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Magistrate suspended
CBI books 3 advocates in warrants against President case
Ahmedabad/New Delhi, January 29
The Gujarat High Court today suspended the Metropolitan Magistrate who had allegedly issued bailable warrants against President of India A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Chief Justice of India V.N. Khare, sitting judge B.P. Singh and former chief of the Supreme Court Bar Association R.K. Jain after allegedly receiving a bribe of Rs 40,000.

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BSF personnel astride camels in front of Rashtrapati Bhavan as they take part in a Beating the Retreat Parade in Delhi BSF personnel astride camels in front of Rashtrapati Bhavan as they take part in a Beating the Retreat Parade in Delhi on Thursday. The ceremony is a culmination of the Republic Day celebrations.

Death for 4 Veerappan men
New Delhi, January 29
The Supreme Court today converted the life sentence of four members of forest brigand Veerappan’s gang into death penalty for killing 22 personnel of a special task force set up to nab him in a land mine blast in April, 1993.

Surjewala, Jakhar assail NDA policies
New Delhi, January 29
Thousands of activists of the Indian Youth Congress and the All-India Kisan Congress held a demonstration near the Parliament House in protest against the “anti-farmer” policies of the NDA government.



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Sukh Ram meets Virbhadra
New Delhi, January 29
Weighing its options for the Lok Sabha elections, the Himachal Vikas Congress has started talking to the Congress about the possibilities of a tie-up. The HVC, which had contested the last parliamentary election in alliance with the BJP and continues to be part of the NDA, seems to be inching closer towards the Congress now.

Talwandi hospitalised
Ludhiana, January 29
A senior Akali leader and former President of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), Mr Jagdev Singh Talwandi, is reported to be seriously ill. He was admitted to the Hero-DMC Heart Centre last night. Dr Gurpreet Wander, Director of the centre, described his condition as critical.

Woman molested, beaten up in public
Dhariwal, January 29
In a bizarre incident, henchmen of a wine contractor today allegedly molested and beat up a woman in full public view in the busy bus stand area here, which led to a complete bandh in this border town.

Engg college Director booked for graft
Patiala, January 29
The Punjab Vigilance Department has registered a case of misappropriation of funds against former Director of the Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Dr M.P. Kapoor. He recently took over as Director of the Punjabi University College of Engineering.

Commission agents cheat farmers
Lohian Khas (Jalandhar), January 29
A large number of farmers of villages in the Mand area and dependants of some NRIs have been left in the lurch by certain commission agents, who have allegedly refused to pay them for their produce and return the money deposited with them by dependants of NRIs.

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Karunakaran to form Indira Congress
January 29, 2004
PM recommends Lok Sabha dissolution on Feb 6
January 28, 2004
Hurriyat ready to drop plebiscite demand
January 26, 2004
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

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