Monday, May 13, 2002, Chandigarh, India
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12 killed in UP rail accident
Sabotage not ruled out
Lucknow, May 12
At least 12 persons were killed and over 49 injured when Patna-bound Shramjeevi Express derailed near Jaunpur in UP early today and sabotage is not ruled out. Railway Board Chairman I.I.M. S. Rana said there were several indicators which firmly pointed to sabotage.
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Youth stabbed to death in Gujarat
Ahmedabad, May 12
In unabated communal violence, a youth was stabbed to death and the police opened fire and burst several teargas shells to disperse rioting mobs which set on fire shops in curfew-bound localities of Ahmedabad this afternoon.

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MiGs to fly again: IAF chief
New Delhi, May 12
After undertaking intensive checks, the Indian Air Force is poised to give a go ahead to resumption of flights of upgraded versions of MiG-21 jet fighters, which were grounded after recent crashes of two of the older type 75 variants in quick successions.

BJP calls for consensus on President
Shimla, May 12
Mr Jana Krishnamurthi, national President of the BJP, today appealed to the Opposition, particularly the Congress, to cooperate with the government and help elect the next President of India by consensus.


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Contaminated milk leaves 50 ill 
Ludhiana, May 12
About 50 persons, including body-builders, spectators and some journalists, were taken ill after they allegedly consumed contaminated soya milk during the Punjab Open Body-Building Championship being organised in the Libra Health Club on the Ludhiana-Ferozepore road this afternoon. Five persons, including two journalists of a TV channel, were reported to be in a serious condition.

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Body-builders from all over Punjab admitted at DMC Hospital after being taken ill due to food poisioning allegedly after consuming contaminated soya milk at a body-building competition in Ludhiana on Sunday. Body-builders from all over Punjab admitted at DMC Hospital after being taken ill due to food poisioning allegedly after consuming contaminated soya milk at a body-building competition in Ludhiana on Sunday.
— Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Vigilance eye on another Punjab IAS officer
Amritsar, May 12
After Mr R. Venkataratnam, the Vigilance Bureau may seek permission to initiate action against another senior IAS officer, who was allegedly involved in the purchase of substandard medicines. The IAS officer concerned had additional charge of the post of Director, Research and Medical Education, when huge purchases were made.

Failure at Sharjah led to Dar’s exit
New Delhi, May 12
It was the failure of the recent Sharjah conclave, from Pakistan’s point of view, of Kashmiri leaders from the two sides of the Line of Control, that triggered off Abdul Majid Dar’s expulsion from the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen. The decision to sack HM’s supremo in India, Abdul Majid Dar, was taken after Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence had failed to persuade the All Party Hurriyat Conference leaders Abdul Ghani Lone and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq during the April 16-17 Sharjah conclave against the path of peace.

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