Saturday, February 2, 2002, Chandigarh, India

 Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

5 killed in Pak shelling
Jammu, February 1
Three civilians and two Army personnel were killed and six others were wounded in mortar shelling by the Pakistani troops in the Poonch and Rajouri sectors during the past 20 hours. Official sources said yesterday that the Pakistani forces fired over 500 mortar bombs on the border villages.
Victims of bomb blast in Udhampur district being treated at a hospital
Victims of bomb blast in Udhampur district being treated at a hospital in Jammu on Friday. — PTI photo


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CIA unfolds Pak minister’s Taliban links
New Delhi, February 1
The controversy about the involvement of Pakistani nuclear scientists with the erstwhile Taliban regime of Afghanistan and the Al-Qaida network of Osama bin Laden is proving to be a can of worms for Islamabad.

Sardar Dyal Singh MajithiaThe Tribune’s 122nd milestone
ebruary 2 has special significance for The Tribune as it enters its 122nd year of publication today. The sapling planted by Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia on this day in 1881 has grown into a banyan tree.

No talks with Pakistan: PM
New Delhi, February 1
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee today ruled out the immediate resumption of talks with Pakistan or handing over any part of Kashmir to Islamabad and said: “our neighbour has been put in a very difficult situation” in the wake of the global campaign against terrorism.

No troop pullout: George
New Delhi, February 1
Reiterating that India will not withdraw its troops from the borders, Defence Minister George Fernandes today pointed out that there was no sign of de-escalation of troops by Pakistan and that firing from across the border in the Poonch and Rajouri sectors was still underway to help terrorists infiltrate in to India.


50 years of Independence

Tercentenary celebrations

Tehelka expose

Maharaja Ranjit Singh: special features & photos

SC stays J&K Grant of  Permit Act
New Delhi, February 1
Taking note of the cross-border terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir, the Supreme Court today stayed the implementation of controversial Act passed by the state providing for the resettlement of people migrated to Pakistan after partition and threatening those who had been allotted their properties.

Scribe’s kidnappers seek $2m
Karachi, February 1
Kidnappers holding missing US journalist Daniel Pearl today demanded $ 2 million within 36 hours for his safe release, a police officer said.
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In video: Investigators in Pakistan continue to search for clues in the kidnapping of US journalist Daniel Pearl. (28k, 56k)

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Pak blocks Indian flour for Kabul
Karachi, February 1
Pakistan said today it would not permit Indian flour to transit through its territory into Afghanistan after samples tested positive for fungus contamination.

John Hume receives Gandhi Peace Prize
New Delhi, February 1
Legendary John Hume, architect of the “Good Friday Agreement,” which set in motion the peace process in Ireland, was today presented the prestigious Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2001 by President K.R. Narayanan at a glittering ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan.
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John Hume of Ireland with Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee after receiving the Gandhi Peace Prize
John Hume of Ireland with Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee after receiving the Gandhi Peace Prize-2001 in New Delhi on Friday. 

PM, Advani to campaign in Punjab
New Delhi, February 1
To bolster the prospect of victory of SAD-BJP combine in the Assembly polls, cine stars Hema Malini, Vinod Khanna and Mukesh Khanna are likely to campaign in phases in Punjab even as Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, Home Minister L.K. Advani will be addressing a series of public meetings in the state.

Only paramilitary forces for Lambi
Chandigarh, February 1
The Punjab Assembly elections have caught the Punjab police on a damp wicket as the Chief Election Commissioner has directed the deployment of only paramilitary forces (PMF) both in Lambi, the home constituency of the Chief Minister, and Gidderbaha, where Mr Manpreet Singh Badal, a nephew of Mr Parkash Singh Badal, are seeking re-election. 

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"This is an age of information alright but there is little knowledge & absolutely no wisdom."
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GETAWAY: The land of roar, trumpet and song
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THIS ABOVE ALL: Getting away from the world... to be in Goa
Khushwant Singh


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