Thursday, April 12, 2001, Chandigarh, India
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Police arrests Zaffarwal
Chandigarh, April 11
The curtain finally rung down on the Khalistan Commando Force (KCF) chief Wassan Singh Zaffarwal's case with his arrest by the Majitha police late this evening. One of the most wanted persons in connection with militancy in Punjab, he was involved in more than a dozen cases, including those of murder and attempt to murder.

Pak-based ultras not to surrender
Nankana Sahib, April 11
Pakistan-based militants while criticising the proposed move of Wassan Singh Jaffarwal, chief of the Khalistan Commando Force, to surrender, have announced that they would prefer to die as “rebels” than surrender before the security forces.


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Wassan Singh Zaffarwal with Dr Jagjit Singh Chauhan.
Wassan Singh Zaffarwal with Dr Jagjit Singh Chauhan. This picture was recently taken in Europe.

Maharaja who sowed seeds of Punjabiyat
By Hari Jaisingh

History is not only a mirror to the past but also a live link between yesterday, today and tomorrow. Today we look at the bicentenary of the coronation of Maharaja Ranjit Singh not in isolation but in totality with a view to understanding that eventful period in the face of challenges confronting us.





India ready to go extra mile: PM
But Pak must shun violence
Teheran, April 11
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee declared here today that India would never weaken its bond with secular values despite occasional aberrations.

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Pak belittles Vajpayee’s Teheran visit
Teheran, April 11
Even as Iranian President Syed Mohammad Khatami chided Pakistan for changing its policies towards Afghanistan, Islamabad’s mission here launched a media blitzkrieg to undermine the significance of Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee’s official visit to this country which has been hailed as a “turning point” in bilateral relations.

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Temple existed de jure: Advani
New Delhi, April 11
In a new twist to the Ayodhya controversy, the Union Home Minister, Mr Lal Krishnan Advani, today asserted that temple already existed ‘de jure’ in Ayodhya and ‘Hindutva’ and ‘nationalism’ were synonymous.

IED found near PM’s Office
New Delhi, April 11
The high-level security cordon in the Capital was breached once again when a high-intensity improvised explosive device (IED) was recovered from the North Block parking lot, barely a stone’s throw away from the Prime Minister’s Office at the Raisina Hills here late last evening.

Jaya may contest: HC
Chennai, April 11
The Madras High Court today ruled AIADMK supremo Jayalalitha faced no disqualification in contesting the May 10 Tamil Nadu Assembly poll.

Skipping classes for higher scores
Private schools ‘not following’ prescribed syllabi
Hisar, April 11
Private recognised schools in Haryana show better results in board examinations? This is how they do it. Their students skip the course for the classes for which examinations are conducted by the schools themselves and instead spend two years preparing for the class for which the Board of School Education holds the examinations. These are classes V, VIII, X and plus two.


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