Monday, May 7, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

Plot to kill Tehelka chief uncovered
Six ISI agents arrested
New Delhi, May 6
With the arrest of six persons the Delhi Police today claimed to have uncovered a plot of the Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence agency to create political instability in the country, and discredit the government by killing Chief Executive Editor and Managing Director and Editor, Investigation, of, Tarun Tejpal and Aniruddh Bahl respectively.


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High alert sounded in Kashmir
Srinagar, May 6
In view of the recent suicide attacks by foreign mercenaries belonging to the Pakistan-based Lashker-e-Toiba, the security forces have been put on high alert in Srinagar, summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, where the state government resumes functioning from Tuesday after working for six months at the winter capital Jammu.

India rules out tripartite talks
Islamabad, May 6
India today ruled out tripartite talks involving Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir issue but said it was ready for a dialogue with Islamabad on the issue provided the military regime exercised control on militant groups to bring down the level of violence unleashed by them in Kashmir.

6 ULFA rebels shot
Guwahati, May 6
In a major crackdown, the security forces killed six ULFA rebels in Assam last night while unidentified gunmen abducted two relatives of the outfit’s commander-in-chief Paresh Barua, the police said today.




Work permits for Bangladeshi migrants: PM
Silchar (Assam), May 6
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee today said the Centre was considering a proposal to give work permits to migrants from Bangladesh, who could not be evicted due to certain problems.

Unauthorised drugs on sale in HP
Shimla, May 6
The Union Ministry of Health has taken serious notice of the manufacture and marketing of certain specified drugs in Himachal Pradesh without the mandatory approval of the Drug Controller of India.

India can ‘claim’ sunken treasure
London, May 6
The Indian Government can claim a hoard of jewels lying in a sunken ship in the Mediterranean if descendants of an erstwhile Indian royal family do not claim them, a leading barrister here has said.
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Fardeen remanded till May 18
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Mumbai, May 6 
Bollywood actor Fardeen Khan, arrested on the charge of possessing cocaine, was remanded in the Narcotics Control Bureau’s custody till May 18 by a Special Judge here today. 

Actor Fardeen Khan is escorted by an official into court in Mumbai on Sunday. 
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HVP to launch ‘jail bharo’ stir
Hisar, May 6
Mr Surender Singh, a former MP and general secretary of the Haryana Vikas Party, has said his party will launch a ‘jail bharo’ agitation if the state government continued to exploit farmers.

MiG pilot killed in crash
New Delhi, May 6
A MiG-21 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed while taking part in the ongoing military exercises codenamed “Poorna Vijay’’ over the deserts of Rajasthan, killing its pilot.

Daughter learns of father’s struggle
Story of freedom fighter spotted after 58 years

Ambala, May 6
It has taken nearly six decades for a daughter to learn about her father’s contribution to the freedom struggle as an Indian National Army officer. Mrs Jasminder Kaur, daughter of INA officer Lieut Ajmer Singh, was born after her father went for fighting during the World War II. 
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