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PM flays Pakistan
on Islamic law
ON BOARD THE PRIME MINISTER’s SPECIAL FLIGHT, Aug 29 — The Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee today flayed Pakistan’s move to make the Koran and the Sunnah the supreme law of the land saying the "growth of religious extremism in any country is a matter of concern for its neighbours.


Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee with Sultan Qaboos Bin al Said at his palace in Salalah on Saturday. — PTI photo
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President signs Ordinance, Kejriwal replaces Gill as CEO
NEW DELHI, Aug 29 — The controversial Prasar Bharati Ordinance restoring the original 1990 act was promulgated late tonight.
Dropsy claims two more lives
NEW DELHI, Aug 29 — Six more states today banned the sale of mustard oil and cautioned people against its use as the dreaded dropsy claimed two more lives in the national Capital, where 200 fresh cases were reported since last evening.

Pak to raise Kashmir issue
NAM officials begin meeting
DURBAN, Aug 29 — Officials from India and about 100 non-aligned countries today began discussions on the agenda for the NAM summit amidst indications that Pakistan would raise the contentious Kashmir issue at the meeting, beginning here next week.

Porous border worries government
JAMMU, Aug 29 — Senior state government functionaries are worried over the recent step-up in the rate of infiltration of Pakistan-trained militants in recent weeks.
Militancy "claimed 18,000 lives"
NEW DELHI, Aug 29 — The decade long militancy in Jammu and Kashmir has taken a toll of over 18,000 human lives and the figure is still increasing.


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Punjab Minister

CHANDIGARH, Aug 29 — Mr Sarup Singh, Punjab Housing and Urban Development Minister, died here today following a massive heart attack. He was 76 and is survived by four sons and a daughter.
by Sandeep Joshi
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