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SAD ultimatum to BJP on Udham Singh Nagar issue
CHANDIGARH, Aug 6 — The Political Affairs Committee of the Shiromani Akali Dal today unanimously decided to "withdraw support" to the Bharatiya Janata Party-led coalition government in New Delhi, if Udham Singh Nagar district was not excluded from the proposed hill state of Uttaranchal.

No threat to govt,
asserts BJP

NEW DELHI, Aug 6 — The Bharatiya Janata Party today asserted that the Vajpayee government was not in any danger stressing that the Udham Singh Nagar issue raised by the Akali Dal would be "resolved amicably".


The Political Affairs Committee of the Shiromani Akali Dal, which met in Chandigarh on Thursday with Mr Parkash Singh Badal in the chair, deliberates on the future of Udham Singh Nagar. Also seen in the picture are Mr S. S. Barnala, Mr G. S.Tohra, Mr B. S. Bhinder, Capt Kanwaljit Singh and Mr S. S. Dhindsa.
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Search for truth on: Advani
NEW DELHI, Aug 6 — The Union Home Minister, today told the Lok Sabha that the government will not spare any effort in finding out the truth about Rajiv Gandhi's killing.

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Budget session of Parliament ends
NEW DELHI, Aug 6 — The two-month-long Budget session of Parliament concluded with the sine die adjournment of the Lok Sabha today.
Mansingh new envoy to UK
NEW DELHI, Aug 6 — Mr Lalit Mansingh will be India’s new High Commissioner in the United Kingdom in place of Mr Salman Haider.
Beant loyalists replaced
PATIALA, Aug 6 — Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Amarinder Singh today announced a 50-member list of office-bearers.
Learning to live with fear
CHAMBA, Aug 6 — Residents of the Churah valley in Chamba district are living in fear following the massacre of 35 persons by Kashmiri militants at Kala Ban and Satrundi.

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6 villagers held hostage
SHIMLA, Aug 6 — Kashmiri militants who massacred 35 persons in Kala Ban and Satrundi villages of Chamba district early this week are holding at least six villagers hostage.


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