Saturday, February 10, 2001, Chandigarh, India
  Updated at 3 am (IST)

Farooq to induct Sikh in Cabinet
Implement 5-point action plan of NCM : PM
NEW DELHI, FEB 9 — Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee convened a high power meeting here this evening to review the overall law and order situation in Jammu and Kashmir and directed that a minister from the Sikh community should be inducted at the earliest by Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah in his government.


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Kanwaljit meets Sikh leaders
SRINAGAR, FEB 9 — While Sikhs favour mass migration from the Kashmir valley following the recent killings at Mahjoor Nagar, political and religious leaders have been impressing upon the community not to “undertake such a drastic step”. The recent attack on the Sikhs, second after Chattisinghpura in the past decade of militancy, has shattered the confidence of the community in the valley.

Farooq govt draws flak on killings
NEW DELHI, FEB 9 — Senior Hurriyat leader Abdul Ghani Lone today criticised the Farooq Abdullah government for the recent killings of six Sikhs in Srinagar but declined to support the demand for its dismissal saying that it was an “illegitimate” government.

4 ultras killed in police control room attack
SRINAGAR, FEB 9  — All the four pro-Pakistan militants who had stormed the high-security state police control room here were killed along with two policemen in a gunbattle lasting nearly three hours. The militants belonging to Lashkar-e-Taiba and Al Umar Mujahideen jointly carried out the suicide attack on the control room.




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Residents spend the night sitting on a footpath after a new tremor hit Ahmedabad on Thursday night.Fresh tremor rocks Gujarat
Over 30 panic-stricken persons injured
AHMEDABAD, Feb 9 — A fresh tremor has sent shock waves across the quake hit regions of Gujarat and in the ensuing panic at least 30 persons were injured.

Residents spend the night sitting on a footpath after a new tremor hit Ahmedabad on Thursday night. — Reuters photo

19 dead as bus rolls into gorge
SHIMLA, FEB 9 — As many as 19 persons were killed and 26 injured, five of them seriously, when a private bus rolled down a gorge near the Ghaghas bridge, about 11 km from Bilaspur today.

Sukhbir is SAD choice
AMRITSAR, FEB 9 — The Political Affairs Committee meeting of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal has nominated Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal, son of the Chief Minister, for the Rajya Sabha seat which fell vacant after disqualification of Mr Barjinder Singh Hamdard.

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EC to send 2 observers to Majitha
NEW DELHI, Feb 9 — The Election Commission today decided to send two more central observers to Majitha, which is going to polls on February 19, even as it put a ban on District Social Security Staff from visiting the Assembly constituency for distribution of old age pension till the completion of polling process.

Rohtak boy sets eyes on White House
MINNEAPOLIS (MINNESOTA), FEB 9 — “Satveer Chaudhary”, chairman, state transportation committee, was among a dozen signboards displayed on a row of cabins in the imposing building of the Minnesota state headquarters here.

Illicit distilleries in plenty
PANDHER (Majitha), FEB 9 — In gross violation of the model code of conduct, the ruling party has started a number of illicit distilleries in the countryside. Cartloads of jaggery that is used for the illicit distillation is being sent to the villages.

Illicit liquor being made near a vet dispensary in Majitha.— Photo by Rajiv Sharma

Illicit liquor being made near a vet dispensary in Majitha.


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