Sunday, May 19, 2002, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Pak told to recall High Commissioner
PM visits Army Headquarters’ Operations Room
New Delhi, May 18
India today asked Pakistan to withdraw its High Commissioner here Ashraf Jehangir Qazi within a week after the Cabinet Committee on Security took this decision.
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Islamabad ‘disappointed,’ calls back Qazi
Islamabad, May 18
Pakistan today expressed “disappointment” over the Indian Government’s decision asking Islamabad to withdraw its High Commissioner in New Delhi Ashraf Jehangir Qazi and said it was recalling him.
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Time for Bush to put pressure on Pak
Action after exhausting diplomatic options
New Delhi, May 18
The Atal Behari Vajpayee government has set in motion steps in exhausting the diplomatic options coupled with calibrating the security options by tightening the noose on the points of infiltration along the Line of Control.

10 Pak soldiers killed
15 bunkers destroyed

Jammu, May 18
Ten Pakistani soldiers were killed and 15 enemy bunkers destroyed in retaliatory firing and shelling by the Indian troops along the LoC in the Poonch and Rajouri areas of Jammu and Kashmir today, a defence spokesman said here this evening.


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Maharaja Ranjit Singh: special features & photos

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Reliance bags govt stake in IPCL
New Delhi, May 18
India’s largest petrochemical company Reliance Industries today won a keenly contested race for acquiring 26 per cent government stake in Indian Petrochemical Corporation Limited, quoting a price of Rs 1490.84 crore.

Heatwave claims 7 more lives
Chandigarh, May 18
The heatwave sweeping across Punjab and Haryana has claimed seven more lives in the two states, even as the temperature remained 3°C to 6°C above normal in most of the areas of the region today. The torrid conditions proved fatal for two persons in Sirsa and one each in Rohtak, Jalandhar, Anandpur Sahib, Amritsar and Bathinda, hospital and police sources said.

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Corporate India: Women Not Allowed

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The distress call of mountains
by Gitanjali Sharma

It is time for the Sikhs to introspect
by Himmat Singh Gill


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Home Guard Commandant in vigilance net
Ludhiana, May 18
The state Vigilance Bureau has booked the District Commandant, Home Guards, Daljit Singh Grewal, posted at Patiala. He is the first officer from any security force in the state to be booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act in the ongoing clampdown on corruption by the government.

Langah’s assets of 12.60 cr ‘uncovered’
Chandigarh, May 18
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau that booked former Akali minister for PWD Sucha Singh Langah on May 16 under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, and other sections of the IPC, today released a list of assets, in his own and family’s name as well as “benami’’, disproportionate to his known sources of income that total up to Rs 12.60 crore.


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