Friday, September 7, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

Army convoy targeted, 6 killed
Traffic suspended; combing operations on
Jammu, September 6
At least four soldiers were killed and 17 others, including two civilians wounded in an IED blast that wrecked a bus carrying Army personnel at Digdole near Banihal on the national highway today. Defence Ministry sources said two soldiers died on the spot and two succumbed to their injuries later. The sources said the condition of four of them was critical.


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Army men retaliate against Pakistani shelling in the Naushera sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.

Yaseen Malik allowed to visit USA
Jammu, September 6
A TADA court here has permitted senior Hurriyat leader and JKLF chief Yaseen Malik to visit the USA for treatment, including surgery.

Army men retaliate against Pakistani shelling in the Naushera sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. 
— PTI photo

Agra process to continue: PM
New Delhi, September 6
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee today said that New Delhi would continue the peace process set in motion at Agra even as its efforts to normalise relations with Islamabad had not yielded the desired results so far.



SC can debar corrupt from holding office
New Delhi, September 6
The five-Judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court hearing the constitutional validity of AIADMK chief, Ms J. Jayalalitha’s appointment as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, today emphasised that the will of the people must stand subordinated to the Constitution and the people’s mandate would prevail provided it was not in conflict with the Constitution.

Poor quality rice in FCI godowns
Three Sangrur officials suspended
Barnala, September 6
Even as the Food Corporation of India authorities have been making efforts to salvage the reputation of Punjab rice, quality control staff has detected rice beyond rejection limit quality in its various godowns during checking in Sangrur district.

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An artist’s concept of matter Proof of black hole in Milky Way
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Baltimore, September 6
A powerful new x-ray telescope has yielded evidence that virtually clinches the case for the existence of a supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy, astronomers say.
Shown above is an artist’s concept of matter swirling into a supermassive black hole. — Reuters

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Textbook scam: ex-DPI, 4 others booked
Ludhiana, September 6
A former Director, Public Instructions, Schools, Punjab, a serving PCS officer and a high-ranking government official, besides two publishers, have been booked by the state Vigilance Bureau for defrauding the government of lakhs of rupees in what is being termed as the textbook scam.

Robbers loot train passengers, kill 2 cops

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MCI denies permission to admit students
Rohtak, September 6
The Medical Council of India has reportedly declined to permit Agroha Medical College to admit students for the current academic session because of staff shortage.

Badal ‘gifts properties’ to Amarinder
Chandigarh, September 6
The Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, today extended the open offer to the President of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, Capt Amarinder Singh, to take, not in exchange, but as a free gift all “imaginary” properties such as farms in Jodhpur, Perth, California, a multistoreyed building in Manhattan, parking lots and nightclubs in New York, a house in Sector 5, Chandigarh, Faridkot House in New Delhi and Swiss bank accounts listed in the letter.


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