Friday, November 21, 2003, Chandigarh, India
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27 dead, 450 hurt in Istanbul blasts
British Consul-General among killed

Istanbul, November 20
Explosions hit the Turkish headquarters of the London-based HSBC bank and the British consulate today, killing at least 27 persons and wounding about 450, health officials said. The blasts came days after the city was hit by two synagogue bombings.

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Destroyed cars in front of the HSBC Bank building in central Istanbul on Thursday. Al-Qaida claims responsibility

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Destroyed cars in front of the HSBC Bank building in central Istanbul on Thursday. Two blasts devastated the HSBC Bank headquarters and the British consulate. At least 27 persons were killed and more than 450 persons were injured in the blasts. — Reuters photo

Paramilitary forces rushed to Assam
Guwahati, November 20
The Centre has dispatched paramilitary forces to Assam to assist the state government in restoring normalcy as tension ran high amid reports of continuing sporadic attacks against Biharis that claimed one more life today, taking the toll to 30 in the ethnic violence.

Editorial: Curb the violence


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75 per cent turnout in Mizoram
New Delhi, November 20
The Election Commission today said the polling in Mizoram was by and large peaceful with 75 per cent of the electorate exercising franchise. The commission said it may order repolling in five stations in Suangpuilawn Assembly segment following reports of electoral malpractice.



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Cong writes to EC on Sonia
Says copter used for non-poll purpose
New Delhi, November 20
The Congress was quick to come to party president Sonia Gandhi’s rescue and promptly dispatched a two-page letter to the Election Commission (EC) today in response to the EC’s notice on the violation of the model code of conduct.

Hurriyat meeting inconclusive
Srinagar, November 20
A crucial general council meeting of the Hurriyat Conference to discuss the Centre’s offer of talks remained inconclusive today, even as dissident faction leaders continued to stay away. Any decisions taken at today’s meeting would be announced by Hurriyat leaders at Jama Masjid during Friday prayers here tomorrow.

Capt presses for fresh waters tribunal
New Delhi, November 20
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has impressed upon the Centre to constitute a fresh tribunal at an early date for the distribution of Yamuna waters in its territory as the previous award has outlived the present-day realities.

Tohra re-elected
Amritsar, November 20
As Akali stalwart, Gurcharan Singh Tohra was re-elected SGPC chief for the 27th term which is unprecedented in the 78-year-old history of the SGPC — considered ‘Mini Parliament’ of Sikhs. He could not ensure the election of his confidant Sukhdev Singh Bhaur as senior vice-president.

Punjab page: Huge backlog of issues await Tohra’s attention

Militants holed up inside BSNL office
November 20, 2003
Aircraft land Sonia, Jogi in soup
November 19, 2003
Judeo out, CBI probe on
November 18, 2003
Judeo to go if found guilty, says PM
November 17, 2003
Israeli troops must pull out, says Vajpayee
November 16, 2003
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

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