Tuesday, April 3, 2001, Chandigarh, India
  Updated at 3 am (IST)

B. P. VermaOusted CBEC head, son held, remanded
Verma hospitalised
New Delhi, April 2
Ousted chairman of the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) B. P. Verma, who was remanded into five days’ CBI custody by a Delhi court today, was later admitted to Safdarjung Hospital with breathing problems.


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Commuters bear the brunt of the CNG bus rule made applicable to the Capital by the Supreme Court. This was the general scene of the roads of Delhi on Monday. Chaos on Delhi roads

Commuters bear the brunt of the CNG bus rule made applicable to the Capital by the Supreme Court. This was the general scene of the roads of Delhi on Monday. — PTI photo

Four Babbars arrested
Bid to disrupt Ram Navami procession
Batala (Punjab), April 2
The Punjab Police today foiled an attempt by militants to disrupt Ram Navami procession here by arresting four activists of the Babbar Khalsa International and seizing 3 kg of RDX and some arms and ammunition from them.

After Bihar, fodder scam in Punjab
Amritsar, April 2
After Bihar, now a fodder seed scam has come to light in Punjab. The Department of Animal Husbandry, which is responsible for supplying of certified and quality fodder seed to the farmers, had allegedly purchased ‘unrecommended’ and ‘substandard’ fodder seed in bulk from an unrecognised Ludhiana-based firm.



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UK poll put off till June 7
London, April 2
British Prime Minister Tony Blair today postponed the May 3 local elections for a month because of foot-and-mouth disease.

12 killed as 2 trucks collide
Ambala, April 2
Twelve persons, including women were killed and about 25 persons were injured when a truck carrying them collided with another truck at Mullana, near the Markanda river bridge, early today.

Zaffarwal camping in city?
Chandigarh, April 2
Is Wassan Singh Zaffarwal, chief of the Khalistan Commando Force (Zaffarwal), camping in the city? Sources reveal that Zaffarwal, former employee of the Dhariwal Woollen Mills, was present at the reception of the grandson of a senior Akali leader in the city tonight.


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3 rebels abstain from meeting
Dharamsala, April 2
It was not the absence of Dhumal loyalists at the district BJP meeting here today which was intriguing as much as the staying away of three of the six rebels from Kangra. This has further lent support to reports on fissures among the dissident MLAs .

First Indian woman to brave glacial chill
Chandigarh, April 2
“Anyone who has seen the beauty of Antarctica can only answer with a bold yes to the idea of going back to the wonderland again,” says Dr Kanwal Vilku, who has just returned after 16 months on the frozen continent. “I come back a very confident person, tolerant, and above all closer to God,” she asserts.

Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s bicentenary celebrations mired in controversy
Chandigarh, April 2
The typical case of the Punjab Government’s left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing has come to the fore as the state authorities draw up an ambitious year-long programme to celebrate the bicentenary of the “coronation” of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, beginning April 13.


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