Saturday, August 9, 2003, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

60 washed away in Kulu flash floods
Kangni (Manali), August 8
About 60 labourers were washed away in a cloudburst that struck the makeshift camps of labourers working in the construction of a road up to Rohtang Tunnel at Kangni Nallah, 15 km from Manali, around 11.25 last night.

Personnel of the Border Roads Organisation and other agencies carry out rescue operations at Kangni Nullah Miraculous escape for 15

Personnel of the Border Roads Organisation and other agencies carry out rescue operations at Kangni Nullah on Friday. — Photo M.C. Thakur


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Protect riot victims, witnesses, says SC
Issues notices to Centre, Gujarat in Best Bakery case
New Delhi, August 8
Taking cognizance of the National Human Rights Commission petition challenging the acquittal of all 21 accused in the Best Bakery case relating to killing of 14 persons during the Gujarat riots in Vadodara and seeking a fresh probe and retrial into it outside the state, the Supreme Court today issued notices to the Centre and the Gujarat government.

Zahira moves Supreme Court for case transfer
Zahira Habibullah SheikhNew Delhi, August 8
Zahira Habibullah Sheikh, a key witness in the Best Bakery case, today moved the Supreme Court, seeking a retrial of the case at any place outside Gujarat, and alleged that “crucial evidence was shut out through threats and intimidation” given on behalf of the accused.

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Rights panel seeks report on sale of girls
Chandigarh, August 8
The Punjab State Human Rights Commission has taken suo motu notice of media reports of the sale of young girls and women in Ferozepore district of Punjab and asked the district authorities to immediately submit a report on the phenomenon.

Nation page: Pepsi moves court against CSE

Shiv sena activists ransack a cola godown in Allahabad on Friday, demanding immediate ban on drinks produced by multinational companies. — PTI photo

Militant behind Akshardham attack killed
Srinagar, August 8
The police and the security forces claimed to have achieved a major success with the killing of a top militant of the Lashkar-e-Toiba in Budgam district in the wee hours today. Manzoor Zahid Choudhary, a resident of Lahore who was acting chief coordinator for operations not only in Jammu and Kashmir but also in other parts of the country, was based in south Kashmir.

Munir to be sent back to Pakistan
New Delhi, August 8
The 13-year-old illiterate Pakistani boy who strayed across the border into Rajasthan in June and has been in jail since then would be sent back to Pakistan by the Rakshabandhan.

Indo-US strategic ties gain impetus
New Delhi, August 8
Indo-US strategic relations are poised for a giant leap forward with a host of decisions taken by the two countries in the past two days, including Washington’s approval to sell to New Delhi in the coming year training materials and specialised equipment to support India’s peacekeeping training capabilities. 
In video: The Indo-US Defence Policy Group meets in Washington to deliberate on cooperation in core defence areas. (28k, 56k)

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