Sunday, February 22, 2004, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Pak tour from March 10
No Tests in Karachi, Peshawar,
1st one-dayer on March 13

Kolkata, February 21
Jagmohan Dalmiya Accompanied by security officials, the Indian cricket team will embark on a much-awaited 40-day tour of Pakistan on March 10 to play three Tests and five one-dayers, the Board of Control for Cricket in India announced here today ending days of suspense over the schedule of the historic visit.

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Pak bans movement of hardline clerics
Karachi, February 21
The Pakistani Government has banned more than 300 hardline clerics from leaving their home districts to prevent them inciting violence when minority Shiites start a key holy month next week.

Plot to attack Indira airport; 3 militants held
Jammu, February 21
The police has arrested three Pakistan-based terrorists who had infiltrated into India from Pakistan. A large quantity of arms and ammunition has been seized from their possession. The terrorists were arrested by a team of police officials of Poonch district when they had almost reached New Delhi.

Policemen escort three suspected militants, who were arrested on charges of planning to attack Indira Gandhi International Airport Policemen escort three suspected militants, who were arrested on charges of planning to attack Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, inside a police camp in Jammu on Saturday. 
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CJMís daughter files case against in-laws
Moga, February 21
A court today remanded the husband and father-in-law of the daughter of a Chief Judicial Magistrate here in police custody till Monday in a case of dowry harassment and even threat of murder.

Cong takes BJP to task on Yadavís entry
New Delhi, February 21
The Congress today took the BJP to task for encouraging criminalisation of politics which, it said, was evident from the induction of history-sheeter D.P. Yadav into its ranks. Congress spokesperson Kapil Sibal said there were 30 criminal cases pending against Mr Yadav both in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi which include murder, attempt to murder, hooliganism and kidnapping.

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Challenged by Congress, PM looks at 9 pc growth
Anti-Sonia protesters lathicharged
DMK manifesto opposes uniform civil code
Paswan is LJP chief

PSEB exemption to farmers in border areas
Patiala, February 21
The Punjab State Electricity Board has decided to exempt the recovery of electricity bills from the agriculture power consumers of the border areas of Amritsar, Gurdaspur and Ferozepore districts whose land falls on the international border with Pakistan.

Sister Nirmala looted in Jharkhand
Sister Nirmala Medininagar (Jharkhand), February 21
The Superior-General of Missionaries of Charity Sister Nirmala was among a number of people looted by a gang of robbers near Amjharia Ghati in Latehar district today.

How MP development funds are siphoned off
New Delhi, February 21
Itís the easiest of political pickings and takes just one signature on a blank sheet of paper for a Member of Parliament or an MLA to pocket 10 to 20 per cent of every project they sanction for the much-misused Member of Parliament Local Area Development scheme. Consider the following culled from an investigation by The Tribune.

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