Saturday, August 11, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)


Loktantrik party pulls out of UP Govt
Power Minister sacked, but ministry stable
Lucknow, August 10
A sudden political storm whipped off the Loktantrik Congress Party from the ruling BJP-led coalition in Uttar Pradesh today, signalling a re-alignment of political forces ahead of the crucial the Assembly elections in the state. Chief Minister Rajnath Singh brought a dramatic end to the uneasy alliance between his party and the LCP this morning.

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Foreign Secysí meet cordial
India, Pak decide to continue dialogue
New Delhi, August 10
India today told Pakistan in clear terms that it could choose the kind of relationship it would like to have with its neighbour.

12 devotees hurt in blasts
Srinagar, August 10
One person was killed and 24 others, including 12 devotees of annual urs of Nanga Bazi, injured as militants triggered four grenade explosions in north and central Kashmir since last night, official sources said today.

BSF personnel check vehicles with the help of sniffer dogs at Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Friday. BSF personnel check vehicles with the help of sniffer dogs at Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Friday. Search operations, vehicle checking and frisking has been intensified in Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir in connection with the forthcoming Independence Day amid reports that about 30 foreign militants had sneaked into the city to disrupt the functions. 
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Kashmir Talibanisation begins
Jammu, August 10
The Pakistani army experts are engaged in surveying the areas on this side of the border for finding safe routes for heli-dropping militants along with weapons and explosives.

 




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More pressure on Army now
New Delhi, August 10
The Centreís decision to extend the Disturbed Areas Act to the entire Jammu region will on the one hand put further pressure on the Army and on the other help smoothen its operations in controlling the activities of mercenaries.

Mr R. S. GillR. S. Gill is no more
Chandigarh, August 10
Mr R. S. Gill, the doyen of hydro-electric engineering in erstwhile Punjab and father of the former Director-General of Police, Mr KPS Gill, died here early this morning. He was 93.


In Windows today

Hazards on the highway
by Ambika Sharma

Putting Punjab on the world map
by Aruti Nayar

Tapping your inner resources
by Aditi Tandon

THIS ABOVE ALL: A dacoit or a dasyu sundari?
by Khushwant Singh





IN PASSING

IN PASSING
Donít worry, Atalji. Itís only a pet tiger.

by Sandeep Joshi

LS adjourned over UTI muddle
Oppn, Bench members clash
New Delhi, August 10
The Lok Sabha had to be adjourned today for about two hours as the Opposition and the ruling alliance members clashed when the Congress tried to seek clarifications from Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha on letters reportedly written to him by former UTI Chairman P. S. Subramanyam.


Mentally ill in fetters at Pingalwara
Amritsar, August 10
Infringing on the fundamental right of mentally ill persons, the local Pingalwara orphanage continues to carry on the barbaric practice of chaining some of its mentally challenged inmates, housed in its institute since years, seemingly oblivious of the 
Infringing on the rights or the mentally ill, the Pingalwara in Amritsar continues to chain patients.
Infringing on the rights or the mentally ill, the Pingalwara in Amritsar continues to chain patients. ó Photo Rajiv Sharma
tragedy of 30 such chained persons who were charred to death in a fire in Tamil Nadu recently.

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