Wednesday, December 10, 2003, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Badal, Sukhbir get bail

Ropar, December 9
After deliberating over the facts for about four hours in a closed room the Special Judge, Ropar, Mr S.K. Goel, granted bail both to former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his son Sukhbir Singh Badal against a personal bail bond of Rs 20 lakh and a surety of like amount in each case.

File photos of Sukhbir Badal and Parkash Singh Badal, who were granted bail by the Ropar Special Judge
File photos of Sukhbir Badal (left) and Parkash Singh Badal, who were granted bail by the Ropar Special Judge on Tuesday.
Ban on issuing press statements
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Punjab Cong dissidents flex their muscles
New Delhi, December 9
In a show of strength, the dissident Punjab Congress MLAs led by state Agriculture Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal and Punjab Chief Minister, Amarinder Singh today paraded their supporters before the three-member AICC panel set up to look after the grievances of party leaders.

Amarinder explains dissidence

PM to make statement on Judeo issue today
Atal Bihari VajpayeeNew Delhi, December 9
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will make a statement in both Houses of Parliament tomorrow during the zero hour on the bribery scandal allegedly involving his former minister, Mr Dilip Singh Judeo.

Editorial: Not through acrimony

Sad times for Sonia
And the party has run out of ideas
by H. K. Dua
RS SONIA GANDHI, an aspirant of Prime Ministership of India, is running out of luck these days. She is evoking sympathy, if not pity lately. Commenting on her party's performance in the Assembly elections, Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee said in distant Abuja in Nigeria that she should not lose heart.





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Judeo CD and Jogi cassette has made us jobless.

by Sandeep Joshi
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No coal for thermal plants
Bathinda, December 9
All the three thermal plants of Punjab have started facing a threat of closure following a regular depletion of their respective stocks of coal, a basic raw material and thermal plants’ lifeline.

Haryana export rice millers to pay levy
New Delhi, December 9
In a major relief to the Haryana Government, the Supreme Court has vacated its stay on the recovery of levy from rice millers on the export-quality rice that could bring an additional revenue of nearly Rs 70 crore to the state annually.

Vice-Chancellor of HP varsity resigns
Shimla, December 9
Dr S.D. Sharma, controversial Vice-Chancellor of Himachal Pradesh University, today made an unceremonious exit from office, tendering his resignation after being indicted by the two inquiries ordered by the Governor, Mr V.S. Kokje, into the financial and administrative irregularities in the institution.

Himachal page: Kokje urged to sack 3 HPU panel members

Dada Saheb Phalke award for Dev AnandDev Anand
New Delhi, December 9
Evergreen Bollywood actor Dev Anand has been selected for the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award for 2002 for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema.

PM likely to visit Lahore by bus
Amritsar, December 9
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is likely to travel by bus to Lahore to attend the SAARC summit on January 17 next year.
According to a highly reliable source, the Prime Minister has given preference to travel by road to Pakistan to give boost to bilateral relations.

Urmila in Lahore to make music video
Lahore, December 9
Bollywood actress Urmila Matondkar arrived here today to make a music video about the improving relations between India and Pakistan.
Matondkar was greeted by Pakistani actors when she crossed Wagah border.
Urmila Matondkar

In Health Tribune today

Cancer prevention on a platter

RS members come close to blows
December 9, 2003
5 killed in Andhra communal violence
December 8, 2003
Jogi offered money to MLAs, says BJP
December 7, 2003

SC to hear Badal’s petition on Monday
December 6, 2003

BJP sweeps out Congress from 3 states
December 5, 2003

Turmoil in Parliament over PSUs, Judeo issue
December 4, 2003

31 die in bus mishap near Chamba
December 3, 2003

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

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