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

31 die in bus mishap near Chamba
Chamba, December 2
Thirtyone persons were killed and 33 seriously injured when a Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) bus (HP-48-4501) veered off the road and rolled down into the riverbed of the Ravi at Chaurundoo nullah, near Gehra on the Chamba-Bharmour highway, 35 km from here, this afternoon.

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Akalis call for movement against Capt govt
Chandigarh, December 2
The SAD Political Affairs Committee and senior Akali leaders today decided to launch a “people’s movement against state repression” on December 9.

SGPC President Gurcharan Singh Tohra greets PAC members at a meeting in Chandigarh on Tuesday as Capt Kanwaljit Singh looks on. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
SGPC President Gurcharan Singh Tohra greets PAC members at a meeting in Chandigarh on Tuesday as Capt Kanwaljit Singh looks on
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Blast in Anantnag SSP’s office, 21 hurt
Srinagar, December 2
Twentyone persons, including one Senior Superintendent of Police and 18 policemen, were injured in a grenade explosion by militants in the heavily guarded district police headquarters in Anantnag town of Jammu and Kashmir.
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An injured policeman has his head bandaged after a grenade attack in Srinagar on Tuesday.
An injured policeman has his head bandaged after a grenade attack in Srinagar on Tuesday. — Reuters


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MNF storms back to power in Mizoram
Aizawl, December 2
Blunting an anti-incumbency wave, the ruling Mizo National Front (MNF) headed by Chief Minister Zoramthanga today stormed back to power in Mizoram, securing majority in the 40-member Assembly, a mandate that could boost the Centre’s peace talks with the insurgents in neighbouring Nagaland.

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India for Samjhauta talks on  Dec 18,19
New Delhi, December 2
Tuesday brought a mixed bag of developments on Indo-Pak relations as while on the one hand India proposed technical level talks on December 18-19 for the resumption of the “Samjhauta Express” train, on the other hand it shot down Pakistan’s sudden proposal of flying a delegation of Indian young businessmen from Islamabad to New Delhi in a special plane.

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Sharma remanded in police custody
Mumbai, December 2
Mr Ranjit Singh Sharma, a former Mumbai Police Commissioner, was remanded in police custody till December 9 by a Pune court today. Public prosecutors said Mr Sharma needed to be questioned further for his links with forger Abdul Karim Telgi.

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PM to leave for Nigeria on Dec 4
New Delhi, December 2
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will leave for Nigeria on December 4 to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. However, he has cancelled his scheduled visit to Ghana which was originally proposed to be the second leg of his foreign tour.

Shashank takes over as Foreign Secretary
New Delhi, December 2
Mr Shashank, a 1966 batch officer of the Indian Foreign Service, today formally assumed charge as Foreign Secretary.
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SC rejects Manu’s bail plea
New Delhi, December 2
The Supreme Court today dismissed the appeal of model Jessica Lall murder case main accused Sidharth Vashishat, alias Manu Sharma, son of Chandigarh-based former Union Minister Vinod Sharma, against the Delhi High Court order cancelling his interim bail.




Badal, Sukhbir sent to Patiala jail
December 2, 2003

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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