Saturday, November 8, 2003, Chandigarh, India
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Death penalty for Sushil Sharma in ‘tandoor’ case
New Delhi, November 7
Former Delhi Youth Congress president Sushil Sharma was today sentenced to death by a city Sessions Court for the brutal murder of his wife Naina Sahni eight years ago and then trying to destroy the body by burning it in a “tandoor’’ of a restaurant run by him.

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100 years of pine-scented travel
by Ruchika M. Khanna

Olympian heights dot Sansarpur plains
by Prabhjot Singh

THIS ABOVE ALL: You cannot take your wealth to the other world
by Khushwant Singh

Chandrika lifts Emergency
Calls for setting up national government
Chandrika KumaratungaColombo, November 7
Amid a continuing power struggle, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe returned home today, pledging to reopen Parliament and reviving the peace process as his bitter political rival President Chandrika Kumaratunga withdrew the controversial state of Emergency she had imposed two days ago.

Devotees carry the ‘palki’ of Guru Granth Sahib in the Golden Temple on the eve of the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev in Amritsar Devotees carry the ‘palki’ of Guru Granth Sahib in the Golden Temple on the eve of the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev in Amritsar on Friday.
— Tribune photo by Rajiv Sharma

SC agrees to reconsider order banning strikes
New Delhi, November 7
The Supreme Court today agreed to have a fresh look on its judgement banning strikes by the government employees and issued notice to the Centre on a petition seeking the reconsideration of the order.


In Sports Tribune today

Namdharis back in hockey arena




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Atalji, should we send him to the ‘sensitive’ states?

by Sandeep Joshi

6 die in US chopper crash in Iraq
Tikrit (Iraq), November 7
An American Black Hawk helicopter crashed near Saddam Hussein’s hometown in Iraq today, killing all six persons on board. US soldiers said it had probably been shot down with a rocket-propelled grenade.

Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai and Raima Sen at a press conference after a screening of their film, "Chokher Bali", in Mumbai
Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai and Raima Sen at a press conference after a screening of their film, "Chokher Bali", in Mumbai on Thursday. — PTI

Probe ordered into tea garden killings
Kolkata, November 7
Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee today turned down the demand for a judicial probe and ordered a magisterial inquiry into the gruesome killings at the Birpara Dalgaon tea estate, following a feud between two rival groups of CPM’s labour front CITU.

Editorial: Gory violence

PM defends pace of reforms
London, November 7
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has said that reforms carried out in a democratic country like India are more deeply rooted and sustainable, and democracy cannot be blamed for impeding reforms.

Vajpayee to open conference

Rethink on Chief of Defence Staff
New Delhi, November 7
Almost three years after the idea was first mooted, India may get its first Chief of Defence Staff in the coming months with not only the inter-services differences having been resolved but even the political leadership of the country shedding some of its insecurity.

Nation page: Entire LoC to be fenced: Army chief

Raids detect tax evasion worth crores
Amritsar, November 7
For the second consecutive day, the high powered four teams of the Excise and Taxation Department today conducted raids on big business houses in Tarn Taran and Amritsar, detecting tax evasion and irregularities worth several crores.


In our series, State of Medical Institutions, Assistant Editor Roopinder Singh examines the functioning of Chandigarh’s Government Medical College and Hospital on the Opinions page.


19 hacked, burnt in tea garden clash
November 7, 2003

Emergency in Lanka
November 6, 2003

Lankan Parliament suspended
November 5, 2003

Sushil Sharma convicted
November 4, 2003
3 killed, 40 hurt in Gujarat violence
November 3, 2003
We’ll test Pak sincerity, says PM
November 2, 2003
India scalp Pak for hockey gold
November 1, 2003
Kashmir-specific proposals rejected
October 31, 2003
Pak accepts proposals, but harps on Kashmir
October 30, 2003
1 dead, 37 hurt in Srinagar CTO blast
October 29, 2003

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