Saturday, June 15, 2002, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

India rules out foreign troops for Kashmir
New Delhi, June 14
Putting all speculation to rest Foreign Minister Jaswant Singh today categorically ruled out the possibility of allowing troops from the USA or any other country in Kashmir with a purpose of either fighting the Al-Qaida operatives or monitoring the infiltration from across the border.
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Troops may stay put on border
SOMEWHERE ON THE LoC: A senior Indian Army official on Friday dropped subtle hints that the troops are going to stay forth on the Indo-Pakistan border till a fair assessment is made with regard to cross-border infiltration.


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Karachi blast leaves 11 dead
India condemns attack on US consulate

Karachi, June 14
Suspected Islamic militants today carried out a suicide attack on the US consulate here by crashing an explosive-laden car just outside the heavily fortified building killing 11 persons and injuring 40 others, a day after US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s visit to Pakistan.

Police officers stand beside a damaged vehicle in front of the US consulate in Karachi after a bomb blast on Friday. US consulate in Karachi shut down

Police officers stand beside a damaged vehicle in front of the US consulate in Karachi after a bomb blast on Friday. 
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Tota Singh in Vigilance net
Moga, June 14
Tota SinghFormer Education Minister and local SAD MLA jathedar Tota Singh was picked up by the Vigilance Bureau from here, this afternoon. The former minister was in the premises of the local sub-jail when he was rounded up by more than a dozen policemen and asked to accompany them sitting in his own car.

     Tota Singh taken to Mohali police station

Left fields Lakshmi Sahgal
New Delhi, June 14
The intense speculation and political suspense over the Left parties’ choice of a presidential candidate ended this afternoon after they announced the name of Padma Vibhushan Lakshmi Sahgal, a well-known freedom fighter and social activist.

      Laksmi Sahgal ready for issue-based fight
  Editorial: Congress for Kalam

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A Yankee in the court of Maharaja Ranjit Singh
by Darshan Singh Maini

Man behind Barog tunnel lies forgotten
by Jagmeet Singh

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Hari Jaisingh is President of Editors Guild
Mr Hari JaisinghNew Delhi, June 14
The Editor of The Tribune, Mr Hari Jaisingh, was unanimously elected President of the Editors Guild of India at the annual general meeting of the guild here today. He succeeds Mr Mammen Mathew, Editor of Malayala Manorama, Kottayam.

Jacob, Haryana, Himachal back SGPC’s demands
Amritsar, June 14
In a significant development, the governments of Himachal Pradesh and Haryana and the Punjab Governor Lt-Gen JFR Jacob have supported the demands of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, including debarring Sehajdhari Sikhs from exercising their franchise in gurdwara poll.

High-velocity squall hits life
Chandigarh, June 14
An 85 km per hour velocity squall, accompanied by sharp rain, disrupted life in the city and several parts of Haryana and Punjab shortly before noon today. However, the squall and rain brought respite to people from the oppressive and sultry weather conditions.

IRB recruitments raise hackles
Centre demands transparency
Karnal, June 14
The Union Government has taken strong exception to the procedure of recruitment adopted by the Haryana Government for raising the India Reserve Battalion for Haryana. The training of the first India Reserve Battalion, which was sanctioned by the Union Government for Haryana, was started last week at the newly started training and recruitment centre at Gurgaon.

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