Saturday, June 9, 2001, Chandigarh, India


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MiG crashes near Nurpur, pilot unhurt
Tribune News Service

Dharamsala, June 8
A MiG-21 fighter plane crashed at Haled village near Rey in Nurpur subdivision this morning.

According to the police, the plane crashed in the fields adjoining the village. According to villagers, the pilot bailed out before the plane crashed at about 11.00 a.m. Air Force personnel from the Pathankot airbase reached the site and took the pilot away.

Kangra district additional police chief N.D. Sareen said the aircraft had taken off from the Pathankot airbase on a routine flight.



PM fully alert, doing well

Mumbai, June 8
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, who underwent a total joint replacement of right knee at Breach Candy Hospital here, is “fully alert” and progressing well today.

“The Prime Minister is recovering well and all his vital signs are normal,” hospital and official sources said.

Mr Vajpayee, who slept soundly last night after the surgery, had a liquid diet.

“He would now be encouraged to assume normal sitting posture” by the medical team attending on him, it was stated.

The Prime Minister also followed the UK elections and events occurring in the country and around the world, the sources said.

The make-shift office of the Prime Minister here was flooded with “get well” messages from a host of international and national dignitaries, including the King of Nepal Gyanendra, Prime Minister of Nepal G. P. Koirala, the Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid. PTIBack

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