Monday, September 10, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

Six troops killed in IED blast
Hizbul owns responsibility
Jammu, September 9
Exactly after 24 hours, militants struck again in Udhampur district and killed six Army personnel, including one JCO, today. Defence Ministry reports said while the Army team was on patrol duty, their vehicle was smashed in an IED blast in Batoi village in Mahore tehsil of Udhampur district.


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Bodies of six border security personnel killed in landmine blast. Bodies of BSF personnel, killed in a landmine blast on Saturday in the Sangaldan area of Udhampur district, being taken to their respective states from the BSF headquarters in Jammu on Sunday. — PTI photo

Starvation stalks Kashipur
23 die, 20,000 cry for food; Orissa Govt denies
Kashipur (Orissa), September 9
At least 20,000 persons, mostly the old and children, are in urgent need of help in Kashipur block of Rayagada district, Orissa, even as the death toll has risen to 23 with two more persons succumbing to mango kernel paste in Tikri.

Ajit blames it on malnutrition
Allahabad, September 9
The Union Agriculture Minister, Mr Ajit Singh denied the occurrence of any starvation deaths in the country and said the reported deaths were instead caused by malnutrition. He said this speaking to newsmen here today.



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MSP hike too little, too late: Amarinder
Amritsar, September 9
Capt Amarinder Singh, addressing the Press here today, said the PPCC had rejected the meagre hike of Rs 20 in the minimum support price of paddy and a deputation of the PPCC led by him, would meet the Punjab Governor for getting the same increased.

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MSP, pending projects
Chandigarh, September 9
Has the last word been said on the minimum support price of paddy (kharif crop 2001-02)? There is, perhaps, some hope that farmers may yet get a little more.

Oust Chautala call by Cong
Faridabad, September 9
In an unprecedented show of unity at the ‘Haryana Bachao Rally’ of the Congress, organised by former Chief Minister Bhajan Lal, all speakers, including senior party leaders of the national and state level gave a call to throw the Chautala government out of power for its alleged misrule.

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Matter of pride, says Mira Nair
New Delhi, September 9

“It’s unbelievable,” said an ecstatic director Mira Nair
summing up her feelings on her latest venture “Monsoon Wedding,” a story detailing the drama of Punjabi Indian director Mira Nair holds her Golden Lion for the best film. marriage,” winning the prestigious Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival yesterday.

Indian film director Mira Nair holds her Golden Lion for the best film at the 58th edition of the Venice Film Festival on Saturday. Mira won the award for her film “Monsoon Wedding.”
— Reuters photo

Sonia attacks scribe in court compound
Hisar, September 9
Sonia is accused of murdering her father, Mr Relu Ram Poonia, a former MLA and seven other members of the family, was today remanded in to police custody for a day. Eight of her relatives including her father-in-law and mother-in-law, arrested yesterday for sheltering her husband Sanjeev wanted in connection with the murders, were sent to judicial custody for 14 days.

67 free riders found
CBI raids Palace on Wheels tourist train
New Delhi, September 9
CBI sleuths, who held a surprise raid on the luxurious “Palace on Wheels” tourist train near Jodhpur yesterday, found 67 passengers, many of them Rajasthan Government officials and their family members, travelling without tickets.


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