Sunday, May 6, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

Ultras kill 6 Cong men
Saga of violence continues in Assam
Guwahati, May 5
The saga of violence continued in Assam with militants gunning down six Congress workers in a fresh spell of pre-poll violence today even as Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee called upon people to put an all-out effort to defeat attempts to disrupt the democratic process in the trouble-torn state through the help of bullets.


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People from all walks of life, including AGP and BJP supporters, shout slogans at a rally.

Pre-poll violence in Assam worries Vajpayee

People from all walks of life, including AGP and BJP supporters, shout slogans at a rally to protest against the killings in the state in Nalbari, Assam. 
— PTI photo

Akal Takht summons WSC groups
Amritsar, May 5
In order to break the deadlock, Akal Takht has called both warring groups of the World Sikh Council on May 14. Though the then Jathedar, Akal Takht, Giani Puran Singh, had dissolved both groups of the WSC on February 23 last and formed a 12-member committee, yet parallel bodies continue to work. Lakhs of rupees are lying unused in the bank accounts.




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New Income Tax Act by March: Sinha
New Delhi, May 5
Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha today indicated that the government was contemplating setting up of a economic law commission to review tax laws and other economic legislation in the context of the new economic reforms programme.

Hurriyat rejects Shabir’s stand
New Delhi, May 5
The Hurriyat Conference Chairman Mr Abdul Ghani Bhat, has disapproved of the stand taken by Mr Shabir Shah’s Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party to the Centre’s invitation for talks on the Kashmir issue, saying that nothing was likely to come off the letter that had been delivered by the JKDFP to the Centre’s negotiator, Mr K. C. Pant.

Nationwide strike by chemists
32 die due to lack of life-saving drugs

New Delhi, May 5
Chemists and druggists all over the country kept their shops closed today in response to the one-day nationwide strike called by the All-India Chemists and Druggists Association, to express solidarity with the nine-day-old stir by the Bihar chemists for the withdrawal of turnover tax.

In Spectrum today 

by Aruti Nayar

HERITAGE: Unmatched grandeur of Mysore Palace
by Usha Bande

TELEVISION: A suspense serial on a lavish scale
by Mukesh Khosla


Why Mr Vajpayee is coming to our home for lunch. Do you have differences with him?
by Sandeep Joshi

30 genetically modified babies born: BBC
London, May 5
The world’s first genetically modified babies have been born in the USA after women unable to conceive naturally underwent a revolutionary new fertility treatment, the BBC reported.

Poorna Vijay exercise begins
New Delhi, May 5
India today began its largest military exercise in 13 years that will train troops to face nuclear, biological and chemical weapons’ strikes.

Commonwealth Secy-General arrives today
New Delhi, May 5
Commonwealth Secretary-Gen Don McKinnon is arriving here on May 6 on a three day official visit for consultations with the Indian government on the next Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting being held in Brisbane from October 6.

Migrants who fell in love with Sikhism
Jalandhar, May 5
Employment avenues in the state have always been attracting migrant labourers from states like Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, but for many what may seem unusual is that scores of them have fallen in love with the Punjabi culture and ultimately embraced Sikhism.
Babu Ram, now Babu Singh, and Mukesh Yadav, now Tara Singh.
Babu Ram, now Babu Singh, and Mukesh Yadav, now Tara Singh.

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