Thursday, July 19, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

Forget Agra, India tells Pakistan
Begin afresh from Simla, Lahore pacts
New Delhi, July 18
In very clear terms, India today told Pakistan to forget the Agra summit and begin afresh on the basis of Simla Agreement and Lahore Declaration which are cornerstones of bilateral relations. 


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‘Beef up’ security around embassies
New Delhi, July 18
For the first time in many years, intelligence agencies have suggested strengthening of security around Indian missions abroad following the threat by Lashkar-e-Toiba and Al-Badr cadres in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir yesterday that they would not only step up violence in the valley but also target Indian installations abroad.

All-party meeting on summit today
New Delhi, July 18
The all-party meet called by the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, tomorrow to brief the leaders of various political parties, including the National Democratic Alliance constituents, about the recent Indo-Pak summit in Agra is likely to generate a lot of heat.

Pak offer to media
New Delhi, July 18
In yet another media-wooing exercise, Pakistan has given open invitation to all Indian mediapersons to cover the press conference of Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf in Islamabad on July 20.





Relatives of disappeared persons weeping at a function organised by the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons where the foundation stone of a memorial to such persons was laid at Idgah in downtown Srinagar on Wednesday. Relatives of disappeared persons weeping at a function organised by the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons where the foundation stone of a memorial to such persons was laid at Idgah in downtown Srinagar on Wednesday. 

General Shelton arrives on three-day visit to India
New Delhi, July 18
A US top military official, Gen Henry Shelton, arrived here tonight for talks on regional security issues and to firm up military-to-military contact with India.

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Failed talks to cause more violence: Yasin

PM’s visit to Pak positive step: USA

USA reviewing curbs on India
Washington, July 18
The USA has said it is reviewing the post-Pokhran sanctions on India and expressed commitment towards “strengthening and intensifying” relations with Delhi.

Blackwill sworn in US envoy to India
Washington, July 18
Mr Robert Blackwill has been sworn in as the US Ambassador to India. US National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice administered the oath of office to him yesterday.


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Delay in SGPC poll certain
Chandigarh, July 18
The SGPC elections, which should be held well before November 20 this year, will be delayed by six months or so. And it will be a big relief to the ruling SAD-BJP combine, which does not seem to be in a mood to face the poll to the SGPC before the Assembly elections in Punjab.

Flashfloods inundate 2 villages
Ghaggar, Sutlej-Yamuna Link canal breached
Patiala, July 18
A cloudburst which caused torrential rain in the Lalru area two days ago, today caused flashfloods in this district resulting in three breaches in the Ghaggar as well as the Sutlej Yamuna Link canal besides marooning two villages.

5 Punjab colleges get notices
Rights of disabled violated
New Delhi, July 18
The office of the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities has issued notices to colleges affiliated to Panjab University, Punjabi University and Guru Nanak Dev University for violating the provisions of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995.

ICSSR chief Sondhi removed
New Delhi, July 18
The Chairman of Indian Council for Social Science Research, Prof M.L. Sondhi, was today removed from his post with immediate effect.

War widow’s hope kindled
Subedar Assa Singh became martyr in 1971
Jammu, July 18
Nirmal Kaur (60) has been waiting for her husband, Subedar Assa Singh, to return home since 1971 despite the fact that she has received a telegram from the Defence Ministry informing her that Assa Singh sacrificed his life while fighting the enemy.


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