiling on poll expenses
New Delhi, October 21
Just weeks before five states go to the polls, the government today decided to raise the ceiling of expenditure by the candidates in both Lok Sabha and State Assembly elections. The Union Cabinet at its meeting here decided that candidates in the Lok Sabha elections could now spend up to Rs 25 lakh and those in the Assembly elections Rs 10 lakh.

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Security forces rescue 12 hostages
Blow up house killing militants in Pulwama district
Srinagar, October 21
The 30-hour hostage drama ended today with security forces blowing up a house killing two holed-up Jaish-e-Mohammad militants after rescuing without any harm 12 civilians held captive by them in Pulwama district in a pre-dawn assault.
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Widows of Delhi police martyrs at the Police Commemoration Day parade Punjab page: SPOs may get salary before Divali

Haryana page: Cops remembered

Widows of Delhi police martyrs at the Police Commemoration Day parade in New Delhi on Monday. — PTI

Custodial death: mob goes on rampage
New Delhi, October 21
Death of a youth in police custody led to violence in the Punjabi Bagh area in West district today where an irate mob pelted stones, indulged in arson and damaged public properties. At least 25 policemen were injured in the violence.

NCR page: Custody death: Mob goes berserk


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Vital clues found in rape case
New Delhi, October 21
The Delhi police today made vital progress in the rape of a Swiss diplomat when she selected a couple of photographs from among those e-mailed to her as the possible suspects behind the crime.

Edit page: Shame, rape is on the rise

HC seeks details of new complaints
against Daler

New Delhi, October 21
The Delhi High Court today sought fresh affidavit from the Punjab police giving details about the 31 more complaints it claimed to have received against pop star Daler Mehndi and his brothers after perusing the case diary in a human trafficking case against them.

India, Pak hold talks on waters
Jammu , October 21
A three-member Pakistani team, headed by the Indus Water Commissioner, Syed Jamaiat Ali Shah, had a detailed discussion with Indian experts, led by Mr A.D. Wadhwa, Commissioner, at the 900 MW Bhagliar power project, which is under construction.

World page: Pak ready for talks on air links with India

Administration’s move to restore glory of Kali Bein
Kapurthala/Sultanpur Lodhi, October 21
To revive the historic Kali Bein rivulet, which had religious significance for the Sikhs, the Kapurthala District Administration has drawn up an action plan, to check flow of industrial waste into the rivulet and regulate flow of water into it. The state government and the local administration are introducing weed technology in villages along the Bein to persuade villagers to treat water in weed technology-based ponds before discharging it into the Bein.

Militants take eight villagers hostage
October 21, 2003
Pope beatifies Mother Teresa
October 20, 2003
2 holed-up militants shot dead
October 19, 2003
Militants attack Mufti’s house
October 18, 2003
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

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