Friday, May 3, 2002, Chandigarh, India
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Oppn rips off govt on Gujarat
Jaitley counters charges of state apathy
New Delhi, May 2
The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government came under fire in the Rajya Sabha today from the Congress-led Opposition for failing to protect the lives of innocent people in the continuing communal violence in Gujarat, which was threatening the unity and integrity of the country.

Voters should know antecedents of candidates: SC
New Delhi, May 2
In a bid to rid the system of criminals, the Supreme Court today directed the Election Commission to ask candidates contesting parliamentary or Assembly elections to mandatorily furnish details about their criminal antecedents, if any, to allow voters to think before they make their choice.


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Govt to back censure move in RS
Jaswant takes Oppn by surprise
New Delhi, May 2
Leader of the House in the Rajya Sabha Jaswant Singh today took the Opposition by surprise when he said that the government would support the censure motion in “letter and spirit”.

Gill is Modi’s Security Adviser
K P S Gill
New Delhi, May 2
Celebrated cop K P S Gill will fly into Gandhinagar tomorrow evening as Security Adviser to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. A formal order appointing Mr Gill as Security Adviser to the Gujarat CM was passed today, well-placed sources said here today.

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Scam generated Rs 1,000 crore?
Chandigarh, May 2
The investigation wing of the Income Tax Department of the North-West Circle has initiated a process to unearth an estimated Rs 1,000 crore of black money generated through the cash-for-job scam of the Punjab Public Service Commission.

Sidhu’s remand extended till May 17
Ropar, May 2
The Additional Sessions-cum-Special Judge, Ropar, Mr A.S. Kathuria, today extended the judicial remand of PPSC Chairman Ravinder Pal Singh Sidhu till May 17. The judicial remand of Surinder Kaur, another co-accused in the case, was also extended till May 17.

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New US visa rule not to hit genuine visitors
Ambassador Robert D. BlackwillC
LOSE ties bind India and the USA. There are about two million people of Indian origin in America. They are US citizens, participants in American commerce, students at university or visitors. It is because of this constant interchange that there has been keen interest in the proposed new visa regulations by the US Immigration and Naturalisation Service.

7 jawans killed in explosion
Jaipur, May 2
Seven Army personnel were killed and four injured when landmines they were unloading from trucks at a firing range near the Indo-Pakistan border in Rajasthan exploded, the police said here today.

Woman in labour, doc at farewell
Deputy Commissioner seeks report
Jalandhar, May 2
The tall claims of the state government with regard to providing better health care services to the people notwithstanding, a Scheduled Caste pregnant woman had to face hardship in delivering a child on Tuesday morning.

Badal, SAD MLAs to stay away
Vidhan Sabha golden jubilee celebrations
Chandigarh, May 2
Another chance of formal exchange of pleasantries between the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, and the former Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, will be missed at the historic function in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha tomorrow.


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