Monday, March 11, 2002, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

CRPF flag march in Ayodhya
Senior VHP leaders go underground
Ayodhya, March 10
Five days ahead of the proposed ‘bhoomi pujan’ on the undisputed land for the construction of Ram temple here, tension has started building up here. Local VHP leaders have gone underground triggering speculation over their possible indulgence in regrouping of Ram sevaks.
CRPF jawans sit atop a convoy while staging a flag march
CRPF jawans sit atop a convoy while staging a flag march in Ayodhya on Sunday.
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Muslim board rejects seer’s proposal
Tells Centre to prohibit ‘bhoomi pujan’
New Delhi, March 10
The Ayodhya tangle became knottier today as the All-India Muslim Personal Law Board rejected the Kanchi seer’s proposal for the construction of Ram temple near the disputed site and asked the Centre to prohibit any symbolic “bhoomi pujan” on March 15.
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VHP adamant on symbolic puja
New Delhi, March 10
The VHP today declared that it would go ahead with the symbolic puja on March 15 near the disputed site in Ayodhya.

VHP activist killed in police firing
Canning (WB), March 10
Police firing and clashes between Vishwa Hindu Parishad activists and security personnel over performance of a yajna left one dead and 32 injured in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal today.


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Sourav Ganguly hits a six off Grant Flower India win by 64 runs
Chandigarh, March 10
India, riding on the advantage of their huge score of 319 for six, outplayed Zimbabwe by 64 runs to win the second of the five-match one-day series at the PCA Stadium here this evening. 
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Skipper Sourav Ganguly hits a six off Grant Flower as Zimbabwe wicket keeper Tatenda Taibu looks on in the second ODI match between India and Zimbabwe at PCA Stadium, SAS Nagar, on Sunday. 
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Sushma’s terms for talks
Islamabad, March 10
Information and Broadcasting Minister Sushma Swaraj has said talks could not be initiated with Pakistan unless it took concrete measures to address India’s concerns over cross-border terrorism and other related issues.
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ADGP orders recall of gunmen
Politicians angry at move
Ludhiana, March 10
Policemen attached as gunmen with several politicians and former legislators at the expense of routine policing work have finally been recalled. The significant orders may go a long way in ending the gunmen menace in the state.

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11 die in Parwanoo bus mishap
Kasauli, March 10
Eleven persons died and 23 were injured when a private bus carrying a marriage party rolled about 100m down a hill near Masoolkhana village, about 6 km from Parwanoo in the wee hours today.

Snow cuts off Kashmir valley
Srinagar, March 10
Srinagar and its adjoining areas and higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh experienced fresh snowfall early this morning. Heavy snowfall at different places on the 300-km-long Srinagar — Jammu National Highway cut off the Kashmir valley from the rest of the country.

VC delegates powers to Pro-VC, others
Patiala, March 10
The Punjabi University Vice-Chancellor, Dr Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia, who only two days, earlier had asked the Pro-Vice-Chancellor not to take any action without his prior approval, today in a clever move made the Pro-VC and other varsity officials responsible for maintaining law and order in the institution in the face of a dharna and rally scheduled for March 11 besides other programmes announced by the Joint Action Committee which is agitating for his ouster. 


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