Friday, February 1, 2002, Chandigarh, India

 Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Ram Temple not on agenda: BJP
VHP ready for talks with Centre
New Delhi, January 31
Wilting under the pressure of NDA partners and with an eye on the crucial Assembly elections in UP, the BJP today distanced itself from the Vishwa Hindu Parishad campaign on Ayodhya warning that the Sangh Parivar outfit will have to face “legal consequences” if it went ahead with the construction of Ram Temple after March 12 disregarding judiciary.


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Two killed in bus blast
Garhshankar (Hoshiarpur), January 31
A powerful blast took place in a running Punjab Roadways bus near here as a result of which two persons were charred to death early this morning. According to forensic experts the blast was caused by a bomb.

Forensic experts examine pieces of a bomb in front of the Punjab Roadways bus which was burnt in the blast in Patrana village of Hoshiarpur district on Thursday morning.
— Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan

Move on Advani a joke: George
New Delhi, January 31
Ridiculing Pakistan’s reported move to demand handing over of Home Minister L. K. Advani, Defence Minister George Fernandes today asked Islamabad to “behave in a serious manner” and hand over the 20 terrorists and criminals demanded by India immediately to prove its sincerity to fight terrorism.

Kidnapping of scribe: Pak sees Indian link
Islamabad, January 31
Pakistan today alleged an "Indian linkage" in the kidnapping of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl but refused to go into details.


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Vajpayee to attend CHOGM
New Delhi, January 31
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee would be visiting Australia on February 28 for attending Commonwealth Heads of Government Meet where the issue of terrorism is likely to top the agenda.

Dostum seeks India’s help
New Delhi, January 31
The Deputy Defence Minister Afghanistan Abdul Rashid Dostum today met Defence Minister George Fernandes and External Affairs Secretary Chokila Iyer and urged India to play a significant role in the reconstruction of Afghanistan.

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Dayal asks Cong to tame rebels
Amritsar, January 31
With a view to smoothen matters between the Communist Party of India and the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, a closed door meeting was held between Capt Amarinder Singh, PPCC chief, and Dr Joginder Dayal, CPI state chief.

MC floats tenders in code violation
Bathinda, January 31
In a blatant violation of the model code of conduct, the local Municipal Council floated tenders for various development works in the city on January 26.

Prabhat Kumar quits as Governor
New Delhi, January 31
The controversial year-long tenure of Mr Prabhat Kumar as Jharkhand Governor came to an end tonight with his resignation following allegations that he accepted hospitality of a tainted businessman when he was Cabinet Secretary.

Probe illegal structures near arms dump: HC
Chandigarh, January 31
Coming down heavily on Punjab’s Chief Secretary for submitting a report that “concealed more than it revealed” in a case pertaining to unauthorised constructions, including marriage palaces, within 1000 yards of Baddowal army ammunition dump on the Ludhiana-Ferozepore road, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed Ludhiana’s District and Sessions Judge to hold another inquiry into the matter.

CM summoned in land-grab case
Bathinda, January 31
Mr Surinder Mohan, Chief Judicial Magistrate, here today issued summons against the Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, the Science and Technology Minister, Mr Chiranji Lal Garg and the Additional Chief Administrator, Mr Ajaib Singh Bhatti, for securing their appearance in person or through their counsel on February 12 in a civil suit filed against them by an advocate, Mr N.K. Garg, in connection with the alleged grabbing of government land measuring 400 acres.


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