Tuesday, February 13, 2001, Chandigarh, India
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Order on Ayodhya case quashed 

Notification improper, says Allahabad HC

LUCKNOW, Feb 12 — Terming “improper” the notification entrusting the trial of eight persons, including Union Ministers L.K. Advani, Dr Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti, in the Ayodhya case to the CBI special court, the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court today left it to the Uttar Pradesh government to cure the anomalies in it.


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Sikhs not to shift from valley 
Lone, Shah meet senior leaders
SRINAGAR, Feb 12 — Following hectic efforts of senior Sikh leaders and Kashmiri separatists, the Sikhs have decided against migration from the valley in the aftermath of the recent killing of six members of the community here. The decision to this effect was announced by senior Sikh leader and former Akal Takht Chief, Bhai Ranjit Singh.

Separatist leader Shabir Shah with Bhai Ranjit Singh and former SGPC chief Gurcharan Singh Tohra.J&K page: Sikhs caught in cleft situation

Separatist leader Shabir Shah with Bhai Ranjit Singh and former SGPC chief Gurcharan Singh Tohra, after their meeting in Srinagar on Monday. — Photo by Amin War

Hurriyat unfolds Pak visit agenda
SRINAGAR, Feb 12 — Enunciating for the first time the agenda of its proposed Pakistan visit, the Hurriyat Conference today said it was aimed at turning the unilateral ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir into a two-way traffic and make the peace process "result-oriented’’.

Sonia reconstitutes CWC
NEW DELHI, Feb 12 — In a delicate political balancing act, Congress President Sonia Gandhi today reconstituted party’s highest decision and policy-making body-Working Committee — retaining the old guard and bringing in new faces.




Suits filed against 3 former PMs
Recovery of IAF plane dues

NEW DELHI, Feb 12 — The government has filed civil suits against former Prime Ministers Chandra Shekhar, P.V. Narasimha Rao and H.D. Deve Gowda for the recovery of Rs 22.18 crore, including interest, for using defence aircraft for non-official purposes when they were in office.

DDT used as ‘havan samagri’
BHUJ, Feb 12 — Insecticides have replaced “havan samagri” in the earthquake-devastated Gujarat. With massive destruction of houses in towns like Bhuj, Bachau and Anjar in the Kutch rescue workers are retrieving bodies from the debris even 18 days after the devastation on January 26. 

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Human genome map published
LONDON, Feb 12 — Scientists published a long-awaited map of the human genome here today, a draft sequence of the so-called 'book of life' that experts hope will revolutionise the treatment of illness and disease.

DIG’s arrest stayed in Sukha case
PATIALA, Feb 12 — A local court today stayed the arrest of Patiala Range Deputy Inspector-General of Police Sanjeev Gupta for his alleged role in the illegal detention and subsequent disappearance of a Babbar Khalsa International activist in Ropar district in 1993.

Cheema made Punjab CEO
CHANDIGARH, Feb 12 — The Punjab Government today issued an order appointing Mr G.S. Cheema, Chief Electoral Officer. His appointment has been made following directions from the Election Commission of India.


Patiala ex-PM’s story comes true
PATIALA, Feb 12 — Investigation into a bizarre complaint made by the grandson of the Prime Minister of the erstwhile princely state of Patiala claiming that 100 kg of gold worth crores had been looted from his ancestral haveli near here has proved it to be true with the district police set to recover the stolen treasure which has reportedly reached places as far as Mumbai and Guwahati.


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