Saturday, October 25, 2003, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Talks not at cost of unity, says Advani
L. K. Advani
New Delhi, October 24
The Centre today indicated that it was prepared to talk to anyone on the lines of decentralisation but made it clear that unity and integrity of the nation will not be compromised at any cost.

Hurriyat for talks only on Kashmir
Srinagar, October 24
The All-Party Hurriyat Conference (APHC) today said it was ready to hold negotiations with Deputy Prime Minister L.K. Advani, provided they were Kashmir-centric and Pakistan was involved at a later stage.


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World page: Pak promises cautious consideration to offer

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Breakthrough in recruitment scam
Shimla, October 24
Hi-tech investigations into the recruitment scam have revealed vital evidence linking the state Subordinate Services Selection Board and the office of the then Chief Minister, which could land former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal in serious trouble.

Indo-China parleys continue
New Delhi, October 24
India and China today had another round of delegation-level talks on the border issue in a “cordial, constructive and cooperative” manner and agreed to meet again at mutually acceptable dates in Beijing, a foreign office spokesman said.


In Sports Tribune today

Bring back crowds to stadiums


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The ‘piece’ we want is Kashmir.

by Sandeep Joshi

Schoolchildren perform a dance programme during the opening ceremony of the Afro-Asian Games in Hyderabad on Friday.

Schoolchildren perform a dance programme during the opening ceremony of the Afro-Asian Games in Hyderabad on Friday.
— PTI photo

Sports page:
Spectacular show marks Afro-Asiad opening
Afro-Asiad sends out political message
Indian men storm into soccer semis (and more)

Rape victim got 1 lakh for PM’s meeting, claims Digvijay
Bhopal, October 24
The rape victim controversy took a new turn today with the Chief Minister, Mr Digvijay Singh, claiming that the victim was paid Rs 1 lakh for her being present at the Prime Minister’s public meeting here.

Nation page: Digvijay lashes out at Centre

USA indicts Al-Qaida activist
Washington, October 24
A prominent US Muslim activist has been charged in an 18-count indictment with devising an illegal scheme to obtain money from Libya and with attempting to conceal his financial dealings from the government.

Bumper paddy harvest brightens Divali spirit
Chandigarh, October 24
Punjab is all set to achieve new records in the procurement of paddy, thanks to a bumper harvest. No wonder, kisans today can barely hide their happiness, as they make their way to the banks and prepare to celebrate Divali in a big way. The same is true of the arhtiyas, who too have decorated their shops and homes with lights, anticipating prosperous business.

In Windows today

I love success, and how!
by Gitanjali Sharma

The beads that bring relief
by Navadeep Singh

THIS ABOVE ALL: The grace in Coetzee's Disgrace
by Khushwant Singh

Hurriyat cautious
October 24, 2003
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

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