Tuesday, June 5, 2001, Chandigarh, India
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Four killed as riots break out in Nepal
Shoot-at-sight order issued; conspiracy theory gains ground
Kathmandu, June 4
Four persons were killed here today when the police fired to break up thousands of angry mourners protesting the massacre of Nepalís royal family, as acting King Gyanendra became the Himalayan kingdomís new monarch.

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Demonstrators throw stones at the police during an anti-monarch demonstration in Kathmandu on Monday. Although newly crowned King Gyanendra promised a full investigation, hundreds of Nepalese tried to storm the palace, clamouring to know how the royal family came to be killed. ó Reuters photo
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Nepalese demonstrators throw stones at riot police during an anti-monarch demonstration in Kathmandu on Monday.


Nepalís King Gyanendra (right) walks with Nepalís Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala at Hanuman Palace in Kathmandu on Monday.
Nepalís King Gyanendra (right) walks with Nepalís Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala at Hanuman Palace in Kathmandu on Monday. ó Reuters photo
Gyanendra crowned
Kathmandu, June 4
Prince Gyanendra was today crowned new King of Nepal within hours of the death of his nephew Dipendra, who had ascended the throne after King Birendra and seven other royal family members were killed in shootout in the palace.


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King Dipendra is dead
Kathmandu, June 4
The body of Nepalís King Dipendra, who died early today, was cremated in a lonely ceremony on the banks of the holy Bagmati river. Dipendraís body was carried in an open army truck from the military hospital to the cremation site.

India watching developments: PM
Bhuj (Gujarat), June 4
India does not subscribe to any conspiracy theory behind the killings of Royal family members in Nepal and has assured Kathmandu of all cooperation, Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee said here today.


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Womenís literacy rate mere 39 per cent

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Jaya issue for 3-Judge Bench
Notices to Centre, Attorney-General

New Delhi, June 4
The Supreme Court today issued notices to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK supremo J. Jayalalitha, the Union Government and the Attorney-General of India on a bunch of petitions raising the question whether a person disqualified from contesting elections could be appointed as chief minister.

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World page: Sophisticated Russian weapons for India


Russian Foreign Minister lgor lvanov gestures as he meets Indian External Affairs and Defence Minister Jaswant Singh (left) in Moscow on Monday.
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Russian Foreign Minister lgor lvanov gestures as he meets Indian External Affairs and Defence Minister Jaswant Singh (left) in Moscow on Monday.

Four dead in blast at bus stand
Eleven intruders shot dead in encounters
Srinagar, June 4
At least seven persons, including a BSF officer and four civilians, were killed and 18 injured in separate incidents of violence in the Kashmir valley since yesterday. In other militancy-related incidents across the state, a junior engineer were among 13 persons killed. 

 

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PMís invitation stuns APHC, jehadi groups
The Vajpayee governmentís invitation to Pakistanís military ruler, Gen Pervez Musharraf, for talks in New Delhi and the simultaneous decision to call off the unilateral ceasefire against the militants has taken the wind out of the sails of Pakistan-based jehadi groups. 

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