Wednesday, May 23, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

Samata part of NDA: George
Says final decision on May 28

New Delhi, May 22
The deadlock between the Samata Party and the BJP over the Manipur issue continued today as a meeting between Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and senior Samata Party leader George Fernandes failed to make any headway.


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PM, George desperate to solve crisis

Cong non-committal on Central rule in Manipur

Samata Party leader George Fernandes and BJP President K. Jana Krishnamurthy coming out of the Prime Minister’s residence in New Delhi on Tuesday. 
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Samata Party leader George Fernandes and BJP President K. Jana Krishnamurthy.

7 ultras shot in fierce encounter
Jammu, May 22
Men of the Special Task Force of the police today achieved a major success when in a day-long operation, seven foreign mercenaries were killed in the Wardwan forest belt of Kishtwar in Doda district. 



Bodies of four militants inside an Army camp at Patan, 30 km north of Srinagar. Bodies of four militants inside an Army camp at Patan, 30 km north of Srinagar. They were killed during an encounter at a neighbouring village of Pakipora. — AFP photo

Ceasefire extension decision today
New Delhi, May 22
The decision on extending the Ramazan ceasefire beyond this month would be taken tomorrow with the Cabinet Committee on Security meeting in the Capital at the Prime Minister’s residence.

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Ultras’ plot exposed, 3 held
New Delhi, May 22
Nexus between an underworld gangster and a Pakistan-backed militant organisation was exposed today with the arrest of two activists of Jammu and Kashmir Islamic Front and a Punjab-based criminal, who was associated with Chhota Shakeel gang.

Centre removes ceiling on maintenance allowance
New Delhi, May 22
In a major decision having far-reaching effect on the social system, the government today decided to remove the ceiling on maintenance allowance given to wives, children and parents in case of separation.

SGPC orders probe
Sending of hand-written ‘bir’ to Canada
Amritsar, May 22
The SGPC has ordered a high-level probe into the carrying of hand-written Guru Granth Sahib to Canada. Dr Gurbachan Singh Bachan, secretary, SGPC, said senior officials of the SGPC had been deputed to conduct an inquiry into this. 

100 names to be deleted
Blacklist of Sikhs
Sangrur, May 22
The Union Government has assured the SAD leadership that it would delete the names of about 100 Sikhs from the “blacklist”, which include the names of those Sikhs, who has shifted to various countries during militancy in Punjab.


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SAD puts off decision on RS nominee
Chandigarh, May 22
While the President of the Shiromani Akali Dal, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, today postponed the decision to select the party’s candidate for the vacant Rajya Sabha seat to May 29, the president of the Punjab unit of the BJP, Mr Brij Lal Rinwa, accompanied by other members of the party’s election committee, left for Delhi this evening to build up pressure from the BJP high command on Mr Badal to allocate the seat to the BJP.

64 Khanpur residents booked
Kharar, May 22
Uneasy calm prevails in Khanpur village which falls in the Kharar municipal limits where several persons, including police and women, were injured in a clash yesterday.

Death for rape, murder of daughter
Rohtak, May 22
The Additional Sessions Judge, Mr Shiva Sharma, has today awarded death sentence to Rewa Singh, resident of Titoli village, near here, for murdering his six-year daughter Pooja. According to the prosecution, Pooja was first raped by her father Rewa Singh, a soldier in the Indian Army, and then killed her for self-preservation.


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