Thursday, February 12, 2004, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Cricket tour of Pak on
BCCI team satisfied with security steps
Islamabad, February 11
Indicating that the Indian cricket team’s six-week tour of Pakistan next month is on, a top official of the Indian cricket board said today that the security measures taken by the hosts were satisfactory.

Centre takes note of players’ concern
New Delhi, February 11
The Union Home Ministry has expressed concern about the security aspects of the cricketers in Pakistan.

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Chandrika sacks 39 ministers
Chandrika KumaratungaColombo, February 11
The political crisis in Sri Lanka worsened today as President Chandrika Kumaratunga sacked 39 ministers in a move aimed at eroding the authority of her arch rival Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Shift poll officers from home district, says EC
New Delhi, February 11
In a move to ensure free and fair Lok Sabha and Assembly elections, the Election Commission today directed states and union territories to transfer officers who have completed four years in the same district and also ensure that no officer continues in his home district.

Two injured in Delhi blast
New Delhi, February 11
Two persons received minor injuries and two vehicles were damaged in a “low intensity” explosion near Indian Institute of Technology flyover in South Delhi this evening, a senior police official said.

47 killed in Baghdad car blast
Baghdad, February 11
A suicide car-bomb attack at an Iraqi army recruitment centre in Baghdad killed 47 persons today, taking the 24-hour death toll in attacks against Iraqis working with the US occupation to 100.



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US army investigators survey the scene in front of the bombed Iraqi army recruitment centre in Baghdad US army investigators survey the scene in front of the bombed Iraqi army recruitment centre in Baghdad on Wednesday.
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Hockey star Jugraj, others demoted
Chandigarh, February 11
In a shocking turn of events, the Punjab Government has ordered demotion of six international sports stars, including three Olympic hockey probables — Jugraj Singh, Kanwalpreet Singh and Tejbir Singh — to the rank of Sub-Inspector from their present rank of Inspector.

SC reserves order in SYL case
New Delhi, February 11
The Supreme Court today reserved its judgement on the application of Haryana, seeking dismissal of Punjab’s suit for dissolving the court’s decree against it regarding the completion of the Satluj Yamuna Link canal even as the latter asserted that its plea was not politically motivated.

Tibetan peace marchers lathicharged
Dharamsala, February 11
The police today lathicharged a group of Tibetan Youth Congress peace marchers who were on the way to New Delhi to participate in Tibetan Uprising Day, to be celebrated on March 10.

Army not to hire civilian porters
Yannar (Pahalgam), February 11
Chief of the Army Staff General NC Vij has said barring one recent incident there was no infiltration from across the border in Jammu and Kashmir in the past couple of months.
The Chief of the Army Staff, Gen N.C. Vij, presents a gallantry award to a jawan in Srinagar
The Chief of the Army Staff, Gen N.C. Vij, presents a gallantry award to a jawan in Srinagar on Wednesday. — Photo by Amin War

In Science & Technology today

Rare transit of Venus

12 Indians killed in Sharjah plane crash
February 11, 2004
INLD snaps ties with BJP
February 10, 2004
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

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