|Police officers keep guard near the entrance of the Government College
for Women school in Srinagar. Security around girl's colleges and schools in the
city has been beefed up after two Muslim women had acid sprayed on them by unidentified rebels for violating an Islamic dress code issued by
— Reuters photo
poll may be held before schedule
Chandigarh, August 11
Circumstantial evidence is a pointer that the Punjab Assembly poll may
be held before schedule, i.e. February, 2002. The Akalis, for the first
time, will complete a five-year term. But is it enough to make them
buoyant? They certainly feel elated while talking about the overall
“development” or “achievements” during the past five years.
splits, Agrawal expelled
S.S. Sharma new party leader
Lucknow, August 11
The breakaway group of the Loktantrik Congress Party today expelled LCP
president Naresh Agrawal from the party and unanimously elected Mr Shyam
Sunder Sharma as the leader of the LCP Legislative Party.
13 militants killed
Srinagar, August 11
Thirteen militants and a soldier were among 15 persons killed in different overnight operations in the state, while the security forces scuttled yet another exfiltration bid, when they arrested six Kashmiri youths in the Uri sector.