Friday, August 3, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

Motion on UTI defeated

Pandemonium during voting
New Delhi, August 2
In an unprecedented move, an adjournment motion to censure the government for the UTI crisis was put to vote and defeated by a voice vote without the government giving a reply to the debate or the sponsor of the motion exercising his right to reply.


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Frankly Speaking: Managing scam-stuck polity
Prime Minister has to assert and deliver the goods
By Hari Jaisingh
PRIME Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee has reasons to feel deeply hurt at the mounting criticism against him and his government from his partymen, especially those belonging to the Sangh Parivar, and some leaders of the ruling National Democratic Alliance.

Indian opener Virender Sehwag hits a boundary on his way to a century as New Zealand wicketkeeper Adam Parore looks on during their one-day match in Colombo on Thursday. Sports page: Sehwag’s blitzkrieg puts India in final

Indian opener Virender Sehwag hits a boundary on his way to a century as New Zealand wicketkeeper Adam Parore looks on during their one-day match in Colombo on Thursday. India won the match by seven wickets and advanced to the final of the triangular series. — Reuters photo



VRS for Central Govt staff soon
New Delhi, August 2
The Minister of State for Personnel, Mr Arun Shourie, today informed the Rajya Sabha that the Government would soon come out with a voluntary retirement scheme for the Central Government employees to reduce the existing staff strength as recommended by the Fifth Pay Commission.

TN cocks a snook at Centre
New Delhi, August 2
The Union Home Ministry has landed in piquant situation with the Tamil Nadu government refusing to relieve four senior Indian Police Service officers, including the former Director General of Police, whose services were requisitioned by it recently.

Phoolan murder case: 2 more held
New Delhi, August 2
With the arrest of two more suspects from Roorkee, the Delhi police today claimed to have moved a step closer in solving the sensational daylight murder of the Samajwadi Party MP and former bandit queen, Mrs Phoolan Devi, outside her Ashoka Road residence on July 25.

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Arjuna Award for Milkha, Abhinav
Khel Ratna for Gopichand
New Delhi, August 2

Young Olympian shooter Abhinav Bindra of Chandigarh added another feather to his cap when he was selected for the Arjuna Award here today. Hockey player Baljeet

Abhinav Bindra     Milkha Singh
Singh Saini and wrestler Randhir Singh are among the 14 nominated for the Arjuna Award while Gurdial Singh Banghu has been chosen for the Dronacharya Award. 


This is my resignation. Show it to the mediamen and file it!

by Sandeep Joshi

Farmers’ issue: Badal meets PM
New Delhi, August 2
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today met Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and discussed the farmers’ issue.

BJP appeasing minorities: VHP
New Delhi, August 2
Vishwa Hindu Parishad President Vishnu Hari Dalmia today accused the BJP of indulging in minority appeasement policy and said the VHP would go ahead with its Ram temple construction plan in Ayodhya despite government’s opposition.

Canal rest houses now ghost bungalows
Gurdaspur, August 2
The canal rest houses which were used as ‘torture cells’ by the security agencies during the days of militancy look like ghost bungalows these days. Though no guest has stayed there for more than three decades, the department continues to give money for their maintenance. A visit to various canal houses, which were constructed during the British regime, have been abandoned for reasons best known to the authorities concerned.


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