Tuesday, August 7, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

Caravan of peace to Pak will continue: Jaswant
External Affairs Minister Jaswant SinghNew Delhi, August 6
The caravan of peace to Pakistan which began from Lahore will continue its journey, despite the Agra setback and “dogs of war” will not be able to deviate it from its path, External Affairs Minister Jaswant Singh told the Lok Sabha today.


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25 burnt alive in asylum fire
Victims were kept chained in thatched huts

Chennai, August 6
Twentyfive inmates of a mental asylum at Ervadi village in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu were charred to death in a major fire early today, police headquarters here said.

Complete bandh in Jammu areas
Central team visits Kishtwar; 
Advani convenes meeting

Jammu, August 6
A complete bandh was observed in Jammu, Udhampur and Kathua in protest against the Kishtwar massacre today. For the third day the tension-bound Kishtwar and Bhaderwah town reeled under curfew restrictions. The police and para-military forces patrolled the towns.




Demonstrators burn tyres and block roads during the Jammu Bandh on Monday. Demonstrators burn tyres and block roads during the Jammu Bandh on Monday in protest against the Kishtwar massacre in Doda district. — PTI photo

Govt put on mat over killings
Advani incapable, allege Oppn MPs
New Delhi, August 6
The government today came in for a sharp criticism in both Houses of Parliament for its “total failure” to deal with the situation in Jammu and Kashmir with members cutting across the party lines and demanding a statement from the Home Minister on the recent massacre in Doda district.

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Phoolan’s relatives come to blows
New Delhi, August 6
Hours after a show of rapprochement, supporters of Phoolan Devi’s blood relatives and husband Umed Singh came to blows on her 13th day rituals today forcing police intervention to defuse tension.

Cops looking for two more suspects
New Delhi, August 6
With eight accused already arrested in the Phoolan Devi murder case, the police is now hunting for two more persons, who are believed to have helped the main conspirators.


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Punjab to abolish octroi by Aug 15
Ludhiana, August 6
In a major decision which may have far-reaching political and financial implications, the Punjab government is understood to abolish the octroi in the state by August 15.

5 held for bid to sacrifice child
Jalandhar, August 6
The district police has unveiled a tale of abduction of an 11-month-old infant for sacrifice before a goddess to fulfil the wish of a childless woman, with the arrest of five persons. The child has been restored to his parents by the police.

Man tied to tree for 7 years

Talwandi Malian (Moga), Aug 6
In a shocking case, a 35-year-old mentally challenged man of this village, 50 km from Ludhiana, has been chained with a tree for the past more than seven years allegedly by his family members. 

Jagtar Singh chained to a tree at his house in Talwandi Malian, Moga, on Monday.
Jagtar Singh chained to a tree at his house in Talwandi Malian, Moga, on Monday. — Photo Inderjeet Verma

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