Sunday, May 27, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

GoM for more powers to Centre
New Delhi, May 26
While several states, including Punjab, Haryana and Jammu and Kashmir have been demanding greater autonomy to states, the Group of Ministers set up to review the National Security System has recommended more powers to the Centre, especially for internal security.


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Cyclone may hit Gujarat today
Ahmedabad, May 26
Although a “very severe” cyclonic storm threatening Gujarat has weakened, the Army continues to be on high alert and the people are being evacuated from vulnerable areas.

Fishermen’s colony along the coast at Cuffe Parade off Arabian Sea inundated by sea waters on Friday evening as a result of cyclone hitting the coast in Mumbai. Fishermen’s colony along the coast at Cuffe Parade off Arabian Sea inundated by sea waters on Friday evening as a result of cyclone hitting the coast in Mumbai. — PTI photo

Pak to consult ‘jehadi’ groups
Islamabad, May 26
Pakistan today expressed satisfaction at the tone and tenor of Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee’s letter to military ruler Gen Pervez Musharraf inviting him to New Delhi for talks, saying it had no “painful references or irritants.”




Six ultras killed in gunbattles
Srinagar, May 26
Six militants and a security personnel were among eight persons killed in separate incidents since last night in Jammu and Kashmir.

BJP forgoes claim to RS seat
Amritsar, May 26
The Bharatiya Janata Party today decided not to lay claim to the Rajya Sabha seat at the BJP MLAs’ meeting. Mr O.P. Kohli, the party observer who presided over the meeting said the decision to forgo the claim for the coveted seat had been taken to stall any harm to the ruling Akali-BJP alliance.

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The  saga of Maharaja’s sunken treasure
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Armsgate: 3 found guilty
New Delhi, May 26
The one-man Ministry of Defence probe conducted by Chief Vigilance Officer R. P.Bagai has prima facie found three civilian officials — H. C.Pant, Narendra Singh and P.Sasi — guilty of corruption and misconduct in the Tehelka expose on corruption in defence deals.

1993 riots: former police chief booked
Mumbai, May 26
The Special Task Force appointed by the present Democratic Front government had registered an FIR against former city Police Commissioner R. D. Tyagi and 16 others in connection with the police firing in Suleman Bakery that claimed nine lives in 1993, the police said today.


Sorry. I can’t spare time for you Mr Prime Minister!
by Sandeep Joshi

IT part of HP school syllabi
Shimla, May 26
Himachal Pradesh today became the first state in the region to launch information technology as an elective optional subject at senior secondary schools.

Manipur MLAs oppose Koijam as CM
New Delhi, May 26
The ruling NDA is in a quandary as the newly floated People’s Democratic Alliance legislators, owing allegiance mainly to the BJP, are strongly opposed to the imposition of President’s rule and the re-installation of Mr Radhabinod Koijam as Chief Minister.

Warrants against Prabhakar
New Delhi, May 26
An Uttaranchal court has issued non-bailable warrants  against tainted former cricketer Manoj Prabhakar for allegedly defrauding general public of crores of rupees, but he has not been arrested because of his absence from the Capital.

Chhota Shakeel gang recruits local youths
Engages criminals for ‘supari’ killings
Chandigarh, May 26
Is the Chhota Shakeel gang on a recruitment spree in Punjab and Haryana, besides establishing links with both militants? Yes, feel the security agencies. A couple of team of investigators from Punjab are already in the union Capital to interrogate suspected members of the gang who landed in the net of the Delhi police from outside a place of worship early this week.


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