Tuesday, June 18, 2002, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Troop pullout in 8 weeks
Withdrawal from Punjab, Rajasthan if Pak relents

New Delhi, June 17
While keeping a close watch on the activities from across the Line of Control (LoC), specially that of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI)-backed terrorist groups, India is expected to start withdrawing its troops from the offensive mode in the coming six to eight weeks, subject to certain parameters being met.

      More positive steps ahead
Pak will reciprocate positively
     5 Pak bunkers destroyed


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Maharaja Ranjit Singh: special features & photos
Army jawans on vigil from a bunker at a front post on the Line of Control in Mendhar sector of the Jammu region on Friday. Hills seen beyond are Pak-occupied territory.
— PTI photo

J&K: It’s Hizb vs Lashkar in valley
Never say no to talks
In Video: Forced to live in migrant relief camps due to continuous cross-border shelling by Pakistan, children of border villages in Rajouri, Jammu and Kashmir, suffer the most. (28k, 56k)

Kalam gets warm reception
To file nomination papers today
New Delhi, June 17
The race for next month’s Presidential elections picked up momentum today with the ruling National Democratic Alliance’s nominee, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, arriving here to file his nomination papers tomorrow and the Left Front nominee, Capt Lakshmi Sahgal, addressing a crowded press conference here.

Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee with NDA’s presidential candidate, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee with NDA’s presidential candidate, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, at his residence in New Delhi on Monday. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal
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Sahgal ready for the fight
Padma Vibhushan Lakshmi SahgalNew Delhi, June 17
Padma Vibhushan Lakshmi Sahgal, Kanpur-based social activist fielded by the Left parties as the Presidential candidate, today said the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) was sending the “wrong signal” by fielding missile scientist A.P.J. Abdul Kalam as he held strong views on the development of nuclear weapons.
In video: Captain Lakshmi Sahgal addresses a press conference in the Capital on Monday. (28k, 56k)



Tell me Kalam, is there any way out to tackle unguided political missiles ?

by Sandeep Joshi

BKU to lift road blocks
Chandigarh, June 17
The Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) today decided to lift road blocks following a broad agreement reached between the BKU and state government during the second round of talks held between the two in Jind today.

     Haryana: Cong ‘shanti padyatra’ reaches Sampla

CM firm on ending corruption
Chandigarh, June 17
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today said Akalis led by former Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal were trying to divert public attention away from corruption by raising the bogey of “deteriorating law and order situation” in the state.

Kargil out of bounds for Bakerwals
Jammu, June 17
The future of over 700 Gujjars and Bakerwals and 50,000 head of sheep, goats and horses is uncertain as they have been debarred from entering the Suru valley in Ladakh. The Bakerwals have come from various areas of the Jammu region and trekked difficult mountain terrain from Kishtwar to Wardwan with the purpose of spending five months in the Suru valley.

J&K poll: EC to send observers
Srinagar, June 17
Even as the dates for Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir have not been finalised, preparations are on for smooth conduct of the elections, scheduled to be held by October this year. Election observers will be sent to the state shortly, Chief Election Commissioner J.M. Lyngdoh said here today.


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