Thursday, June 13, 2002, Chandigarh, India
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USA offers ground sensors for LoC
Understanding reached with Rumsfeld: George
New Delhi, June 12
With infiltration from across the border being the only issue on the agenda for discussion between the visiting Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Defence Minister George Fernandes the USA today offered to provide advanced ground sensors to monitor movement from across the Line of Control besides also outlining a menu of proposals to further de-escalate the situation on the borders.


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Al-Qaida operating near LoC: Rumsfeld
New Delhi, June 12
India’s fear of the possibility of the Osama bin Laden’s Al-Qaida terrorists operating in the troubled state of Jammu and Kashmir were corroborated here today by the visiting US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld who said there was indication of terrorist outfit operating in areas near the Line of Control.
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Union Defence Minister George Fernandes greets US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld in New Delhi on Wednesday. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

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Pak officer dead in border firing
Jammu, June 12
While two civilians were wounded in heavy Pakistani shelling at Seeri village in the Laam area of Rajouri, Pakistan lost three of its soldiers and an officer in the exchange of fire since last evening. Defence Ministry sources said Pakistani troops resorted to firing and shelling with artillery and mortar guns from across the Siachen, Batalik, Dras, Nowshehra, Hiranagar, R.S. Pora and Samba sectors today.

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Hizb, Lashkar ultras clash: 7 killed
Jammu, June 12
In a shootout between activists of the Lashkar-i-Toiba and Hizb-ul Mujahideen seven militants were killed in Mikhwan village under Atholi police station in Kishtwar belt today. According to the police the two groups remained engaged in a gun battle that lasted for more than an hour.

Left to field its own candidate
New Delhi, June 12
The recently constituted non-Congress and non-BJP People’s Front met a premature death with the Left parties today deciding to put up a candidate for the Presidential election against NDA nominee A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

CBI recovers crores in raids
Jaipur IT Joint Commissioner held
New Delhi, June 12
A day after countrywide raids targeting senior government officials, the CBI has recovered crores of rupees and arrested Income Tax Joint Commissioner in Jaipur Ram Avatar Verma, who was found possessing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income, CBI sources said here today.

Searches yield property worth Rs 1.8 crore
Chandigarh, June 12
Moveable and immovable property worth Rs 1.80 crore in the form of cash, jewellery, property and fixed deposits was claimed to have been seized by the CBI from the bank lockers and houses of former acting Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court and Chairman of the Oil Selection Board M. R. Agnihotri and members of his family here today.

Pioneer of power supply to villages
Gurchran Dass BatishChandigarh, June 12
He neither went to any engineering college nor holds any high-profile degree in modern technology. A simple man to the core, he has not even tasted tea for the past 32 years. But by way of his inventions, he has helped the Punjab State Electricity Board to save crores of rupees on 24-hour power supply to villages (human settlements).

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