Sunday, July 8, 2001, Chandigarh, India
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Musharraf softens stand
Says India to decide on meeting with APHC
Islamabad, July 7
In an apparent softening of stand, Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf tonight said his meeting with Hurriyat leaders during his visit to New Delhi depended on the Indian side as they seemed to be a little “hesitant” for such a meet.


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Shun confrontation, Advani tells Pak
Union Home Minister L. K. Advani New Delhi, July 7
Union Home Minister L. K. Advani today asked Pakistan to shun confrontationist approach and embark on the course of peace and cooperation initiated by Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee.

5 die in ambush on Army convoy
Srinagar, July 7
In the second major strike in three days in Jammu and Kashmir, militants belonging to the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba today ambushed an Army convoy on Srinagar-Jammu national highway in Doda district triggering a fierce gunbattle in which three soldiers, a civilian and a militant were killed.



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Maoists kill 40 cops in Nepal
Birganj (Nepal), July 7
In yet another chain of violence in the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal, the banned ultra left organisation Maoists’ extremists killed at least 40 policemen of Nepal and injured another five in different incidents taking place in three different districts of the country.

TN to probe police excesses
Chennai, July 7
In an apparent response to the Centre’s “warning” on the arrest episode of former Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi and two Union ministers, the Tamil Nadu Government today ordered a one-man commission of inquiry to probe the alleged police excesses during the arrests.

Companies to be heard: Shourie
Decision unfortunate: Hindujas
New Delhi, July 7
A day after disqualification of the bids of Hindujas and Videocon for Indian Airlines and Air India privatisation, the Disinvestment Minister, Mr Arun Shourie, said they would be given an opportunity for hearing before final orders were passed.


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Man kills four members of family
Rohtak, July 7
Jit Ram, who was under depression allegedly stabbed to death his wife Meena (32), son Rohit (13), daughter Poona (5) and father-in-law Ram Chander Balmiki (55) in the wee-hours in the Para Mohalla locality here today.

Mr K. Rajendra3,500 militants active in Valley
DIG for policy of no talks with kidnappers
Srinagar July 7
He has been in the thick for almost a decade now on account of his giving a tough time to militants in the Jammu and Kashmir area. 

VC’s notice upsets minister
Ludhiana, July 7
The decision of the Punjab Agricultural University Vice-Chancellor, Dr K. S. Aulakh, to issue a show cause notice to a professor of the university for getting his candidature recommended from an Akali minister for getting appointed to a coveted post of PAU is set to snowball into a major controversy. The case is also becoming an embarrassment for the Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, as it exposes the political recommendations made for a post.


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