Thursday, March 22, 2001, Chandigarh, India
  Updated at 3 am (IST)

Pak troops strengthen positions
along LoC

Nine ultras shot in encounter
Srinagar, March 21
Nine militants and a special police officer were killed and two policemen and a soldier injured in a nightlong encounter at Laru-Mandi in Poonch district of Jammu region. Our Jammu correspondent reported a major build-up by Pakistani troops at the Line of Control.


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Bharat Ratna for Lata, Bismillah Khan
New Delhi, March 21
At a colourful function today, President K.R. Narayanan decorated melody queen Lata Mangeshkar and shehnai maestro Bismillah Khan with the nation’s highest civilian award Bharat Ratna.

Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee greets singer Lata Mangeshkar and musician Amjad Ali Khan after a ceremony in New Delhi on Wednesday.Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee greets singer Lata Mangeshkar and musician Amjad Ali Khan after a ceremony in New Delhi on Wednesday. Lata Mangeshkar was conferred with the Bharat Ratna by the President, Mr K.R. Narayanan. Amjad Ali Khan received the Padma Vishushan award. 
— Reuters photo

RSS for change in NDA leadership
New Delhi, March 21
Stung by the “Defencegate” expose the RSS, as the ideologue of the BJP, is increasingly veering round to the view that changing the leadership of the NDA government has assumed urgency.




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PM non-committal on Mishra’s ouster
New Delhi, March 21
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee is keeping the option of the resignation of his Principal Secretary Brajesh Mishra open as a way out for resolving the present deadlock in Parliament.

George didn’t push Barak deal: Navy chief
New Delhi, March 21

Former Defence Minister George Fernandes had not pushed through the deal for Barak missiles to be deployed in warships as the Navy had made up its mind to induct the anti sea-skimming missiles after extensive trials, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sushil Kumar said today.

Govt dares Sonia for debate
Congress rejects offer
New Delhi, March 21
A day after Sonia Gandhi sought an exclusive slot on Doordarshan for the Congress to speak on Tehelka expose, the government challenged her to a one-to-one debate saying Prasar Bharati had agreed to allocate a suitable time slot for it.


In Science Tribune today
World’s largest construction project!

Bollywood’s mystery man

Hrithik Roshan goes global

They are probing corruption in ‘high places’ only!
by Sandeep Joshi

Case against Sonia’s PS
Owns disproportionate assets, says CBI
New Delhi, March 21
The CBI has registered a case against Mr Vincent George, Personal Secretary to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, for possessing assets worth crores which were disproportionate to his known sources of income.

NLFT guerrillas gun down 11
Agartala, March 21

NLFT guerrillas mowed down at least 11 persons, including four BSF jawans, and injured 10 in an ambush at Marachara in North Tripura today.

5 IAF men die in copter crash
Bangalore, March 21
Five IAF personnel were killed when a MI-8 IAF helicopter crashed near Chikkajala in Bangalore rural district this evening.

Uneasy calm in Amritsar
Pig flesh thrown inside religious place 
Amritsar, March 21
An uneasy calm prevailed in the city today after a ‘holy book’ was burnt and pig flesh thrown inside a religious place. The Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Suraksha Samithi has claimed responsibility for the incident that occurred at the local Hall Bazar.


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