Tuesday, May 22, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

Samata leaves it to George
* BJP not to stake claim in Manipur
* NDA not to invite Mamata 

New Delhi, May 21
The Samata Party, a key constituent of the ruling National Democratic Alliance in the Centre, today kept the Vajpayee government on the tenterhooks as it deferred a final decision on its status in the ruling coalition and authorised senior leader George Fernandes to decide on the issue in the wake of the fall of the Radhabinod Koijam government in Manipur earlier in the day.


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Badal slams decentralised procurement
WTO no threat to farmers: PM
New Delhi, May 21
The Centre and states today locked horns on the foodgrain procurement issue and the WTO with Punjab leading the bandwagon of states in opposing the decentralised procurement policy.

Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee with Chief Ministers of various states in New Delhi on Monday. 
— PTI photo



Villagers hurt in lathi charge
Kharar, May 21
Traffic on the Kharar-Morinda state highway remained suspended for about four-and-a-half hours from 7 a.m. today when villagers sat on dharna near Khanpur village protesting against encroachment of their lands.

One woman lies unconscious while another is pulled by the hair as the Kharar police tries its might to disperse residents of Khanpur village (Ropar). The villagers blocked the Kharar-Morinda road to protest against the ongoing dispute of the village land on Monday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

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Shah’s aides fail to meet Pak envoy
New Delhi, May 21
In an apparent rebuff to Mr Shabir Shah-led Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party, the two representatives sent by him today failed to meet Pakistan High Commissioner Ashrad Jehangir Qazi.

HC rejects plea in Ayodhya case
Lucknow, May 21
The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court today rejected a writ petition requesting the court to direct the state government to issue a fresh notification in the Ayodhya case to try several accused, including three Union Ministers, L.K. Advani, M.M. Joshi and Uma Bharati.

Panja removed from party posts
Kolkata, May 21
The Trinamool Congress today stripped dissident party leader Ajit Panja of all party posts, including chairmanship of its West Bengal unit for “anti-party activities”, even as a defiant Panja described the decision as `illegal and self-destructive’.


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CDS issue being politicised
New Delhi, May 21
Reports that the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sushil Kumar, has decided to “opt out of the race” for the first Chief of Defence Staff of the country has again thrown up the issue that the armed forces are getting increasingly politicised.

India condemns Taliban decree
New Delhi, May 21
India today strongly deplored the Taliban regime’s reported decree imposing a separate dress code for Hindus in Afghanistan saying that it “patently discriminates against minorities”.

Bachan for action against Dupalpur
Says he will take up ‘pigeons’ issue with Vedanti
Amritsar, May 21
The case of disappearance of “pigeons” (the term used for persons who go to foreign countries on ministerial visas) from Canada will be taken up by Dr Gurbachan Singh Bachan, Secretary, SGPC, with the Jathedar of Akal Takht and Mr Jagdev Singh Talwandi, President, SGPC.


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