Friday, June 28, 2002, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

3 jawans die in blast on Amarnath yatra route
Five bodies found in Pulwama
Srinagar, June 27
Five unidentified bodies were recovered from the woods of Garwattan in south Kashmir even as militants of pro-Pakistan Hizbul Mujahideen detonated a powerful improvised explosive device on the Amarnath pilgrimage route today, killing three security personnel.


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A woman who was critically injured in a blast in Anantnag being treated in a Srinagar hospital

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A woman who was critically injured in a blast in Anantnag being treated in a Srinagar hospital on Thursday. — Tribune photo Amin War

Dukhtaran declared unlawful
New Delhi, June 27
The Centre today declared the Dukhtaran-e-Millat, a Kashmiri women’s terrorist organisation, as an unlawful organisation under the Prevention of Terrorism Act with immediate effect. A Home Ministry notification said the organisation was involved in terrorist activities and therefore ‘’banned under POTA with immediate effect’’.

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A jolt to transparency
Punjab Govt shifts top Intelligence officers
Chandigarh, June 27
In an unprecedented move, the Punjab Government today revamped the Intelligence Wing by shifting all its top four officers. Overlooking the deployment of defence forces along the Indo-Pak border and the subsequent surcharged security environment, the State Government considered it prudent to make major changes at the top in the police department.

BJP chief offered berth
Cabinet expansion on Monday

New Delhi, June 27
BJP President Jana Krishnamurthy has been offered a Cabinet berth as Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee plans to expand and reshuffle his Council of Ministers on July 1 which is expected to take place on a “fairly large scale”.

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Tehelka’s aim was to expose graft
Tejpal deposes before Venkataswami Commission
New Delhi, June 27
Tehelka Chief Executive Officer Tarun Tejpal today told the Venkataswami Commission that the motive behind the Operation Westend was “purely journalistic” to expose corruption in high places and categorically denied any tampering with the video tapes.

    Editorial: Avoidable Tehelka

Punjab, Haryana to buy power
Ferozepore, June 27
Facing acute power crisis Punjab and Haryana have decided to purchase additional power from the Transmission Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Limited, AP Transco. The power supply to Punjab and Haryana will start from July 1.

Admit cards without photos!
Chandigarh, June 27
In this era when scams and jobs-for-money have shattered the confidence of people in bodies conducting examinations, Punjab is going to conduct its annual pre- medical entrance test (PMT) — which will decide the future of thousands of students — without even taking a photo of the candidate before the examination.

SGPC man caught exorcising
Amritsar, June 27
In a first-ever joint flying squad raid comprising members of Akal Takht and SGPC, the Assistant Information Officer of the SGPC, Mr Narinder Pal Singh, was caught red-handed while removing “evil spirits” at a dera. The flying squad caught the officer while performing exorcism, which is in gross violation of the Sikh “rehat maryada”, and tenets of the faith.

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