Monday, May 6, 2002, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Ahmedabad burns again: 7 dead
Ahmedabad, May 5
Seven persons were killed and 50 others injured today in the fresh violence that erupted after those returning to their houses in the Behrampur area of Ahmedabad city from relief camps were blocked by their neighbours.

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A scooterist rides past a burning car during fresh incidents of rioting in Ahmedabad on Sunday. — Reuters


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Maya retains Home, Finance
Lucknow, May 5
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati tonight retained Home, Finance and Information while allocating portfolios to her ministers. Ms Mayawati also retained Information Technolgy and Personnel among others, according to an official communique here.

Jawan, 3 Pak intruders killed
Srinagar, May 5
Seven militants, three of them Pakistani intruders, and a jawan were among 11 persons killed in separate incidents in Jammu and Kashmir since last night, a police spokesman said.
A BSF jawan stands guard atop a building, keeping vigil at the Civil Secretariat on Sunday which reopens in Srinagar on Monday.
— PTI photo


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When HPSC shunned experts
Chandigarh, May 5
Appointments made two days ago by the Haryana Public Service Commission to the HCS (Executive) in which kin of several VVIPs figure has not come as a surprise for those who know the style of functioning of the commission.

Now, scam in Cooperation Dept
Vigilance to probe ‘suspicious’ deals
Chandigarh, May 5
One more scam, one more inquiry. This time it is the turn of the Punjab Cooperation Department. The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, who has been shown documents pertaining to various suspicious looking deals in the department, has directed the authorities concerned to take up the matter with the Punjab Vigilance Bureau to bring out the truth.

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Lawyers to meet today on charges against judges
Chandigarh, May 5
The general house of the Bar Association of the Punjab and Haryana High Court will meet here tomorrow at 12.45 pm. The meeting has been convened by the executive on a requisition submitted by 414 lawyers to discuss allegations against certain judges in the Punjab Public Service Commission recruitment scandal.

Chirac re-elected President
 Jacques Chirac
Paris, May 5
Re-elected President Jacques Chirac told French voters today he had understood their calls for reform and would soon appoint a transition government that would make fighting crime and boosting economic growth its priorities.

US report: Pak aiding ultras
Ministry expresses fear over US policy on Pak
Jammu, May 5
Excerpts from the US State Department’s annual report on “Pattern of global terrorism” presented by US Secretary of State Collin Powell were released to mediapersons here today.
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