Monday, August 20, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

Nine Pakistani soldiers killed along LoC
Two bunkers totally destroyed

Jammu, August 19
For the second day today Pakistani troops resorted to intermittent but heavy fire using 80 mm, 60 mm mortars and 12.7 and 14.5 heavy calibre guns in the Poonch, Rajouri, Mendhar and Nowshehra sectors.


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Cong opposes quota reduction
Govt has failed on all fronts: Sonia
New Delhi, August 19
Making a strong defence of the reservation policies for the SCs and the STs, Congress President Sonia Gandhi today said her party would not allow any change in these policies by the Centre.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi with Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi and Congress leader Kamal Nath at Dalit Chunauti Rally . Congress President Sonia Gandhi with Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi and Congress leader Kamal Nath at Dalit Chunauti Rally in New Delhi on Sunday on the eve of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s 57th birth anniversary. — PTI photo

Punjab cops may get amnesty
Militancy will be wiped out in J&K: Advani
Jalandhar, August 19
The Union Home Minister, Mr L.K. Advani, today declared that the Central Government was contemplating a comprehensive plan to provide maximum relief to those Punjab police officials, who are facing trial in different courts for alleged excesses committed during the decade-long terrorism is the state, within the framework of the Constitution.


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Agnihotri to cement Indo-US ties
Bhishma K. Agnihotri
New Delhi/Chandigarh, August 19
“Building bridges of understanding between a strong NRI community and the US authorities on one hand and the Indian government on the other would be my first and foremost endeavour,” says Mr Bhishma K. Agnihotri, who is tipped to be India’s ever Ambassador-at-large. 

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World War II live shells found in well
Kurukshetra, August 19
Around 56 ‘live shells and mortars’ of the Indian Army, dating back to World War II, have been discovered from a well near Mohanpur village of Pehowa sub-division.

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Minister’s brother booked for abusing doctor
Malerkotla, August 19
The Malerkotla police today registered a case against Kale Khan, a brother of Punjab Sports Minister, Mr Nusrat Ali Khan Bagga, for his alleged misbehaviour with a doctor of the local Civil Hospital on Friday night in the emergency ward while he was on duty.

Formula for Punjab’s transformation
Chandigarh, August 19
On the initiative of the Planning Commission, all states are engaged in preparing futuristic vision development reports with two components: one perspective plan for the 10 th Five Year Plan, (2002-2007) and the other up to 2020.

Now infighting in Congress wings too
Shimla, August 19
Infighting within the parent Congress party in Himachal Pradesh has now percolated to its youth, student and labour wings. These frontal organisations started witnessing rumblings soon after the Congress went out of power and the new PCC set up was nominated by the party high command. The faction led by the PCC chief, Mrs Vidya Stokes, has started gunning for Mr Kewal Singh Pathania, president of the state unit of the NSUI.


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