Friday, April 13, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

Vajpayee calls on Khamenei

Offers Iran $ 200 million credit
Teheran, April 12
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee concluded the third and penultimate leg of his carefully planned Iranian sojourn by calling on this country’s supreme and all encompassing leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei here today.


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Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee meets Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in Teheran on thursday.

Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee meets Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in Teheran on Thursday. Vajpayee, in Teheran for a four-day visit, has met top Iranian officials and signed seven agreements in energy, water, trade and science sectors. — Reuters photo

Dewang MehtaIT doyen Dewang Mehta dead
New Delhi, April 12
A prominent personality in the Information Technology sector and President of the National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) Dewang Mehta died in his hotel room in Sydney today.

  • A bachelor who romanced with IT
    New Delhi, April 12
    “I share a dream with the people of India. We all wish to see India emerge as a software powerhouse. For this, we not only have to achieve higher revenue and value-addition in software development in India, but we also have to ensure that we are effectively able to channel the power of IT to provide basic necessities to all citizens of India.”
    (Business page)



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Bid to mollify Karunakaran
Azad, Vora to rush to Kerala
New Delhi, April 12
A worried Congress today decided to send two senior leaders to Kerala to mollify the dissident leader, Mr K. Karunakaran, even as the party sought to queer the pitch of its agitation on the Tehelka expose by organising a rally in Jaipur on April 14 which will be addressed by Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

Nine die in bus accident
Barnala, April 12
Nine persons were killed and 20 injured when a minibus in a bid to save a cyclist carrying a child, slipped in a pool of dirty water of a drain after overturning near Bhilwan village, about 20 km from here, this morning.

43 die in football match stampede
Durban, April 12
At least 43 people were killed and 100 others injured in a stampede during a soccer league match in Johannesburg last night, official sources said.


In Arts Tribune today

Rababi’s unfulfilled desire

She is trying to keep every faction in good humour!
by Sandeep Joshi

Major fire in IOC pipeline
Ara, April 12
A sudden blaze resulting from leakage in the Barauni-Kanpur pipeline of Indian Oil Corporation Sikaria station, 72 km from Patna, was controlled in the afternoon. 

I was arrested, says Zaffarwal
Amritsar, April 12
Khalistan Commando force Chief Wassan Singh Zaffarwal today denied that he had surrendered, saying that he had been arrested. Answering questions of mediapersons at the police officers’ mess here, he claimed that he was not involved in any murder case but was here to live life like an ordinary citizen.

Wassan’s family looks forward to reunion
Zaffarwal (Gurdaspur), April 12
This entire village has hailed the arrest of Khalistan Commando Force chief Wassan Singh Zaffarwal. His family members too are happy as they feel that now the day is not far off when he would join them after 16 long years.

An ‘arrest’ that was expected
Chandigarh, April 12
The arrest of the Khalistan Commando Force chief , Wassan Singh Zaffarwal, one of the most dreaded Sikh militants of the 80s, by the Majitha police at the Amritsar bus stand last evening was a foregone conclusion after The Tribune had broken the story from Amritsar on April 1 this year about the possibility of his surrender.


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