Saturday, June 2, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

7 Afghan guerrillas shot in Rajouri
Jammu, June 1
Troops and the police achieved a major success in their anti-insurgency operations today when seven militants, all Afghan mercenaries, were killed at Loren Mandi in the border district of Rajouri.

A soldier stands guard at Surankot village in Poonch district, 256 km north of Jammu, on Friday. A soldier stands guard at Surankot village in Poonch district, 256 km north of Jammu, on Friday. According to the police, seven militants belonging to the pro-Pakistan Al Badr outfit were killed in a three-hour gunbattle in Poonch. — Reuters photo


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NHRC notices to 2 ministries
Custodial deaths in J&K
New Delhi, June 1
In what could be embarrassing to the Government ahead of Pakistani ruler Pervez Musharaff’s visit to India, the National Human Rights Commission, taking a suo motu cognizance of media reports alleging “rise in custodial deaths” in the Kashmir valley, has issued notices to ministries of Home Affairs and Defence and also the Chief Secretary and Director General of Police Jammu and Kashmir.




  • 14 delegations meet Pant
    Jammu, June 1
    The government’s chief negotiator, Mr K.C. Pant, arrived here today on a two-day visit to “understand the difficulties, aspirations and dreams of people and politicians of different hues.”

  • Pant’s attitude rigid: Geelani
    Srinagar, June 1
    Former APHC Chairman and senior Jamaat-e-Islami leader, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, has described Mr K.C. Pant’s Kashmir exercise without addressing the “basic issue” as futile for restoration of peace and normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir.

  • J&K page: Inquilabi pays price for meeting Pant

Pak seeks Russia’s mediation on Kashmir
Moscow, June 1
Weeks ahead of the Indo-Pakistan summit, Pakistan’s military ruler Gen Pervez Musharraf has sought Russia’s mediation in dialogue with India on Kashmir. 

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Rs 45 cr bond imposed on BMW case accused
New Delhi, June 1
Taking a cue from the conditions imposed on Hinduja brothers by the Supreme Court granting them permission to go abroad, the Delhi High Court today directed BMW car hit and run case accused Sanjeev Nanda, a British national, to execute a bond of Rs 15 crore and two sureties of the same amount while allowing him go to the USA for 22 days.

Badal takes up Sikh agenda with PM
Chandigarh, June 1
Propriety rights for land allotted to Sikh refugees in Uttar Pradesh after the 1947 partition, rehabilitation of Sikh Army deserters of 1984 , appointment of a Sikh as Chairman of the UP Minorities Commission and better management of Sikh shrines and their property in Pakistan were the major issues on the agenda when Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, called on Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee in New Delhi this afternoon.

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by Sandeep Joshi

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal with Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee in New Delhi on Friday. Photo Vijender Tyagi. Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal with Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee in New Delhi on Friday. — Photo Vijender Tyagi.

Wahid sacks Security Minister
Jakarta, June 1
Indonesia’s powerful Chief Security Minister, who had urged President Abdurrahman Wahid publicly not to declare a state of emergency to stave off impeachment, said today he had been sacked.


Quake-ravaged Gujarat revisited
‘Wanted’ builders still at large

Ahmedabad, June 1
There has been a loss of 750 lives in the high-rise buildings to the killer quake of January 26. So say official statistics. The record register adds: 60 criminal cases made out against errant builders and engineers for faulty construction and use of poor construction material. Eightyfive arrested in 44 cases.


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