Saturday, July 7, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

3 Army men killed in ambush
Breach of heavy security
Srinagar, July 6
At least 17 persons, including five Army men and six militants, were killed in separate incidents in Jammu and Kashmir since yesterday. The police said three Army men, a civilian and a militant were killed when Lashkar-e-Toiba militants attacked an Army convoy at Chamalwas near Banihal in Doda district on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway this afternoon. Six others were injured in the attack.


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MarsIn an image that scientists call the sharpest image ever from Earth, the planet Mars is seen as a dynamic planet covered by frosty white water ice clouds and swirling orange dust storms above a vivid rusty landscape, in this view made by the Earth-orbiting Hubble Space Telescope on June 26. Details as small as 16 km across can be seen. The colours have been balanced to give a realistic view of Mars’ hues as they might appear through a telescope. Scientists are especially interested in the large amount of seasonal dust storm activity seen. One large storm system is churning high above the northern polar cap, top left center, with another large dust storm spilling out of the giant Hellas impact basin in Mars’ Southern Hemisphere at lower right. — AP/PTI

PM tells DGMO to visit Pak
To discuss cross-border terrorism
New Delhi, July 6
In a significant development, Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee today proposed to Pakistan to constitute a high-level Expert Group on ‘Security Concepts and Nuclear Confidence Building Measures’ and instructed Director General Military Operations to visit Islamabad to discuss all issues, including cross-border terrorism that are vital to peace and tranquility along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir.



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Hurriyat to be invited
Islamabad, July 6
Overriding strong objections from India, Pakistan today said Hurriyat leaders would be invited at the reception hosted by its High Commission in New Delhi on July 14 in honour of President Pervez Musharraf.

Don’t ‘embarrass’ host
New Delhi, July 6
Union Home Minister L. K. Advani today literally took the bull by the horn when he commented on Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf’s desire to meet Hurriyat leaders during his forthcoming visit to India saying “guest should not act in a manner which would embarrass the host.”

Pak-trained ultras held with RDX
New Delhi, July 6
Just eight days before the visit of Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf, the Delhi police has arrested two Pak-trained terrorists with RDX and timer devices which was to be used for causing explosions in the Capital.

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‘Drop box’ visa facility on cards
New Delhi, July 6
Frequent fliers from Punjab to the USA could soon avail the “drop box” facility in the state, if the system introduced in the Capital is successful.

Hindujas out of AI bid
New Delhi, July 6
The government tonight disqualified Hindujas from the race for acquiring stake in both Air India and Indian Airlines, making the Tata-Singapore Airlines combine as the sole bidder for India’s international flag carrier while the privatisation process for IA has been rendered infructuous.

Review Naga truce plan: CMs
New Delhi, July 6
Assam and Meghalaya Chief Ministers today met Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and demanded the review of Naga ceasefire extension in other North-Eastern states beyond Nagaland in the wake of increasing tension.

Service rules on age, pay flouted
Appointment of dental college Principal
Rohtak, July 6
Violating rules and its own decisions, the government has appointed 64-year-old Dr (Brig) Suresh Chand Anand (retd) as Principal of the only state-owned dental college in Haryana.


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