Thursday, April 19, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

16 Indian troops die in border clashes
Dhaka, April 18
Sixteen Indian troops and one Bangladeshi soldier were killed and several others injured today during clashes in the northern border district of Kurigram, a senior Bangladeshi officer said.

Protest lodged with Bangladesh
New Delhi, April 18
In a polite yet strong protest, India today asked Bangladesh to immediately restore “status quo anti” at the Indo-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya sector where Bangladesh Rifles had captured an Indian village recently.


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GSLV blasts off into space
Sriharikota, April 18
Three weeks after the aborted mission, India’s first developmental flight of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicleblasted off successfully, carrying the country into an elite club of nations and into a multibillion-dollar commercial satellite launch business.

The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, or GSLV-D1, is launched into orbit in Sriharikota on Wednesday. 
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The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle is launched into orbit in Sriharikota on Wednesday.

Mr Atal Behari VajpayeeLaunch signals new chapter in space history: PM
New Delhi, April 18
The Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, today described the successful launch of the GSLV as a new chapter in the history of the country’s space endeavours and said India could look ahead to the day when her scientists will be launching spacecraft not only to orbit the earth but also into the far space beyond.



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Three Pak militants killed
Plot to capture Ayodhya shrine

Lucknow, April 18
Three hardcore militants belonging to Pakistan based Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit were shot dead in an encounter with the Special Task Force of the state police in the Gomti Nagar area here, the police said today.

Seven ultras killed in encounter
Jammu, April 18
The security forces achieved a major success when they killed seven hardcore militants in Digham village near Hiranagar in Kathua district today.

Congress Tehelka continues
NDA wants JPC probe into Sonia's KGB ‘links’
New Delhi, April 18
For the second day running today, an unrelenting Opposition led by the Congress did not allow substantial business to be transacted in Parliament by insisting on a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into the Tehelka expose, forcing adjournment of both the Houses.

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Colleges to be reallocated
Hike in charges postponed
Chandigarh, April 18
While the issue of enhancing various charges, including the tuition fee, in government colleges in Punjab has been deferred indefinitely, the State Council of Higher Education has, in principle, accepted the recommendations of the committee on the redemarcation of the jurisdiction of the universities.

Ex-MLA held for default in loan payment
Malout, April 18
The local revenue authorities have arrested former MLA, Mr Baldev Singh Ballamgarh, allegedly for default in the payment of instalments of loan taken by him.

Takht bans female foeticide
Offenders to be excommunicated

Amritisar, April 18
Akal Takht Jathedar Joginder Singh Vedanti today notified the Sikh community that acts of female foeticide were violative of Sikh principles and that offenders would be excommunicated. 


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