Sunday, March 7, 2004, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Qazi blames Jaish for attack on Parliament
Islamabad, March 6
In the first statement from the Pakistani establishment, a former ISI chief, Gen Javed Ashraf Qazi (retd), has blamed the banned militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad for the terrorist attack on Indian Parliament House in 2001 and the recent suicide attacks on President Pervez Musharraf, as well as for deaths of “thousands” of Kashmiris.


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Jogi, Judeo cases heading for quiet burial
New Delhi, March 6
In the Ajit Jogi and Dilip Singh Judeo sting and counter-sting operations the Central Bureau of Investigation seems to have come to a dead end.

Jethmalani ready to contest against Vajpayee
Eminent lawyer and Rajya Sabha member Ram Jethmalani with Congress spokesman Kapil SibalNew Delhi, March 6
The Congress today got a shot in the arm when it won itself a new advocate in Mr Ram Jethmalani, its one-time bitter critic and former minister in the Vajpayee government.
Eminent lawyer and Rajya Sabha member Ram Jethmalani with Congress spokesman Kapil Sibal at a joint press conference in New Delhi on Saturday. — PTI photo

Advani: feel-good factor can lead to complacency
New Delhi, March 6
L.K. Advani
Deputy Prime Minister L.K. Advani today expressed apprehension that the feel-good factor could lead to complacency in the BJP. “The possibility of complacency setting in as a consequence of over-confidence in the party worries me.

Elections to cost exchequer Rs 938 crore
New Delhi, March 6
The four-phase Lok Sabha poll, the largest electoral exercise in the world in which 65 crore people would cast their votes, would cost the Union Government over Rs 938 crore. 


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Amritsar is all agog
by Varinder Walia

Bush larks and red munias
by Baljit Singh

Lording over Oscar nite
by Ervell E. Menezes

Goldie: Guide for new filmmakers

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Nation page:
CEC to visit Andhra Pradesh
EC urged to stop sale of ONGC shares

Devotees take a bath at Takht Kesgarh Sahib during the Hola Mohalla celebrations at Anandpur Sahib Punjab page: Alliance with BSP possible at state level, says Hanspal

Devotees take a bath at Takht Kesgarh Sahib during the Hola Mohalla celebrations at Anandpur Sahib on Saturday. 
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

CM to blame for giving jobs to the tainted, says Badal
Chandigarh, March 6
Parkash Singh Badal
Reacting to The Tribune expose on re-selection of "tainted" candidates to the PCS (Executive) cadre this year, Shiromani Akali Dal President Parkash Singh Badal today dared the Punjab Chief Minister to prove his anti-corruption credentials.

CM misusing police to promote Congress: Badal

Osama escapes raid by Pakistan troops
Osama bin LadenIslamabad, March 6
Reports have surfaced this week that suggest that Saudi terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden successfully avoided being caught by Pakistani troops.

Briton held for Mhatre’s murder

Passing of J&K Bill stirs up hornet’s nest
Jammu, March 6
Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed appears to have succumbed to the pressure of hardliners who steered him to get the law passed for withdrawing the state subject rights of the girls of Jammu and Kashmir marrying an outsider.

Minorities panel dubs J&K Bill unhealthy
Nation page: BJP flays Cong for backing J&K Bill

In Her World Tribune  today

Love is not elsewhere

Patiala Heritage Week
Poll Quotes
Indian Science Congress
Chandigarh is 50

BJP balances RSS, NDA visions in poll manifesto
March 6, 2004
Pak Gen offered N-help to Nigeria
March 5, 2004
6 killed in Jammu jail attack
March 4, 2004
Blasts in Iraqi mosques leave 140 dead
March 3, 2004
EC dares to bare candidates
March 2, 2004
4-phase LS poll in April, May
March 1, 2004
Osama: captured or not?
February 29, 2004
Mufti Sayeed escapes grenade attack
February 28, 2004
Revolt will not hit Cong: Sonia
February 27, 2004
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

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