Monday, August 27, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

Farooq threatens to quit NDA
PM to clear ‘misunderstanding’
Jammu, August 26
Dr Farooq AbdullahPeeved over the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee’s remark during his August 15 speech that the elections in Jammu and Kashmir would now be free and fair, the Chief Minister, Dr Farooq Abdullah, said if the Centre continued to make such statements and had doubts “about my credentials, I have no right to be part of the NDA government.”


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Crucial NDA meeting today
Farooq’s threat, Trinamool re-entry on agenda
New Delhi, August 26
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee would be tackling a pressure situation from three sides — National Conference’s threat to quit the National Democratic Alliance, Samata Party taking action against and the re-entry of Trinamool Congress — when the NDA’s Coordination Committee meets here tomorrow morning.

Musharraf invites Vajpayee for meeting in New York
New Delhi, August 26
Pakistan President Gen Pervez Musharraf has invited Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee for a meeting with him on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York next month, it was officially announced here tonight.

Kashmiri girls looking for burqa cloth in a shop in Srinagar on Sunday. Militant diktats contrary to Islamic thought
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Kashmiri girls looking for burqa cloth in a shop in Srinagar on Sunday. Burqa cloth is in high demand following a threat by the Lashkar-e-Jabbar to women to wear burqa (veil) outside their houses. — PTI photo


Talks on to resolve Ayodhya tangle: PM
Lucknow, August 26
The Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, today said negotiations were on at different levels to resolve the Ayodhya imbroglio and expressed confidence that the issue would be resolved amicably before March 12 next year, the deadline set by the VHP for construction of the Ram temple at the disputed site.

UK to open visa office in Jalandhar
New Delhi, August 26
Arduous travel from the nook and corner of Punjab to New Delhi to secure a visa to visit their near and dear ones in South Hall will soon be a thing of the past, as the UK has decided to open its Visa office in Jalandhar.

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Diplomat charged with bid to bomb US mission
New Delhi, August 26
A Sudanese diplomat, who served in India, has been charged with trying to bomb the US Embassy here on the orders of renegade Saudi billionaire Osama bin Laden, but the Sudanese Embassy has denied the charge.

4.5 million phones out of order
New Delhi, August 26
Tring...tring. If the ringing sound of the phone appears strange to you, do not be depressed. More than 15 per cent of the telephones or 4.5 million subscribers in the country have some problem or the other with their telephones.

Punia case: daughter arrested
Hisar, August 26
Sonia, daughter of former legislator Relu Ram Punia who had killed her father and seven others on Thursday before attempting suicide, was arrested by the police today after she was discharged from a private nursing home at Barwala, near here.

Hepatitis-B case: CM orders probe
Sangat Mandi (Bathinda), Aug 26
Punjab Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal ordered a high-level inquiry into the alleged sale of Hepatitis-B vaccine vials by the Health officials at Chauke village today. Mr Badal while talking to reporters said that he came to know about the incident only after reading the newspapers today morning. He expressed concern over the incident in which even Health officials were involved in the sale of vaccine vials.


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