November 4, 2001, Chandigarh, India
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SGPC President’s election on Nov 27
Chandigarh, November 3
The election of the President of the SGPC will be held on November 27, according to informed sources. A notification in this connection is expected to be issued on November 6. The election is due to be held by November 30. It is held every year as the term of the President of the SGPC is one year.
3 die in plane crash
Johannesburg, November 3
A Cargo plane crashed shortly after take-off from Johannesburg International Airport this morning, killing three crew members, a civil aviation spokesman said. South African Civil Aviation Authority Commissioner Trevor Abrahams said the plane was en route to Eros International Airport in neighbouring Namibia when it crashed shortly after take-off.
Kota, November 3
A letter threatening to blow up the Delhi bound Dehra Dun Express, coming from Mumbai, delayed the train by more than an hour at the railway station here last night. But the threat turned out to be “false,” the police said today. Government Railway Police (GRP) DSP S.N. Kuria said here that ticket examiner Vimal Jain found an envelope on his seat in the train when it was about to leave at 8.50 pm for its onward journey.
India, Pak listed
Washington, November 3
The USA has listed India and Pakistan among 23 major illicit drug-producing or drug-transit countries in the world. The list was included by President George W. Bush in a letter to Chairman and ranking members of U S House and Senate committees.
Islamabad, November 3
Pakistan today denied reports that Indian armed forces were carrying out a massive military exercise close to the border. Asked if India informed Pakistan about the exercise, military spokesperson Maj-Gen Rashid Quereshi said no military exercise was being undertaken.
Threat to Jaya
Chennai, November 3
The Tamil Nadu Liberation Army (TNLA), an extremist outfit demanding a separate Tamil state, has threatened to assassinate former Chief Minister and AIADMK supremo J. Jayalalitha as part of its “mission to kill’’ politicians responsible for the economic stalemate in the state. In an e-mail to Tamil weekly ‘Kumudham’ on November 1, with copies to New Indian Express and The Tribune, TNLA Chennai Brigade Commander Seelan said Ms Jayalalitha would be eliminated in a court complex.