Friday, July 6, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

PSGPC ‘must be on summit agenda’
Badal to meet PM on July 9
New Delhi, July 5
The Punjab Chief Minister Mr Parkash Singh Badal, will urge the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, to take up the issue of the dissolution of Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee and the starting of the Amritsar-Lahore bus service during his meeting with Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf.


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Vikas freed, back home
Wagah, July 5
The ordeal of the globetrotting Indian cyclist, who had gone on a world peace mission ended this evening as he touched his motherland after 14 years.
Vikas Singh, an Indian cyclist, crosses the Wagah border on July 5 after being released by Pakistan.
Vikas Singh, an Indian cyclist, crosses the Wagah border on July 5 after being released by Pakistan. — Photo Rajiv Sharma

Pervez writes to APHC
India expresses reservations
New Delhi, July 5
India today reiterated its position on a possible meeting between Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf and Hurriyat leaders saying “it is a non-issue”.

Hurriyat a dilemma for Musharraf
Islamabad, July 5
The Musharraf government says it is walking on a tightrope before the Agra summit, as it has to balance its act for not annoying New Delhi on insisting to meet Hurriyat leaders and not bowing to its hosts, which in turn could annoy the APHC.



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Front to counter Hurriyat
New Delhi, July 5
In a move which would have a deep impact on the political situation in the valley, at least half-a-dozen Kashmir-based organisations rooting for peace have decided to unite under the banner of the Jammu and Kashmir Muthahid-e-Markaz and provide an effective counter to the All-Party Hurriyat Conference.

Punish erring cops, Centre tells TN
New Delhi, July 5
The Centre has directed the Tamil Nadu Government to “initiate proceedings against the erring police officers” for committing “high-handedness and human rights violations” against the two Central Ministers and DMK workers.

Edit page: Using police as CMs’ private army
How citizens look at TN politics of vendetta
By Hari Jaisingh
HE barbaric show put up by the police in Chennai in the wee hours of last Saturday at the prompting of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha carries far darker shades than we saw during the 1975 Emergency.

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10 feared dead in landslip
Gomukh (Uttaranchal), July 5
Ten persons were feared dead in a landslide at Gomukh today. According to sources in the Indo-Tibetan Border Police posted near Gomukh on the Indo-China border, those killed were pilgrims who had gone to Gangotri.

Six infiltrators shot
Jammu, July 5
Troops foiled a major infiltration bid in Rajouri and Poonch by killing six intruders from whom large quantities of arms and ammunition were seized today.

He tailors President’s clothes

Jalandhar, July 5
Hard work and honesty can bring glory to any profession. The same has came true in the case of Mohammad Noor-ul-Islam Idrisi “Sabri”. He has not only brought glory to his profession of tailoring but to the city as well, by being the tailor of two Presidents, including Mr K. R. Narayanan, numerous Central Ministers and foreign dignitaries.

Mohammad Noor-ul-Islam Idrisi tests the fitting of a “sherwani” on President K. R. Narayanan at Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi
Mohammad Noor-ul-Islam Idrisi tests the fitting of a “sherwani” on President K. R. Narayanan at Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi.

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