Thursday, July 26, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

Phoolan Devi shot dead in Delhi
Red alert sounded, border sealed
Phoolan DeviNew Delhi, July 25
Samajwadi Party MP and former ‘bandit queen’ was shot dead and her gunman Balinder Singh seriously injured by some unidentified assailants outside her official Ashoka Road residence this afternoon. 

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Amar Singh blames murder on UP Govt
New Delhi, July 25
The Samajwadi Party General Secretary, Mr Amar Singh, today said the killing of party Lok Sabha MP, Phoolan Devi, at her residence here today was timed before the Assembly elections in UP and held the state government responsible for her killing.

Parliament adjourned
New Delhi, July 25
Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned for the day as a mark of respect for sitting Lok Sabha Samajwadi Party member Phoolan Devi, who was shot dead by car-borne assailants at her residence here this afternoon.

Work in govt offices hit
New Delhi, July 25
Central and state government employees today went on a day’s countrywide strike protesting against the privatisation and corporatisation of government departments.



Shekhar cool to SC order
Bhondsi (Gurgaon), July 25
Former Premier Chandra Shekhar reacted to the Supreme Court’s order with regard to a 500 acres of land adjoining his Bharat Ekta Kendra, popularly known as “Bhondsi ashram”, in this village, saying that the apex court had only said what he had been maintaining that it did belong to the panchayat.

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Top Hizb militant killed
Srinagar, July 25
A top militant, Commander Masood, deputy chief of the Hizb-ul Mujahideen was killed in an encounter with the Special Operations Group of the Jammu and Kashmir police in Pulwama district yesterday.

Plots got in the name of homeless
Chaura (Patiala), July 25
Houses, guns, government service, cars, tractors and even an odd truck have not deterred people from getting plots in the name of the homeless in this village on the outskirts of the city. This is not all. People who are not residents of the village have also been able to manage plots measuring 100 square yards each.

And now ‘Chautala Chalisa’
Rohtak, July 25
INLD workers in Haryana may soon recite “Chautala Chalisa” in their morning prayers along with the “Hanuman Chalisa”. A vast majority of INLD supporters are basically followers of Lord Hanuman. However, some partymen have got “Chautala Chalisa” written by a Narwana-based poet. Interestingly, the entire male lineage of Mr Om Prakash Chautala finds mention in it. “Ajay, Abhey do puttar veera, manuj van mein jant do shera”. 


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