Saturday, April 20, 2002, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

PM dares Oppn to table no-trust move
New Delhi, April 19
In a bid to find a way out of the impasse, Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee today dared the Opposition to move a no-confidence motion against his government in the Lok Sabha as the stand off on the Gujarat issue continued to paralyse Parliament for the fifth day today.

Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha P.M. Sayeed, Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pramod Mahajan and TDP leader Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha P.M. Sayeed, Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pramod Mahajan and TDP leader 
Y. Naidu at an all-party meeting in New Delhi on Friday. — PTI photo


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8.16 cr found in Sidhu’s lockers
Chandigarh, April 19
In what is the single largest haul of the ill-gotten wealth of Punjab Public Service Commission Chairman Ravi Sidhu, sleuths of the Punjab Vigilance Department today recovered a whopping Rs 8.16 crore stashed away in five lockers of IndusInd Bank in Sector 8, here.
Stacks of money! Sidhu alleges torture in jail

Stacks of money! Rs 8.16 crore recovered from five bank lockers of members of the family of arrested Punjab Public Service Commission Chairman Ravi Sidhu in Chandigarh on Friday. 
— Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan

Indian staffer in Pak kidnapped, released
Islamabad, April 19
An Indian High Commission staffer here was “abducted” today allegedly by operatives of Pakistan’s intelligence agencies and was released after over eight hours during which he was severely tortured, beaten and made to sign a paper stating that he was an agent of RAW.
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RLD backs BJP, BSP tie-up
New Delhi, April 19
Extending support to the move by the BJP and the BSP to form a coalition government in Uttar Pradesh, NDA coalition partner Rashtriya Lok Dal said today the state could not have a government without going in for such a “compromise”.

Return land, SC tells Shekhar
New Delhi, April 19
Two days after the gala celebration of his 75th birthday, the Supreme Court today directed a trust headed by former Prime Minister Chandrashekhar to hand over a sprawling 51-acre of land around his famous ashram on the outskirts of the Capital to the Haryana Government within two months.

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Govt nod to delimitation panel
New Delhi, April 19
With a view to removing the imbalances in the size of various Lok Sabha and Assembly constituencies the government has approved the introduction of a Bill to set up a delimitation commission. This will be the first delimitation commission that will be set up in the past 30 years.

Challan filed against VC
Patiala, April 19
The local police today presented a challan against Punjabi University Vice-Chancellor Dr Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia and two others in a local court paying the way for the start of trial in which the Vice-Chancellor is an accused of attempting to rape a student of the Department of Fine Arts of the varsity. Besides the Vice-Chancellor, there are two other accused — Head of Department of Fine Arts, Dr Saroj Chaman and technical department assistant Jaspal Singh.


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