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

Nepal Prince massacres Royal family
Shoots himself, lies in coma * Feud over choice of bride
Kathmandu, June 2
Nepal’s royal family was virtually wiped out late last night when the heir to the throne, Prince Dipendra, shot and killed King Birendra (55), Queen Aishwarya (51) and several other family members before shooting himself.


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File photo of Nepal's King Birendra and Queen Aiswarya.

File photos of Nepal's King Birendra and Queen Aiswarya.
— AP/PTI photo

Prince DipendraPrince Dipendra named King
Kathmandu, June 2
Crown Prince Dipendra, accused of gunning down his parents King Birendra and Queen Aishwarya, was today named the King while clinically dead after he shot himself as well in a fit of rage.



India declares 3-day state mourning
New Delhi, June 2
Expressing deep shock at the tragic and untimely death of King Birendra Vikram Shah, Queen Aishwarya and other members of the royal Nepal family, India today declared a three day state mourning as a mark of respect for the King and the family.

SAARC meeting put off
Colombo, June 2
The special meeting of the SAARC Standing Committee, scheduled to be held in Colombo on June 8 and 9, has been postponed due to the massacre of members of the Nepali royal family.

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Lush Manali becoming jungle of concrete
by J. L. Gupta

Quest for the Guru’s swords?
by Kulwant Singh

HERITAGE: Shiva in Khajuraho
by Suparna Saraswati Puri


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President’s rule in Manipur
Assembly in suspended animation
New Delhi, June 2
Manipur was tonight placed under President’s Rule, ending two weeks of political uncertainty following the defeat of the Radhabinda Koijam Ministry in the State Assembly.

‘Human bomb’ kills 18 in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv, June 2
In the relentless blood-letting in the Middle East, a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a popular beach-side discotheque here leaving 18 dead and over 100 injured, the police and eyewitnesses said.
Israeli medics tend to victims after a suicide bombing at a nightclub in Tel Aviv on Saturday. — Reuters photo

Advani: no high hopes from Musharraf visit
Turtuk, June 2
Home Minister L.K. Advani said today the NDA government had changed its policy towards Pakistan after the Musharraf regime reposed its faith in Simla Agreement and Lahore Declaration which had been rubbished by it earlier.

Clinton made Pak withdraw from Kargil
London, June 2
In a startling revelation, former US President Bill Clinton has said Pakistan “withdrew its troops” from Kargil at his insistence and it might be one of the reasons for the ouster of Mr Nawaz Sharif in a coup.

Giani Kewal Singh to stand trial
Dowry death case takes new turn
Talwandi Sabo, June 2
The dowry death case registered against Giani Kewal Singh, Jathedar Damdama Sahib, fifth Takht of the Sikhs and his wife Joginder Kaur, his son Barjinder Singh took a new turn here today when Mr Jatinder Singh Bheniwal, Judicial Magistrate (Senior Division), summoned them for appearance in his court on June 11 to stand trial.


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