Monday, August 13, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

NC leader among 12 killed

Srinagar, August 12
A BSF jawan was killed and 18 others, including 15 civilians, were injured in a grenade blast at a bus stand in Kupwara this afternoon while a ruling National Conference (NC) leader was among 12 killed in overnight militancy-related incidents across the valley. Three police personnel were also wounded in the blast.


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Border Security Force men patrol a street

Border Security Force men patrol a street during a search operation in Srinagar on Sunday. A spokesman for the BSF said more troops had been deployed after the seizure of six rockets and anti-tank grenades from a suspected militant hideout in the city. 
— Reuters photo

2 hurt in Delhi bomb blast
Tightest ever security for I-Day

New Delhi, August 12
Barely three days ahead of Independence Day, a bomb exploded on the Ring Road in the South Extension area late last night, causing minor injuries to two persons, police sources said here today.


Cops confess to false encounters
Say they acted on directions from top
Jalandhar, August 12
More than 100 Punjab police officials facing a number of cases and CBI inquiries for their role in killing terrorists in “false” encounters during the decadelong turmoil in the state, virtually dropped a bombshell today, confessing that whatever they had done was on directions from the top.

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Progress in move to lift curbs on India
Washington, August 12
President George W. Bush’s administration will start working with the Congress next month in hopes of lifting sanctions put on India after nuclear tests three years ago, The Washington Post reported today.

A young devotee bends over to have a glimpse of Lord Krishna in his cradle surrounded with offerings at Gaudia Math temple in Sector 20, Chandigarh, on the occasion of Janmashtami on Sunday. A young devotee bends over to have a glimpse of Lord Krishna in his cradle surrounded with offerings at Gaudia Math temple in Sector 20, Chandigarh, on the occasion of Janmashtami on Sunday. — Photo Karam Singh

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CBI notice to Tehelka scribes
New Delhi, August 12
The CBI has served notice to two journalists of to probe the alleged leaking of documents from the Home Ministry, agency sources said here today.

SGPC against voting right to Sehajdharis
Alamgir (Ludhiana), August 12
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee today put a spanner in the conduct of the election process of the General House of the SGPC by the Chief Commissioner, Gurdwara Election Commission, when it reiterated that the Sehajdharis should not be allowed the right of vote and only the Sikhs should have the right.

Candles to be lit at Wagah
Amritsar, August 12
Nearly 15 organisations in favour of Indo-Pak friendship will descend on the Wagah border on the midnight of August 14 to commemorate Indo-Pak ties by candle lighting on “no-man’s land” here. 

Skeletons of two lions found in zoo
Chhat Bir (Patiala), August 12
Mystery shrouds the death of two lions whose skeletons were found in the thick growth within the Lion Safari of Chhat Bir Zoo here today.

Hurriyat condemns dress code
Women don burqa to avoid trouble

Srinagar, August 12
Amid growing resentment against the forcible implementation of the dress code, several front-ranking militant outfits today joined the Hurriyat Conference to condemn the campaign, describing it as an attempt to “malign the ongoing movement” in Kashmir. 


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