Saturday, May 19, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

Badal pleads for ‘blacklisted’ Sikhs
Seeks 58 cr Central aid for galliara yojna
New Delhi, May 18
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today met Union Home Minister L. K. Advani and impressed upon him to do away with the “black list” of members of the Sikh community and to fulfil the state’s long pending demand of opening a Canadian Consulate in Chandigarh.


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Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal with Union Home Minister L. K. Advani in New Delhi on Friday. Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal with Union Home Minister L. K. Advani in New Delhi on Friday. — Photo Vijender Tyagi

Reforms to continue: PM
Fears of labour layoffs allayed
New Delhi, May 18
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee today categorically said that the process of economic reforms was “irreversible” and allayed fears of labour layoffs in the road to economic globalisation.

Indo-Canadians look up to new leaders
Toronto, May 18
Even though the government of the community’s first premier in British Columbia has been ousted, Indo-Canadians, or Canadians of Indian origin, in the province can take heart from the fact that there are new leaders to look up to. (Complete story and pictures)




Mass hysteria grips Delhi

Doc held as monkey-man fear mounts
New Delhi, May 18
The Ministry of Home Affairs and Lieut-Governor of Delhi today called a meeting of senior police officers to discuss the law and order situation in the Capital after the mysterious monkey-man’s attack claiming two lives.
Mr Ganesh Gupta, ACP, Delhi police, with Dr Nagender Gupta who was arrested in New Delhi on Friday for creating panic.
Mr Ganesh Gupta, ACP, Delhi police, with Dr Nagender Gupta who was arrested in New Delhi on Friday for creating panic. 
— Photo by Hamid Ali

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Rashid parts ways with Shabir
JKDFP leader ready to meet Pant
Srinagar, May 18
Hakeem Abdul Rashid, who had refused to be part of a three-member team nominated by JKDFP leader Shabir Shah to hand over a letter to the Centre’s interlocutor K.C. Pant earlier this month, today resigned from the party and joined the Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League, a constituent of the Hurriyat Conference.

7 Lashkar militants shot
Jammu, May 18
Troops foiled a major plan to blow up vital installations in Poonch district, eliminating seven hardcore militants today.

30 lawyers hurt in lathi charge
DSP, seven cops also injured
Sangrur, May 18
At least 30 lawyers were today injured when the police lathicharged agitating lawyers near the District Judicial Complex here. Seven policemen, including DSP Surjit Singh Grewal, received minor injuries.

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by Ashwini Bhatnagar

A marvel in the making
by J.S. Bedi

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by Khushwant Singh

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Athlete commits suicide
Patiala, May 18
National woman athlete Kuljit Kaur committed suicide at her Urban Estate residence here late yesterday evening. Kuljit Kaur, a contemporary of athletic icons like P. T. Usha and Shiny Abraham, represented Punjab in various national athletic meets.

Goa minister’s car impounded
Sundernagar, May 18
A car which was carrying the family members of the Panchayati Raj Minister of Goa, Mr Babu, on which the “Tricolour” was hoisted, was impounded by the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kulu, on May 15 when he was checking traffic with other staff. 

Himachal to regularise 11,200 employees
Special fee for registration numbers of choice
Shimla, May 18
The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet today decided to regularise the services of 11,200 work-charged employees in the Public Works and the IPH Departments, approved the guidelines for environment protection and decided to charge a special fee for registration numbers of choice for vehicles.


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