Monday, January 26, 2004, Chandigarh, India
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Hurriyat ready to drop plebiscite demand
New Delhi, January 25
In a significant statement, the Hurriyat Conference has said it was willing to set aside its demand for a plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir. “The Hurriyat is moving away from its earlier stand to facilitate peace talks. We are ready to set aside our demand for a plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir,’’ Hurriyat chairman Moulvi Abbas Ansari said in Aaj Tak’s ‘Seedhi Baat’ programme telecast last night.

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Gupta to head probe panel on jailbreak
Chandigarh, January 25
The Chandigarh Administration today set up a three-member committee headed by the Delhi Police Commissioner R.S. Gupta to inquire into lapses that led to the escape of alleged assassins of Beant Singh on January 22 from the Burail jail.

Editorial: Escape from Burail
 Chandigarh page
Lawyer Walia, ex-militant get notices in
jailbreak case

Members of the Mahatma Gandhi Global Council for World Peace and Amity take part in a peace rally on the eve of Republic Day in Bhopal on Sunday. Kalam asks youth to fight corruption
New Delhi, January 25
Asserting that peace is a paramount ingredient for continuing the mission of national development and economic growth, President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam tonight said India will always be grateful to the “successful peacemakers”.

Members of the Mahatma Gandhi Global Council for World Peace and Amity take part in a peace rally on the eve of Republic Day in Bhopal on Sunday. — Reuters


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Padma Vibhushan for Narlikar and Justice Venkatachaliah
New Delhi, January 25
Noted Punjabi writer Amrita Pritam, former Chief Justice of India M.N. Venkatachaliah and Astrophysicist Jayant Vishnu Narlikar were today named for the Padma Vibhushan, the nation’s second highest civilian award, while Captain of the Indian cricket team Saurav Ganguly and his deputy Rahul Dravid were among those chosen for the Padma Shri by President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on the occasion of the Republic Day.

Sports page: Padma Shri for Anju,Tirkey, Ganguly
New Delhi, January 25
Indian cricket captain Saurav Ganguly, his deputy Rahul Dravid, world athletics bronze medallist Anju Bobby George and hockey Olympian Dilip Tirkey, mountaineer Anita Devi and yoga expert Sadashiv Nimbalkar were today named for the Padma Shri for their contribution in the field of sports.

Three LeT militants held in Delhi
New Delhi, January 25
The Delhi police has claimed to have arrested three LeT militants this morning. The militants according to the sleuths were in Delhi to disrupt the Republic Day celebrations and to carry out explosions in various parts of the Capital.

Indian therapist heals Pak diplomat
New Delhi, January 25
A Delhi-based medical acupuncturist has contributed significantly to Indo-Pakistan relations by reversing the condition of a Pakistani diplomat suffering from motor neuron disease. Sheikh Abdul Rehman, Honorary Consul-General of Denmark in Lahore, and his wife, Farida Rehman, approached the Head of the Department of Acupuncture at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Dr Raman Kapur, in August, 2001, after visiting the best hospitals in the world.

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NCP splits
January 25, 2004
Fire at wedding kills 54
January 24, 2004
Beant case accused flee
January 23, 2004
Kashmir, HP highways closed
January 22, 2004
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

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