Sunday, January 18, 2004, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Interim Budget on February 3
Parliament session from Jan 29
New Delhi, January 17
A short week-long Parliament session will commence on January 29 and end on February 5. The Centre has asked the Speaker to convene the Lok Sabha from January 29 and the Rajya Sabha Chairman for reconvening the House on January 30. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj told newspersons that the interim Budget and the general Vote-on-Account will be presented in the Lok Sabha on February 3 while the Railway vote on account on January 30.


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Pervez vows to end terrorism
Islamabad, January 17
Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf raises his fists after addressing a joint session of Parliament in Islamabad on Saturday.Pledging to root out terrorism permanently from the Pakistani soil, President Pervez Musharraf today said the composite dialogue with India starting next month should be pursued with sincerity to find a peaceful solution to the Kashmir issue.

Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf raises his fists after addressing a joint session of Parliament in Islamabad on Saturday. — Reuters photo

World page: China gives Pak list of terror outfits

Sinha telephones Kasuri
Yashwant SinhaNew Delhi, January 17
External Affairs Minister Yashwant Sinha today telephoned his Pakistani counterpart Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri and the two leaders agreed to resume the composite dialogue process from next month as planned, a foreign office spokesman said.


In Her World today

What drives women to crime?


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Congress is with NCP, BSP is close to Cong, Cong is pally with CPI, CPI is an ally of SP. Now tell me who is with w

by Sandeep Joshi
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Sangma to launch forum tomorrow
Guwahati, January 17
Protesting against NCP President Sharad Pawar firming up an electoral alliance with Congress President Sonia Gandhi, former Lok Sabha Speaker P. A. Sangma today formally announced his break-up with the Nationalist Congress Party.

Sonia to meet Karunanidhi for poll pact
New Delhi, January 17
Congress President Sonia Gandhi will call on DMK president M. Karunanidhi in Chennai shortly to finalise their electoral alliance for Tamil Nadu.

Mulayam cautions Cong against tie-up
with BSP
Mulayam Singh Yadav
Meets Vajpayee, Advani
New Delhi, January 17
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav today met Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee demanding permission for sanctioning power plants with up to 3000 MW capacity.
In video: Mulayam supports BJP's stand on Ayodhya. (28k, 56k)

Cabinet expansion next week, says Amarinder
Rules out change in PPCC leadership
Capt Amarinder SinghMalerkotla, January 17
The Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, said today that he would meet the Congress President, Ms Sonia Gandhi, in the next week to discuss about the expansion of his Council of Ministers. He said expansion would be done next week.

Sidhu gets bail in case under Arms ActRavinder Pal Singh Sidhu
Chandigarh, January 17
Former Punjab Public Service Commission Chairman Ravinder Pal Singh Sidhu may be released from Patiala jail tomorrow after spending about 22 months in jail.

Aishwarya voted most attractive woman
London, January 17
Aishwarya RaiBollywood actress Aishwarya Rai has been voted the most attractive woman in the world in an international online poll conducted by the “Hello” magazine. Rai (30), who received some 33 per cent of the votes in the poll conducted by to select the most attractive face of 2003, beat upcoming actress Keira Knightley and Oscar winners Nicole Kidman and Catherine Zeta-Jones to notch the top spot.

In Spectrum today

The world as our village
by Shivaji Sarkar

Yatra goes hi-tech
by S.P. Sharma

Charming Chameli(on)
by Avinash Kalla


Book reviews
Story of an impossible struggle
Shelley Walia
and more

2 top Hizb militants shot
January 17, 2004
Ceiling on FDI in petroleum, banking sectors up
January 16, 2004
Teachers not entitled to gratuity: SC
January 15, 2004
Indo-US relations set for a new high
January 14, 2004

Let new govt be in place by April, says PM
January 13, 2004

LS poll may be in March or May
January 12, 2004

Decision on LS poll by Jan 14, says  Mahajan
January 11, 2004
Government doles out more concessions
January 10, 2004
Pre-poll tax sops target middle class
January 9, 2004

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