Friday, June 22, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

President greets Musharraf

PM to consult Oppn on July 9 for talks
New Delhi, June 21
President K.R. Narayanan tonight sent a message of good wishes to Gen Pervez Musharraf on his assumption of office as President of Pakistan, informed sources said. This is the first message sent to General Musharraf by anyone from the Government in India. 


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What are the implications of General Pervez Musharraf’s elevation of himself as President of Pakistan? An analysis of the Pakistani ruler’s game plan by Hari Jaisingh in his Frankly Speaking column, “General Musharraf v. President Musharraf," appears on Edit page.

Hotels vie to play host to VIPs
New Delhi, June 21
It could not have been a better opportunity for showcasing India’s opulent traditions in hospitality.

Musharraf wooed Army men to attain goal
Placed officials on key posts

New Delhi, June 21
Nursing ambitions of becoming the President of Pakistan for the past one year, General Pervez Musharraf used arm-twisting methods to sideline politicians and installed about 90 serving and retired Army officials on key positions to realise his goal.

Restore democracy: USA
Washington, June 21
The USA is incensed over Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf declaring himself President and has called upon Islamabad to immediately restore democracy. 


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2 Lashkar commanders shot
Srinagar, June 21
The security forces have gunned down two top commanders of the Pakistan-based Lashker-e-Toiba outfit, including its supreme commander, in the valley, a defence spokesman said today.
Army soldiers sit in a camp after a gunbattle at Zainakote in Budgam district, 15 km west of Srinagar, on Thursday evening.
Army soldiers sit in a camp after a gunbattle at Zainakote in Budgam district, 15 km west of Srinagar, on Thursday evening. — Reuters photo

Govt agrees not to merge paddy grades
New Delhi, June 21
The government today agreed not to merge the two grades of paddy. It would benefit the farmers in getting the right price for their produce. The Centre also assured the farmers of Punjab and Haryana that their interests would be protected on the minimum support price issue.


Forging bonds a cure for loneliness




I have taken this step to provide political stability to Pakistan!

by Sandeep Joshi

Crime mafia rules Hardwar
Hardwar, June 21
Mystery still surrounds the brutal murder of five sadhus and a Nepali woman in the Neel Dhara area on the banks of the Ganga here a few days back. So far, the police has failed to either identify or nab the real culprits of the brutal murder.

Satvik BhattBarely 3 and knows 44 ragas
Jaipur, June 21
He is only 40 months old but can identify 44 Indian classical ragas and raginis. Sounds unbelievable? But it is a fact. The name of this wonder boy is Satvik Bhatt. Satvik will go to school for the first time in July. He has been admitted to a playschool.


Panel to probe charges against Giani
Head Granthi’s resignation accepted
Patiala, June 21
The SGPC today deputed its Dharam Parchar Committee to look into allegations levelled against Damdama Sahib Jathedar Giani Kewal Singh, who has been charged with the murder of his daughter-in- law.


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