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Tai Situ Rinpoche arrives at the Gyatso monastery,
where the 17th Karmapa is staying.
— Photo by Pratibha Chauhan

China cautions India
No decision yet on monk’s status
BEIJING, Jan 11 — China today issued a veiled warning to India not to give political asylum to the 14-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader who escaped to India last week.
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Blast in junk shop kills 5
BATHINDA, Jan 11 — Five persons were killed and six severely injured in a bomb explosion which took place in a junk shop in Chandsar Basti here this evening.

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Self-immolation: Inquiry ordered
LUCKNOW, Jan 11 — UP Government has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the self-immolation by a Sikh youth yesterday and sent the SHO of the local Krishna Nagar police station to the lines, an official spokesman said today.

Maulvi held for sedition
DHARAMSALA, Jan 11—The arrest of a maulvi for allegedly distributing recorded speeches of the freed militant, Maulana Masood Azhar, has alarmed the police and the intelligence agencies.

UP town, now a ‘mini Pakistan’
Passport for Rs 1,500, fake currency through ISI
KAIRANA (Muzzafarnagar), Jan 11 — Want a passport and a visa to visit Pakistan within two days? Kairana is the place where one can get it made just for Rs 1,500. Of course, the name on it will be of someone else but the photograph will be of the holder.
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Oil officers call off strike
NEW DELHI, Jan 11 — Oil sector officers, who observed a nationwide indefinite strike causing an estimated loss of Rs 500 crore, today called it off after the government assured favourable consideration of their wage-related demands.

BJP gives new twist to calendar row
LUDHIANA, Jan 11 — The controversy over the introduction of the Nanakshahi calendar by the SGPC shows no sign of abating. The latest twist has been given by BJP leader and Punjab Minister for Local Bodies Balramji Das Tandon who has warned that its adoption will lead to serious repercussions in terms of jeopardising the Hindu-Sikh brotherhood, giving setback to the unity and integrity of the country.

Rain breaks dry spell in region
CHANDIGARH, Jan 11 — Moderate to heavy snowfall in the higher reaches and mild rains at isolated places in the mid-hills of Himachal Pradesh, and drizzle in parts of Punjab and Haryana during the past 24 hours broke the prolonged dry spell besides causing fall in ground temperatures.
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