Saturday, June 29, 2002, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

PM may have deputy
Central rule likely in J&K before poll
Lucknow, June 28
The Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, today hinted at a major reshuffle in his Cabinet including the creation of a post of Deputy Prime Minister.
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* Trinamool, PMK to be accommodated: PM

* Rules out war with Pak

* Refuses to comment on Kanchi seer’s statement


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Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee has a sip of water   PM mollifies Farooq
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Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee has a sip of water at a Press conference in Lucknow on Friday as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati looks on. — AFP photo

Rajnath likely to replace Jana Krishnamurthi
New Delhi, June 28
Union Home Minister L.K. Advani is tipped to be the country’s sixth Deputy Prime Minister when Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee executes a major restructuring of the government on Monday paving the way for the overhaul of the BJP.

      Haryana page: State BJP wants berth in Cabinet

Special editorial
It is a clear case of ‘operation cover-up’
Hari Jaisingh
THE sudden and abrupt dumping of Punjab’s top officers of the Intelligence Wing by Capt Amarinder Singh’s government on Thursday evening is not a routine administrative exercise to improve its working or image.

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Punjab Govt plans damage control
Chandigarh, June 28
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today held a meeting with senior officers of his government at Patiala. Informed sources said the Chief Secretary, Mr Y.S. Ratra, and the Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Mr S.K. Sinha, were also present.

EC to implement SC directive on reforms
New Delhi, June 28
Two days before the expiry of the Supreme Court deadline, the Election Commission today decided to implement the apex court’s directives on electoral reforms, including seeking of criminal antecedents of candidates and prescribed an affidavit to be furnished by candidates along with their nomination papers.

In Windows today

No laughing matter!
by Mohinder Singh

When the Administration demolishes common sense
by Kuljit Bains

: You don’t always reap as you sow
by Khushwant Singh

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Landslide blocks Ravi
Flood alert sounded
Shimla, June 28
The district administration has sounded a flood alert after a massive landslide blocked the Ravi at Holi, forming a 1.5 km-long lake in Chamba district. According to information received here, the landslide occurred 300 metres upstream Holi last night as a result of which a lake, extending from Saren Nullah to Pangtooh, was formed.

Illegal zoo flourishes near Jagraon
Ludhiana, June 28
Eight months after the state Wildlife and Forest Department made the first attempt to close an illegal zoo run by the management of the controversial Mehtiana Sahib Gurdwara near Jagraon, the zoo continues to flourish. 
The deer park run by Gurdwara Mehtiana Sahib
The deer park run by Gurdwara Mehtiana Sahib near Jagraon. 
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