Tuesday, February 6, 2001, Chandigarh, India
  Updated at 3 am (IST)

1 killed in police firing
Sikh protesters set ablaze 10 vehicles;
Army out
JAMMU, Feb 5 — Violence rocked several parts of the city on which indefinite curfew was imposed in the early hours of today. The Army was called to guard the sensitive areas here. In Srinagar, two Armymen were among three killed and as many injured by militants today.

Central team meets J&K Sikhs
SRINAGAR, Feb 5 — A four-member Central team led by the Union Minister, Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, has said that any decision on the migration of the Sikh minority from Kashmir following the recent killings would be taken by the political leadership.


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SGPC to take up issue with PM
NEW DELHI, Feb 5 — SGPC President Jagdev Singh Talwandi said today that he would take up with Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee the issue of violence against Sikhs in the Kashmir valley when they meet tomorrow. Mr Talwandi, who was addressing a congregation at Gurdwara Bangla Sahib here, said this in reference to the killing of six Sikhs in Srinagar.

A Kashmiri Sikh youth holds a paper with the words “We want migration” during a protest at Mehjoor Nagar in Srinagar, on Monday.A Kashmiri Sikh youth holds a paper with the words “We want migration” during a protest at Mehjoor Nagar in Srinagar, on Monday. The authorities on Sunday imposed a curfew in most parts of Srinagar after unidentified gunmen shot dead six Kashmiri Sikhs and wounded five others in Srinagar on Saturday evening. — Reuters photo




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2 PMK ministers quit NDA Govt
NEW DELHI, Feb 5 — The Atal Behari Vajpayee government might find itself barking up the wrong tree in the upcoming assembly elections in Tamil Nadu with the regional PMK pulling out its two ministers and making its intentions clear of bidding adieu to the disparate National Democratic Alliance. 

Fernandes visits Bhuj
Final toll may never be known

AHMEDABAD, Feb 5 — The Air Force base in Bhuj escaped largely unscathed from the Republic Day quake, the Defence Minister, Mr George Fernandes, who visited Bhuj, the epicentre of the quake, said. He expressed the doubt whether the exact toll would ever be known. Without giving the number of Air Force personnel killed in the quake, Mr Fernandes said all planes and bases were operational.

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Parties play ‘communal card’
Religious places venue for poll rallies

MAJITHA, Feb 5 — The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee does not lag behind the ruling SAD as far as violating the code of conduct is concerned. All parties are triggering communal passion by organising rallies on the premises of churches, gurdwaras and temples. 

Miner’s body found
DHANBAD, Feb 5 — Rescuers today retrieved the body of one of the trapped 38 miners from the water-filled Bagdihi colliery near here even as a team of Navy divers temporarily halted its mission to locate the others after one frogman fainted, sources said.

Computer wizard at 13
Kanish Mirchia CHANDIGARH, Feb 5— Kanish Mirchia at 13 is the youngest boy to hold the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) status in the country by clearing the Developing Applications with Microsoft Visual Basic-5 on February 3. The Panchkula-based Kanish, son of a doctor couple, Rajiv and Sudha, is a student of Class VIII of St. John’s High School, Chandigarh. 


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