Sunday, May 5, 2002, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Peace prevails as Gill takes charge in Gujarat
Mr K. P. S. Gill arrives in Ahmedabad.Ahmedabad, May 4
Day curfew was relaxed in most parts of Gujarat as the state returned to near normalcy and no untoward incident was reported, the police said today.
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Mr K. P. S. Gill arrives in Ahmedabad. — PTI photo


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Godhra reports stun Centre
New Delhi, May 4
The Vajpayee government is flummoxed and fuming at reports emanating from Gujarat that there is no evidence yet to suggest that the February 27 Godhra carnage was the result of a premeditated conspiracy with the involvement of external agencies.

No, My Lord!
Hari Jaisingh
AW is said to be an ass. The judiciary keeps it on the right course. That is the reason why even ordinary persons not familiar with the legal tangles of scams and scandals proclaim faithfully: let the law take its course.

Vajpayee to reshuffle Cabinet
New Delhi, May 4
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee is seriously contemplating to reshuffle his Council of Ministers towards the end of this month, dropping some of his Cabinet colleagues and roping in MPs from allies like the Trinamool Congress and the PMK.

VVIP wards make it to select list
HCS results may trigger row
Chandigarh, May 4
The results of the HCS (Executive Branch) and allied services announced here yesterday by the Haryana Public Service Commission may give rise to a controversy due to the presence in the list of successful candidates the wards of various influential persons of the state.


In Her World today

A home without sense of belonging

50 years of Independence

Tercentenary celebrations

Tehelka expose

Maharaja Ranjit Singh: special features & photos

Haryana ministers’ cellphones go silent
Chandigarh, May 4
Haryana ministers’ cellular phones have stopped ringing. And they have no clue to the reasons behind their “mobile silence”. The attempt to connect the ministers on their mobile phones is met with a computerised response: “This number does not exist”.

Designer blames crashes on lack of trainers
MiG-21 still airworthy: Air Marshal
Moscow, May 4
In the wake of a high number of pilots and aircraft lost by the Indian Air Force in peace time due to MiG-21 crashes, a top Russian aircraft designer has blamed the absence of an intermediate jet trainer for the catastrophic rate of accidents.

In Spectrum today

A treasure trove of surprises
by Donald Banerjee

Thoughts on throats that don’t clear
by K.K. Khullar

KEEPING FIT: Think twice before popping vitamin pills
by B.K. Sharma



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by Sandeep Joshi

No N-plant, says Amarinder
Hydel power plant possible
Paonta Sahib, May 4
Ruling out the possibility of a nuclear generation plant in the state, the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, said his government would instead explore the possibility of a joint venture with the Uttaranchal Government in hydel power generation.

Mayawati to prove majority on May 17
Lucknow, May 4
The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Ms Mayawati, will prove her majority on the floor of the House on May 17. The decision in this regard was taken at the maiden Cabinet meeting held here today. 

Hizb ultras gun down 5 villagers
Jammu/Srinagar, May 4
Militants killed nine civilians, including two brothers, and tried to blow up vehicles of security personnel with an improvised explosive device (IED) in separate incidents in Jammu and Kashmir since last night, a police spokesman said today.

Little help for traumatised
Jalandhar, May 4
Even as six injured persons were discharged yesterday after nine persons, who had suffered severe burn injuries when the Bank of Rajasthan building had got converted into an inferno after crashing of a MiG-21 into it, had to be shifted to Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMC) at Ludhiana after providing them first aid late last night for lack of facilities have to treat the burn patients.

On Ravi Sidhu trail


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