Tuesday, January 20, 2004, Chandigarh, India
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Krishna Murthy to be new CECT.S. Krishna Murthy
Promises quick decision on LS poll
New Delhi, January 19
The General Election in March/April appears imminent, with the government today appointing Mr T.S. Krishna Murthy as the next Chief Election Commissioner, who promised to take quick decision on the poll schedule. Mr Krishna Murthy will take over from Mr J.M. Lyngdoh, whose term ends on February 7. Mr Krishna Murthy was appointed EC in January, 2000 and will remain CEC till May, 2005 when he will be 65 years, beyond which a person cannot continue in that post.


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Sonia clips Ambika’s wings
Sonia GandhiInducts new faces into CWC
New Delhi, January 19
As the countdown to the Lok Sabha poll has begun, Congress President Sonia Gandhi today put her election team in place with the induction of a number of young faces in the party organisation and reallocation of work among the present office-bearers.

Sonia Gandhi hopeful about PM’s peace moves
Sonia condemns ministers’ working

Vajpayee takes stock of party’s poll preparedness
BJP to elect President on Feb 6
New Delhi, January 19
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee today took stock of poll preparedness of the BJP and discussed several related issues with Deputy Prime Minister L.K. Advani and party President M. Venkaiah Naidu.

PM defers tour to Thailand, Australia

South African judge held on rape charge
Mumbai, January 19
A South African high court judge, attending the anti-globalisation conference here, has been arrested on the charge of raping a woman delegate from his own country, the police said today.
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Judge’s arrest makes headlines in SA

Execution of 2 Parliament attack
convicts stayed
New Delhi, January 19
The Supreme Court today stayed the execution of two Jaish-e-Mohammed militants, Mohammed Afzal and Shaukat Hussain, alias Guru, in the Parliament attack case, in which their capital punishment was upheld by the Delhi High Court.

Vohra calls on Advani
New Delhi, January 19
Centre’s Interlocutor on Jammu and Kashmir N.N. Vohra today had a 45-minute-long discussion with Deputy Prime Minister L.K. Advani, on the upcoming January 22 parleys between the Centre and the All Party Hurriyat Conference.

19 die as bus falls into Ravi
Chamba, January 19
All 19 persons travelling in a bus, including the driver and the conductor, were killed when the bus veered off the road and fell into the flowing Ravi river, about 150 metres deep, at Garola, about 55 km from here today at about 9 a.m.

26 children to get bravery awards
New Delhi, January 19
Five girls from a village in Haryana, who spoke against marriage of two minors, will receive National Bravery Awards for raising voice against social evils. The awards would be conferred by Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at a special function here on January 24. Twenty six children, including nine girls, will get the bravery awards. Three children will be given award posthumously.

From Left: Neelam Rani, Sarita Tyagi, Sunita Devi Singhdoya, Swati Tyagi and Sushma Rani from Karnal (Haryana), who have jointly won the National Bravery Award, during a Press conference in New Delhi on Monday From Left: Neelam Rani, Sarita Tyagi, Sunita Devi Singhdoya, Swati Tyagi and Sushma Rani from Karnal (Haryana), who have jointly won the National Bravery Award, during a Press conference in New Delhi on Monday.
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Hurriyat wants to visit Pak before talks
January 19, 2004
Interim Budget on February 3
January 18, 2004
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

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January 12, 2004

Decision on LS poll by Jan 14, says  Mahajan
January 11, 2004
Government doles out more concessions
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