Thursday, August 9, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

Jammu to be under Disturbed Area Act
Centre thrashes out new counter-terrorism steps
New Delhi, August 8
Stung by the rise in violence in Jammu and Kashmir, the Centre today thrashed out fresh security measures for refining the methods being employed by the security forces even as state Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah stated that all six districts in Jammu region would also be declared as disturbed areas.


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An unidentified Kashmiri is taken into custody by border guards during a search operation in Srinagar on Wednesday. An unidentified Kashmiri is taken into custody by border guards during a search operation in Srinagar on Wednesday. Security has been beefed-up after a militant attack in Jammu railway station. — AFP photo

Protest turns violent in Rajouri
Curfew in Jammu and Udhampur
Jammu, August 8
Indefinite curfew restrictions were imposed on two major towns of Jammu and Udhampur today to prevent demonstrators, protesting against the indiscriminate firing by militants at the local railway station here last night, in which 10 persons and one militant were killed and 30 others wounded.

Enraged Oppn walks out
New Delhi, August 8
Enraged over Home Minister L. K. Advani’s “unsatisfactory” response to the killings of 10 passengers by terrorists at Jammu railway station last night, the combined Opposition today staged a walkout in the Lok Sabha.



Advani must quit: Cong
Shiv Sena also joins chorus
New Delhi, August 8
Expressing serious concern over the continued killings of innocent people in Jammu and Kashmir, the Congress today sought the resignation from Home Minister L. K. Advani. The party said it would press for Mr Advani’s resignation in Parliament also.

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Defence officers seeking VRS
Shortage of personnel in armed forces
New Delhi, August 8
A serious shortage of personnel at all levels stares hard in the face of the armed force with an increasing number of officers and men seeking voluntary retirement and the youths staying away from the Services in preference to the lucrative job opportunities in the civil sector.

CM gets free hand on nominees
PAC meets on Assembly elections
Chandigarh, August 8
Playing a political master stroke, the President of the Shiromani Akali Dal, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, today acquired all powers to select party candidates for the coming Assembly elections in the state.


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Suspend Bhullar, says Punjab
Chandigarh, August 8
The Punjab Government has recommended the suspension of Additional Director-General of Police Daljit Singh Bhullar to the Union Government after his conviction in a triple murder case.

SGPC panel indicts Bibi’s ex-PA
Amritsar, August 8
A five-member inquiry committee comprising Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee members has indicted Mr Harjit Singh, Assistant Secretary and former personal assistant to Bibi Jagir Kaur, for excess recruitment. 

66 years gone, but no rail line

Qadian (Gurdaspur), August 8
The project to lay a railway line from Qadian — the headquarters of Ahmadiya Muslims — to Ambala has been hanging fire for the past 66 years. A survey in this regard was conducted during the British regime in 1935.
Remains of the railway line which was planned to link Qadian with Ambala.
Remains of the railway line which was planned to link Qadian with Ambala. — Photo Rajiv Sharma


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