Tuesday, April 9, 2002, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

7 villagers massacred

Three killed in Rajouri blast
Jammu, April 8
Seven civilians belonging to a particular community were massacred and 10 others wounded when a group of militants, equipped with sophisticated weapons, fired indiscriminately on the hamlet, Dhandli, in the Arnas area of Udhampur district late last night.
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A man receives medical help at a hospital
A man receives medical help at a hospital in Jammu, on Monday. 
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Army in catch-22 situation
Fear of epidemic in Rajasthan desert
New Delhi, April 8
Despite the political leadership categorically ruling out demobilising the troops massed on the border with Pakistan till Islamabad stops cross-border terrorism, the Army establishment finds itself inexorably caught in a catch-22 situation.

Al-Qaida men ‘in Kashmir’
IB, CIA share feedback on infiltration
New Delhi, April 8
India’s worst security nightmare seems to have come true following a fresh assessment of Indian and American intelligence agencies that some cadres of Osama bin Laden’s Al-Qaida outfit may have infiltrated into Jammu and Kashmir.

Sinha to come under fire in Goa
BJP National Executive meeting
New Delhi, April 8
Union Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha will find it hard to discard his reputation as a “rollback minister” with an angry and vociferous section of the BJP sharpening its knife against the “anti-middle class” measures in the recent Budget proposals.


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Modi’s removal an uphill task
Ahmedabad, April 8
The recent communal violence has torn apart the fabric of trust and love so much so that people of one community are closing their doors to the people of the other community.

Former Miss India Nafisa Ali during a protest march Probe ordered into lathi charge

Nation page: PCI seeks reports

Former Miss India Nafisa Ali during a protest march organised by the Journalists Association in the Capital on Monday against the attack on journalists in Gujarat. She demanded the resignation of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister for Home L.K. Advani. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal.



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Pervez does not raise Indo-Pak issue

Islamabad, April 8
In sharp contrast to the raking up of Indo-Pak issue at the SAARC fora in Kathmandu and later here, Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf today refrained from raising bilateral issues at the group’s ministerial meeting, urging the member countries to launch a war against poverty.

CNG crisis: Advani to hold meeting
New Delhi, April 8
Apparently under pressure from the Delhi BJP unit, Union Home Minister L.K. Advani is holding a crucial meeting here tomorrow noon to make a concerted effort to resolve Delhi’s CNG crisis and try to ameliorate the people’s sufferings at the earliest.

SC notice to Vajpayee
New Delhi, April 8
The Supreme Court today issued notice to Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee on a petition challenging his election from the Lucknow Lok Sabha constituency.

Gold-plating of Durgiana Temple
Labour of love of Hindus, Sikhs
Amritsar, April 8
Even as gold was donated liberally by devotees, the gilding and gold plating of the historical Durgiana Temple, which was started after 80 years, will be completed by next Baisakhi-April 13, 2003.
Work of gold-plating
Work of gold-plating Durgiana Mandir in progress.


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