Friday, December 19, 2003, Chandigarh, India
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Pak talks of dropping 1948 UN resolution
Rawalpindi, December 18
Pakistan is ready to drop long-standing demands for the implementation of UN resolutions over Kashmir and meet India “halfway” in a bid for peace, President Pervez Musharraf said.

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Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf speaks during an interview with Reuters
Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf speaks during an interview with Reuters at his home in Rawalpindi. — Reuters photo

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Parliament approves anti-defection Bill
New Delhi, December 18
Parliament today approved a Constitution Amendment Bill seeking to bar defectors from holding any public office of profit till re-election, besides automatic disqualification from Parliament and state legislatures.

Bridging gap, huge task before Cong
Central leaders
New Delhi, December 18
The crisis in the Punjab Congress might have blown over for now but the Congress Central leadership now faces the onerous task of bridging the deep divide which has surfaced in the state party unit.

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Sanjit K. Sinha relieved
Attend offices, CM tells ministers
Chandigarh, December 18
Sanjit Kumar SinhaMr Sanjit Kumar Sinha was today finally relieved of the post of Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister as Captain Amarinder Singh instructed all members of his Council of Ministers to resume duty in the Civil Secretariat tomorrow.


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In Haryana two brothers are fighting and in Punjab it’s a brother-sister fight.

by Sandeep Joshi
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States can’t withdraw POTA cases, says SC
New Delhi, December 18
The Supreme Court today said the state governments had no power to withdraw POTA cases against an accused without the consent of the Centre, giving a major jolt to the Uttar Pradesh Government’s efforts to withdraw the cases under the Act against controversial Independent MLA Raghuraj Pratap Singh, alias Raja Bhaiya.

Indian Army may help Bhutan
New Delhi, December 18
United Liberation Front of Assam cadres, who, along with the NDFB and the KLO militants are on the run in the dense forests of Bhutan may face further stern action with the possibility of the Indian Army contingent already based there joining hands with the Royal Bhutan Army to carry out the “cleaning up operations”.

Bhutan rejects ULFA ceasefire offer

Militant attacks DC’s office, 2 cops killed
Jammu, December 18
Two policemen were killed in an encounter with a terrorist who attacked the office complex of the Deputy Commissioner in Rajouri this morning.
The terrorist was later gunned down by the security forces and an AK-47 and some ammunition was recovered. The deceased policemen have been identified as Shoukat Amin and Grewal Singh.

4 fall victim to foggy weather
Chandigarh, December 18
The dense fog which engulfed most parts of Punjab and Haryana claimed four lives and disrupted rail and air traffic in North India, even as people got little respite from the intense chilly weather which has gripped the region for the past week. Four persons, including an NRI woman were killed when a jeep fell into a canal while crossing a narrow bridge near Kurukshetra in Haryana, apparently due to poor visibility.

Amarinder, Bhattal leave it to Sonia
December 18, 2003

Historic victory for India
December 17, 2003

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

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