Thursday, June 6, 2002, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

India ready for joint patrolling
on LoC: PM

Almaty, June 5
In a significant development, Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee today said that India was ready for joint patrolling on the Line of Control with Pakistan but ruled out de-escalation on the borders until Islamabad stopped cross-border terrorism.
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* Pak rejects India’s proposal for joint patrolling
* Pak doesn’t want its claim on infiltration verified
* 3000 infiltrators ready to sneak into India

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Mr Vajpayee caught in different moods during a Press conference in Almaty. 

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Mr Vajpayee caught in different moods during a Press conference in Almaty. 
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No de-escalation: George
Threat of war persists: Advani
Bangalore, June 5
The Defence Minister, Mr George Fernandes, today ruled out de-escalation of troops along the Indo-Pak border in the absence of any noticeable drop in infiltration into Kashmir.
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Ravi Sidhu suspended
Chandigarh, June 5
The Governor of Punjab, Lt-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), today suspended Punjab Public Service Commission Chairman Ravinderpal Singh Sidhu. The Punjab Chief Secretary, Mr Y.S. Ratra, said that the Governor exercised his powers under Clause 2 of Article 317 of the Constitution to suspend him.

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Dheera names 13 candidates
Bribes in PPSC recruitment scam
Patiala, June 5
Prime accused in the PPSC recruitment scam — Randhir Singh Dheera today listed 13 candidates, including nine who paid to get into the PCS (Executive), in a supplementary statement filed before a local court under Section 164 of the CrPC even as he continued to be quiet on names of candidates of members of the judiciary or other important persons who had figured in revelations earlier.

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PPSC rejects unite to get justice
Bathinda, June 5
Even as some of the recently sacked PCS officers are trying to gain public sympathy through the media by claiming that their selection was fair, a number of candidates who were rejected by the PPSC during tenure of Mr Ravinderpal Singh Sidhu, Chairman, allegedly due to corruption, have decided to launch a campaign to counter the sympathy wave.

BKU mounts pressure on govt
Withdraws bail plea of arrested leaders
Jind, June 5
To step up pressure on the Haryana Government to withdraw cases against the arrested leaders, the Bharatiya Kisan Union today withdrew the application moved for their bail. Mr Surinder Singh Punia, lawyer representing the BKU, told the TNS that the application was withdrawn by him from the court of Mr J.B. Sharma, Additional Sessions Judge, today.

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2025 MC notices to violators missing
Jalandhar, June 5
The scandal of the Punjab Local Bodies Department involving hundreds of “suppressed” notices and crores of rupees, has taken a new turn. The 2,025 notices “issued” by the Jalandhar Municipal Corporation to dozens of people who have raised huge buildings including hotels, shopping complexes and educational institutes, in violation of the building bylaws and the Punjab Municipal Corporation Act, have been found to be missing from the record of the civic body during an inspection of records by the Vigilance wing of the department.

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