Wednesday, August 29, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)


Ultras kill 2 priests, five of family

Curfew clamped on Poonch
Jammu, August 28
Militants killed two priests in a temple last night and shot dead five members of a traderís family early this morning in the Surankot area of Poonch. Indefinite curfew restrictions were clamped on Poonch and adjoining Surankot towns today when breezy violence broke out following the killing of the priests.

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Relatives wail over the death of Fayaz Ahmad Dharma, zonal commander of the Harkat-ul- Mujahideen. J&K page: Centre to review J&K situation today






Relatives wail over the death of Fayaz Ahmad Dharma, zonal commander of the Harkat-ul- Mujahideen, who was killed in an encounter on Monday evening in Srinagar. ó Photo Amin War

Transportersí strike hits life in Delhi
New Delhi, August 28
For the second time this month commuters were forced to fend for themselves as autorickshaws, taxis, private buses went off the roads in protest against the non-availability of the Compressed Natural Gas in the Capital.

NC to continue support: Farooq
New Delhi, August 28
Two days after threatening to pull out from the NDA protesting central leadershipís insinuation against fairness of poll in Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah tonight declared his National Conference would continue to support the alliance at the Centre.

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Poll on schedule: Badal
Ludhiana, August 28
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today ruled out any possibility of holding poll for the state Assembly before due date early next year. 

PM, Bush to have one-to-one meeting
New Delhi, August 28
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee will have a one-to-one meeting with US President George W. Bush in New York either on September 23 or 24, well-placed sources in South Block said here today.

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Sinha admits economic slowdown
New Delhi, August 28
Investments in rural infrastructure is the main strategy of the government to revive economic growth the Finance Minister, Mr Yashwant Sinha told the Lok Sabha today.

PNFC properties sealed
Ropar, August 28
The curtains finally came down on Punjab National Fertilizers and Chemicals Ltd. plant at Nangal after 16 years of its commissioning with the court authorities sealing its properties today.

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Abhinav shoots another gold
Abhinav Bindra
Chandigarh, August 28
Ace shooter Abhinav Bindra won the gold, setting a new record in 10 metre.177 calibre rifle menís event at the fourth Commonwealth Shooting Championships at Bisley, UK. He shot a brilliant 594 which was capped by an exceptional 102.8 in the finals. 

1 killed, 6 hurt in police firing

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Corporate hospitals, insurance men behind attacks on docs?
Chandigarh, August 28
In Haryana, incidents of assault on doctors took a serious turn in 1997 when two doctors were murdered by agitated relatives and friends of patients.


2 BJP councillors beaten up in MC hall

Bathinda, August 28
In an incident which could have far-reaching consequences, the group leader of municipal councillors of the BJP, Mr Krishan Kumar Garg, and another councillor, Mr Basant Bhatia, were allegedly beaten up by a group of councillors belonging to the SAD and their henchmen in the municipal council hall today.

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A policeman tries to separate BJP municipal councillor Krishan Kumar Garg (second from left) and an SAD supporter, in the Municipal Council hall of Bathinda on Tuesday. ó Photo Kulbir Beera

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