Monday, June 25, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

Massive shake-up in IT Dept
Move to widen tax base, improve efficiency
Chandigarh, June 24
In a massive exercise to widen the tax base, improve efficiency and restructure the Income Tax Department, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) today ordered the transfer of 205 Commissioners and promoted another 354 Additional Commissioners as Commissioners .


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Lava explodes from the Mount Mayon volcano in an 800 metre fountain on Sunday in Legazpi, about 600 km north of Manila.
Lava explodes from the Mount Mayon volcano in an 800 metre fountain on Sunday in Legazpi, about 600 km north of Manila. 
— AP/PTI (World page) 

Musharraf to consult PoK leaders
Islamabad, June 24
Pakistan’s military President, General Pervez Musharraf, will consult leaders of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) on June 28 on his upcoming summit talks in India on July 14-16, the official Pakistan television PTV reported today.

Pak security team to visit India
New Delhi, June 24
Keeping in mind the high profile of the Indo-Pakistan summit next month a team of security experts from Pakistan is expected to check the arrangements being made for the visit of President Pervez Musharraf to India from July 14.



47 die in Peru earthquake
Lima, June 24
At least 47 persons were killed and some 550 injured by a strong earthquake that rocked the Andean region early today with Peru being hit hardest by the tremor.

Vedanti under pressure
Invitation from Talwandi to attend ‘path bodh’
Amritsar, June 24
Even as Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, Jathedar, Akali Takht, is reportedly under tremendous pressure to attend the concluding function of “path bodh” at Takht Damdama Sahib on June 28, the Sikh clergy has not taken any decision in this regard so far.

Hmar rebels release four hostages
Aizawl, June 24
Manipur’s Hmar People’s Convention Democratic (HPC-D) today released four persons, who they had abducted and kept in captivity for over two months, Mizoram Home Minister Tawnluia said.

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10 held for tearing up ‘Gadar’ posters
New Delhi, June 24
Ten activists of the Ali Sena were arrested outside the Plaza cinema in the heart of the Capital today after they tore posters and damaged banners of the controversial movie “Gadar”.

Claims panel invites Lahore family
New controversy over Catherine’s bank account
Chandigarh, June 24
The first order by the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland on the dormant bank account of Princess Catherine Duleep Singh has generated yet another controversy with the tribunal deciding to invite a third person — Pir Karim Baksh Supra of Lahore — as another possible heir of the Princess.

Challenge of tough terrain
Leh, June 24
It was a unique challenge, with the mighty 4X4 machines going on rather inhospitable terrain and at the same time keeping an eye on ecological considerations. 

Isuzu Challenge motorists negotiate a tough mountain road.
Isuzu Challenge motorists negotiate a tough mountain road. — Photo Robi Kastro


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