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61 pc of Kashmiris want to remain with India
Survey says 80% want Pandits back, 86% for end of militancy
London, May 31
About 61 per cent of the Kashmiris want to remain Indian citizens because they feel they will thus be politically and economically more secure, while only 6 per cent want to be Pakistani citizens, according to a recent opinion poll. A large number of them (33 per cent) are indecisive. The poll was conducted by FACTS Worldwide, MORI’s affiliate company in India.
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Senegal stun France
Seoul, May 31
World Cup debutants Senegal stunned world champions France with a 1-0 victory in the opening match of the 2002 finals, one of the greatest shocks in the tournament’s 72-year history. (Details on Sports page)

Performers watch a fireworks display at the opening ceremony programme “From the East.....” at the Football World Cup in Seoul on Friday. Senegal beat the world champions, France, 1-0.
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Missions to send staff home
larmed by escalating Indo-Pak tensions, the USA, Britain, Australia and New Zealand today decided to reduce the levels of non-essential diplomatic staff and their families in India and advised their nationals against travelling to the region. Describing the tensions as having reached “serious levels,” a State Department spokesman in Washington appealed to about 60,000 Americans to leave the country because of the rising danger of an Indo-Pak conflict.


50 years of Independence

Tercentenary celebrations

Tehelka expose

Maharaja Ranjit Singh: special features & photos

HC upholds right to know
Ban on media disclosure set aside
Chandigarh, May 31
Lifting the veil of secrecy, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today ruled that “there was no valid reason for imposing any restriction, much less a ban, on the publication of news items and reports on the progress of investigation being conducted by various agencies of the Punjab Government into what is being described as the Punjab Public Service Commission recruitment scam”.

      Stand vindicated
  Punjab page: No stay for removed PCS officers

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The pinch of power
Y.P. Gupta

Paying bills is not the issue, regular power supply is: Nain
Shubhadeep Choudhury

The call of Kasauli
Baljit Malik

THIS ABOVE ALL: The Bible as literature
by Khushwant Singh


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by Sandeep Joshi

Siddiqui likely to head Vigilance Bureau
Chandigarh, May 31
The decks have been cleared for the return of Dr A.A. Siddiqui, an IPS officer of the 1968 batch, to his parent cadre of Punjab amidst speculation on his posting as the head of the Vigilance Bureau. Dr Siddiqui went on inter-state deputation to head the Manipur police last year.

Kant eyes top post, seeks Naidu’s help
New Delhi, May 31
The issue of evolving a consensus on who should be the next occupant of Rashtrapati Bhavan hangs by a slender thread and depends largely on whether incumbent President K.R. Narayanan is willing to throw his hat in the ring for a second term.

      NDA decision decried
      Madhok also in race

4 more farmers die in firing
Chandigarh, May 31
Four more farmers died today in police firing in Gulkani village on the Jind-Hansi road in Jind district where farmers clashed with a large police party which had arrived to clear the barriers set up by the farmers on the road in response to Bharatiya Kisan Union call to block the Haryana roads in protest against incarceration of BKU members by the state government.

PSIDC in debt snarl
Standing dues touch Rs 1050 cr
Chandigarh, May 31
The Punjab State Industrial Development Corporation is in a debt-trap of its own creation. Once considered as the harbinger of industrial and economic development, today it is finding it difficult to get out of the snarl. This has become obvious from the presentation made by its Managing Director, Mr Viswajeet Khanna, to the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, last week.

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