Sunday, September 9, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

BSF officer among 6 killed
Girl dies in school bus blast, 13 hurt
Jammu, September 8
A senior BSF officer, Mr S.S. Dahya, from Haryana was among the six BSF jawans who were killed when their vehicle was smashed in an IED blast near Sangaldan area of Gool in Udhampur district today even as a schoolgirl died in another blast. According to the police, Mr Dahya was on routine patrol duty with 11 men to track down militants who were reported to be hiding in the area.


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A man rushes an injured girl to hospital. A man rushes an injured girl to hospital. She was hurt when a landmine blasted a bus in Srinagar on Saturday. The police said that the bus was carrying students and teachers from a Srinagar school for a picnic. One girl was killed in the explosion. — Reuters photo

Security for reverted cops to stay
Amritsar, September 8
In a bid to placate the feelings of the reverted police officers who were given promotions under the ORP category (own rank promotions), Mr Parkash Singh Badal said his government was committed to continuing their security cover.



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BJP “big three” train guns on Jagmohan
New Delhi, September 8
The “big three” of BJP’s politics in Delhi — Mr Madan Lal Khurana, Mr Sahib Singh Verma and Mr Vijay Kumar Malhotra — today made Union Tourism Minister Jagmohan the focus of their attack during their meeting with Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee.

Fraud in bicycle parts export
New Delhi, September 8
The Central Bureau of Investigation today arrested Subhash Rastogi, owner of a chain of multinational companies, on charges of exporting junk bicycle parts to Russia and Hongkong between 1995 and 1996 at exhorbitant rates and swindling more than Rs 43 crore with the connivance of some senior Customs officials.

Politician-official nexus?
Arms licence scam
Ferozepore, September 8
The fate of inquiry pertaining to fake arms licence scandal is hanging in balance with both the Punjab and Haryana Government officials locking horns by portraying different versions of the same story.

Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia
The Tribune pays, with millions of readers and admirers, its homage to the founder, Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia, who passed into eternity on this day 103 years ago. (A special article appears on
Editorial page)

In Her World today

But father, why did you cry?

In Spectrum today

Thumbing the nose at candyfloss...
Aradhika Sekhon

Saying it all about salt
by Maharaaj K. Koul

Reliving the Phoolan story yet again
by Narendra Kumar Oberoi






Jabbar diktat on ‘bindi’
Srinagar, September 8
Close on heels of issuing a diktat to Muslim women to wear burqa (veil), militant outfit Lashker-e-Jabbar, today asked non-muslim women living in Kashmir to apply “bindi’’ on their foreheads and don saffron-coloured ‘dupattas’ for identification and exempted them from wearing burqa.

Cave temple found near Amarnath
Srinagar, September 8
A historic Shiva cave temple complex, believed to be 1,500 years old, has been discovered near Chandanwari near the holy Amarnath cave in south Kashmir, official sources said today.

Amarinder Singh ready for probe
Chandigarh, September 8
To push Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to the wall on the property issue, President of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee Capt Amarinder Singh today suggested that both (Capt Amarinder and Mr Badal) should get their assets probed either by the Chief Commissioner of Income Tax or a judicial commission set up by the Punjab and Haryana High Court.


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