Wednesday, January 17, 2001, Chandigarh, India
  Updated at 3 am (IST)

Bid to storm Srinagar airport
6 Fidayeen, 2 jawans killed;
bank official, 13-yr-old die in crossfire
SRINAGAR, Jan 16 — Six militants of the Lashkar-e-Toiba outfit were killed when they made a suicide attack to enter the Srinagar airport here this afternoon. Two CRPF jawans and two civilians including a minor girl, were killed in the exchange of fire between the militants and the security forces.


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Sikhs have separate identity: RSS

NEW DELHI, Jan 16 — The National Commission for Minorities and representatives of the RSS sought to play down the controversy in Punjab by expressing a unanimous view that the Sikh community had its own identity and separate religion.

SGPC gives go-ahead
Probe against 2 head priests
AMRITSAR, Jan 16 — In a significant development, the SGPC executive which met at Gurdwara Alamgir yesterday has asked the three-member inquiry committee to go ahead with the inquiry against Prof Manjit Singh, Jathedar, Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib, and Giani Kewal Singh, Jathedar, Damdama Sahib.

HC rejects Scheduled Castes staff pleas
CHANDIGARH, Jan 16 — A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court comprising Mr Justice Amarbir Singh Gill and Mr Justice V.S.Aggarwal today dismissed two writ petitions filed by the Scheduled Caste and Backward Class employees of Haryana challenging their demotions by the Chief Secretary.




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NEW DELHI, Jan 16 — Senior Congress leader Jitendra Prasada, 62, who recently came into public gaze by becoming the first person to challenge a member of the Nehru-Gandhi family for the party’s presidential race, died here today at Apollo Hospital following a cardiac arrest.

Nod to 60 cr for Ranjit Sagar dam
NEW DELHI, Jan 16 — The Centre today gave its approval for releasing Rs 60 crore during the current financial year in the irrigation component of Ranjit Sagar Dam during the current financial year, out of which the Punjab Government had already provided for its share of Rs 20 crore.

NDA team for Central rule in Bengal
NEW DELHI, Jan 16 — A delegation of the National Democratic Alliance today met Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and demanded immediate imposition of President’s rule on West Bengal “to save the life and property of the people”.






Mamata Di is trying to find New Delhi on the map of W. Bengal!
by Sandeep Joshi

Potato flood on roads
Six growers booked
JALANDHAR, Jan 16 — Hundreds of potato growers of the Doaba region took to streets and dumped hundreds of truck-loads of potato on all main roads, making life nightmarish for residents and hundreds of road users here this afternoon.

A Municipal Corporation tipper clears the road opposite Circuit House in Jalandhar of heaps of potatoes dumped by agitating potato growers on Tuesday.
A Municipal Corporation tipper clears the road opposite Circuit House in Jalandhar of heaps of potatoes dumped by agitating potato growers on Tuesday. — Photo by Sanjiv

Mahant alleges police torture
Baseless story, says SSP
BATHINDA, Jan 16 — Karamjit Singh, a mahant working at Gurdwara Dhab Sar at Jadsipauwali village in the district was allegedly tortured by the Barnala police for performing the “anand karaj” of a Dalit boy with a girl belonging to a Jat Sikh family.


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