Thursday, September 6, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

Advani for legal armour to cops fighting terrorists
New Delhi, September 5
Despite protests from human rights groups against any move to grant “amnesty” to policemen violating human rights, Union Home Minister L. K. Advani today said that suitable changes in the law were required to protect security personnel, acting without mala fide against terrorist elements, from being hounded out for extraneous reasons.


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Wailing relatives of Abdul Majeed, a 10-year-old Kashmiri boy, are consoled by other women at the village of Janbazpora, 60 km north of Srinagar. Wailing relatives of Abdul Majeed, a 10-year-old Kashmiri boy, are consoled by other women at the village of Janbazpora, 60 km north of Srinagar. The police said Abdul and another Kashmiri boy, Mehraj-ud-Din, both 10-year-olds, were killed and six other children were wounded when a landmine planted by separatist guerrillas went off near their school on Tuesday afternoon.
— Reuters

PM talks tough with ministers
New Delhi, September 5
In an effort to speed up the second stage of economic reforms, Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee did some tough talking with his colleagues handling key economic ministries directing them to pull up their socks and expedite the expenditure on creating direly needed infrastructure facilities.




Tool bits from Pak seized
Amritsar, September 5
Even as the senior customs officials are tight-lipped about the smuggling of eight quintal of iron tool bits through the “Samjhauta Express”, sources said the department has ordered only an internal vigilance probe in this regard.

Gen Ray puts in papers
Kargil media coordinator may get UN job
New Delhi, September 5
Unable to see a future for himself in the Army, Lt-Gen Arjun Ray, General Officer Commanding of the force’s Leh-based 14 Corps, has sought premature retirement.



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What if Jaya is disqualified: SC
New Delhi, September 5
A five-Judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court, hearing the constitutionality of appointment of Ms J. Jayalalitha as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, today asked the Attorney-General, Mr Soli J. Sorabjee to address the judges on the consequences in the eventuality of the court holding her appointment to be void ab initio.

5 of family choose death to starvation
Patna, September 5
State government officials here feel proud to announce that Bihar has not a single case of starvation death however, suicide cases driven by extreme poverty and implicit starvation threat have mounted in the state and deaths owing to economic miseries are reported every second-third day.


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NHRC support for Dalits wins plaudits
France, EU threaten to pull out of racism meeting
Durban, September 5
The National Human Rights Commission’s support for the inclusion of the Dalit issue, contrary to the government’s stand, on the agenda of the ongoing world conference against racism came in for praise by the UNHCR which said for the first time the matter had been highlighted at an international fora.

3 blown to pieces in AP bomb blasts

Nagi chosen as PGI Dean
Chandigarh, September 5
Speculation over the appointment of PGI Dean came to an end today after counsel for the institute placed before the Punjab and Haryana High Court minutes of the 98th meeting of the Governing Body.

Punjab’s new property game
Amarinder releases Badal’s list
Chandigarh, September 5
The political tit for tat between Mr Parkash Singh Badal and Capt Amarinder Singh took a dramatic turn today when the president of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee released a list of property allegedly owned by the Punjab Chief Minister.


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