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Wednesday, February 15, 2006, Chandigarh, India
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Marriages must be registered
SC directive to Centre, states
New Delhi, February 14
In a judgement of far reaching consequences in terms of protecting the rights of married women, the Supreme Court today directed the Union and state Governments to make the registration of marriages mandatory and notify the amended rules to this effect within three months.

BJP backs govt on Iran
New Delhi, February 14
Succumbing to the RSS pressure, the Opposition BJP today virtually endorsed the governmentís vote against Iran at the IAEA meeting, saying it was not in Indiaís interest to have another nuclear neighbour in its vicinity.

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Cricket star Harbhajan Singh at the Wagah border after his return from Lahore on Tuesday. Harbhajan returns
Wagah, February 14
Injured off-spinner Harbhajan Singh and thousands of cricket fans returned from Pakistan via the joint check post here today.
Authorities concerned kept the gate on zero line open for an hour more than the scheduled time after the Retreat ceremony to facilitate their smooth arrival.
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Cricket star Harbhajan Singh at the Wagah border after his return from Lahore on Tuesday. ó Tribune photo by Rajiv Sharma

Left not to attend PMís dinner
New Delhi, February 14
In a tactical move, Left parties have decided to keep away from the dinner hosted by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to the allied parties, ahead of the Budget session of Parliament beginning on February 16.

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Capt asks PM for wheat MSP of Rs 700 a quintal
New Delhi, February 14
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to implement the Special Development Package of Rs 2,040 crore to place the economy of the state on a high growth trajectory and increase in the MSP of wheat to Rs 700 per quintal.

Punjab page: Punjab plan pegged at Rs 4,000 crore

PM convenes round-table conference on Kashmir
New Delhi, February 14
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has embarked on an ambitious proposal to discuss the Kashmir issue with both mainstream parties and separatist outfits at a specially convened round-table conference on February 24.

SC reprieve for Nayak
New Delhi, February 14
Mumbai policeís encounter specialist Daya Nayak, who had become a terror for underworld operatives and currently being sought in a disproportionate assets case, today got a temporary reprieve from the Supreme Court against arrest.



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Lahore, February 14
Protests against the publication of Prophet Mohammadís caricatures in European newspapers flared up in Pakistan today with thousands of angry demonstrators storming the diplomatic enclave in Islamabad where an Indian diplomatic car was damaged. (Details on World page)

Quake kills two Army men in Sikkim
Gangtok, February 14
At least two Army personnel were killed and two civilians, including a girl injured and scores of important structures and buildings damaged when an earthquake rocked Sikkim today. The quake of 5.7 magnitude on the Richter scale was felt at 0625 hours.

10 injured in attack on Dalit colony
Mehmadpur (Karnal), February 14
In what could be termed as the recurrence of the Gohana incident, an armed mob of upper castes, mostly Rodhs, allegedly attacked Ravidas Colony at Mehmadpur village of the district today morning. The only difference between the two incidents was that instead of torching houses of Dalits as had been done in Gohana, Ravidasis were allegedly attacked with sharp-edged weapons, including axes and swords.

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