Tuesday, March 5, 2002, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

VHP adamant on plan
PM holds talk with Shankaracharya
New Delhi, March 4
Mahant Paramhans speaks to the media in New Delhi on Monday.As part of the efforts to end the Ayodhya impasse, Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee tonight held consultations with Shankaracharya of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam Sri Jayendra Saraswathi.
Mahant Paramhans speaks to the media in New Delhi on Monday.
— Reuters photo


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Army to stay in Gujarat: George
Ahmedabad, March 4
The Defence Minister, the George Fernandes, said today that fear and distrust among communities in Gujarat was not good for the country. Mr Fernandes, who visited strife-torn Mehsana, Surat and Baroda today, said social organisations should come forward to rebuild the bridges of faith between the two main communities in the state.

A man watches smoke rise from a nearby shop burning on the outskirts of Ahmedabad on Monday. Godhra victims bitter, insecure (Nation page)

A man watches smoke rise from a nearby shop burning on the outskirts of Ahmedabad on Monday.
— Reuters photo

India objects to Pervez’s comments
New Delhi, March 4
India today took strong exception to Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf’s comments on the communal violence in Gujarat, describing these as an interference in its internal affairs.


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Rana Sodhi is Political Adviser to CM
Chandigarh, March 4
A three-tier Punjab Council of Ministers will take oath of office and secrecy at Punjab Raj Bhavan tomorrow at 11 am, sources in the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee said today, maintaining that former Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal would be one of the Cabinet Ministers in the new government.

MPs pay homage to Balayogi
Parliament adjourned till March 7
New Delhi, March 4
Both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha were adjourned till Thursday after Parliament paid homage to Speaker G.M.C. Balayogi, who was killed in a helicopter crash in Andhra Pradesh yesterday.
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BJP wants speakership to remain with TDP
New Delhi, March 4
Even as the BJP is firm that the speakership of the Lok Sabha will remain with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu’s Telugu Desam Party, the issue is mired in controversy because of the mayhem in Gujarat and the VHP’s threat to go ahead with the temple construction in Ayodhya.




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Zimbabwe escapes suspension
Coolum, March 4
Commonwealth leaders today decided not to suspend Zimbabwe from their organisation over violence that has marred the country’s ongoing presidential campaign. Britain, Australia and New Zealand had demanded Zimbabwe’s immediate suspension but the African nations successfully blocked that move and insisted no action be taken until the March 9-10 vote.

Decks cleared for first Chief of Defence Staff
New Delhi, March 4
Decks were today cleared for naming the country’s first-ever Chief of Defence Staff, with the government filling up all key posts for the new integrated defence staff.

Avalanches claim 3 lives
Shimla, March 4
At least three persons, including a six-month-old child, were killed in different parts of the tribal district of Kinnaur today due to avalanches and landslides. Two persons were trapped under an avalanche at Namgia, of which one was rescued while the body of the other was yet to be traced.


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