Tuesday, February 10, 2004, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

INLD snaps ties with BJP
HVP, BJP may forge alliance
Om Prakash ChautalaBehrampur (Gurgaon), February 9
Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala this evening announced the snapping of the INLD-BJP alliance and his coming out of the NDA at the Centre. He launched a scathing attack on the Haryana unit of the BJP and the Vajpayee-led government at the Centre which he alleged acted against Haryana.


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Punjab CM’s aircraft violates PM’s
‘no-fly zone’
New Delhi, February 9
The vulnerability to the Prime Minister’s residence and the slackness of the security agencies was revealed once again today when a Punjab Government plane, with state Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on board, flew low over the Race Course Road complex, violating the stipulated “no-fly zone”.

Bhattal, Ambika strong contenders for Cong ticket
New Delhi, February 9
If reports reaching the Congress headquarters are anything to go by, then Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal and AICC general secretary Ambika Soni top the popularity charts among the contenders for the Lok Sabha poll from the state.

Rudy pays hotel bills
New Delhi, February 9
Reacting to the newspaper reports about a state-owned airport management agency picking up his holiday tab, Union Civil Aviation Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Monday rushed to pay the bill personally.

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Telgi names top cops, politicians
Mumbai, February 9
Forger Abdul Karim Telgi who masterminded the multi-crore-rupee fake stamp paper racket has revealed the involvement of senior politicians and police officials in the scam.

PM dedicates power projects to nation
New Delhi, February 9
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee today dedicated to the nation three major hydro-electric projects, including the 300 mw Chamera hydroelectric project in Himachal Pradesh of National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC).
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Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee and Union Power Minister Anant G. Geete and Union Power Minister for State Jayawanti Mehta press the buttons to dedicate three power projects to the nation Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee, Union Power Minister Anant G. Geete (R) and Union Power Minister for State Jayawanti Mehta press the buttons to dedicate three power projects to the nation at a function in New Delhi on Monday.
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Reader suspended for harassing girl
Patiala, February 9
Punjabi University today suspended a Reader in the Department of Physics, Dr Hemraj Verma, following the submission of a report by a committee constituted by the Vice-Chancellor to probe the charge of harassment levelled against him by a former research fellow, Ms Puneeta Verma.

French Foreign Minister to arrive on Feb 12
New Delhi, February 9
French Foreign Minister Dominique De Villepin is arriving here on February 12 on a bilateral visit.

Haryana to merge 50 pc DA with basic pay

Talwar to be new PGI Director
New Delhi, February 9
Professor K.K. Talwar, Head of the Department of Cardiology at the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), will be next Director of PGI, Chandigarh. A decision to this effect was taken here at a meeting of the selection committee chaired by Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Ms Sushma Swaraj.

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Conventional schooling stifles curiosity


LS poll to be over by mid-May
February 9, 2004
PM kicks off poll drive
February 8, 2004
President dissolves Lok Sabha
February 7, 2004
Charges against Bhattal framed
February 6, 2004
JPC report confirms pesticides in colas
February 5, 2004
Interim Budget bonanza for Central staff
February 4, 2004
DIG shot outside Srinagar mosque
February 3, 2004
244 killed in Haj stampede
February 2, 2004
Pakistan sacks top N-scientist
February 1, 2004
Nitish gives sops in poll year
January 31, 2004

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