Saturday, April 14, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

India, Iran vow to fight terrorism
Teheran, April 13
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee laid at rest any apprehension that the foundation laid for wide-ranging Indo-Iran partnership was aimed at Pakistan or any third country. 


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Lakhs throng Talwandi Sabo
Damdama Sahib (Talwandi Sabo), April 13
Baisakhi which is celebrated in the region with great enthusiasm, particularly in Punjab, was marked with festivity here today.

A mother gives her baby a dip in the sacred tank of Takht Sri Damdama Sahib at Talwandi Sabo on the occasion of Baisakhi on Friday.
A mother gives her baby a dip in the sacred tank of Takht Sri Damdama Sahib at Talwandi Sabo on the occasion of Baisakhi on Friday. — Tribune photo by Karam Singh

Secularism will be projected, says Badal
Patiala, April 13
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, inaugurating the bicentenary celebrations of the coronation of Maharaja Ranjit Singh at Punjabi University here today, said the message of secularism preached by the last sovereign king would be spread throughout the country during the celebrations and that he would also be accorded national recognition with his statue being installed outside Parliament.






Anti-Cong tirade by SAD, BJP
Damdama Sahib (Talwandi Sabo), April 13
Sanctity of religious festivities notwithstanding, the top leadership of both SAD and the BJP launched its election campaign for the ensuing Assembly elections by mounting a massive frontal attack on the Congress and the Sarb Hind Shiromani Akali Dal (SHSAD) here today.

BSP to bring ‘rule of vote’
Talwandi Sabo, April 13
The BSP supremo, Mr Kanshi Ram, today said his party would fight against all odds to give a real democratic character to the country in general and Punjab in particular by bringing the ‘rule of vote’ after replacing the rule of “money”.

Congress unfolds poll agenda
Talwandi Sabo, April 13
The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee leadership today launched its campaign for the coming assembly election by unfolding its agenda for the same.


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George blames Hindujas
Ranchi, April 13
The National Democratic Alliance convener, Mr George Fernandes, has accused the Hindujas of being the brain behind the Tehelka expose.

SGPC siropa for PSGPC chief
Panja Sahib (Hassan Abdal), April 13
In a significant development, the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee today presented “siropa” (robe of honour) to Lt-Gen Javed Nasir, chairman, Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee a former ISI chief.

Charges framed against Salman
Jodhpur, April 13
A city court today framed charges against eight accused, including film star Salman Khan and comedian Satish Shah, in a case relating to the black buck poaching, and fixed June 2 as the next day of hearing.

Kerala Cong crisis may end soon
Thiruvananthapuram, April 13
Emissaries of the Congress High Command, Motilal Vora and Ghulam Nabi Azad, who held talks with party veteran K. Karunakaran and CWC member A.K. Antony to bring about a rapprochement in the crisis-ridden state Congress over seat-sharing, today said most of the issues had been sorted out.

Writers turned back from Wagah
Patiala, April 13
About 50 eminent writers, intellectuals and artistes scheduled to attend the World Punjabi Conference being held in Pakistan from April 13 to 16 on the invitation of the World Punjabiat Foundation were returned from the Wagah border yesterday. Those who have been turned back include Gurdial Singh, a Jnanpith award winner, Jigar Jalandhari, a Shiromani Urdu poet and Anup Virk, this year’s Shiromani poet.

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