Wednesday, May 16, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

President not consulted on Jaya’s installation
New Delhi, May 15
The rapid-fire developments in Tamil Nadu leading to the installation of AIADMK supremo J. Jayalalitha as Chief Minister yesterday have raised serious questions about giving a go by to the provisions of the Constitution and the rule of law.


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Governor violated norms: BJP
Swearing-in of Jayalalitha
New Delhi, May 15
The BJP today questioned Tamil Nadu Governor Fathima Beevi’s decision to invite Ms Jayalalitha to form the government in Tamil Nadu, saying the decision was against established norms.
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Antony to be Kerala CM
Thiruvananthapuram, May 15
CWC member A.K. Antony was today unanimously elected the Congress Legislature Party leader in Kerala catapulting him as the state’s new Chief Minister. Antony’s name was proposed by a Karunakaran loyalist Kadavur Sivadasan and seconded by Vakkom Purushothaman, Aryadan Mohammed and G.Karthikeyan.



Head of the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah (right) receives a letter from Mr K.C. Pant’s emissary Naresh Kumar Jain during their meeting in Srinagar on Tuesday. Jain hands over letter to Shabir
Srinagar, May 15
Senior separatist leader and chief of the Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah today received a reply from Mr K.C. Pant, Centre’s chief negotiator, on holding talks with Kashmiri groups. 
Head of the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah (right) receives a letter from Mr K.C. Pant’s emissary Naresh Kumar Jain during their meeting in Srinagar on Tuesday.
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‘Tankhah’ awarded to publishers
Denigration of Guru Granth Sahib

Amritsar, May 15
The five High Priests today pronounced ‘tankhah’ on owners of a publishing house, Messrs Jeewan Singh and Chattar Singh, for printing Guru Granth Sahib in gross violation of the ‘hukmnama’ (edict) issued by Akal Takht in May, 1998.

Court rejects Laloo’s plea
Ranchi, May 15
The Special CBI court here on Tuesday rejected the petitions of RJD chief Laloo Prasad Yadav and ex-CM Jagannath Mishra that had challenged the jurisdiction and issuance of arrest warrants by it in the RC-47/A case of the Rs 950 crore fodder scam. 


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No treaty on extradition
Kuala Lumpur, May 15
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee’s four-day visit to Malaysia ends tomorrow without the signing of the much talked about extradition treaty between the two countries.

Karnal DCC chief’s brother stabbed to death
Karnal, May 15
Mr Jugal Kishore Sharma (53), elder brother of Mr Vijay Sharma, president of the city Congress, was murdered here last night by three car-borne persons. 

‘Thirsty’ residents block traffic
Shimla, May 15
Enraged residents of Vikas Nagar today blocked traffic for over six hours on the bypass road in protest against the failure of the local municipal corporation to ensure regular and adequate water supply in their area.

Drought-hit land owners sell ice cream
Bathinda, May 15
Continuous drought for the past three years in various parts of Rajasthan has compelled landowners to sell ice-cream in neighbouring states to earn their livelihood as their land has turned barren. Rajasthan landowners who are not able to earn their living from agricultural land, have been going to other states like Maharashtra, Gujarat and Punjab.


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