Friday, February 27, 2004, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Revolt will not hit Cong: Sonia

Says Najma free to leave
Hisar, February 26
The Congress president, Mrs Sonia Gandhi, said here today that the revolt by Congress leader Najma Heptullah would not affect the party and “the Congress would be better off if opportunists like her leave”.
Sonia migratory bird: Sangma
New Delhi, February 26
Former Lok Sabha Speaker P.A. Sangma today rebutted the Congress observation that Dr Najma Heptullah was a “migratory bird” and said party President Sonia Gandhi should be given that sobriquet because of her foreign origin.

Lathicharge at Sonia’s rally
3,300 disqualified from contesting poll


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The Mughal Garden of Rashtrapati Bhavan presents a riot of colour with the flowers, particularly the sagania, in full bloom in the Capital on Thursday.
The Mughal Garden of Rashtrapati Bhavan presents a riot of colour with the flowers, particularly the sagania, in full bloom in the Capital on Thursday. Tribune photo by
Mukesh Aggarwal

Plan to kill Gen Dyal unearthed
Chandigarh, February 26
Gurvinder Singh, alias Goldy, and an absconding Mohali-based travel agent Jaspal Singh had allegedly hatched a conspiracy to eliminate Lieut-General R.S. Dyal (retd) in Panchkula ahead of Hawara’s escape from the Burail jail.

Pilot killed in Jaguar crash
Jaisalmer, February 26
In the second accident involving a fighter plane near Pokhran this month, a Jaguar fighter aircraft of the IAF today crashed in Asia’s biggest field firing range killing the pilot.

A.Q. Khan quizzed by US investigators
New Delhi, February 26
Pakistan’s fallen hero Dr A.Q. Khan has been intensively questioned by US investigation team in Islamabad since February 5.


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On record
Rajan to continue as Scientific
Adviser to govt

Prof. Y.S. Rajan
Chandigarh, February 26
Prof. Y.S. Rajan will continue as Scientific Adviser to the state government but confirmed having resigned, as the Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Technical University (PTU). The resignation is, however, yet to be accepted.

S.B. Chavan dead
Mumbai, February 26
Veteran Congress leader Shankarrao Bhaurao Chavan died at Bombay Hospital in Mumbai this evening after a prolonged illness. He was 83. Chavan’s health took for the worse last week when he underwent surgery for the removal of a blood clot.

2 killed in violence over woman’s death
Kolkata, February 26
Violence erupted today at Tamluk in east Midnapore,  about 150 km from here, following the unnatural death of a housewife. The police fired several rounds, resulting in the death of two persons and injuries to 12 others, whom the local Trinamool Congress had claimed to be their supporters.


Pirzada apprehends threat from CM
Meets Governor for security
Gurnihal Singh PirzadaChandigarh, February 26
Apprehending threat to his life and other members of the family from Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and two of his confidants, Mr Gurnihal Singh Pirzada, an IAS officer of the Tamil Nadu cadre, today met the Governor of Punjab and Administrator of Chandigarh, Justice O. P. Verma, and demanded security.

Hurriyat threatens to pull out of talks
February 26, 2004
Arif joins BJP
February 25, 2004
Blast in space centre kills 6
February 24, 2004
PM launches insurance scheme from Lucknow
February 23, 2004
Pak tour from March 10
February 22, 2004
2 pc additional DA for Central staff
February 21, 2004
30 hurt as blast rocks Amritsar Dist Courts
February 20, 2004
Indo-Pak roadmap for peace
February 19, 2004
EC not to let ball hit ballot
February 18, 2004
Indo-Pak talks begin
February 17, 2004

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