Monday, February 16, 2004, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Kanwaljit SAD choice for Patiala
Gujral’s son among 3 other LS nominees
Capt Kanwaljit SinghChandigarh, February 15
Shiromani Akali Dal President Parkash Singh Badal today announced the candidates for four of the 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab.
Among them are two former ministers — Capt Kanwaljit Singh and Dr Rattan Singh — who will contest from Patiala and Tarn Taran, respectively.        DRI probe

Voices of dissent raised
Patiala, February 15
Supporters of senior SAD leader Prem Singh Chandumajra today raised the banner of revolt following the announcement of the candidature of Capt Kanwaljit Singh from the Patiala Lok Sabha seat.


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South African wins Mumbai Marathon
Mumbai, February 15
Hendrick Ramaala of South Africa and Violletta Uryga of Poland won the Standard Chartered Mumbai International full marathon (42 kms) in men and women events, respectively.

Fans lift South African athlete Hendrik Ramaala after his victory at the Mumbai International Marathon on Sunday. Ramaala posted a time of 2 hours 15 minutes 47 seconds to win the marathon. — Reuters
Fans lift South African athlete Hendrik Ramaala after his victory at the Mumbai International Marathon

Pak to acquire radar systems from USA
Islamabad, February 15
Pakistan has declared its intention to acquire the latest radar systems from the USA.
A news report said the move follows the recent donation of helicopters and fixed wing aircraft by Washington to Pakistan to prevent infiltration along the porous Afghan-Pak border after the easing of US sanctions.


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SC to hear plea on IIM fees today
New Delhi, February 15
The Supreme Court will hear tomorrow a public interest litigation challenging the Union Human Resource Development Ministry’s directive to drastically cut the fees of the Indian Institutes of Management.

CAT held amid tight security
Ahmedabad, February 15
Amid tight security, the Common Entrance Test for Indian Institute of Management courses, rescheduled after being cancelled in November following leak of question papers, was held today in 26 cities across the country.
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Cong finds it tough to rope in film stars
New Delhi, February 15
Having lost out to the BJP in building alliances and launching its campaign, the Congress is trailing behind the BJP on another front : it is not being able to persuade film and television stars to campaign for the party.

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We were treated like slaves, say students
Sikh Missionary College management adamant
Anandpur Sahib (Ropar), February 15
The impasse between students and the management of the Anandpur Sahib based Sikh Missionary College continued today with both sides sticking to their stands.
While talking to this correspondent at Dera Guru Nanak Prakash where they were camping, the students narrated tales of how they were allegedly treated like slaves in the college.
Students of Sikh Missionary College are seen camping at Dera Guru Nanak in Anandpur Sahib Students of Sikh Missionary College are seen camping at Dera Guru Nanak in Anandpur Sahib.
— Photo by Subhash Sharma

PM clears Pak tour
February 15, 2004
France may compromise on turban issue
February 14, 2004
Bush tears apart Khan’s N-network
February 13, 2004
Cricket tour of Pak on
February 12, 2004
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

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