Tuesday, May 8, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

Congress President Sonia Gandhi addresses an election meeting in the trouble-torn town of Nalbari on Monday.Sonia blasts AGP, BJP
Nalbari, May 7
Congress President Sonia Gandhi today lent muscle to the party’s campaigning in the trouble-torn state of Assam in the backdrop of allegations of a nexus between the party and the outlawed United Liberation Front of Assam.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi addresses an election meeting in the trouble-torn town of Nalbari on Monday. — Eastern Projection


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Grenade attack on Cong office
Guwahati, May 7
An Asom Gana Parishad worker was shot dead by ULFA militants in Lakhimpur district last night while a grenade attack on Congress campaign office of Rangjuli in Goalapara district yesterday left eight persons wounded.

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‘Flying coffins’ of IAF
185 MiGs lost, 50 pilots killed so far
New Delhi, May 7
The death of Flying Officer A. Sharma in the crash of his MiG-21 aircraft during exercises along the border in the sweltering Tribune file photo of MiG-21deserts of Rajasthan is not the last and will not be last till the time the Indian Air Force (IAF) keeps flying these overworked machines overlooking the safety of its pilots.



5 massacred in Doda village
Srinagar, May 7
At least 14 persons, including five militants, were killed and six others injured in separate incidents of militancy in Jammu and Kashmir since yesterday. Unidentified militants kidnapped and subsequently killed five persons in Dara Sangla village in Doda district of Jammu region yesterday. 

Muslim migrants keen to return
Jammu, May 7
A majority of 20,000 Muslims, including women and children, who had migrated to occupied Kashmir during the past over seven years, are keen to return to their villages on this side of the LoC. 

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Snow leopard 'Rozy'Snow leopard gets quiet burial
Shimla, May 7
The nature park at Kufri near here has been rocked with the sudden death of ‘Rozy’, the only snow leopard in captivity in Himachal Pradesh. The 34-month-old ‘Rozy’ died yesterday. Wildlife officials gave her a quiet burial in a corner of the Tutikandi zoo here after a post-mortem in the veterinary hospital near the lift.

Mother’s Day: All hype or some substance?

“Art is an activity that needs to be kindled constantly”

What? You want to graze in the lush green grass of the Bihar Cricket Association ground!
by Sandeep Joshi

CM’s cheques put on hold
Patiala, May 7
Signed government cheques don’t mean anything if the administration does not want you to withdraw the money. This is being discovered by residents of Samana who were bestowed largesse of a few crores by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at a sangat darshan programme.

200 villagers in grip of mysterious fever
Nahan, May 7
Mysterious fever has gripped more than 200 residents of Kamrou village in Paonta subdivision. Many of the patients are reported to be very serious and have been referred to the PGI, Chandigarh. 

Ex-minister Dalal booked for graft
Chandigarh, May 7
Mr Karan Singh Dalal, a minister in the erstwhile Bansi Lal-led Haryana Vikas Party and BJP coalition government has been booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

300 cr shortfall in IT collection
Chandigarh, Patiala up; Ludhiana down 
Chandigarh, May 7
Collection of income tax in the entire North Western Region comprising Punjab, Chandigarh and Jammu and Kashmir has fallen behind fixed targets by a margin of 18 per cent or nearly Rs 300 crore. 


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