Tuesday, January 16, 2001, Chandigarh, India
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SGPC to meet PM over Pak jathas
Sikh definition referred to minority panel
ALAMGIR (Ludhiana), Jan 15 — The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee today decided to meet Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee before finalising the decision of sending Sikh jathas to Pakistan. It also left the issue of the definition of a “Sikh” to the Minority Commission of India. The SGPC committee also authorised its president, Jathedar Jagdev Singh Talwandi, to constitute the Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs.


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RSS to explain position today
Stand on minorities
NEW DELHI, Jan 15 — In a bid to reduce tension between the RSS and the Sikh Panth, the National Commission of Minorities will have a full-fledged meeting with RSS leaders here tomorrow.

India rejects tripartite talks

PM reviews J&K situation
NEW DELHI, Jan 15 — India today categorically rejected “the very notion of tripartite talks” involving Islamabad and the Hurriyat Conference on the Kashmir issue and reiterated that cessation of cross-border terrorism for creating an appropriate environment for the resumption of a comprehensive dialogue “is an obvious requirement”.




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R-Day militant plan foiled
SRINAGAR, Jan 15 — Three foreign militants of the Lashkar-e-Toiba were killed in an encounter with the police and security forces in Baramula yesterday. With this, the police claims to have foiled three major plans of militants to disrupt Republic-Day celebrations in the Kashmir valley during the past one week.

Ms Poonam Guleria, wife of late Capt Deepak Guleria, holds the Sena Medal which she received on behalf of her husband (posthumously) during the Army Day parade in New Delhi on Monday.

Ms Poonam Guleria, wife of late Capt Deepak Guleria, holds the Sena Medal which she received on behalf of her husband (posthumously) during the Army Day parade in New Delhi on Monday. — PTI photo

Ceasefire step ‘insufficient’
NEW DELHI, Jan 15 — The All-Party Hurriyat Conference has said the ceasefire announced by the Prime Minister will not mean much unless it leads to a process for meaningful resolution of the Kashmir problem.



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She is finalising the list of CWC members.
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Heavy polling in Poonch, Rajouri
JAMMU, Jan 15 — In the first phase of the eight-phase panchayat election in Jammu and Kashmir, districts of Poonch and Rajouri witnessed heavy polling today. These elections are being held in the state after over 23 years.

Bandh over medicos’ admission
JAMMU, Jan 15 — Normal life was paralysed today when people responded to the call for the Jammu bandh given by the ABVP and supported by several student and political organisations .

Prasada’s chances of recovery ‘very bleak’
NEW DELHI, Jan 15 — Senior Congress Leader Jitendra Prasada continued to be in critical condition with “very bleak” chances of recovery as there were no positive change in his condition, doctors attending on him said.

4 new districts for HP mooted
SHIMLA, Jan 15— The Chief Minister, Mr P.K. Dhumal, today indicated that four new districts might be created out of Shimla, Kangra and Mandi for better administration.
He said a mini-secretariat with rooms for ministers would be constructed at Dharamsala.


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