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Sunday, January 21, 2007, Chandigarh, India
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EC clears Gill as new Punjab police chief
New Delhi, January 20
The Election Commission today cleared the name of R.S. Gill to be appointed as the new DGP, Punjab. The 1973 batch IPS officer is at present posted as the Director of Punjab Police Academy (PPA) at Phillaur.
R.S. Gill & S.S. Virk

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Punjab page: Virk should be sacked, says SAD
Nation page: BJP welcomes move
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Many leaders stay away as Amarinder files papers

Patiala, January 20
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, the Congress candidate for this Assembly seat, after paying obeisance at a temple and a gurdwara, filed his nomination papers in the office of the Patiala SDM at the Mini-Secretariat here today.

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Captain owns just Rs 15,000

Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh being greeted by supporters after he filed his papers for the Patiala seat on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh being greeted by supporters after he filed his papers for the Patiala seat
His claim: His father’s Bunny
Battle from streets to courts, and back
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Time to end armed struggle: Mirwaiz
Islamabad, January 20
In significant remarks, Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq has called for an end to armed struggle to resolve the Kashmir issue as it has only created “more graveyards” and said the dialogue process should be given a chance.

Chairman of the moderate faction of the All-Parties Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Abdul Gani Bhat and Bilal Gani Lone listen to the President of Pakistan-administered Kashmir Raja Zulqarnain Khan, as the Prime Minister of Pakistan-Administered Kashmir Sardar Atiq Khan watches, during a meeting in Islamabad
Dialogue Mood: Chairman of the moderate faction of the All-Parties Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq (centre), Abdul Gani Bhat (second from left) and Bilal Gani Lone (left) listen to the President of Pakistan-administered Kashmir Raja Zulqarnain Khan (2nd from right), as the Prime Minister of Pakistan-Administered Kashmir Sardar Atiq Khan watches, during a meeting in Islamabad on Saturday. — Reuters photo
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UNSC seat: Japan pours cold water  on India’s quest
New Delhi, January 20
India’s quest for permanent membership of the United Nation’s to-be-expanded Security Council has hit a dead-end.

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SC: Recalling orders on Capt Sharma a mistake
New Delhi, January 20
In a significant ruling, the Supreme Court has admitted after 7 years that it was wrong on its part to withdraw the orders, directing the then Union Petroleum Minister in the P.V. Narasimha Rao government, Captain Satish Sharma, to pay a fine of Rs 50 lakh for his involvement in the petrol pump distribution allotment scandal.

Rats feast on body of abducted child
Patna, January 20
The killing of an abducted child by kidnappers for not realising the ransom is nothing new in Bihar. Earlier this month, the Patna High Court had ordered the government to find out the missing 143 children in the state, mostly abducted in the past five years, and submit a report within six weeks.

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New York, January 20
Democratic Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton today officially launched her campaign to become the first woman President of the United States.



Another accident, another escape for Mann

Karnal, January 20
Punjabi singer-actor Gurdas Mann had a miraculous escape when his car went out of control and rammed into a truck coming from the other side on the GT Road here this morning.


Gurdas Mann in bandages after the accident. — Photo by Vinay Malik

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