Tuesday, December 2, 2003, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Badal, Sukhbir sent to Patiala jail
Ropar Special Judge orders judicial remand till December 13
Ropar, December 1
Declining the prayer for interim bail in an alleged corruption case, Ropar’s Special Judge today created history by remanding Punjab’s former Chief Minister-cum-Shiromani Akali Dal President Parkash Singh Badal and his Member of Parliament son Sukhbir Badal in judicial custody till December 13.
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Blockades, lathicharge in Ropar dist
Editorial: Targeting Badal
Nation page: Congress divided on Badal’s arrest

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In the concluding part of our series, “The state of medical institutions”, Assistant Editor Roopinder Singh examines the functioning of Government Medical College, Patiala.

Parkash Singh Badal, his son Sukhbir Singh Badal, Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra and Capt Kanwaljit Singh, surrounded by supporters, come out of Ropar Court For more stories see Punjab page

Punjab’s former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, his son Sukhbir Singh Badal, Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra and Capt Kanwaljit Singh, surrounded by supporters, come out of Ropar Court after father and son were remanded in judicial custody in Ropar on Monday. 
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

India-Pak flights from January 1
Resumption of Samjhauta soon
Click to enlargeNew Delhi, December 1
Indo-Pakistan relations today showed tangible signs of coming out of a time warp when the two decided to resume bilateral civil aviation links from January 1. 
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Sports page: Sports ties: Indian emissary in Pakistan


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by Sandeep Joshi

 Editor's Column 
Compulsions of peace
It’s worth experimenting with history
by H. K. Dua
T would be churlish to dismiss the significance of the moves India and Pakistan have lately made bringing hope and cheer to the people on both sides of the divide.

56 per cent cast votes in 4 states
Repoll in 56 stations tomorrow
New Delhi, December 1
An estimated 56 per cent of the 94 million electorate cast their votes today as stray violence claimed three lives and left scores injured in the assembly elections in Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan.
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Editorial: Free and fair
Nation page:
Exit polls predict victory for Congress in Delhi
Vajpayee reviews political scenario
Congress looking for win in Rajasthan or MP

Big haul of foreign currency in Nashik
Mumbai, December 1
Close on the heels of multi-million rupee fake stamp scandal that is rocking the country, a television channel has uncovered currency notes and stamps from different countries from a house in Nashik.

Mumbai Police ex-chief held
Mumbai, December 1
Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Ranjit Singh Sharma, who retired from service on Sunday, was today arrested by Special Investigating Team for his alleged complicity in shielding prime accused Abdul Karim Telgi in the multi-crore fake stamp paper scam.

Nation page: PIL for CBI probe in stamp scam amended

Portugal court orders Monica’s extradition
Monica BediNew Delhi, December 1
In a major success for the Central Bureau of Investigation, the Portugal High Court has ordered the extradition of Monica Bedi, wife of underworld don and prime accused in the Mumbai blasts case Abu Salem, to India where she is facing charges of forgery.



Pak to lift ban on Indian overflights
December 1, 2003
India differs with EU on Pak policy
November 30, 2003

HC stays tribunal order on transfers
November 29, 2003

SC upholds Punjab’s decision on
liquor fee
November 28, 2003

Guns remain silent
November 27, 2003

Ceasefire begins
November 26, 2003

India goes a step ahead, offers truce in Siachen
November 25, 2003
Challan sees rowdyism on roads
November 24, 2003
Chargesheet filed against Badal, five others
November 23, 2003
SC stays trial in Godhra, nine other cases
November 22, 2003
27 dead, 450 hurt in Istanbul blasts
November 21, 2003
Militants holed up inside BSNL office
November 20, 2003

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