Sunday, June 23, 2002, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

VHP threatens Muslims, seeks ban on madarsaas
Hardwar, June 22
A crucial meeting of the VHP Central Advisory Board began on a belligerent note here this morning with its leader Ashok Singhal warning Muslims that “if they continue to take the country towards Partition” they would have to stay in refugee camps like in Gujarat.

In video:
Kanchi Shankaracharya says the Vishwa Hindu-Parishad should stay away from the temple dispute in Ayodhya for an amicable solution of the issue. (28k, 56k)

VHP Marg Darshak Mandal firms up a 1992-type agitation plan aimed at expediting the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya. (28k, 56k)


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Pervez to arm himself with more power
Islamabad, June 22
Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf will have the power to nominate a non-parliamentarian as Prime Minister after the October elections under a proposed constitution amendment package.

Situation still explosive: Musharraf
‘Only summit-level talks will help’
Islamabad, June 22
Despite easing of tensions with India, Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf today said the situation still remained explosive and could turn worse in the event of any major terrorist strike in Kashmir or elsewhere in that country.

Army jawans keeping strict vigil in Poonch sector

Border firing continues

Indian Army jawans keeping strict vigil in Poonch sector of Jammu on Saturday. 
— PTI photo


Newspaper offices searched, NC MLA paraded
Srinagar, June 22

Offices of three Urdu dailies and a weekly were raided today in Srinagar and their staff, thereof including a ruling National Conference MLA, Abdul Gani Naseem, paraded before the informers.

Akalis sided with ultras out of fear: CM
Jalandhar, June 22
Accusing the Akalis of siding with militants in the decade-long militancy in the state, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh termed the previous SAD-BJP government anti-development and corrupt.

In Spectrum today

On the Wings of fire
by Prof APJ Abdul Kalam with Arun Tiwari

Here walks the ghost of British Resident
by K.R.N. Swamy


In Her World today

Finally...! life begins at 50


50 years of Independence

Tercentenary celebrations

Tehelka expose

Maharaja Ranjit Singh: special features & photos


On Mondays
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On Sundays
On Saturdays

500 killed in Iran quake
Qazvin, (Iran), June 22

A strong earthquake in northern Iran killed more than 500 persons and injured 1,100 as it devastated dozens of villages in a mountainous rural region. A local official said 500 persons were so far reported dead and another 1,159 injured by the quake which measured 6.3 on the Richter scale.

Where convicts come and go
Patiala, June 22
For nearly two years, high-profile convicts, including police officers, lodged in the Central Jail here, have been perpetrating a fraud in connivance with jail officials and staff of the Government Rajindra Hospital to be constantly out of jail at will by securing emergency medical parole by furnishing forged records, citing the serious condition of their near and dear ones.

Sports page
Koreans barge into semis

Unique show of patriotism

South Korean fans celebrate their team’s entry into the semi-finals. 
— Reuters

On Ravi Sidhu trail


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