Saturday, April 28, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

Tehelka fallout: N. K. Singh goes
No JPC, says PM * Sonia vents ire on Advani
New Delhi, April 27
Mr N. K. Singh, Officer on Special Duty in the Prime Minister’s Office, was today shifted to the Planning Commission where he was appointed a Member. Mr N. K. Singh, who belongs to the 1964 IAS batch, had retired on January 31, but had been retained as OSD in the PMO, where he handled key economic matters.


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BJP chief offers to hold talks with Sonia
New Delhi, April 27
The BJP President, Mr K. Jana Krishnamurthy, today offered to hold talks with Congress President Sonia Gandhi to ensure the smooth functioning of Parliament in its next session, even as he blamed the main Opposition party for stalling the Budget session of Parliament over the Tehelka issue.

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal takes the roll call of the staff during a surprise visit to the Government High School, Kotla Bajwara in Fatehgarh Sahib district on Friday. Punjab page: CM’s surprise visit to school, hospital

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal takes the roll call of the staff during a surprise visit to the Government High School, Kotla Bajwara in Fatehgarh Sahib district on Friday. 
— Tribune Photo by Manoj Mahajan



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Malta boat tragedy: captain held
Hoshiarpur, April 27
The French Police is understood to have arrested Youssuf-El-Hallal, Captain of the Yiohan ship, which had been illegally ferrying 565 passengers, including 227 Indians on board to Sicily (Italy) on December 25, 1996.

Mobile phone call at Rs 1.20
New Delhi, April 27
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee today accepted the much-awaited report of the Group on Telecom and IT Convergence whose recommendations may prove crucial for the introduction of the limited mobility telephony using the Wireless in Local Loop technology.

Hindujas’ plea to go abroad fails
New Delhi, April 27
The Delhi High Court today dismissed the three Hinduja brothers’ appeal for leaving the country, saying that the CBI’s apprehension that they might not be available for trial could not be said to be unfounded.

India’s veiled threat to Dhaka
New Delhi, April 27
In a veiled threat to Bangladesh, India said today that it could review the “relationship” between the two countries if Dhaka did not conduct probe within a “reasonable” time and punish those involved in the ghastly killing.

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TUITION TRADE: Why aren't they Teaching In Schools Anymore?
by Aradhika Sekhon

The Birthplace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh in Ruins
by Jupinderjit Singh

Guru-chela parampara
by Khushwant Singh

Would the movies now be box-office fixed?
by Sandeep Joshi

Unwed girls get widow pension
Amritsar, April 27
Believe it or not, but it is true that unmarried and married — both are getting ‘widow pensions’ while middle-aged persons are among the beneficiaries of old age pension in the border belt—thanks to the “pension mafia” operating in the border belt.

Settle J&K Sikhs’ issue, PM urged
New Delhi, April 27
The Chief Ministers of Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir want Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee to convene a meeting soon to find a lasting solution to the problems of the Sikh community in Jammu and Kashmir.

Tattooing done at ‘undertrial’s behest’
Ludhiana, April 27
The much talked about tattooing of the word ‘qatil’ (murderer) on the back of an undertrial Raman Kumar, alias ‘Nikka’, was done at the behest of Kumar himself, a Magisterial inquiry report here today said.

Fodder scarcity in Himachal Pradesh
Farmers abandon milch cattle 
Shimla, April 27
The worst drought in Himachal Pradesh has forced many small farmers to abandon their milch cattle because of scarcity of fodder. The drought has also left a large number of traditional drinking water sources dry and badly hit the rabi crop and orchards.


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