Monday, April 16, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

Pant begins dialogue on Kashmir

20-odd political groups invited formally
Mr K.C. Pant  at a  press conference in New Delhi on Sunday. ReutersNew Delhi, April 15
Mr K.C. Pant, who has been nominated by the Centre to initiate a political dialogue which could lead to permanent peace in Jammu and Kashmir, today began the process by formally inviting representative groups from the violence-hit state, including the All-Party Hurriyat Conference, for unconditional talks.


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A car ploughs through water after sharp showers in Chandigarh on Sunday.  A car ploughs through water after sharp showers in Chandigarh on Sunday. 
— Tribune photo by Karam Singh

19 killed in Bihar poll violence
‘Might is right’ reigns supreme in second phase

Patna, April 15
At least 19 people, including three election officials and policeman, were killed and several injured in today’s second phase Bihar panchayat elections in which an estimated 60 per cent of the voters exercised their franchise.

Karunakaran mollified
Allocated three more seats

New Delhi, April 15
In a bid to sort out its problems in Kerala, the Congress today conceded three more seats to the Karunakaran faction which had earlier been allotted to Antony supporters for the May 10 Assembly poll in the state.




Seven bodies recovered from canal
Hisar, April 15
Seven bodies were recovered from the Talwandi Rana minor at Mingni Khera village near here. The bodies were highly decomposed. These were noticed by villagers when water supply to the minor was restored yesterday after a long closure.

Pak army favours signing CTBT
New Delhi
Trying to make a virtue out of a necessity, Pakistan’s military generals, long opposed to signing the offensive document, have advised Chief Executive Officer, Gen Pervez Musharraf, to open negotiations with the USA to sign the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. 

Writers against visa regime
WPC preparing ‘Lahore Declaration’
Lahore, April 15
The four-day World Punjabi Conference which concludes here tomorrow, will seek removal of visa restrictions to promote cultural ties between the Punjabis in India and Pakistan.

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Centre begins talks on Balco
New Delhi, April 15
In a bid to break the deadlock between Balco’s striking workers and the new management, Sterlite Industries, over its privatisation, the Centre today began talks with representatives of the Chhattisgarh Government and unions which remained firm on their demands.

Ultimatum on Ram temple
New Delhi, April 15
Mounting pressure on the Ram temple issue the Sangh Parivar, in one voice, today served an ultimatum on the BJP-led government to clear all obstacles in its path by March 12 next year.

Zaffarwal was desperate to return home
Was in touch with cops for a year
Jalandhar, April 15
Had the Khalistan Commando Force chief Wassan Singh Zaffarwal been sending feelers to the Punjab police for “staging his arrest” for the past about one year? The answer is in the affirmative if police sources are to be believed. Zaffarwal was fed up with his stay in Switzerland where he could not move about freely for his lifestyle.


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