Monday, February 26, 2001, Chandigarh, India
  Updated at 3 am (IST)

Quake jolts Central Asia
Kabul, February 25
An earthquake measuring up to 6.7 on the Richter scale rocked Central Asia today, panicking residents from Kabul to New Delhi and prompting many to flee their homes. Seismologists said the earthquake’s epicentre was in northern Afghanistan near the Tajikistan border.
No casualties have been reported from the quake, which was felt in India, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan.


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Raise import duties: Sonia
Blasts Centre for being anti-farmer
New Delhi, February 25
Congress President Sonia Gandhi today said the Centre should raise import duties on agricultural products in the forthcoming Budget so that farmers of the country get remunerative prices for their crops.
Addressing a big kisan rally here today, Mrs Gandhi said import duties on agricultural goods were not adequate and this was directly hitting the farmers.

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit draws Sonia Gandhi’s attention to a section of a crowd during a farmers’ rally in Delhi on Sunday.Edit: Bad news for Congress

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit draws Sonia Gandhi’s attention to a section of a crowd during a farmers’ rally in Delhi on Sunday. — AFP photo




Railway Budget today
New Delhi, February 25
The Railway Minister, Ms Mamata Banerjee, is expected to announce the introduction of several new trains and extension of some others during the 2001-2002 Railway Budget which is being presented in Parliament tomorrow.

Snow, rain break dry spell in HP
Shimla, February 25
Farmers heaved a sigh of relief as snow, rain and hail lashed the state today. While the city had sleet and rain in the afternoon, Solan, Mandi, Manali, Kulu and Palampur were lashed by brisk showers. The higher reaches of tribal areas had intermittent snow.

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L. Nk kills Inspector, dies in encounter
Ferozepore, February 25
In a shocking incident, a Border Security Force Inspector was shot dead by his subordinate in Mamdot, near here, this morning. 

New ray of hope for Hurriyat
New Delhi, February 25
Fresh indication by the government on the issue of giving passports to All-Party Hurriyat Conference leaders has given a new impetus to the moves aimed at carrying forward the process started by the unilateral ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir.

APHC leaders in verbal duel
Jammu, February 25
The All-Party Hurriyat Conference, the largest conglomerate of 23 political and religious organisations, is facing a threat to its existence following a verbal duel between People’s Conference headed by Mr Abdul Gani Lone and Jamait-e-Islami leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani. During the past three months, Mr Geelani is being gradually isolated. 

Return Ayodhya land, VHP tells PM
February 25, 2001
Economic outlook gloomy
February 24, 2001
PM warns Lashkar
February 23, 2001
J&K truce extended
February 22, 2001
India lodges protest
February 21, 2001
Pak stalling peace process: President
February 20, 2001
GOC regrets firing, orders probe
February 19, 2001
Ceasefire likely to be extended
February 18, 2001
Fresh protests rock valley
February 17, 2001
4 killed in firing
February 16, 2001
Punjab draws up VRS
February 15, 2001

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