August 20, 2004, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
in terror influx Home Ministry, Army chief see Pak
backing New Delhi, August 19
as India strives to improve relations with Pakistan, the word in the
official circles is that Islamabad is not only holding an undiminished
capability to control the level of cross-border terrorism but there is
also a sharp rise in the infiltration attempts from across the Line of
The Chief of Army Staff, Gen N.C. Vij, meets members of an Indian Army expedition team to scale Mount Kanchenjunga at a ceremony at Army Headquarters in New Delhi, on Thursday.
— AFP photo
day for India 2 lifters test positive, lose
in hockey, tennis Athens, August 19
Two Indian women weightlifters —
Pratima Kumari and Sanamacha Chanu — were disgraced following positive
dope tests at the Olympic Games here today.
Australia’s Michael Brennan (L) and India’s Viren Rasquinha run for the ball during a group B hockey match at Athens Olympics on Thursday. Australia won 4-3.
suspends Bathinda refinery To start work only if Punjab
clears aid package New Delhi, August 19
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation
Limited (HPCL) has announced the suspension of the Guru Gobind Singh
Refinery project in Bathinda district till the clearance of the
financial package by the state government, which includes sales tax
exemption for 15 years.
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Verma for cleansing of judiciary New Delhi, August 19
Former Chief Justice of India (CJI)
J. S. Verma, who has remained the focus of attention, be it due to his
bold initiative as NHRC Chairman on the Gujarat riots or forcing the CBI
to probe the Jain-Hawala case against top politicians, has now
emphasised the need for "cleansing" the judiciary.
Bakery trial to move to Mazgaon court Mumbai, August 19
Sessions judge Abhay Thipsay, who
is conducting the Best Bakery carnage re-trial, shifted to Maharashtra
from Gujarat on a Supreme Court directive, today visited the Mazgaon
court in South Mumbai where preparations are being made for hearing in
this sensational case.
told to be alert President inaugurates
Vaishnodevi varsity Katra, August 19
The President Dr A.P.J. Abdul
Kalam, today stressed the need for capacity building for development of
the nation and said the strength of the country comes out of economic
growth and the ability to defend itself. He was inaugurating the Mata
Vaishnodevi University, near here, this morning.
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