Thursday, November 6, 2003, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Emergency in Lanka
Majority intact, says govt; 
Chandrika cancels India visit
Colombo, November 5
The political crisis in Sri Lanka deepened today, with President Chandrika Kumaratunga declaring a state of Emergency, a day after sacking three key ministers and suspending Parliament, throwing the peace process undertaken by arch-rival Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe into uncertainty.
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Sri Lankan soldiers guard the Government Press building in Colombo
Sri Lankan soldiers guard the Government Press building in Colombo.
— AP/PTI photo 

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Indo-Lanka ties not to be hit, says Sinha
  Bush pledges  support for peace process in Lanka
  Editorial: Emergency in Sri Lanka

Teardrop island in trouble
RI Lanka has plunged into a deep political crisis. President Chandrika Kumaratunga has sacked four Ministers belonging to the Parliamentary majority party and taken their portfolios of defence, interior, information and finance into her own hands.

Safdar Hashmi’s killers get life term
Ghaziabad, November 5
A local court today sentenced to life Mukesh Sharma, the prime accused, and nine others in the Safdar Hashmi murder case, 14 years after the prominent theatre personality and CPM leader was done to death in broad daylight for staging a play against corruption in 1989 at Jhandapur in Sahibadad.


Sentence in ‘tandoor’ case today
Commotion outside court as protesters seek
death for Sharma
New Delhi, November 5
The Special Public Prosecutor in the “tandoor” murder case today sought death sentence from the trial court for convicted former Delhi Youth Congress president Sushil Sharma, found guilty of killing his wife Naina Sahani even as the arguments on the point of sentence were deferred for tomorrow due to commotion in the court room.

Second major reshuffle in Punjab police
Chandigarh, November 5
In a second major reshuffle in the Police Department, the Punjab Government today ordered the postings of 114 officers, including 49 SPs and 65 DSPs/ASPs, in the absence of the Director-General of Police, Mr A.A Siddiqui.

In Science & Technology today

Detecting lies through polygraph


On alternate Mondays
On Sundays
On Saturdays


The post of pro-VC should be redesignated anti-VC.

by Sandeep Joshi

  Transfer of 22 DSPs cancelled
  No move to replace DGP Siddiqui

Jind NGO wants to adopt, treat Nikita
Jalandhar, November 5
Within hours of highlighting the plight of a two-month HIV-positive baby, Nikita, by The Tribune in its columns today, Apna Ghar, a Jind-based NGO run by Ms Serla Ben, has come forward to adopt and treat the child at its naturopathy centre.

Charles meets Diana’s lookalike
Mumbai, November 5
It could have been an awkward moment for Prince Charles, but he shook hands with a Lady Diana lookalike and moved on to other guests at a reception hosted in Mumbai yesterday evening.

NRI’s murder cuts short celebrations
Dera Sajda (Sultanpur Lodhi), November 5
Barely 10 days after his acquittal in a murder case by a Toronto court, the family members of a 36-year-old NRI, Salwinder Singh Dhillon, hailing from this village, got the news that he had been shot dead by two assailants. Dhillon had left for Canada in 1989 and settled in Toronto.
Family members of Salwinder Singh Dhillon, who was shot dead in Toronto on Monday, mourn his death at his native house at Dera Sajda village in Kapurthala district
Family members of Salwinder Singh Dhillon, who was shot dead in Toronto on Monday, mourn his death at his native house at Dera Sajda village in Kapurthala district on Wednesday. — Photo by S.S. Chopra
A correction
The photograph used with the report ‘‘Malik confesses to Kanishka bombing, says witness’’ on the Index page yesterday was not of Ripudaman Singh Malik but of somebody else. The error is regretted.


Lankan Parliament suspended
November 5, 2003

Sushil Sharma convicted
November 4, 2003
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November 2, 2003
India scalp Pak for hockey gold
November 1, 2003
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October 31, 2003
Pak accepts proposals, but harps on Kashmir
October 30, 2003
1 dead, 37 hurt in Srinagar CTO blast
October 29, 2003
Series of explosions rock Baghdad, 37 dead
October 28, 2003
Pak response to peace moves by next week
October 27, 2003

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