Sunday, June 16, 2002, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Farooq escapes attack
Al-Madina fires grenades at Srinagar
Farooq Abdullah function
Srinagar, June 15
Militants made an abortive bid on the life of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah when they fired rifle grenades towards the venue of a function attended by him here this afternoon.

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NDA team to assess Punjab situation
New Delhi, June 15
The BJP-led NDA government will send a team to Punjab shortly to make an on-the-spot assessment of the general law and order situation in the state and whether there has been a dangerous rise in political violence and vendetta. This assurance was given to SAD chief and former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal when he called on Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee here today.

Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and Union Home Minister L.K. Advani with former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and Union Home Minister L.K. Advani with former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in New Delhi on Saturday. — PTI photo

FBI to join Pak blast probe
Islamabad, June 15
Officials from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are reaching Pakistan tomorrow to assist in investigations into a car bomb explosion in Karachi yesterday that left 11 persons dead. 
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Two killed in Pak shelling
Jammu, June 15
Two persons, including an Army jawan, were killed and 24 others, of whom 11 were Army men, sustained shrapnel injuries in Pakistani shelling on frontier Indian positions at Kalsian, Digwar, Khari Karmara, Bandi Chechiyan, Mankote and Jhalas areas in Poonch and Nowshera sectors along the Line of Control (LoC) since late last night.
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Tota amassed assets worth 17 cr
Former minister sent to police custody
Kharar, June 15
The Punjab Vigilance Department today stated that former Education Minister Tota Singh, during his tenure in the previous Akali government, amassed property worth over Rs 17 crore.

Former Education Minister Tota Singh being taken to the Kharar court on Saturday. — Tribune photo Manoj Mahajan
Former Education Minister Tota Singh being taken to the Kharar court

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The coup de grace that did Punch in

R.K. Murthi

The role of rail in reel life

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Raids at houses of Tota Singh’s kin
Moga, June 15
The Vigilance Bureau, with the help of the local police, today raided several places in Nihal Singh Wala, Badhni Kalan and here looking for close associates and members of the family of former Education Minister and MLA Tota Singh.

Petrol, diesel prices hiked
Mumbai, June 15
The state-owned Indian Oil Corporation, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum have decided to raise the retail selling prices of petrol and diesel by 23 to 30 paise per litre, effective tonight.

Coal crisis hits thermal plants
Ropar, June 15
In the wake of a rapidly deepening coal crisis in the thermal plants of the state, Punjab may face major power cuts and closure of some thermal units by the end of June if timely steps are not taken by the PSEB management. Today, all three thermal plants have limited coal stocks which are sufficient for just four to 10 days.


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