Monday, August 6, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

Bodies cremated, curfew in Bhaderwah

Jammu, August 5
The bodies of 15 persons killed by suspected militants yesterday were cremated today amid tight security at Atholi village in Kishtwar tehsil in the tense Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir.


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Centre cautions states against ultras’ attacks
New Delhi, August 5
In the wake of intelligence inputs that Pakistan-backed militant groups might try to disrupt Independence Day functions in the country, the Union Home Ministry has asked all states and union territories to take all possible measures for the smooth passage of celebrations.

Defence intelligence chief soon
New Delhi, August 5
India’s first-ever defence intelligence chief is likely to be announced within the next fortnight, marking a watershed in the Indian strategic scenario. The Centre is said to be seized of the issue of setting up a defence intelligence agency and work is under way in giving final touches to the composition of the DIA, its area of responsibility and its charter of duties.




Panthic Morcha formed
Chandigarh, August 5
Breakaway Akali leaders today announced the formation of a Panthic Morcha, headed by Baba Sarbjot Singh Bedi of the Gurmat Sidhant Parcharak Sant Samaj. 

(From R to L) Mr G.S. Tohra, Mr S.S. Mann, Bhai Ranjit Singh and Baba Sarbjot Singh Bedi announce the formation of the Panthic Morcha at a press conference in Chandigarh on Sunday. (From R to L) Mr G.S. Tohra, Mr S.S. Mann, Bhai Ranjit Singh and Baba Sarbjot Singh Bedi announce the formation of the Panthic Morcha at a Press conference in Chandigarh on Sunday. — Tribune photograph

Bibi decries Puran’s appointment
Amritsar, August 5
Former SGPC chief Bibi Jagir Kaur today criticised appointment of Giani Puran Singh as Head Granthi of the Golden Temple and succeeded in getting the support of 43 SGPC members including Mr Hardalbir Singh Shah, former general secretary of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, who had assembled for the bhog ceremony at Akal Takht.

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Pankaj’s accomplice held
New Delhi, August 5
With the arrest of Dhan Prakash, alias Dhanraj, alias Vicky, a close relative of an MLA of Uttar Pradesh and an alleged missing link in the Phoolan murder case, the Delhi Police today claimed to have inched closer to solving the case.

APHC invites Dalai Lama to Kashmir
New Delhi, August 5
Two senior Hurriyat leaders, Mirwaiz Omar Farooq and Mr Abdul Gani Lone, today met Nobel laureate and spiritual leader of the Tibetans, the Dalai Lama, and discussed the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. The meeting took place on the sidelines of the Inter-Faith meet organised by the Akhil Bharatiya Rachanatmak Samaj in Chennai.

Ruckus at Punjab Congress rally
Banners removed, slogans raised
Phagwara, August 5
At the Congress rally here today a group of Congress workers, led by local Congress councillor Miss Kusum Sharma, waved black flags and raised slogans against local Block Congress President and another party leader. Miss Sharma herself carried party flag but her supporters carried black flags and raised slogans for half an hour. 


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