Saturday, September 1, 2001, Chandigarh, India
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Cabinet reshuffle today
7 new faces expected, Sinha unlikely to go
Shourie, Shahnawaz may be promoted

New Delhi, August 31
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee will effect a major reshuffle of his 69-member Council of Ministers tomorrow evening and is expected to induct seven ministers, including two of Cabinet rank, and five Ministers of State. Two Ministers of State may be promoted to the Cabinet rank.


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Don't derail refinery project, Badal warns Centre
Chandigarh, August 31
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has warned the BJP-led NDA government that any attempt to “slow down or derail” the grassroot refinery in Bathinda is likely to result in violent reaction from people.

24 Pak nationals repatriated
Wagah (Amritsar), August 31
India today repatriated 24 Pakistan nationals lodged in a high security jail here. The Government of Pakistan did not reciprocate the gesture by releasing any Indian national.

Pakistani prisoners being repatriated at the Wagah joint checkpost on Friday.
— Photo Rajiv Sharma
Pakistani prisoners being repatriated


12 intruders shot dead
Srinagar, August 31
The Army foiled a major infiltration bid at Muthal Gali along the LoC in Kupwara district, killing at least 12 militants in continuing gunfight today. Elsewhere, at least six persons, including two militants, were killed and eight others, five of them children were injured in separate incidents while four suspected militants were held in the Kashmir valley since yesterday.

Liberhan panel may call PM
Was Vajpayee at meeting before demolition, ask MPs
New Delhi, August 31
The Liberhan Commission today admitted a request to summon Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee in the wake of a former senior police official’s allegation that Mr Vajpayee was “privy” to the alleged plot to demolish Ayodhya’s disputed structure on December 6, 1992.

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Cong favours amnesty to cops
Payal (Ludhiana), August 31
While strongly supporting general amnesty for all police personnel facing various charges of human rights violations, the Pradesh Congress Committee President Capt Amarinder Singh, has also demanded that all those detainees who are languishing in jails since the time of militancy should be tried in courts and if found innocent they should be immediately released.

In Windows today

Ad-ding to gender inequality
 by Anu Celly

A colourful picture of courage
Ramesh K. Dhiman

 Controlling the urge to backchat
by Khushwant Singh


At 10 am Punjab CM will meet you regarding MSP of paddy, at 2 pm Mr Badal will meet you about Bathinda refinery again at 5 pm...

by Sandeep Joshi

Mittal’s man is Pro-VC
Dr R. N. PalChandigarh, August 31
Dr R. N. Pal has been appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University, Patiala, for a period of three years. An order to this effect was issued by the Chancellor here today. Succumbing to the pressure of the BJP, the Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, had recommended his name for the post.

Punjab’s no-power-cut town
Bathinda, August 31
History of sorts will be created at midnight tonight when the town-known as the heartland of the Malwa region will become the first free from power cuts.

Bebe Nanaki’s house to be preserved
Amritsar, August 31
The five-century old in-laws house of Bebe Nanaki, elder sister of Guru Nanak Dev at Sultanpur Lodhi, would be preserved through ‘kar sewa’. This is the only place related to Bebe Nanaki. The ‘kar sewa’ would be undertaken by Baba Jagtar Singh who has been busy in the renovation of Sri Akal Takht these days.
The ancient house of Bebe Nanaki
The ancient house of Bebe Nanaki, elder sister of Guru Nanak Dev, at Sultanpur Lodhi. — Photo Rajiv Sharma

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