Friday, October 24, 2003, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Hurriyat cautious
To build consensus  on talks offer
Srinagar, October 23
The Hurriyat Conference led by Moulvi Abbas Ansari here today adopted a cautious approach, deciding to “procure a broader consensus” on the offer of talks with Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani for a “resolution of the Kashmir issue”.

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7 die, 50 hurt in train mishap
Faulty wheel disc caused derailment: Nitish
Bangalore, October 23
Seven persons were killed and over 50 injured when five coaches of a train carrying hundreds of people to work in this Karnataka Capital derailed early today shortly after leaving Mysore.
Rescuers gather around a Bangalore-bound train which derailed near Mysore Rescuers gather around a Bangalore-bound train which derailed near Mysore on Thursday. — AFP photo

Ferrying peace
by H. K. Dua
AST couple of weeks were marked surprisingly by the absence of habitual rhetoric between India and Pakistan. The spell was broken on Wednesday night with India making a move which, on the face of it, looks simple, but, if built upon, can have considerable influence on the making of peace in the subcontinent.


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Pak weighs pros and cons of Indian proposals
Islamabad, October 23
Pakistan today began consultations within various government departments on the series of offers made by India to normalise bilateral ties before formulating a formal response even as top Kashmiri politicians cautiously welcomed the proposal of a bus service between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Military balance must for talks, says Musharraf
World page: China, Sudan laud peace move by India
Nation page: BJP hails PM’s peace offer

Farmers to pay more for power
Shimla, October 23
The Himachal government today hiked electricity duty by three paise per unit for various categories of consumers with immediate effect. Domestic consumers have been spared.

Daler gets pre-arrest bail
New Delhi, October 23
The Delhi High Court today granted anticipatory bail for 10 days to pop star Daler Mehndi against whom a Patiala court had issued arrest warrant in a human trafficking case.

Games may add another jewel in India’s crown
Hyderabad, October 23
When the idea of organising an inter-continental games among the countries of Asia and Africa germinated in the early 90s, it was considered a preposterous proposition, on the premise that there was very little space to squeeze in a games of such magnitude between the Asian Games, the Olympic Games, the Commonwealth Games, the South Asia Federation Games, the world championships and myriad other national games and championships.

Fresh move to improve ties with Pakistan
October 23, 2003
Govt raises ceiling on poll expenses
October 22, 2003
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

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