Thursday, January 1, 2004, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Foreign Secys struggle to iron out differences
Islamabad, December 31
SAARC Foreign Secretaries today struggled to iron out differences over the definition of terrorism and on a draft treaty that would pave the way for free trade among the seven member countries.

India moots fresh peace proposals
Not many Pakistanis hopeful of future
Edit page: Pakistan pays for its wrong policies
Video: Musharraf says no compromise on Kashmir. (28k, 56k)


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Rebels ask for probe report as 2 join CM’s camp
Chandigarh, December 31
Punjab Congress dissidents have sought a copy of the report of inquiry conducted by Chief Secretary Jai Singh Gill in Transport Minister Tej Parkash Singh’s case before deciding their next line of action as two of them reaffirmed their faith in the leadership of the Chief Minister.

Intranet probe eyewash: BJP
Editorial: Punjab the victim
Punjab page: Probe ordered by CM meaningless: BJP

3 train coaches torched
Samastipur, December 31
Three coaches of a train were set ablaze by a mob as police opened fire to put down the violence triggered by the removal of a Hindu idol at Ratwara village in Bihar’s Samastipur district today.

Leaders confer on poll front
New Delhi, December 31
Now that it is almost certain that the next Lok Sabha election will be advanced, political activity in the Capital picked up momentum today as exploratory efforts were initiated for the formation of an alternative secular coalition as opposed to the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance.




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New-Year-Eve smiles

Fireworks illuminate the Harbour bridge

New-Year-Eve smiles in Ahmedabad on Wednesday. 
— Reuters

Fireworks illuminate the Harbour bridge in Sydney on the eve of New Year. — AFP

Kalam, PM  greet people

Petrol, diesel to cost more
New Delhi, December 31

The new year will witness a record high in prices of petrol and diesel as consumers will have to shell out Re 1 to Rs 1.20 more for a litre of the two fuels from midnight today.

15 ULFA militants surrender

FLASHBACK ‘03 — Science and Technology
Equipped to launch satellites

New Delhi, December 31

Having already achieved self-sufficiency in the fabrication of satellites, India is now nearing full self-reliance in launching capabilities with the new Science and Technology Policy-2003 providing a boost to scientific growth and research.

Jasraj breaks down in mother tongue
Pandit Jasraj prepares to speak to the people of his native villageFatehabad, December 31
Pandit Jasraj, renowned exponent of Indian classical music and recipient of the Padma Shree award, was overcome with nostalgia, when he visited his native village, Pilimandori, in this district yesterday.

Pandit Jasraj prepares to speak to the people of his native village, Pilimandori, near Fatehabad, on Tuesday.


Capt shifts Pandey
December 31, 2003

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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