Wednesday, December 17, 2003, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Historic victory for India
Dravid dents Aussie pride

Adelaide, December 16
India added an inspiring chapter to their cricketing almanac by conquering the invincible Australians in their own backyard to record a historic victory in the second cricket Test here today. 

Editorial: Shock and awe

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Rahul Dravid celebrates after hitting the winning runs Sports page:
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Steve Waugh regrets missed chances

Rahul Dravid celebrates after hitting the winning runs at the end of the fifth day of the second Test at the Adelaide Oval on Tuesday. India won the match by four wickets to lead the best-of-four Test series 1-0. — Reuters photo

Capt removes Sinha, Chahal
Beant family rejects Cabinet status offer
Chandigarh, December 16
S.K.Sinha and B.I.S. Chahal“We will not accept it. This has come too late. They should have done it the day it was approved by the Council of Ministers more than a year ago,” said Mr Tej Parkash Singh, Transport Minister and a dissident, while reacting to the State Government’s decision to give “Cabinet Minister status for life” to Mrs Jaswant kaur, widow of late Chief Minister Beant Singh, as a series of serious events started unfolding in Punjab politics late tonight.

Strategy to resolve Punjab Cong crisis
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124 killed in Bhutan operation
Siliguri, December 16
At least 90 anti-India militants and 34 Bhutan Army personnel were killed and about 160 persons, including 100 militants, injured in a virtual war between the troops of the Royal Government of Bhutan and rebels in southern Bhutan since yesterday, according to senior officials.

Editorial: Crackdown in Kingdom

HP House suspends 15 BJP members
Defy Speaker’s ruling
Shimla, December 16
Sixteen members of the opposition, including 15 of the BJP and the lone representative of the Him Lok Tantrik Morcha, Mr Mohinder Singh, were suspended from the house up to December 19 for disrupting proceedings of the Vidhan Sabha for the second consecutive day of the winter session.

Himachal page: CM defends Speaker’s suspension of 16 MLAs

Cold wave intensifies  in region
A monkey sits on a tree covered with snow
Chandigarh, December 16
People in and around Amritsar, besides Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh, shivered under intense cold wave conditions as icy winds blew from the freshly snow-clad mountains. A pale sunshine, through an overcast sky, however, brought some relief to the people in the north-west region during the day.
A monkey sits on a tree covered with snow at Kufri on Tuesday. —  Photo by Anil Dayal

Mobin finally gets to go home
Jammu, December 16
Mobin reads a Hindi primer at Jammu where the decks have been cleared for her repatriation to Pakistan Every knock at the door makes the young Mobin jump with joy as she is expecting a police party to escort her and her mother, Shehnaz Parveen to Delhi for being deported to Pakistan through diplomatic channels.

Mobin reads a Hindi primer at Jammu where the decks have been cleared for her repatriation to Pakistan along with her mother. — Photo by Sarabjeet Singh


Bhutan cracks down on Indian insurgents
December 16, 2003

Saddam captured in Tikrit
December 15, 2003
Pakistan says open borders possible
December 14, 2003
AICC panel meets Punjab dissidents
December 13, 2003
Bhattal rules out compromise
December 12, 2003
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

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