Wednesday, January 10, 2001, Chandigarh, India
  Updated at 3 am (IST)

50 hurt as blasts rock Kashmir
Attempt to blow up Central Telegraph Office
SRINAGAR, Jan 9 . At least 50 persons, including two CRPF jawans, were injured in two powerful explosions set off by militants outside the main telecommunications office in the heart of Srinagar and in a market at Anantnag today.

APHC Pak trip non-starter
Geelani, Aziz bona fides suspect
NEW DELHI, Jan 9 . Issuing the necessary travel documents to all the seven executive members of the APHC slated to travel to Pakistan on January 15 appears to have hit a serious roadblock with the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government having second thoughts in respect of Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Sheikh Ahmad Aziz, it is learnt.


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Renegade militants form front

A policeman inspects the site of an explosion near the Central Telegraph Office in Srinagar on 
Tuesday. . Reuters photo

Punjabi pop singer Gurdas MannGurdas Mann hurt in mishap
CHANDIGARH, Jan 9 . Punjabi pop singer Gurdas Mann was injured after the car in which he was travelling had a head-on collision with a truck near Seona Majra village, 6 km ahead of Kurali on the Ropar highway today. His driver Tej Pal Singh (35) was killed on the spot.

Plot to blow up Rajdhani Express
PATNA, Jan 9 . A visibly extremist plot to blow up the Rajdhani Express was foiled on Tuesday when two live bombs hidden on the Grand Chord line tracks near Dhanbad were detected in time and defused by the GRP. 



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Report on WB violence disturbing: Advani
NEW DELHI, Jan 9 . The Union Home Minister, Mr L.K. Advani, today accused the West Bengal Government of not taking the alleged killing of Trinamool Congress supporters by CPM activists in Midnapore .seriously. and dubbed the order of the CID probe into the incident by the state government as an eyewash.

Mahakumbh on, lakhs take dip
KUMBHNAGAR, Jan 9 . Cupping water in their palms, standing in waist-deep river water, shivering, dancing and chanting prayers, tens of thousands of Hindus began the Mahakumbh Mela, literally the great fair of the urn, today.

Nation page: From Germany to Kumbh on cycle
KUMBH NAGAR, Jan 9 . From Germany.s Black Forest to a sea of sadhus in Allahabad, it has been a spiritual journey for Datta Bharti.

Devotees take a holy dip in the Ganga during the Mahakumbh Mela in Allahabad on Tuesday. 
. Reuters photo

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Jitendra Prasada suffers brain haemorrhage
NEW DELHI, Jan 9 . Senior Congress leader Jitendra Prasada, admitted to Apollo Hospital here this morning after he suffered a .massive brain haemorrhage,. was in critical condition, a hospital release said.

Bharatbhai invested 100 cr, funded 75 films
MUMBAI, Jan 9 . The arrest of the most influential and powerful person in the Mumbai film industry, .Diamond King. Bharat Shantilal Shah for links with fugitive gangster Chhota Shakeel, has sent Bollywood into a tizzy.

India, Vietnam sign 5 accords
HANOI, Jan 9 . India and Vietnam today took a giant leap in economic relations signing five accords, including one that envisaged $ 238 million Indian investment in the oil and gas exploration as Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee declared that enhanced bilateral cooperation was .critical. in New Delhi.s plans to forge stronger links with ASEAN.

Retired cops. services in demand
GURGAON, Jan 9 . Rapid industrialisation in the twin cities of Gurgaon and Faridabad with the concomitant prosperity of a major section of the populace has given rise to the culture of employing private security agencies for personal security.


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