Friday, August 24, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

Badal backs Centre on amnesty issue

New Delhi, August 23
The Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, rushed here on being summoned by the Union Home Minister, Mr L.K. Advani, and was categoric in expressing his opposition to the proposal of providing blanket amnesty to police personnel as it would vitiate the atmosphere in the state.


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Palestinian President Yasser Arafat (left) shakes hands with Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee in New Delhi on Thursday.

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Palestinian President Yasser Arafat (left) shakes hands with Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee in New Delhi on Thursday. — Reuters photo

Tehelka issue rocks Houses again
Home Ministry to probe news portal’s methods
New Delhi, August 23
The Tehelka expose rocked Parliament for the second day today with the government being forced to make a statement in the Lok Sabha and exchanges between ruling party members and those from the Opposition leading to an adjournment in the Rajya Sabha.



11 dead as tempo hits train
It’s unmanned crossing yet again

Bariar (Gurdaspur), August 23
A pall of gloom descended on one of the most developed villages of Majha region here as 11 persons, including six women, died when their ill-fated diesel tempo collided with Ravi Express at an unmanned railway crossing today.

Pak seals offices of militant groups
Karachi, August 23
In what is becoming a major government assault on militant groups in Pakistan, the police sealed their headquarters before daybreak today, confiscating weapons and “offensive” literature.

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B.K. Agnihotri Adviser to Embassy in USA
New Delhi, August 23
US-based Non-Resident Indian Bhishma Kumar Agnihotri was today appointed as Adviser in the Indian Embassy in Washington.
Major, two jawans killed
Four shepherds massacred
Baramula, August 23
An Indian Army officer was killed and three soldiers were injured when Pakistani troops shelled the border areas in Gurez, Karnah and Tulail Sectors of Jammu and Kashmir, official sources said.

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Punjab sop on stamp duty
Chandigarh, August 23
Decks have been cleared for giving exemption from stamp duty on the transfer of property among blood relations in Punjab. This was stated here today by Mr Sewa Singh Sekhwan, Revenue Minister. He said he gave the approval today to the proposal which was put before him by the Financial Commissioner (Revenue) in this connection.

6 Dalits massacred in Bihar
Patna, August 23
Armed men of the dreaded Jaynandan Yadav gang of the left wing ultra organisation, People’s War Group, killed six members of the Dalit community in Dasmai village of the Dhanarua police station area of the district late on Wednesday night.

Chohan meets Chandra Shekhar
Expresses loyalty to ‘Bharat’
Bhondsi (Gurgaon), August 23
The self-styled president of the non-existent Council of Khalistan, Dr Jagjit Singh Chohan today met former Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar here and expressed his loyalty to the country and supported the movement to bring back the mortal remains of the last Hindu Emperor, Prithviraj Chauhan,from Ghazni in Afghanistan.


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