Friday, June 1, 2001, Chandigarh, India
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Indo-Pak summit around July 15
Vajpayee briefs Cabinet
New Delhi, May 31
The Vajpayee-Musharraf summit is likely to be held around July 15, within days of the Prime Minister recuperating from the knee-replacement surgery. Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee will undergo surgery in Breach Candy Hospital, Mumbai, on June 7 and he is expected to be discharged at least 10 days later.


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Lashkar men given safe passage
Srinagar, May 31

Militants of the Lashkar-e-Toiba, who had holed themselves up in a mosque at Kharhama in Shopian after a gunfight with the security forces that left two jawans dead, were given a free passage late last night to maintain the sanctity of the place of worship.

An Army jawan comes out of a casper, a mine protecting vehicle, after an operation in north Kashmir on Thursday. An Army jawan comes out of a Casper, vehicle for protection against mines, after an operation in north Kashmir on Thursday. The vehicle has proved to be successful against counter-insurgency operations in the Kashmir valley. — PTI photo

Rise in cross-border terrorism
Pak troops giving logistic support: MoD report
New Delhi, May 31
The Ministry of Defence has said that there is no indication of Islamabad creating a conducive atmosphere for a meaningful dialogue and instead it had stepped up sponsorship of cross-border terrorism.



Agni-II induction by 2002
New Delhi, May 31
The induction of the 2000-km surface-to-surface Agni-II, a key delivery system in the country’s nuclear deterrent profile, has been planned during the year 2001-2002. The government’s decision was announced today by the Defence Minister, Mr Jaswant Singh. 

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Muslims oppose UT status to Ladakh
Kargil, May 31

Muslims in Kargil today opposed a demand of the Buddhists seeking an union territory status for the Ladakh region. Leaders of the two communities held talks with the Centre’s chief negotiator K.C. Pant here.

Tehelka expose: evidence found against 3 officials
New Delhi, May 31
The Defence Ministry inquiry, headed by Chief Vigilance Officer R.P. Bagai, has found prima facie evidence of misconduct against the three suspended officials who figured in the Tehelka expose on defence deals, sources said today.


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Gurcharan Kaur BJP nominee for RS seat
New Delhi, May 31
The BJP today approved names of Punjab unit Vice President Bibi Gurcharan Kaur and Uttar Pradesh party President Kalraj Mishra for the forthcoming Rajya Sabha elections.

Jagannath Kaushal Jagannath Kaushal dead
Chandigarh, May 31
Former Law Minister and veteran Congress leader Jagannath Kaushal died here early this morning following a prolonged illness. He was 86.

R.S. Chaudhry may be INLD choice
Karnal, May 31
Mr R.S. Chaudhry, Vice-Chancellor of Kurukshetra University, is likely to be the choice of the Indian National Lok Dal for nomination to the Rajya Sabha. The nomination papers for the seat, which fell vacant following the death of Devi Lal, are to be filled by June 1.

No Union berth for Sukhbir: CM
Patiala, May 31
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today categorically said that his son Sukhbir Singh Badal would not be inducted into the Union Ministry in the expansion expected before the monsoon session of Parliament.


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