July 4, 2004, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
35 hurt in blast near Mufti’s residence Another blast in Anantnag injures
30 Srinagar, July 3
Two pedestrians were killed and 65
injured, most of them civilians, in two powerful explosions in the Kashmir
valley, while three militants and three security force personnel were
killed in an encounter in Baramula district today.
Was the government right in dismissing four Governors?
A Kashmiri woman wails near a damaged vehicle after an explosion in Srinagar on Saturday.
— Tribune photo by Amin War
EDITORIAL Not by
By H. K. Dua Ordinarily,
a parliamentary election should have settled many a controversy the
nation was caught up with earlier, allowing the new Lok Sabha and the
government to get on with the business of governance.
for steps to uplift minorities New Delhi, July 3
up on the commitment made in the Common Minimum Programme, Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh today announced that the UPA government will establish a
National Commission to promote the welfare of socially and economically
backward sections among religious and linguistic minorities through
reservations in education and jobs.
approaches NDA on Budget session New Delhi, July 3
The government today claimed that it
was making efforts for the smooth conduct of the Budget session of
Parliament beginning on Monday.
files review plea against SYL judgement New Delhi, July 3
The Punjab Government today filed a
review petition in the Supreme Court against its June 4 judgement
directing the Union Government to construct the controversial
Sutlej-Yamuna link canal even as its construction was yesterday entrusted
to the Central Public Works Department.
word inscribed on jail inmate’s back Jalandhar, July 3
In a brutal incident, an
objectionable word was allegedly inscribed on the back of an inmate by
the jail doctor and the Deputy Superintendent of Jail with the help of
some surgical instrument on the jail premises late last night.
begins into branding of accused Chandigarh, July 3
Punjab's Prisons Department has
initiated probe into the branding of an accused in a theft case. In less
than 24 hours after the case was foregrounded, Inspector- General of
Punjab Police S.K. Dutta — in charge of the prisons in the state —
today reached Amritsar to look into the matter.
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