Tuesday, May 15, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

Jaya sworn in CM
Governor goes by people’s choice

Chennai, May 14
In an unprecedented and controversial action, AIADMK supremo Jayalalitha was today sworn in as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, a day after her party stormed back to power in elections which she was barred from contesting.


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J. Jayalalitha rebukes a party worker for barging into a party meeting in Chennai on Monday.
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AIADMK party chief and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayaram Jayalalitha, whose portrait can be seen in the background, rebukes a party worker for barging into a party meeting in Chennai on Monday. 
— AFP photo

Bickerings in Cong over Kerala’s CM
Thiruvananthapuram, May 14
Despite the two-thirds mandate secured by the United Democratic Front in Kerala, the process of ministry-formation is unlikely to be a smooth affair considering the intense factionalism in the state unit of the Congress.

Mahanta quits as Congress romps home
Guwahati, May 14
The Congress today romped home with an absolute majority in Assam while Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta tendered his resignation with his party Asom Gana Parishad suffering a humiliating defeat.



BJP to abide by verdict
Demolition was illegal, admits Advani
New Delhi, May 14
The Centre’s compromise on the Shah Bano case and the opening of the gates of the temple resulted in the BJP getting involved in the Ayodhya movement, said the Union Home Minister, Mr L. K. Advani, here today.

PM woos Malaysia on Kashmir
Kuala Lumpur, May 14
The Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, has informed his Malaysian counterpart M. Mohamad that no progress could be made on the Kashmir issue till Pakistan ceased aiding cross-border terrorism in India.

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Deadlock over WSC issue
No mention of ‘Ghallughara Divas’ at Akal Takht
Amritsar, May 14
The deadlock over the World Sikh Council issue is likely to continue as the meeting of the five Sikh high priests was inconclusive.

Dangi’s bail petition rejected
Rohtak, May 14
The Special Judge, Mr Shiva Sharma, today rejected the bail application of former Revenue Minister and Congress leader Anand Singh Dangi who is facing charges under Sections 218, 406, 409, 418, 467, 468, 471 and 120-B of the IPC and Section 13 (1) (D) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.


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Major, 3 cops die in gunbattle
Search on to nab killers

Jammu, May 14
Additional companies of troops and the police were rushed to Samah village in the Akhnoor sector to eliminate a group of militants who killed one Army Major, three policemen and one teenaged girl in a fierce gunbattle that took place between the two sides last evening.

Joint hydel projects on cards
Punjab, Haryana, Himachal to hold talks
Shimla, May 14
The government of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana will hold high-level talks to explore the possibility of taking up joint hydel projects for the execution and resolving pending inter-state issues pertaining to the power sector.

Pant’s emissary to meet Shah today
Jammu, May 14
The first major step Mr K.C. Pant, government’s chief negotiator took was in the shape of responding to the letter written to him by the Democratic Freedom Party chief, Mr Shabir Ahmed Shah. An emissary of Mr Pant will be flying to Srinagar with his reply which will be delivered to Mr Shah in his office in the summer capital tomorrow.


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