Sunday, April 15, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

Congress boycotts all-party meeting
New Delhi, April 14
The Congress today did not attend the all-party meeting convened by the Prime Minister to evolve a consensus approach on issues in Parliament saying that the government was indulging in “witch-hunt” against party President Sonia Gandhi by ordering the CBI probe into charges levelled against her by Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy.


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No probe against Sonia: PM
Consensus eludes all-party meeting
New Delhi, April 14
In a move to end the boycott of Parliament by the Congress on the Tehelka issue , Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee today made it clear that there was no CBI probe into allegations against Congress President Sonia Gandhi and hoped the main opposition party would attend the Budget session of Parliament beginning on Monday.

Barely a couple of metres away from cesspools of stagnant rain water at Khamanon grain market, these workers shovel this heap of wheat to reduce its moisture content before it is auctioned. Barely a couple of metres away from cesspools of stagnant rain water at Khamanon grain market, these workers shovel this heap of wheat to reduce its moisture content before it is auctioned. This Tribune photograph was taken by Karam Singh on Saturday.

4 killed in attack on Army camp
Militants wipe out family of five
Srinagar, April 14
Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants attacked an Army camp, killing four soldiers, including a Captain, and wounding six in the frontier district of Kupwara last night, a defence spokesman said here today.

Transfer racket in CM’s office
Chandigarh, April 14
A flourishing racket in issuing fake transfer orders from the Haryana Chief Minister’s office has been unearthed following suspicion arising on movement of certain files relating to transfer of Class I to Class IV employees in Haryana.



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12 feared dead in HP boat mishap
Jaisinghpur (Kangra), April 14
Six persons were drowned when a boat ferrying them across the Beas river from Harsipattan to Sandhol, to attend a local fair, capsized due to overcrowding in the Jaisinghpur subdivision, today. According to PTI, the number of persons feared dead was 12.

CJI in eye of storm again
New Delhi, April 14
Even before the dust on the controversy related to the age of the Chief Justice of India, Mr A. S. Anand, could settle down, fresh allegations were today levelled against him for submitting a false affidavit with the Jammu and Kashmir Government to acquire land on concessional rates and favouring a businessman in legal cases for material benefits.

MCC hacks 14 to death
Hazaribagh, April 14
In one of the worst carnages after the creation of Jharkhand state, the outlawed Maoist Communist Centre (MCC) hacked to death 14 persons at Belpu tribal village in Jharkhand’s Hazaribagh district today, the police said.


In Spectrum today

Triumph of Grit
Ashwani Bhatnagar

Into the magic world of P. C. Sorcar
by Subhrangshu Gupta

BOLLYWOOD BHELPURI:  All for Punjabiyat!
by Madhur Mittal

Caption Contest

This is Congress hand. Show me your hand!
by Sandeep Joshi

Netaji ‘did not’ die in plane crash
Vijayawada, April 14
Capt Sobharam Tokas, who was a bodyguard of Subhas Chandra Bose, today said he firmly believed that the revolutionary INA leader was not killed in a plane crash as announced by the Britishers.

No reprieve for Zaffarwal: CM
Gurdaspur, April 14
Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal, talking to newspersons at Pathankot today said the arrest of Wassan Singh Zaffarwal at Amritsar was the right step and deserved appreciation. Rumours being spread that it was a drama enacted by the police was false, he claimed.

Kin of Zaffarwal victims sore
His ‘VIP treatment’ reopens old wounds

Dasuya (Hoshiarpur), April 14
The Punjab Government and the state police may have been able to earn some “mileage and credibility” out of the alleged stage-managed arrest of Wassan Singh Zaffarwal, the most wanted militant leader and the chief of Khalistan Commando Force, but the ‘VIP treatment’ meted out to him reopened the old wounds of the kin of those residents of this township who were killed in militant attacks that were believed to be the handiwork of the KCF (Zaffarwal) between 1984 and 1991.


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