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Bhattal rules out compromise
Claims support of at least 33 MLAs
New Delhi, December 11
Emboldened by what she claimed as a “positive indication” from the AICC panel, Punjab Agriculture Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal hardened her stand today and demanded the removal of Capt Amarinder Singh as Chief Minister to end the impasse.

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Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal smiles as she chalks out a strategy with her supporters List of dissident legislators

Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal smiles as she chalks out a strategy with her supporters at Punjab Bhavan in New Delhi on Thursday.
— Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal

Ready to quit on Sonia’s orders, says CM
New Delhi, December 11
Even as the Congress high command is keen to resolve the problem of dissidence against the leadership of Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh in the next two days, the issue has taken a do or die dimension with state Agriculture Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal declaring to stay put in Delhi till she “sees the back of the Maharaja of Patiala.”

Punjab page: Dissidents causing setback to government, says Amarinder

Badal seeks special session amid cheering crowds
Parkash Singh Badal Amritsar, December 11
Former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today demanded the convening of the Vidhan Sabha session in the light of growing political uncertainty in the state.


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PM says no to JPC probe in Judeo case
Atal Bihari VajpayeeNew Delhi, December 11
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee today took the Opposition to task for what he called ‘unfair criticism’ of the Central Bureau of Investigation in the Judeo case and said there was no need for a Joint Parliamentary Committee to probe into this issue as any JPC would have to rely on the CBI only for any inquiry.

Walkout over Prasad’s remarks

Cabinet okays new Bill on defection
New Delhi, December 11
Moving towards further electoral reforms the government has decided to bring in a Constitutional amendment to disallow defectors from holding office of profit till they win the next elections.
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Uday Singh  Chandigarh page: US salutes son of India
Chandigarh, December 11
In perhaps the first ceremony of its kind in the country, a top US Army officer led fellow officers and men to pay tributes to Indian-born US Army trooper, Sgt Uday Singh, at his parental home in Sector 18 here today.

 Uday Singh cremated with US honours

Development to be BJP’s plank for LS poll
New Delhi, December 11
BJP General Secretary Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said development would be the main poll plank of the party in the Lok Sabha elections next year even as it would not hesitate to counter the Opposition on Hindutva issues like Ayodhya.

Bihar girl is UNICEF role model
New Delhi, December 11
Bollywood actress Shabana Azmi with tribal girl Lalita after releasing the UNICEF reportHer parents wanted to marry her off when she was 10 years old. She was not permitted to go to school as she was expected to do the household chores at home.

Bollywood actress Shabana Azmi with tribal girl Lalita after releasing the UNICEF report “Girls Education and Development” at a function in New Delhi on Thursday. — PTI photo

Amarinder parades 40 MLAs in Delhi
December 11, 2003
Badal, Sukhbir get bail
December 10, 2003
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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