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Saturday, December 2, 2006, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Road rage stumps Sidhu
Guilty of Patiala resident’s death in 1988
Chandigarh, December 1
In a decision of far-reaching consequence, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today found BJP MP and former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu guilty of having caused the death of a 65-year-old Patiala resident, Mr Gurnam Singh, in 1988.
Navjot Singh Sidhu gestures during a press conference to announce his resignation from the Lok Sabha in New Delhi on Friday.
Cong need not celebrate: Sushma
Now, Cong in attack mode
Editorial: Setback for BJP
‘I have always stood for principles’

Navjot Singh Sidhu gestures during a press conference to announce his resignation from the Lok Sabha in New Delhi on Friday. — Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal
What the court said
Gurnam died due to haemorrhage, not cardiac arrest.
Difficult to believe that a person who is known to everyone and of international fame would be falsely implicated in a crime committed on a busy road as people watched.
Case of both respondents falls within purview of Section 304 Part II.

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Resignation not in order
New Delhi, December 1
Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee has not accepted BJP member and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu’s resignation from the Lower House as it was not in order.

Not exactly on the back foot
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Chandigarh, December 1
Today's judgement of the Punjab and Haryana High Court convicting BJP MP and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu in a case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder, which carries a maximum punishment of 10 years, is a severe setback to the high-profile cricketer-turned-politician-cum-television star.

Ensure Soren’s presence: Court
New Delhi, December 1
A city court which had convicted sacked Union Coal Minister and JMM leader Shibu Soren of murder, today issued notice to the AIIMS Director, asking him to ensure Mr Soren’s presence on December 5.

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Chandigarh, December 1
A senior Army officer serving in Rashtriya Rifles (RR) in Jammu and Kashmir was found dead from gunshot wounds in his room this afternoon. Though a court of inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the death, initial reports indicate that he committed suicide.

Students on IAF radar
Chandigarh, December 1
On a recruitment sortie, the IAF is landing in educational institutes. It has so far identified 13 cities, including Chandigarh, for carrying out fast-track selections in these institutions.



India win, at last
After three successive defeats, India today tasted victory in their first-ever Twenty20 international against South Africa. (Details on Sports page)

14 arrested for burning Deccan Queen
Mumbai, December 1
Normalcy has been restored in most parts of Maharashtra a day after protesting Dalits, angry at the vandalism of a statue of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, ran riot in different parts of the state. (Details on Nation page)

Historians without history
Mridula MukherjeeChandigarh, December 1
Historians working on contemporary India are virtually groping in the dark. The Government of India has not handed over to the National Archives its official files since Independence despite the 30-year “locking period” ending as many as 30 years ago.

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