Sunday, August 12, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

PM, Advani face Pak ultra threat
High security for I-Day function
New Delhi, August 11
The Delhi police today said that Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, Home Minister L. K. Advani and other ministers faced a direct threat from Pakistan-sponsored terrorist groups. It said the groups had assigned the task to the fidayeen.


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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 separatists. 
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Police officers keep guard near the main entrance of the Government College for Women

Punjab 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.

LCP 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.


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DFP chief seeks passport
Wants to bridge gap between India, Pak
Jammu, August 11
The Democratic Freedom Party, headed by Mr Shabir Ahmed Shah, while condemning the extension of (what he called the “draconian”laws) the Armed Forces Special Powers Act to the Jammu region, has decided to play its role in bridging the gap between Delhi and Islamabad by visiting Pakistan and states in India.

Dal Khalsa revived
Gajinder Singh appointed head
Amritsar, August 11
Delegates of the Dal Khalsa today elected unanimously Gajinder Singh their party head for two years and authorised him to nominate the executive committee members and other office-bearers. In another development Jathedar Bharpoor Singh, member Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandak Committee, announced his joining the Dal Khalsa.

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From GORI to GAL
by Raman Mohan

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by Roshni Johar

: Manali to Leh: Road to another world
by Amar Chandel



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Permission sought to probe Tansi related case
Chennai, August 11
In a move that may give a new turn to the Tansi land deal case in which Chief Minister Jayalalithaa was convicted, the Tamil Nadu police has sought permission of a special court to further investigate another related case involving purchase of government owned Tansi property by R.R. Industries.

50 pc occupancy in govt hospitals
Amritsar, August 11
Many wards of government hospitals have witnessed fall of about 50 per cent in bed occupancy, mainly due to the introduction of user charges since May 1, 1999, leading to mushrooming of private nursing homes.

Broken beds in an empty ward of the prestigious Guru Nanak Dev Hospital in Amritsar.
Broken beds in an empty ward of the prestigious Guru Nanak Dev Hospital in Amritsar. — Photo Rajiv Sharma


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