July 7, 2002, Chandigarh, India
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Reliance chief Ambani dead
Mumbai, July 6
Reliance Industries Ltd Chairman Dhirubhai Ambani died here tonight, hospital sources
said. The Reliance patriarch was admitted to hospital on June 24 after he suffered a stroke. Ambani will be remembered as the one who rewrote Indian corporate history placing the ordinary investor on the perch and building a truly global corporate group in the country. He changed the rules of the game in the industry in an era when the private sector was hampered by the licence regime.
PRTC chief’s PSO killed in mishap
New Delhi, July 6
The personal security officer of Mr G.S. Chahal, Chairman of the Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) and a DGP-rank IPS officer of the Punjab cadre, was killed while his family members and the driver of his official Gypsy were injured seriously in an accident on the Lodhi Road crossing early this morning. The security officer, Lal Singh, died on the spot. The injured were admitted to AIIMS, where their condition is stated to be serious. They were identified as Mr Chahal’s wife Harinder Kaur (49), daughters Sonia and Awasjeet and grandson Zoravar. Mr Chahal, who was in Punjab when the accident occurred, has been informed by the Delhi police. The accident took place around 4 a.m.
Pak Foreign Secy
Islamabad, July 6
A career diplomat and known hardliner against India, Mr Riaz Kokkar, has been appointed as the new Foreign Secretary to succeed Mr Inamul Haq, who was recently elevated as Minister of State for Foreign Affairs. Mr Kokkar, who is at present Pakistan’s Ambassador to China, will return from Beijing around the end of July and then take over as Foreign Secretary”, local daily Dawn, quoting a senior Pakistani Foreign Office official, reported today.
New Delhi, July 6
Former Gujarat High Court Chief Justice M. Rama Jois was today appointed Governor of Jharkhand. Mr
V. C. Pandey was discharging duty as Jharkhand Governor until the new appointment after his predecessor M. Prabhat Kumar had resigned on January 31.
New CRPF DIG (Admn)
Mr P. J. Shetty took over as the Deputy Inspector-General (Administration) of the Central Reserve Police Force at the CRPF headquarters here on Saturday. Prior to this appointment, Mr Shetty was serving as DIG, CRPF (Imphal).