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

Pant aides prepare ground for talks
Shabirís men in Delhi to hand over letter
Srinagar, May 2
Emissaries of Mr K. C. Pant are working overtime here to prepare for his visit to Jammu and Kashmir to meet top separatist leaders. Mr Pant had decided to visit the Himalayan state soon after he was named the government interlocutor for talks with Kashmiri groups. 


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Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah (second from left) and his supporters raise victory slogans as his special envoy Saleem Geelani (right) flashes a V-sign prior to his departure for talks in Delhi on Monday. APHC team likely to get Pak visa

Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah (second from left) and his supporters raise victory slogans as his special envoy Saleem Geelani (right) flashes a V-sign prior to his departure for talks in Delhi on Monday. ó AFP photo

Bushís emissary to visit India on May 10
New Delhi, May 2
In a significant development reflecting growing Indo-US understanding External Affairs Minister Jaswant Singh had a telephonic conversation today afternoon with US National Security Adviser Condolezza Rice during which the Minister expressed Indiaís appreciation of the Bush Administrationís National Security Policy.

Minister rushes to Assam
Additional Army units in vulnerable areas
New Delhi, May 2
Even as the Minister of State for Home, Mr Vidyasagar Rao, today rushed to Assam to assess the law and order situation in the wake of a spurt in killings triggered by the United Liberation Front of Assam activists, additional Army units have been deployed in the vulnerable areas in Assam for counter militancy operations and for sealing the international borders with Bhutan against armed infiltration.

Hasina not to visit India
Dhaka, May 2
Bangladesh today said it would favourably consider Indiaís invitation for talks on border row but scotched speculation about Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina visiting Delhi later this month.


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5 Babbars held with weapons
Gurdaspur, May 2
The arrest of five activists of the Babbar Khalsa International has given startling information on the designs of Pakistanís ISI to re-organise former militants and families of slain terrorists to destabilise Punjab.

HC lifts cloak of secrecy
Bestows moral authority on Punjab Lokpal
Chandigarh, May 2
The institution of Lokpal, which is facing mortality in infancy, thanks to half-hearted attempts by the public men to make themselves accountable, has been bestowed with some moral authority by the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Mill workers lathi-charged
142 injured; seven cops also hurt
Goindwal (Amritsar), May 2
As many as 142 workers of the Bawa Shoes Mill, mostly women, seven policemen sustained minor injuries when the police resorted to heavy lathi charge, this morning in the presence of the Subdivisional Magistrate, the SP and the DSP.


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SC issues notice to J & K Home Secy
New Delhi, May 2
A three-judge Bench of the Supreme Court today issued notice to the Jammu & Kashmir Home Secretary directing him to explain why action should not be taken against him for defying the orders of the court on filing of status report on undertrials in the state.

SC: wifeís mental state no reason
Marriage annulment
New Delhi, May 2
A Division Bench of the Supreme Court has ruled in a significant judgement that merely a finding about a wife suffering from some mental disorder and her not cohabitating with her husband during the period they stayed together is not sufficient for declaring a marriage null and void.

Badalís OSD gets PSEB plum post
Patiala, May 2
The Punjab State Electricity Board, which has of late gone in for a spate of contractual appointments, appointed Mr Sukhmander Singh Sekhon, Information Officer of the board working as an Officer on Special Duty to the Punjab Chief Minister, as Deputy Director, Coordination.


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