Saturday, June 30, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

Flexibility, but no compromise on basicsIndo-Pak Summit
How New Delhi looks at bilateral complexities
From Hari Jaisingh
New Delhi, June 29
How serious will be the business of peace at the historic summit between President Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee scheduled to take place on July 15 and 16 against the backdrop of the love monument of the 17 century Mughal raj? Will it take off from where Mr Vajpayee's bus diplomacy ended in Lahore amidst the roaring guns of the Kargil flare-up?


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A sadhu shakes hands with a securityman on the trek to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath, where the annual pilgrimage begins on July 4. J&K page: 8,000 ponies cleared for Amarnath yatra
Srinagar, June 28
An estimated 8,000 ponies are being pressed into service to transport pilgrims for the long-Amarnath Yatra beginning early next month.

A sadhu shakes hands with a securityman on the trek to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath, where the annual pilgrimage begins on July 4. — Photo Amin War

Hijackers’ case to figure in Indo-Pak talks
New Delhi, June 29
Although the forthcoming Indo-Pak summit will mainly revolve around the vexed Kashmir issue, New Delhi is likely to take up with Islamabad the issue of extradition of five hijackers of the Indian Airlines plane in December 1999 and two of their accomplices to India.



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Badal changes stance
Chandigarh, June 29
The arrival of Dr Jagjit Singh Chohan, a top Khalistan Ideologue and Wassan Singh Zaffarwal, a top militant in Punjab, has started proving a nightmare to the Shiromani Akali Dal headed by the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal. (More Chohan-related stories)

Train brings 12 youths to Attari
Pak allows visa by road to visit shrines
Attari, June 29
The 12 Punjabi youths who had faced inhuman treatment at the hands of the Turkish and Iranian police and underwent nightmarish experience in jails of various countries today reached Attari railway station through a special train from Pakistan with the Sikh pilgrims. However, they are being interrogated at the station itself by intelligence agencies.

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The magnificent kuans and baolis of Haryana
by Ranbir Singh

Taking water to the mountains
by Peeyush Agnihotri

Are you on pins and needles?
by I. M. Soni

THIS ABOVE ALL: An astral encounter
by Khushwant Singh


Papa, instead of a code they should make a detergent powder for the MPs...!

by Sandeep Joshi

Nine new trains from July 1
New Delhi, June 29
Northern Railway (NR) has announced nine new trains, including three Superfast trains, linking the Capital with Hatia, Bilaspur and Gorakhpur from July 1.

2 PILs against Jaya disposed of

Rajasthan told to include Jats in backward classes
New Delhi, June 29
The National Commission for Backward Classes has directed the Rajasthan government to include all Jats, irrespective of their religion, in the Central list of backward classes.

A Tribune special
Pallanwala — stalked only by ghosts

Pallanwala (along the LAC),
June 29
The war at Kargil is over but its sad memory still breathes in every corner of the Pallanwala sector, along the Line of Actual Control, which lies abandoned for over two years now. 
Houses and shops with mortar shell marks in Pallanwala sector.
Houses and shops with mortar shell marks in Pallanwala sector.


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