Tuesday, February 5, 2002, Chandigarh, India

 Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Holed-up ultras surrender
Srinagar, February 4
With the surrender of two militants holed up inside a mosque at Tarzoo near Sopore in north Kashmir the 30-hour long siege ended this evening. A defence spokesman told TNS here that the two militants surrendered at about 5.40 p.m. today.
Troops carry weapons and communication equipment during the siege of a mosque
Troops carry weapons and communication equipment during the siege of a mosque at Tarzoo village, 45 km north of Srinagar, on Monday. — Reuters photo


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SAD-Cong fight goes to court
Sukhbir files criminal complaint against Amarinder
Chandigarh, February 4
The electoral battle in Punjab shifted to a city courtroom today as the Punjab Chief Minister’s son, Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal, also the general secretary of the Shiromani Akali Dal, filed a criminal complaint against Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Amarinder Singh for allegedly defaming him and his family through the publication of “defamatory” advertisements in newspapers last month.

Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal, son of the Punjab Chief Minister and a Member of Parliament, comes out of the Chandigarh District Courts

Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal, son of the Punjab Chief Minister and a Member of Parliament, comes out of the Chandigarh District Courts after filing a defamation case against the PPCC President, Capt Amarinder Singh on Monday. 
— Tribune photo Pankaj Sharma

BJP has not given up temple issue: Advani
Saharanpur, February 4
Union Home Minister Mr L.K. Advani today said construction of a Ram temple at Ayodhya was very much on the BJP agenda but the party has put it on the back burner for the time being in deference to the wishes of its allies.


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PSUs to stay: Vajpayee
New Delhi, February 4
In an effort to set at rest apprehensions that the NDA government was closing down the PSUs and imposing anti-worker measures in the name of labour reforms, Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee today asserted that the government was not for closing down the PSUs.

Kidnapping: key link identified
Karachi, February 4

The Pakistan police believe that a missing Muslim militant, Mohammad Hashim Qadeer, is a crucial link in the abduction of US journalist Daniel Pearl, as the search for the missing reporter intensified today.

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Sattar for mediation
Munich, February 4
Pakistani Foreign Minister Abdul Sattar said in an interview published today that international intervention was essential to ending his country’s conflict with India.

India, USA revive armed forces’ interface
New Delhi, February 4
Ending a five-year freeze, India and the USA today revived their interaction at the armed forces steering committee focussing on probability of holding joint special forces manoeuvres and working out a mechanism on intelligence sharing.

India, Russia to sign submarine deal
New Delhi, February 4
A protocol on military and technical cooperation between India and Russia and the lease of two nuclear submarines and two TU-22 long-range bombers will be high on the agenda during the four-day visit of Russian Deputy Prime Minister Ilya Klebanov, who reaches here tomorrow.
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Bhattal appears in court
Case adjourned till Feb 8
Bathinda, February 4
A former Chief Minister, Punjab, Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, today appeared in the court of Additional Sessions Judge Karnail Singh, as Special Judge-cum-District and Sessions Judge B.C. Rajput was on leave, in connection with the non-bailable warrants issued against her by the court in the corruption case registered against her by the Vigilance Department.


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