Wednesday, March 7,  2001, Chandigarh, India
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PM warns of water shortage
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Kurukshetra, March 6
Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee today called upon the states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi to formulate joint policies for resolving the waters disputes and for integrated development of the region.


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Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee is shown a model of the "Zodiac" at the Panorama and Science Centre which he inaugurated in Kurukshetra on Tuesday. Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee is shown a model of the “Zodiac” at the Panorama and Science Centre which he inaugurated in Kurukshetra on Tuesday.
 — Tribune photo by Karam Singh

Jaya’s offer to TMC-Cong combine
Chennai, March 6
The AIADMK General Secretary Ms J. Jayalalitha today offered 45 seats to the Tamil Maanila Congress (TMC)-Congress combine and expressed willingness to barter her party’s two-and-a-half years rule in Pondicherry to the Congress if the latter was willing to join the AIADMK-led front.







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Congress rejects Jaya’s offer
New Delhi, March 6
The Congress tonight virtually rejected AIADMK supremo J. Jayalalitha’s proposal for a power-sharing arrangement with the PMK in Pondicherry.

BJP leaves decision on TMC to DMK
Chennai, March 6
The BJP today left it to the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, heading the National Democratic Alliance in Tamil Nadu, to decide about admitting the Tamil Maanila Congress into the front.

Army foils another attack
Jammu, March 6
Troops today foiled another ‘fidayeen’ attack on an Army camp at Jurianwale Gali in Poonch, killing two intruders. Official reports said two activists of Laskhar-e-Toiba, Abdu Osman and Abu Ujahid, had sneaked into the Army camp with weapons. But before they could blow up the camp, both were killed by alert sentries at the entrance of the camp.

ISI links worry India
New Delhi, March 6
As Pakistan-backed militant groups are stepping up terrorist activities in the Kashmir valley in utter disregard to the unilateral ceasefire announced by the government, the possible links with the ISI of some Pakistani nationals staying illegally in the country is a cause of major concern.

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5 lakh jehadis in Pak: PoK leader
London, March 6
In an extraordinary revelation, a leader of occupied Kashmir, who resides here, has said that on a “very conservative estimate” there are “half a million trained men” belonging to various Islamic sects in Pakistan.

Taliban delay shelling Buddha statues
Kabul, March 6
The Taliban have delayed further the destruction of two colossal Buddhist statues because of a major Muslim holiday, witnesses said today. They said more than half of the ancient Buddhas had been damaged by constant shelling in recent days.


Death stalks drug addicts of Maqboolpura
Amritsar, March 6
With the death of three more drug addicts due to overdose of drugs, the death toll in Maqboolpura, called a locality of widows, has reached to 50 in five years. The addicts, more dead than alive, can be seen walking in the colony. They inject drugs into their bodies while the police turns a blind eye to the open sale of drugs in this Scheduled Caste-dominated colony.


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