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Tuesday, October 19, 2004, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Venkaiah Naidu quits
Advani to take over as BJP President
New Delhi, October 18
The Maharashtra Assembly electorate verdict took it first toll today when Mr Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu quit as the President of the BJP citing personal reasons forcing the party to hand over reins to former Deputy Prime Minister Lal Krishna Advani.

Nation page: Muslims, migrants hurt Sena, says Thackeray

Mr L.K. Advani and Mr Jaswant Singh (extreme left) arrive for the BJP leadersí meeting in Delhi on Monday; and (right) Venkaiah Naidu, who resigned as BJP President. 
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Forest brigand Veerappan shot dead
Veerappan Chennai, October 18
Notorious forest brigand Veerappan was shot dead by Tamil Nadu Special Task Force late tonight in the Hogenekal forest area in Dharmapuri district.



Cong virtually rejects NCP claim
New Delhi, October 18
The Congress tonight virtually rejected NCPís claim on Maharashtra chief ministership, asserting that it had more numbers but said that the issue would be resolved through discussions.

Nation page: NCP MLAs leave it to Sharad

Badal meets PM, Kalam
Seeks probe into hawala scam
New Delhi, October 18
The SAD and the BJP today threatened to move the court if the Centre did not order a probe into the alleged hawala scam in which both Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh and his son, Mr Raninder Singh, were allegedly involved. In video (28k, 56k)

Nation page: CM ready to resign if charges proved

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PUNJAB: Mob goes berserk in Bhargo Camp locality
HARYANA: NCW drops plan to probe Sonia case

J&K: Five militants shot in encounters

HIMACHAL: Guler defeat to intensify infighting in Congress

DELHIHousewife killed in cold blood; police clueless

CHANDIGARH: Shopping festival begins with a bang

LUDHIANA: Protest against lathi charge

OPINIONS: Generally speaking

BUSINESS: Punjab Annual Plan hiked to Rs 4,005 cr

NATION: BSP will be kingmaker next time says Maya

WORLD: US frees Falluja negotiator after daylong battle

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SC for transfer of eight CJs
New Delhi, October 18
The Supreme Court collegium has recommended a major reshuffle in the higher judiciary by approving transfers and appointments of Chief Justices of eight High Courts, including the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

7 missiles found in Ludhiana
Ludhiana, October 18
Ludhiana was literally sitting on a volcano. A huge quantity of ammunition hauled from the steel scrap at the dry port in Dhandari Kalan, near here, during the past six days has sent shivers down the spine of people here.

Wooden object was rolled over Harpreetís stomach, says doctor
Patiala, October 18
The SGPC President, Bibi Jagir Kaur, suffered a major setback when Begowal-based doctor Balwinder Singh Sohal, who has turned approved in the Harpreet murder case, today claimed that Bibiís close confidant Dalwinder Kaur Dhesi had rolled a wooden object over the stomach of a pregnant Harpreet to cause bleeding which eventually led to an abortion.


Two students die as live wire falls on school
Srinagar, October 18
Two students, including one of kindergarten, were killed and six critically injured when they came in contact with a live electric wire that fell on a government primary school in Badgam district today while the students were appearing in the final term examination.
Women wail following the electrocution of two children at a school near Srinagar on Monday. Women wail following the electrocution of two children at a school near Srinagar on Monday. ó Photo by Amin War

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October 14, 2004
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