Sunday, June 24, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

Amritsar bandh evokes mixed responseHigh security alert outside the Golden Temple in view of the Punjab bandh call given by Sikh organisations on Saturday.
Amritsar, June 23
The two-hour bandh call given by the Akal Purkh ki Fauj and other Sikh organisations in protest against the attack on the train carrying “birs” of Guru Granth Sahib evoked a mixed response here today.

High security alert outside the Golden Temple in view of the Punjab bandh call given by Sikh organisations on Saturday. 


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Centre to review Naga truce
Leaders toughen stand
New Delhi, June 23
In an apparent attempt to mollify the collective angst of ethnic Manipuris and their political representatives over the expansion of the Naga ceasefire, the Centre said today that it would “review” the various issues arising from the truce.

Relief for Punjab staff
Punjab Cabinet approves IT policy
Chandigarh, June 23
The Punjab Council of Ministers, which met here today under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal, not only approved the Information Technology Policy of the state but also announced a variety of concessions to its employees besides levying 30 per cent sales tax on lotteries.



Train mishap toll 60
Kozhikode, June 23
The death toll in yesterday’s train accident involving the Mangalore-Chennai Mail rose to 60 with five more bodies fished out of the coaches submerged in the Kadalundi river today, even as rescue and relief operations were intensified. Of them, 46 victims have so far been identified.

50 feared drowned as boat capsizes
Malda (West Bengal), June 23
More than 50 persons were feared drowned when a large motorised country boat overturned midstream in the swollen Ganges near Eksatichar in West Bengal’s Malda district this morning.

PPCC office-bearers announced
New Delhi, June 23
The Congress high command formally announced the office bearers of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee  here today after reconciling the views of all sections.


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Electrifying Lashkara awards
New Delhi, June 23
The sun set rather early on Friday in the National Capital but the impending dawn of a new era in Punjabi music and culture brought about a unique confluence at the Siri Fort Auditorium here, the venue for the first Lashkara Music Awards last night.

APHC meeting with Musharraf, PM unlikely
New Delhi, June 23
The government’s interlocutor on Kashmir, Mr K. C. Pant tonight gave ample indication that the request of the Hurriyat leaders to meet Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf on the Kashmir issue would not materialise.

Another attempt on Omar’s life
Grenades, rockets fired on chopper
Srinagar, June 23
Militants made a second abortive attempt on the life of Union Minister Omar Abdullah in less than a month when they fired a barrage of rockets and grenades on his helicopter just before it was about to land this afternoon at Sogam in north Kashmir this afternoon, the police said.


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