Tuesday, June 12, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

Giani Kewal Singh may quit
High Priests hold in-camera meeting
Amritsar, June 11
Giani Kewal SinghGiani Kewal Singh, Jathedar, Takht Damdama Sahib, is under tremendous pressure to resign following issuance of non-bailable warrants against him in connection with the alleged suicide by his daughter-in-law. 

Non-bailable warrants against Jathedar
Talwandi Sabo, June 11
Mr Jatinder Singh Bheniwal, Judicial Magistrate, today issued non-bailable warrants against the Jathedar of Takht Damdama Sahib, Giani Kewal Singh, his son Barjinder Singh and a close kin, Joginder Kaur.


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Army tightens siege
Three holed up militants shot
Srinagar, June 11
At least three of the four militants holed up in a mosque at Shangus in Anantnag district of south Kashmir were killed in a continued encounter with the security forces since last evening.

Brahmin treated like a king
Rituals on 11th day of Birendra’s death
Kathmandu, June 11
Monday clearly belonged to 75 year-old Durga Prasad Sapkota, a Brahmin from Rasuwa district in northern Kathmandu who was treated like the King and loaded with gifts at a ritual at Kalomochan Ghat in Tripureshwar on the banks of Bhagmati river here on the eleventh day of the demise of King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah.




Priest Durga Prasad Sapkota, dressed as the assassinated Nepalese King Birendra, rides an elephant in Kathmandu on Monday. Priest Durga Prasad Sapkota, dressed as the assassinated Nepalese King Birendra, rides an elephant in Kathmandu on Monday. Sapkota was chased away by curious crowds as Nepal banished the ghosts of the royal massacre in a centuries-old tradition, which was seen by Nepalese Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala, his Cabinet members and top military officials.
— AP/PTI photo

More time to panel annoys people
Kathmandu, June 11
The much expected extension given to the two-member judicial commission probing the bloodbath in Narayan Hity Palace here has evoked a mixed response from political parties and the public.

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Keith Vaz sacked
London, June 11
Keith Vaz, Minister for Europe and the sole Asian representative in the British Cabinet, who was dogged by allegations of financial irregularities, was tonight sacked from the Cabinet.


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Musharraf visit likely from July 6
Islamabad, June 11
Pakistani military ruler Gen. Pervez Musharraf, could visit India in early July for the summit meeting with Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and a firm announcement is expected this week, officials said.

Sheila Dikshit, Dhumal blame each other
Shimla, June 11
Mrs Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi, today said Delhi was keen on carrying water from the Renuka in Sirmaur district and investing in hydroelectric projects in Himachal Pradesh, but the response of the Chief Minister, Mr P.K. Dhumal, had been cold on these issue.

Board books worth crores lying unsold
Patiala, June 11
Punjabi may be on top of the agenda of the Akali-led government in the state, but the Punjab State University Textbook Board clearly is not. The board has not been given any funds since 1997 and it is now finding it difficult to stay afloat as it is stuck with unsold books worth crores of rupees in its godowns.


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