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Wednesday, May 4, 2005, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

NDA to review boycott today
Speaker writes to Vajpayee
New Delhi, May 3
The NDA's resolve to continue with the boycott of the two Houses of Parliament appears to be weakening amid growing differences within the alliance on the issue and a fresh appeal from Lok Sabha Speaker to its chairman and former Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee to reconsider the decision.
In video: Somnath urges NDA to end boycott. (28k, 56k)

TDP reluctant to continue boycott
Editorial: End the boycott





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Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee has issued an ultimatum to seven Lok Sabha Members, including cine actress turned politician Jaya Prada to submit their assets and liabilities declaration by May 16.

Punjab VAT sops of Rs 350 cr
Chandigarh, May 3
While the Punjab Council of Ministers today further diluted the provisions relating to value added tax, it also announced concessions worth Rs 350 crore for farmers, traders, manufacturers, exporters and customers by removing certain items from the tax slabs of 12.5 and 4 per cent to zero per cent.

1971 war hero J.S. Aurora dead
New Delhi, May 3
Anita Kalra, daughter of Lt-Gen J.S. Aurora, mourns the death of her father at Friends Colony in Delhi on Tuesday.
Lt-Gen Jagjit Singh Aurora, who led the Indian forces to victory over Pakistan in the war for liberation of Bangladesh in 1971, died here this morning at a private hospital.
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Anita Kalra, daughter of Lt-Gen J.S. Aurora, mourns the death of her father at Friends Colony in Delhi on Tuesday. ó Tribune photo by Rajeev Tyagi

Govt jobs only after dowry details: SC
New Delhi, May 3
With a view to curbing the menace of dowry, the Supreme Court has asked the Centre and states to consider making it a rule for every employee to furnish information at the time of his recruitment whether he had taken dowry, if he was married when applying for the job.

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PUNJAB: Major hike in pensions of gallantry award winners

HARYANA: Govt in a bind over court order on SCs

HIMACHAL: Issue of equity in power projects unsolved

DELHI: Three killed due to suspected meningitis

J&K: Two leaders shot dead in Kashmir

CHANDIGARH: Electrician held for Sector 18 murder

LUDHIANA: Fake currency racket busted; 2 arrested

OPINIONS: In hot waters

BUSINESS: TRAI issues directive on value-added services

NATION: Lalu has apprehensions on Special Bench, moves SC

WORLD: 25 die in Pakistan gas explosions

SPORTS: IHF power struggle reaches court




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Punjab SLP against HC order in a week
New Delhi, May 3
Stung by the order of the Rajasthan High Court for handing over of the control of three headworks of the Bhakra-Nangal project by Punjab to the BBMB, the state government today swung into action to challenge the matter in the Supreme Court with its Advocate-General having consultation with various legal experts here.

Rajasthan to file caveat in SC
Punjab page: Punjab may also challenge Rajasthanís claim on waters
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Diversification from crops to marriage palaces
Paragpur (Jalandhar), May 3
The governmentís proposal of setting up a Rs 100 crore Agri-Diversification, Infrastructure, Research and Development Fund besides encouraging contract farming notwithstanding, a section of the farmers in Punjab has written success stories by innovative diversification plans.

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