Monday, March 5,  2001, Chandigarh, India
  Updated at 3 am (IST)

Resolve inter-state rows,
PM tells CMs
Ranjit Sagar Dam, March 4
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee today urged the Chief Ministers of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh to resolve their long-pending inter-state disputes amicably in the larger interests of the country.


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Thein Dam inauguration.
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee goes round the site after inaugurating the Thein Dam project in Gurdaspur district on Sunday.
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Rockets used to blast statues
Kabul, March 4
Taliban soldiers blasted two towering ancient statues of Buddha with anti-aircraft weapons, according to the first eyewitness account from the area today. Other statues throughout the country were being demolished with rockets, tanks and explosives, ridding the nation of reminders of its pre-Islamic past.




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4 Army men, 2 militants killed
Lashkar attack on Army camp
Srinagar, March 4
At least four Army personnel, including two JCOs, were killed and eight injured when militants belonging to the Lashkar-e-Toiba attacked their camp in Baramula, about 60 km from here, early this morning. Two militants involved in the attack were also killed in the exchange of fire that ensued.

HP stalemate continues
New Delhi, March 4
Dissatisfied and unhappy, the seven BJP rebels left the Capital today without conveying their response to the party high command over the latter’s directive to withdraw their statement against Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal. 
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11 Cong leaders join Trinamool on poll eve
Kolkata, March 4
The beleaguered Congress in West Bengal suffered a body blow when eight rebel party legislators and three AICC members led by Pradesh Congress Committee Vice-President Saugata Roy joined the Trinamool Congress here today.

Probe clears ministers in Hinduja case
London, March 4
The official inquiry into the Hinduja passport affair “absolves Home Office ministers from any impropriety in the decision to grant citizenship to NRI businessmen Srichand and Gopichand Hinduja” and “clears” Peter Mandelson, who quit from the Cabinet on the issue, “of having lied,” British media reported today.

Terrified, people ‘buy’ peace with ultras
Jammu, March 4
Raat ko Pakistan, aur din ko Hindustan” (It’s Pakistan in the night and India during the day). This was the comment of a senior security officer in Kashmir on the fortification of bases by militants, especially foreign mercenaries, in the Lolab valley, Rajwarh and upper reaches of Kupwara district. 


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