Saturday, August 18, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

SC lays down law on non-MLAs as ministers
Ruling on Tej Prakash’s appointment

New Delhi, August 17
Laying down the law on appointment of non-elected members as ministers, the Supreme Court today said if a non-MLA has served as minister for six months without getting elected to the Assembly, he cannot be reappointed as minister during the same term of the House.


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Huge cache of arms seized
A soldier takes up position during a search operation.Srinagar, August 17
Troops achieved a major success when they seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition, including RDX, grenades, IEDs and timers, in the frontier district of Kupwara while elsewhere in the Kashmir valley, a cop and a militant were among three persons killed today.

A soldier takes up position during a search operation after a gun battle in Bongam village, Kunzar township, 35 km west of Srinagar, on Friday.
— Reuters photo

Militants sneak into Jammu
Jammu, August 17
When three militants were killed in an encounter with the police at Sanduwan, 7 km from the winter Capital today, it further confirmed reports that Pakistan-aided rebels had started knocking the door of Jammu city.



Refugee status for migrant Sikhs likely
New Delhi, August 17
The Union Government is considering to ameliorate the misery of the Sikhs who migrated from Pakistan occupied Kashmir to Jammu and Kashmir but have not been granted refugee status, according to well-placed sources here.

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‘Flying Sikh’ finds mention in Lok Sabha
New Delhi, August 17
The Lok Sabha today witnessed uproarious scenes when Congress member Jagmit Singh Brar sought a clarification from the government on “Flying Sikh” Milkha Singh’s reported charge that Prime Minister’s Office was interfering in the selection of sportspersons for the prestigious Arjuna Award.

Taxes on food processing units to go
Ludhiana, August 17
The state government has decided to abolish the local taxes on the food processing industry, following the footsteps of the Central Government that has abolished 16 per cent central excise duty on these industries.

In Windows today

The Ignoble Savage
by Kuldip Dhiman

The show must go on!
by Vikrant Bhasin

: "What shall I wear today?"
by Nikhil Bhagat

Reflections on the brother-sister bond
by Khushwant Singh


He is saying, Yeh dil mange more!

by Sandeep Joshi

TN Govt not to relieve 3 IPS officials
Chennai, August 17
The rift between the Centre and the Tamil Nadu Government further widened today with Chief Minister Jayalalitha again refusing to release the three IPS officials, including the city police chief, Mr K. Muthukaruppan, whose deputation was sought by the Centre in the wake of their role during the arrest of DMK chief M. Karunanidhi.

Petroleum dealers defer stir
Amritsar, August 17
The countrywide petroleum dealers’ strike, which was scheduled from August 20, has been deferred after reaching an agreement between the Ministry of Petroleum and the Federation of the All-India Petroleum Dealers today.

Psychiatric patients cry for care
Shimla, August 17
Om Prakash, a psychiatric patient deserted by his family members, is lying in the General Medicine Ward of Indira Gandhi Medical College, here, for the past two months and waiting to be shifted to Mental Health Institute at Ranchi for treatment. Several requests of doctors for shifting another patient, Rajesh, to Ranchi went futile and he was discharged after six months from the IGMC.


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