Saturday, July 21, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

Kashmir blocked peace: Pervez
Islamabad, July 20
Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf tonight said resolution of the Kashmir “dispute” was the biggest confidence building measure for normalisation of relations between India and Pakistan and rejected New Delhi’s position that he was “unifocal, rigid and segmented” in this regard during the summit meeting in Agra.

India rejects Pak contention
New Delhi, July 20
India today rejected Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf’s contention that Kashmir was the core issue for normalising relations between two countries and promoting peace in the subcontinent.


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Firing along LoC; Kargil tense
Indian jawan, 6 Pak soldiers killed
Jammu, July 20
Pakistani and Indian soldiers today exchanged heavy fire in Balnoi border area in Mendhar in Poonch district in which six Pakistani soldiers and an Indian jawan were killed. Official sources said an Indian patrol party along the LoC came under heavy fire. One soldier was killed and two were injured.

An Army jawan looking at the arms and ammunition recovered by troops. An Army jawan looking at the arms and ammunition recovered by troops from hideouts in Baramula district, 80 km north of Srinagar, on Friday.
—Photo Amin War


CBI raids house of UTI ex-chief
New Delhi, July 20
Just three days ahead of Parliament session, government today appointed a three-member high-level committee to probe UTI activities and the CBI raided premises of former UTI Chairman P.S. Subramanyam in Mumbai on charges of defrauding the country’s largest mutual fund.

Fresh breach in Ghaggar, 5 plugged
Patiala, July 20
A fresh breach occurred in the Ghaggar at Arlana village in Kaithal district on the border with Samana, inundating paddy fields in two villages of the District, even as Irrigation Minister Janmeja Singh Sekhon held officials of the Drainage and Irrigation Department responsible for the breach which occurred at Rasoli village.

Residents of Ojhan village marooned. Residents of Ojhan village marooned in flood water in Patiala district on Friday. — Photo Subhash Patialvi


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Flood situation in Orissa worsens
Bhubaneswar, July 20
The flood situation in Orissa’s coastal deltaic region worsened today after the huge discharge from the Hirakud dam reached the plains, official reports said. The death toll in the calamity had been officially put at 42, which did not include four persons swept away at Tikarpanga under Patkura block in Kendrapara district yesterday.

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SC admits petitions against Jaya
Referred to Constitution Bench

New Delhi, July 20
A three-Judge Bench of the Supreme Court in a significant order today admitted a batch of writ petitions challenging the appointment of AIADMK supremo J. Jayalalitha as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and referred them to a Constitution Bench of five judges for early disposal in view of the immense constitutional importance of the matter.

1 killed, 130 students hurt in Manipur
Imphal, July 20
A 32-year-old man was killed and over 130 students were injured, including seven in firing by paramilitary forces, when demonstrators protesting extension of Naga ceasefire in Manipur clashed with security personnel in a bid to enter the Raj Bhavan, defying prohibitory orders, official sources said.

Where are the PoWs if not in Pakistani prisons?
New Delhi, July 20
Relatives of Indian prisoners of war today claimed that they have ample evidence about the existence of their loved ones in Pakistani prisons for the past three decades. The evidence include reports emerging from Pakistani media to letters written by some PoWs to their parents.


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