Saturday, June 9, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

5 devotees dead, 60 injured
Grenade attack on Charar-e-Sharief shrine
Srinagar, June 8
At least five persons, including four women, were killed and more than 60 injured when some unidentified persons hurled a hand grenade into a crowded compound of the shrine of Hazrat Sheikh Noor-ud-Din Wali at Charar-e-Sharief in central Kashmir this afternoon.

An unidentified wounded Kashmiri woman carries her injured child outside a hospital in Srinagar on Friday. 
— Reuters photo

An unidentified wounded Kashmiri woman carries her injured child outside a hospital in Srinagar on Friday.


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Blair triumphs, Hague quits
London, June 8
British Prime Minister Tony Blair swept to his second landslide election win today, prompting beaten eurosceptic opposition leader William Hague to quit and intensifying speculation that Britain would soon join the euro.

All 7 British Asians elected

Edit: The Labour gains

Britain’s Prime Minister Tony Blair, his infant son Leo and wife Cherie pose for photographers outside 10 Downing Street on Friday. — Reuters photo



Nepal panel begins probe into killings
Kathmandu, June 8
After initial hiccups, the high power committee set up by King Gyanendra to probe the June 1 regicide began its probe in camera here today without the third member.

Talwandi unhappy with ‘tankhah’
Says publishers should have been excommunicated
Amritsar, June 8
The SGPC chief, Mr Jagdev Singh Talwandi, and Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, Jathedar, Akal Takht, seem to have come into direct confrontation over the mild “tankhah” (religious punishment) awarded to owners of Messrs Jeewan Singh Chattar Singh, publishers of Guru Granth Sahib.



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Jathedar Jagdev Singh Talwandi, SGPC President, addresses the SGPC Executive meeting in Amritsar on Friday Jathedar Jagdev Singh Talwandi, SGPC President, addresses the SGPC Executive meeting in Amritsar on Friday. 
— Photo Rajiv Sharma
In Windows today

Tryst with tradition
by Ranbir Singh

Here comes the Isuzu Challenge!

by  H. Kishie Singh

THIS ABOVE ALL: What makes a man great?
by Khushwant Singh


There are bouquets for the speedy recovery of the PM and these files contain requests for Cabinet berths!

by Sandeep Joshi

Man stabs 8 kids to death
Ikeda (Japan), June 8
Eight children were killed and 15 persons injured in Japan’s worst school tragedy today when a middle-aged man with a history of mental illness went on a stabbing rampage at an elementary school in western Japan.

Don’t provoke Ajit, PM tells Chautala
Chandigarh, June 8
The Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, is believed to have advised his alliance partner, the INLD supremo and Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, as well as the would-be partner, Mr Ajit Singh of the Rashtriya Lok Dal, to exercise restraint and refrain from undertaking any such activity as may provoke the other.

MiG crashes near Nurpur, pilot unhurt

PM fully alert, doing well

Shabir’s terms for contesting poll
Jammu, June 8
When the People’s Conference Chairman, Mr Abdul Gani Lone, voiced his willingness to contest the Assembly poll provided it was held under the supervision of an international agency. He was echoing the sentiments of other Hurriyat Conference leaders besides the Chief of the democratic Freedom Party, Mr Shabir Ahmed Shah.


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