Wednesday, December 31, 2003, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Capt shifts Pandey

Dissidents boycott Cabinet meeting
Chandigarh, December 30
A.P. PandeyThe Punjab Vigilance Bureau Chief Director, ADGP, Mr A.P. Pandey, has been replaced by the ADGP, Mr Mohammad Izhar Alam. Mr Pandey is now ADGP, Administration.

Transfer of Pandey not our demand, say dissidents

Probe ordered into intranet deal
Chandigarh, December 30
To come out clean, the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today announced a judicial inquiry into the alleged involvement of his son, Raninder Singh, in the controversial $ 100,000 telecommunication networks deal in collaboration with some foreign company.
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55 injured as militants blow up Army vehicle
Troops stand near the damaged bus after a landmine explosion Jammu, December 30
In renewed spate of violence just four days before the SAARC summit in Pakistan, terrorists, blew up an Army vehicle with an IED, injuring 55 soldiers and three civilians at Lawapora on the Srinagar Baramula highway today.

Troops stand near the damaged bus after a landmine explosion at Lawaypora, on the outskirts of Srinagar on Tuesday. 
— Tribune photo by Amin War

Foreign Secys to resolve differences
D. Shashank Islamabad, December 30
Foreign Secretary D. Shashank and his counterparts from other SAARC countries will begin a two-day meeting here tomorrow to resolve differences on terrorism and other issues in the draft declaration circulated by Pakistan ahead of the 12th summit of the regional grouping.
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Advance team in Pak for security tie-up
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Vajpayee may meet Pervez, says Shashank
LoC no solution to Kashmir, says Pervez
Punjab page: Pak must act to fight terror: Shashank
World page: USA for Indo-Pak conciliation on Kashmir

BJP to consult allies on early poll: Advani
L. K. Advani Mumbai, December 30
Deputy Prime Minister L.K. Advani today said that the BJP was in favour of early Lok Sabha elections and that it would consult with its alliance partners in the National Democratic Alliance government before taking a final decision on the issue.
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Sonia meets Surjeet, speaks to Karunanidhi
From Left: Sonia Gandhi, Harikishan Singh Surjeet and Karunanidhi New Delhi, December 30
Following up on her public declaration on the formation of a national secular alliance, Congress President Sonia Gandhi today took the first concrete step in that direction.

Sonia must lead on forging alliances: Pranab report
Editorial: Looking for allies

Daler gets bail in absence of evidence
Daler MehndiPatiala, December 30
In a complete about-turn, the Patiala police, which had accused pop star Daler Mehndi of being involved in human trafficking, today claimed there was no evidence against him, helping the singer to get bail in the case.

Judeo tape is authentic, says forensic lab
Dilip Singh JudeoNew Delhi, December 30
In a setback to former Union Minister Dilip Singh Judeo, ahead of the Lok Sabha poll, the Andhra Pradesh Forensic Science Laboratory is understood to have confirmed to the CBI that the videotape showing him accepting cash is “authentic” and not “doctored”.

Pak not to raise Kashmir issue
December 30, 2003
India to call for joint SAARC plan on terror
December 29, 2003
Indian security cover for Vajpayee in Pak
December 28, 2003
Musharraf’s attackers identified
December 27, 2003
Musharraf escapes assassination bid
December 26, 2003
EC censures Amarinder, Ajit Jogi
December 25, 2003
Stop terror for talks, PM tells Pakistan
December 24, 2003
Ex-PM Rao, Chandraswami let off in cheating case
December 23, 2003
CBI registers case against Judeo, three others
December 22, 2003
DMK pulls out of NDA government
December 21, 2003
Samjhauta to resume from January 15
December 20, 2003
Pak talks of dropping 1948 UN resolution
December 19, 2003

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