Friday, May 31, 2002, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Heavy shelling by Pak
Indian troops retaliate, kill 12 enemy soldiers
Jammu, May 30
People from 20 more villages in Poonch and Nowshehra were evacuated to safer places after the Pakistani troops again resorted to heavy mortar shelling today. From across Poonch, the Pakistani forces used artillery and mortar guns and more than six civilian houses were damaged in the shell explosion.


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Ultras attack Police Lines, kill 3
Jammu, May 30
Two policemen and two militants were killed and five policemen were wounded in an 18-hour gun battle between militants and the security forces on the district police lines of Doda today.

Pak remarks irresponsible: India
New Delhi, May 30
India today rubbished Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf’s statement that his country would unleash a storm if Indian forces were to set foot across the Line of Control, saying that statements like this showed that Islamabad “seemed to be prepared to stoop to any depths.”

Russian beauty is Miss Universe
Miss Russia Oxana Fedorova San Juan, May 30

Miss India Neha Dhupia made into the top 10 of the Miss Universe contest but was eliminated in the final round which saw Oxana Fedorova of Russia winning the coveted 2002 crown. 

Miss Russia Oxana Fedorova after being crowned Miss Universe 2002 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Thursday. 
— Reuters photo


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2 die in Gujarat violence
Ahmedabad, May 30
At least two persons were killed and another injured as fresh violence erupted at Kadi taluka town of Mehsana district late last night, prompting the authorities to impose indefinite curfew in the area while the situation here remained peaceful, the police said.

No 2nd term for Narayanan: PM
New Delhi, May 30
In a significant development, Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee is understood to have rejected a second term for President K.R. Narayanan.

Chandigarh man is envoy to Hungary
Manbir SinghNew Delhi, May 30
Chief Protocol Officer in the Ministry of External Affairs here, Mr Manbir Singh, the suave turbaned man who was virtually the shadow of Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf during his India visit last year, has been appointed the country’s next Ambassador to Hungary.

Football World Cup 2002

The first column by legendary footballer Pele on the World Cup 2002 appears on Sports page.

On Ravi Sidhu trail


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PPSC case: Trivedi to defend Punjab
Chandigarh, May 30

Additional Solicitor-General R.N Trivedi, along with an advocate, were today flown in for defending the Punjab Government’s stand in the PPSC recruitment scam even though Advocate-General Harbhagwan Singh had been appearing on behalf of the state till now and Punjab has a strong team of over 90 law officers “capable of arguing such cases”.

Docs absent at border clinics
Amritsar, May 30
The sub-health centre, Cheema Khurd, was found locked when vigilance sleuths conducted raids at the primary health centres and SHCs in the border districts of Amritsar and Gurdaspur recently.

BKU blocks roads leading to Jind
Gulkoni (Jind), May 30
Jind district is reeling under the call given by the BKU yesterday to block Haryana roads. 
Grieving wife, daughter and son of Rajbeer Singh
Grieving wife, daughter and son of Rajbeer Singh who was killed in police firing at Gulkani village of Jind district on Thursday. 
— Tribune photo Pankaj Sharma


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