Saturday, November 15, 2003, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

India to base planes in Tajikistan
Engineers working to strengthen runway
India is likely to station some aircraft at the Farkhor military base in Tajikistan, where Indian engineers are now working to strengthen a runway, aircraft pens and other facilities.

We are upgrading airstrip: PM
Dushanbe, November 14
Atal Bihari VajpayeeDispelling reports that India was setting up a military base in Tajikistan, Prime Minister Vajpayee and Tajik President Emamoli Rakhmanov today said the facility was intended as an alternate airport for the Tajik capital.

PM reaches Damascus
World page: Indo-Tajik group to fight terror

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Jaya has lost the fight — If only she had read the Constitution!...
by H.K. Dua 
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Andhra Assembly dissolved
Elections not before February, says Lyngdoh
Hyderabad/New Delhi, November 14
Setting the stage for early polls to the Andhra Pradesh Assembly, Governor Surjit Singh Barnala today dissolved the House and asked Mr N. Chandrababu Naidu to continue as the caretaker Chief Minister.

Editorial: Advantage Naidu

India to host 2010 Commonwealth Games
Montego Bay (Jamaica), November 14
India’s last minute offer of $ 7.2 million for athlete training tilted the scale in its favour as New Delhi got overwhelming support from member countries to host the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
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PM's 'undertaking' clinched Games bid

Indian delegates to the Commonwealth Games Federation celebrate after listening the announcement that New Delhi will host the 2010 Commonwealth Games Indian delegates to the Commonwealth Games Federation celebrate after listening the announcement that New Delhi will host the 2010 Commonwealth Games, beating by 46 votes to 22 rival contender Hamilton, Canada, in Montego Bay, Jamaica, on Thursday. It will be only the second Asian host after Malaysia staged the 1998 Games in Kuala Lumpur.
— AP/PTI photo


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Repaying a debt that nation owes to disabled soldiers
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Ties with BJP have harmed Akalis, says Tohra
Ludhiana, November 14
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) President and Shiromani Akali Dal leader Gurcharan Singh Tohra has said that the unconditional support extended to the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government at the Centre has cost regional parties, including the SAD, dear.

Support to Cong: DSGMC splits
New Delhi, November 14
Controllers of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) virtually split today in the wake of its president’s open support to the Congress blamed for the 1984 riots and Operation Blue Star.

Season’s 1st snowfall in Kashmir
Srinagar, November 14
The tourist resort of Gulmarg and other parts of north Kashmir today received the first snowfall of the season, plunging the mercury by several degrees, official sources said here.

J&K page: Kashmir gears up for harsh winter

Children’s Day gift for Pakistani kids
Wagah, November 14
Seven Pakistani Hindu boys who had wandered into the Indian territory, were repatriated as a goodwill gesture to mark Children’s Day. The boys waved the mediapersons and officials of various departments at the Wagah joint checkpost.
Giving peace a chance: children

Seven Pakistani Hindu boys, including Dinesh Kumar, who were released from Gujarat and Faridkot’s juvenile jails wave before leaving for their country on Friday. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma


Stop terror influx, Russia tells Pak
November 14, 2003

PM, Putin vow to fight terror
November 13, 2003

Russia for lifting N-sanctions
November 12, 2003
SC stays arrest of journalists of
The Hindu
November 11, 2003
Suicide bombers kill 11 in Riyadh
November 10, 2003
Press across nation rallies behind The Hindu
November 9, 2003
Death penalty for Sushil Sharma in ‘tandoor’ case
November 8, 2003

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

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