Saturday, March 3,  2001, Chandigarh, India
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Over 20 cops shot in Rajouri
BSF apprehends 17 militants

Jammu, March 2
More than 20 policemen were killed in an ambush laid by the militants in the Kalaban area of Rajouri district today. According to reports, a police party had been sent to carry out search operations against those militants who had killed two Muslim civilians in Rajouri this morning.
A BSF jawan stands guard behind a group of masked militants at a garrison in Srinagar on Friday.
A BSF jawan stands guard behind a group of masked militants at a garrison in Srinagar on Friday. 
— Reuters photo


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India offers to bring Buddhist relics
New Delhi, March 2
Parliament today sought immediate intervention of the world community to halt the “senseless” destruction of Buddhist relics by the Taliban militia in Afghanistan as India offered to bring the artifacts and preserve them as treasures of the Afghan people.

Buddhas on Taliban gun
Kabul, March 2
Afghanistan’s ancient Buddha statues in central Bamiyan province are under a barrage of rocket and tank shells from the ruling Taliban militia, official and opposition sources said today. 

A file photo of the large Buddha that soars 53 metres (174 feet) above Bamiyan, the capital of the central province of Afghanistan. 
— Reuters photo
A file photo of the large Buddha that soars 53 metres (174 feet) above Bamiyan, the capital of the central province of Afghanistan.


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Sonia throws up face-saver
Chandigarh, March 2
The AICC President, Mrs Sonia Gandhi, has come out with a formula which will save the face of warring groups of the Haryana Congress over the March 4 rally to be held by the Bhajan Lal faction in Bhiwani.

HP House adjourned amid din
Congress blocks proceedings
Shimla, March 2
The Vidhan Sabha was adjourned today as the Opposition Congress members blocked the proceedings by walking into the well of the House and raising slogans, demanding the resignation of the BJP government headed by Mr P. K. Dhumal.

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Massive fire at Tata plant
Rajkot, March 2
At least 15 persons were injured, some of them seriously, when a major fire broke out on the Tata Chemicals Limited (TCL) premises at Meethapur, 180 km from here, this morning, causing an initially estimated loss of Rs 100 crore. Seven fire fighting engines were pressed into service. The blaze was put out at 2 p.m.

Punjab to give 10 cr for quake relief
Chandigarh, March 2
The victims of the devastating earthquake in Gujarat and the innocent Sikhs killed in Jammu and Kashmir were among those who were paid homage in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha today.

Sharp fall in Ranjit Sagar Dam water level
Power generation may be hit for days
Ranjit Sagar Dam, March 2
Even as the water level of the Ranjit Sagar Dam reservoir has declined alarmingly due to scanty rains, the power generation which was stopped on February 24 will be resumed on March 4, a few hours before Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee dedicates the project to the nation.

Punjab page: Dam workers serve ultimatum


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