Sunday, January 7, 2001, Chandigarh, India
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Centre gives in to APHC demand
All seven leaders to get passports
JAMMU, Jan 6 — The government is said to have decided to issue passports or travel documents to all seven members of the Executive Committee of the APHC to enable them to travel to Pakistan.

  • J&K page: Farooq's challenge a trap: APHC
    JAMMU, Jan 6 — The All-Party Hurriyat Conference has no intention of accepting Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah's challenge by contesting the Assembly elections. The Chief Minister had announced that he would resign and step down if the APHC agreed to contest the Assembly poll.


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Troops to return to barracks?
SRINAGAR, Jan 6 — There could be a possibility of the Indian Government ordering its troops managing internal security in Jammu and Kashmir back to the barracks if the All-Party Hurriyat Conference can guarantee that militant violence in the state shall cease, perhaps after talks in Pakistan, according to well-placed sources.

Resignation of Nitish rejected
NEW DELHI, Jan 6 — The Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, today rejected Agriculture Minister Nitish Kumar’s resignation from the Cabinet.

Mamata visits carnage site
CHOTOANGRA (WB), Jan 6 — The Trinamool Congress (TC) chief, Ms Mamata Banerjee, on Saturday collected charred human bones and blood-stained clothing of victims allegedly burnt to death by the CPM at this village, even as the Chief Minister, Mr Buddhadev Bhattacharjee, maintained that there was no substance in the TC’s claims as no body had been found as yet.



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Anisa Bibi (right) shows the charred remains of her two-storeyed house to Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee (left).

Anisa Bibi (right) shows the charred remains of her two-storeyed house to Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee (left), who also heads the Trinamool Congress, at Chhoto Angaria village in Garbeta, 200 km west of Kolkata, on Saturday. — Reuters photo

Punjab sells Rajasthan property
ABOHAR, Jan 6 — A fact-finding team of revenue and irrigation officials from Rajasthan is likely to visit Ferozepore district next week to conduct a probe into reports that the Punjab Government had sold rest houses which actually belonged to the Rajasthan Government around the Gang canal.

In Spectrum today

It is heaven on earth!
by Vimla Patil

Marriages can be saved by beauty parlours,
by I.M. Soni

BOLLYWOOD BHELPURI: A year of surprises and shocks
by Madhur Mittal




No chance of division any more. I am left alone!
by Sandeep Joshi

Another spell of snow in Himachal
SHIMLA, Jan 6 — Higher reaches in Himachal Pradesh experienced another spell of snowfall while the sky remained partially cloudy in the region today. High altitude areas in the tribal districts of Lahaul Spiti and Kinnaur and the Pangi and Bharmour areas of Chamba district had fresh snowfall today. 

Surprise at VHP proposal
NEW DELHI, Jan 6 — The Babri Masjid Movement Coordination Committee has expressed surprise over the VHP’s announcement of negotiations on the Babri masjid question.

SGPC stops sale of book edited by Vedanti
AMRITSAR, Jan 6 — The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has stopped the sale of controversial book “Gur Bilas Patshahi 6”, edited by Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, Jathedar Akal Takht, and an eminent Sikh scholar, Dr Amarjit Singh. The book was published in June, 1988, to mark the 400th birth anniversary of sixth Sikh Guru Hargobind Sahib.


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