Sunday, December 2, 2001, Chandigarh, India

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The Tribune's Website was hacked on December 1 by a group declaring itself as a "Mission Anti India Crew." 
A message was posted on the site for a while, before normal service was restored. The message posted by the hacker was essentially anti-India on the Kashmir issue. It also referred to the Palestine and Afghanistan situations.
While efforts are being made to get the site working fully, certain features may not function. Any inconvenience caused is regretted.

Editor

Major, jawan killed in encounter
Five VDC members shot by militants

Jammu/Srinagar, December 1
A Major, a jawan and two terrorists were killed in a fierce encounter at the Keri Gulati area in the Mendhar sector of Poonch district late this evening. The SSP, Poonch, Dr Kamal Saini, said on a tip-off that some ultras were hiding in a jungle in the Keri Gulati area, the police and Army personnel launched a joint operation to flush them out.

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Students with colourful flags march past the return during the closing ceremony of the 31st National Games at Guru Nanak Dev Stadium in Ludhiana on Saturday. 
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Advani asks forces to be vigilant
Afghan ultras may enter India

New Delhi, December 1
Union Home Minister L.K Advani today expressed apprehensions that terrorists operating in Afghanistan may cross over to India following the defeat of the Taliban and called for utmost vigilance on New Delhi’s part.

NA says yes to UN-backed council
Kabul, December 1
The Northern Alliance today said it was ready to transfer power to a UN-backed transitional council and that Alliance leader Burhanuddin Rabbani would not be the head of that new body. 

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Hyderabad, December 1
Continuing with their violent spree, PWG Naxalites have blown up a court building housing the offices of Assistant Session Judge and Judicial First Class Magistrate at Asifabad in Adilabad district of Andhra Pradesh. 

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Panipat, December 1
The Panipat police is believed to be on the verge of working out the gruesome murder of a retired teacher, Ms Joginder Kaur, in which the involvement of certain close relatives and supporters of the Haryana Assembly Speaker, Mr Satbir Singh Kadian, is being alleged.

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Dhumal removes Principal Secy, appoints Sein
Shimla, December 1
In a major reshuffle at the top bureaucratic level in Himachal Pradesh today, the Chief Minister’s Principal Secretary, Mr Ajay Mittal, was removed from the post and Mr Bhim Sein appointed in his place. Mr Bhim Sein was presently Managing Director of the H.P. Civil Supplies Corporation. Mr Mittal goes as Secretary, Industries and Personnel.


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Stir may hit exams in Punjab, UT
Chandigarh, December 1
The constitutional crisis arising out of non-implementation of the Pension-Gratuity Act by the SAD-BJP government in Punjab is threatening to disrupt the forthcoming examination season yet again with teachers of 140 non-government aided colleges up in arms against the inaction by the government in this regard. The nearly 5000-strong teachers’ brigade has given a call for “Total Ceasework” in these colleges spread over Punjab and Chandigarh from December 4 to 10.

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