Thursday, January 15, 2004, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Teachers not entitled to gratuity: SC
New Delhi, January 14
In an important judgment, the Supreme Court has ruled that teachers are not entitled to payment of gratuity under the Gratuity Act because they have not been defined as employees under it. But the states have the prerogative to pass separate legislations for extending the benefit to them.

Jamaat, JKLF to stay away from meeting
Srinagar, January 14
The Hurriyat Conference (Abbas) efforts to arrive at a consensus on the Centre’s offer of talks received a setback today when the Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) decided not to attend tomorrow’s crucial meeting of the amalgam on the issue.


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Samjhauta resumes journey today
Attari, January 14
When the Samjhauta Express chugs off after a gap of two years tomorrow it will also carry goods worth more than Rs 30 lakh, including herbs, stationery, books and vegetable seeds, across the border.

Pakistani and Indian securitymen stand guard at the Wagah border post on Wednesday Graphic: Resumption of Indo-Pak rail links

Pakistani and Indian securitymen stand guard at the Wagah border post on Wednesday. Samjhauta Express,  is expected to resume service from Thursday. — Reuters



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They should start another ‘Samjhauta Express’ between 7 Race Course and 10 Janpath also.

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India, Pak to expand mission strengths
Opinions page:
Tread with caution
Bahrain hails Indo-Pak peace progress
Cong asks PM to clarify US role in talks with Pak

Nation page: India should not be party to US game, says CPM
World page: Cooperation with India not to hit US-Pak ties: Rumsfeld
Plundered village sees ray of hope

Pawar for poll pact with Congress
Sangma revolts, may go to NDA
New Delhi, January 14
Despite a revolt in his party, Nationalist Congress Party leader Sharad Pawar will go ahead with the earlier plan to forge an electoral tie-up with Congress President Sonia Gandhi. He was authorised by his party tonight to take a decision on the issue of alliances.

Lok Sabha dissolution likely in February
New Delhi, January 14
The Lok Sabha is likely to be dissolved on February 6 after a Vote-on-Account during a four-day brief session of Parliament beginning on February 3.

George hurt in mishap
Biharsharif (Bihar), January 14 
Defence Minister George Fernandes today escaped with minor injuries in the head and legs when his car crashed into a stationary truck near Nagarnausa in Bihar’s Nalanda district due to poor visibility.

‘Akash’ missile test-fired
Balasore (Orissa), January 14
Medium-range surface-to-air missile ‘’Akash’’ was successfully test-fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur-on-sea for the second consecutive day today. — UNI

15-yr-old ‘sold off’, raped
Madhuban (Karnal), January 14
A case of allegedly buying and then raping a 15-year-old Dalit girl by some persons has come to light. The main accused has been arrested, while the hunt was on for at least 10 other co-accused. As per information available, Neetu (name changed) was living with her cousin at Hardwar in Uttaranchal. On December 29, 2003, she came to Ambala with a woman living in their neighbourhood in a rented house.



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