Monday, May 28, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

PDA, Chaoba Cong both decide to stake claim

Imphal, May 27
The political instability plaguing Manipur for the past seven days seems to be heading for a denouement with the newly formed BJP-led Progressive Democratic Alliance (PDA) deciding to stake claim to form government in the next 48 hours.


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No role for Hurriyat: Pak
New Delhi, May 27
Pakistan today ruled out any role for the Hurriyat in the talks between Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and Pakistan’s Chief Executive Gen Pervez Musharraf.

Protesting mob teargassed
Srinagar, May 27
The police lobbed teargas shells and used batons here today to disperse stone-pelting demonstrators protesting against an alleged “secret mission of the police” to kill a Sikh family in the area.

Policemen patrol a Srinagar locality on Sunday following alleged harassment of a Sikh family by the police on Saturday night which sparked an anti-government protest. Policemen patrol a Srinagar locality on Sunday following alleged harassment of a Sikh family by the police on Saturday night which sparked an anti-government protest. Residents alleged that the police’s counter-insurgency wing, Special Operations Group, raided a Sikh house and harassed the residents. — AFP photo



7 Lashkar ultras shot dead
Srinagar, May 27
At least 18 persons, including 15 militants and a woman, have been killed in separate incidents in Jammu and Kashmir since yesterday.

Pant's tour of J&K from today
New Delhi, May 27
The Centre’s interlocutor for Jammu and Kashmir, Mr K.C. Pant, will begin his six-day tour of the Himalayan state tomorrow to assess the ground situation and hold talks with Kashmiri leaders.

Typhoid claims four lives in Tohana
Fatehabad, May 27
Typhoid fever has so far claimed four lives at Tohana near here. Four persons, including two children, died at Tohana yesterday due to typhoid fever. 

Bharat Shah’s son arrested
Mumbai, May 27
Rajiv Shah, younger son of film producer Bharat Shah, was arrested following a fight at a south Mumbai discotheque later last night, the police said. 

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BJP leader denies report on RS seat
Amritsar, May 27
The Bharatiya Janata Party will not give up its claim to the Rajya Sabha seat in Punjab. Denying reports, the BJP central observer for Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir, Mr O.P. Kohli, said this at a press conference here today.

Bhattal seeks Mohindra’s help?
Patiala, May 27
In a new development Mrs Bhattal today visited the residence of senior Congress leader Brahm Mohindra along with other senior leaders to apparently seek his support on the eve of the May 29 meeting being held to review the party position in the state.

Punjab jails criminal ‘contact points’
Chandigarh, May 27
An alleged drug smuggler, while on bail, goes across the border, arranges his next consignment of drugs, manages its delivery and organises its distribution among his agents before returning to the prison. This is not an isolated incident of its type.There have been instances when both undertrials and prisoners, including couriers of smugglers, by managing to get released on bail or parole, commit crimes and return to their place of detention. 


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