Thursday, January 22, 2004, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)


Beant Singh murder case accused escape from jail
Chandigarh, January 22
Four undertrials, including three accused in the Beant Singh assassination case, escaped from the high security Burail jail in Chandigarh on Thursday, jail sources said.

Kashmir, HP highways closed
Snow, rain cause landslides
Shimla/Srinagar, January 21

The cold wave sweeping across the northern region tightened its grip as Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir received fresh snowfall today.
Tourists throw snowballs at each other at Kufri on Wednesday. — Photo by Anil Dayal

Tourists throw snowballs at each other at Kufri on Wednesday.


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No US role in Indo-Pak peace move, says Sinha
Washington, January 21

There is no US role in “terms of mediation” between India and Pakistan, External Affairs Minister Yashwant Sinha said, contradicting Secretary of State Colin Powell’s recent remarks that the breakthrough in Islamabad was the result of Washington’s two years of efforts.

External Affairs Minister Yashwant Sinha and his US counterpart Collin Powell arriving to address a press conference at the State Department in Washington on Tuesday.
External Affairs Minister Yashwant Sinha and his US counterpart Collin Powell arriving to address a press conference at the State Department in Washington on Tuesday. — PTI photo
In video: US congratulates India for improving relations with Pakistan. (28k, 56k)
Sinha unveils 10-point agenda for S. Asia
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Atal Bihari Vajpayee Vajpayee puts BJP in poll gear
Focus on development, CMs told
New Delhi, January 21
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee today asked the BJP to gear itself for the Lok Sabha elections and wanted the Chief Ministers of BJP-ruled states to focus on accelerating developmental activities.

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Karunakaran leaves in a huff

New Delhi, January 21
Just as the crisis in the Kerala Congress was nearing resolution, the “peace process” was effectively derailed last night with veteran leader K.Karunakaran leaving Delhi in a huff today without meeting party president Sonia Gandhi.


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Priyanka, Rahul are party workers, says Congress
New Delhi, January 21
Publicly admitting what has, so far, been left unsaid, the Congress today maintained that party President Sonia Gandhi’s two children have been in the party since their birth.

Priyanka, Rahul touring Amethi constituency
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Hurriyat leaders meet Advani today
New Delhi, January 21
The Hurriyat Conference will hold crucial talks with Deputy Prime Minister L.K. Advani tomorrow to discuss ways of finding a lasting solution to the vexed Kashmir issue.

N. GopalaswamiGopalaswami appointed Election Commissioner
New Delhi, January 21
In a departure from the convention, the government today appointed the Union Home Secretary, Mr N. Gopalaswami, as the Election Commissioner.

Pak under US pressure on N-scientists’ role
New Delhi, January 21
Pakistan is under renewed pressure from the United States of America to divulge the exact details that may have emerged following the interrogation of its six nuclear scientists who were detained by the Pakistani authorities following disclosures that Islamabad had proliferated nuclear technology.

 World page: Pak releases 3 N-scientists

Indian murder convict held in Canada after 30 years
Ludhiana, January 21
Almost 30 years after his conviction for murder, Malkiat Singh Bhandol, who had since acquired Canadian citizenship, was arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in the Canadian province of British Columbia and would now be deported back to India.

Gorshkov deal clinched
January 21, 2004
Krishna Murthy to be new CEC
January 20, 2004
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

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

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