Sunday, June 9, 2002, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

UAV goes missing
Lost on routine flight: India
New Delhi, June 8
A day after US Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage said the tension between India and Pakistan was easing, New Delhi today said it had lost one unmanned aerial vehicle which was on a routine flight along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir.

Pakistan claims shooting it down

New Delhi, June 8
Pakistan Defence Ministry said in Islamabad today that the “Indian aerial vehicle was on a reconnaissance and spying mission when it violated the Pakistan airspace close to Lahore and was shot down.

A Pakistan soldier looks at the part of what Pakistan claims is an Indian spy plane
A Pakistan soldier looks at the part of what Pakistan claims is an Indian spy plane shot down in Raja Jang, near Lahore, on Saturday.
— AP/PTI photo
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Powell talks to Jaswant, Pervez
New Delhi, June 8
External Affairs Minister Jaswant Singh today told the US Secretary of State Colin Powell that India would carefully assess and “respond appropriately and positively” to any steps Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf would take to check cross-border terrorism and infiltration.

Armitage: Indian Embassy staff may be back in Pak
Tallinn (Estonia) June 8
India is considering to send back some of its diplomats to Pakistan and making “military gestures” to lessen tensions between the two, a top US official said today.

    Advani: Indo-Pak confederation possible

Three killed in Pak firing
Jammu, June 8
Three civilians were killed and as many sustained shrapnel injuries when Pakistani forces opened heavy and unprovoked mortar fire on the Pittal border out post and adjoining villages in the R.S. Pora sector and at Balnoi area in Poonch sector this morning, even as at least three Pakistani soldiers were killed in Indian retaliatory firing.


In Her World today

Prayer for the daughter of Waris

50 years of Independence

Tercentenary celebrations

Tehelka expose

Maharaja Ranjit Singh: special features & photos

Ultras kill 4 VDC members
Jammu, June 8
Three Army men were killed in an encounter with militants near the LoC at Sultanpur Pathri in Loran area of Mandi sector in Poonch district today.
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NDA decides on Alexander
Meeting to approve presidential candidate today
New Delhi, June 8
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee held a day-long meeting with his top ministerial colleagues today wherein the government is understood to have decided to put up Maharashtra Governor P.C. Alexander as presidential candidate in the July 15 election.

In Spectrum today

Pakistan-The nuclear weapons threat
by J.N. Dixit

Of flying mangoes & Chinese welcome
by K.R.N. Swamy

Spiderman casts celluloid web
by Nutan Sehgal



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     Congress bracing up for contest

Cases against BKU men dropped
Haryana Government invites Nain for talks
Chandigarh, June 8
The Haryana Government has reportedly agreed to abide by the Bharatiya Kisan Union’s demand to withdraw the cases filed against its leaders. A highly placed source told TNS that the government had decided to discharge the BKU leaders from the cases filed against them from 1992 onward.

     INLD to activate party activists to counter BKU stir
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Challan against Sidhu in arms case
Brother, mother summoned
Chandigarh, June 8
The UT police today filed a challan against the suspended PPSC Chairman Ravinder Pal Singh Sidhu, under the Arms Act case registered against him in a local court. 

BBMB faces criminal case
Shimla, June 8
The state Environment Protection and Pollution Control Board has filed a criminal case against the Bhakra Beas Management Board which is continuing to discharge silt-laden water from its reservoirs in the Balh valley destroying fertile lands of farmers.

PPA to train Afghan Police
Chandigarh, June 8
The Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Police Academy will add yet another feather to its cap in July or August this year when it starts training the Afghan Police on its Phillaur campus. The Bureau of Police Research and Development, of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, has reportedly approached the Punjab Police Academy to ascertain whether it could train a select band of police officers and instructors from Afghanistan.

On Ravi Sidhu trail 


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