Sunday, November 16, 2003, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Israeli troops must pull out, says Vajpayee
Atal Bihari VajpayeeDamascus, November 15
Paying a significant visit to the volatile West Asian region, Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee today assured the Arab world that India fully supported the Palestinian cause and early restoration of sovereignty to the people of Iraq, which is next door to Syria facing American sanctions. Syrian President Bashar-al-Assad welcomed the stand of Vajpayee, who also told him that Israel should withdraw its forces from Palestinian cities as well as other occupied lands.

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2 Canadians in ‘kabootari’ racket
Ludhiana, November 15
The ‘desi-kabootari’ emigration racket, involving locals, has attained international colour, with the name of two Canadian residents figuring in the police investigation.

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India keep final date with Aussies
Hyderabad, November 15
Faced with the prospect of an elimination, an inspired India reversed their sliding fortunes with an emphatic 145-run victory over New Zealand and romped into the final of the TVS Cup triangular cricket series here today.

A fan congratulates Sachin Tendulkar on his century during the one-day match against New Zealand in Hyderabad on Saturday. India won the match.
— Reuters photo

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Biharis attacked in Assam
Guwahati, November 15
In an apparent retaliation to the attacks on the Assamese train passengers in Bihar, stray incidents of violence targeting people from Bihar were reported in Assam today with the ULFA asking them to leave the state immediately and the All-Assam Students Union (AASU) calling for a statewide bandh on November 17.

PU proposes fee hike
Chandigarh, November 15
Even as college and university students are protesting against fee hike, Panjab University proposes to make an increase of 20 per cent in the tuition and admission fees in its affiliated colleges from the forthcoming academic session.

Blasts kill 20 in Turkey
Istanbul, November 15
Car bombs exploded outside two synagogues in Istanbul at almost the same time today, killing at least 20 persons and injuring more than 257, top Turkish ministers said.

Blast near Hazratbal shrine, 8 injured
Srinagar, November 15
At least eight people, including five Border Security Force personnel and two children, were wounded when militants detonated a powerful improvised explosive device at Telbal Adda near Hazratbal shrine this afternoon.

An injured Indian Border Security officer is helped by a colleague after an explosion in Srinagar on Saturday. — Reuters photo

An injured Indian Border Security officer is helped by a colleague

Pak cellphones active in Jammu
Jammu, November 15
Fearing that terrorists might misuse the facility, the Defence Ministry took almost a year to give clearance to the BSNL to start its mobile phone service in Jammu and Kashmir two months ago, but two cellular service providers of Pakistan are now beaming their signals right into the heart of the city here from across the international border.

Pak bans regrouped militants

India to base planes in Tajikistan
November 15, 2003

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

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