Tuesday, March 26, 2002, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Yasin Malik held under POTO
Srinagar, March 25
Mohammad Yasin MalikThe police arrested senior Hurriyat Conference leader Mohammad Yasin Malik here today and booked him under POTO a day after the recovery of $ 1 lakh meant for him from a woman. In a swift action, the police raided the Hurriyat Conference headquarters this afternoon and arrested the JKLF Chairman and APHC executive committee member, Mohammad Yasin Malik.
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When Advani put his foot down
New Delhi, March 25
In a wheels-within-wheels event of immense political fall-out, All Party Hurriyat Conference leader Yasin Malik was arrested in Srinagar, apparently done in by rival factions of the Hurriyat, in the case of seizure of one lakh US dollars allegedly brought for him from Pakistan via Nepal.


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‘Lagaan’ loses to ‘No Man’s Land’
Los Angeles, March 25
‘Lagaan’, the Indian entry for the prestigious Oscar award, was nudged out for the coveted prize for the best foreign film by ‘No Man’s Land’ here last night, dashing the hopes of millions of Indians.

Actress Halle Berry and actor Denzel Washington hold up their Oscars at the 74th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California on Sunday night. Berry won the Best Actress award for her role in “Monster’s Ball” and Washington won the Best Actor award for his role in “Training Day.”
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Actress Halle Berry and actor Denzel Washington hold up their Oscars at the 74th Annual Academy Awards

Panja defies Mamata, to back POTO
New Delhi, March 25
The All-India Trinamool Congress Chairman, Mr Ajit Kumar Panja, today demanded a high-level inquiry into the claim of the party President, Ms Mamata Banerjee, that she had prior information about the December 13 terrorist attack on Parliament, and reiterated his support for the POTO Bill.

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Punjab deep in debt: White Paper
Makes subtle indictment of SAD-BJP govt
Chandigarh, March 25
The Punjab Finance Minister, Mr Lal Singh, today presented a White Paper on the financial situation to the Vidhan Sabha.

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PPSC Chairman in Vigilance net
To be produced in court today
Chandigarh, March 25
In a trap, the Punjab Vigilance Bureau today caught red-handed Public Service Commission Chairman Ravinder Paul Singh Sidhu while accepting a bribe of Rs 5 lakh at his residence in Sector 39. Till the filing of this report, search of his residence was continuing.




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ISI plot to kill Abdul Kalam
Kolkata, March 25
Eminent Indian scientist and recipient of the country’s highest award, Bharat Ratna, Dr Abdul Kalam was the target of attack by the Harkat-ul-Jehadi-Islami at an official function on September 30 at Bokaro steel city, Jharkhand, disclosed the special investigation team officials after interrogating Aftab Ansari, the prime accused in the terrorist attack on Kolkata’s American Center.

Swami defends Modi govt
Gurgaon, March 25
In an apparent move to shield the BJP government in Gujarat, the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Mr I.D. Swami, today criticised the National Human Rights Commission for “misreading” the statement of Chief Minister Narender Modi with regard to tackling of post-Godhra incidents in the state.

PM announces package for HP
Shimla, March 25
Fulfilling the expectations of Himachalis yet again Prime Minister Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee today announced a significant financial package, including an untied grant of Rs 200 crore, to accelerate the pace of development in the fund-starved hill state.

Liquor auctions fetch Rs 99.16 cr more
Chandigarh, March 25
In an apparent reversal of trends of holding of liquor auctions this year have been mostly free from political interference and were reportedly conducted in a "fair, judicious and transparent manner ," to show an unprecedented increase of Rs 99.16 crore over last year.


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