Saturday, June 8, 2002, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

India to wait & watch
Pak must translate words into action, USA told
New Delhi, June 7
Positive signals emanated during the course of talks the visiting US Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage had with the top Indian leadership today, raising the hopes of easing of Indo-Pak tensions in the next 10 or 15 days.
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Fact  file

* Armitage sees positive signals
* India to wait for reasonable period
* To monitor ground situation
* Anglo-American force rejected


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External Affairs Minister Jaswant Singh and US Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage shake hands after their meeting in New Delhi on Friday.   Tension has eased, says Armitage

  Rumsfeld reschedules visit

External Affairs Minister Jaswant Singh and US Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage shake hands after their meeting in New Delhi on Friday. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Britain ready to send troops to monitor LoC
Support to Kashmiris’ ‘struggle’ to continue: Pervez

London, June 7
Agreeing with India on infiltrations from across the border, Britain has said that it, along with America, is ready to send troops to monitor the Line of Control dividing India and Pakistan.

Weather may restrict India’s options
New Delhi, June 7
With the monsoon fast approaching, India just might be racing against time in exercising various options that it may consider in redoubling its fight against terrorism being exported from across the border.

National Capital Region--Delhi

50 years of Independence

Tercentenary celebrations

Tehelka expose

Maharaja Ranjit Singh: special features & photos

Reports on strikes in PoK ‘speculative’
New Delhi, June 7
India today described as “purely speculative” media reports that it proposed to launch strikes against terrorist camps in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir even as the intensity of artillery and mortar exchanges across the Line of Control and the international border came down further for the second consecutive day.

Presidential poll on July 15
New Delhi, June 7
The much-awaited Presidential poll will be held on July 15, nine days before the term of incumbent President Kocheril Raman Narayanan ends, Chief Election Commissioner J.M. Lyngdoh announced here today.

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Yeh Kaisa Devdas
by Devinder Bir Kaur

Laughing through tears and pain
by Juhi Bakhshi

Mangla — the keeper of royal seal
by Manjit Singh Cheema

THIS ABOVE ALL: How to handle compulsive talkers
by Khushwant Singh


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After our decision to slash their salaries, they are now demanding ‘non-corruption allowance’!

by Sandeep Joshi

Cong ready for contest and consensus
New Delhi, June 7
The Congress today said it was prepared both for a “contest and consensus” on the presidential election.
Congress chief spokesperson S Jaipal Reddy told reporters here that the party was not against consensus on the choice of next President.

Sidhu refuses to accept suspension order
Chandigarh, June 7
The suspended Chairman of the Punjab Public Service Commission, Ravinderpal Singh Sidhu, has refused to acknowledge the receipt of his suspension order. According to reliable sources, the orders of the Governor were sent to him through a team of vigilance officials, doctors and a duty magistrate at the Patiala jail where he is at present lodged.

Nain doesn’t trust Chautala
Chandigarh, June 7
The current BKU-Haryana Government stalemate is defying a solution as there seems to be a crisis of confidence. The BKU supremo, Mr Ghasi Ram Nain, has reportedly told certain mediators that he does not trust the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala.

      Cong padayatra on June 11
  NCR page: BKU holds traffic for four hours

CRPF to clear road blocks by farmers
Chandigarh, June 7
With the BKU not responding to appeals from the Haryana Government yesterday to come to the negotiating table, the government today indicated toughening of its stance as it announced that six companies of the CRPF were being brought to the state from Delhi to clear road blocks which were hindering the movement of Army vehicles.

On Ravi Sidhu trail 


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