Monday, June 30, 2003, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

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Wimpy arrests: Court issues notice to Amarinder

New Delhi, June 30
The Delhi High Court today issued notices to Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, the state Home Secretary and five vigilance officials on a petition by Wimpy International.

CM places poll toll at four
Chandigarh, June 30
Four persons, two each of the Congress and the SAD, were killed in poll-related violence in Punjab where panchayat elections were held yesterday, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said today.

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Two die in poll violence
Many injured in clashes, lathi-charges; 80 pc turnout

Patti (Amritsar), June 29
Widespread violence marred the panchayat elections in border districts of Amritsar and Gurdaspur even as two persons died (one each in Batala and Tarn Taran police districts). A DSP, a Sub-Inspector and an ASI sustained minor injuries at the time of polling in Amritsar district.

The police detain an Akali worker after the killing of a Congress polling agent
The police detain an Akali worker after the killing of a Congress polling agent at Patti in Amritsar district during the polling for panchayat elections on Sunday. ó Photo J. B. Patti

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Badalís candidate loses
Chandigarh, June 29
Claims and counter claims by both the ruling Congress and the main opposition party Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) started as results of 10,000-odd gram panchayats in Punjab, which went to the polls this morning, started pouring in late tonight.

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Fortify defence set-ups: Gen Vij
Jammu, June 29
The Union Minister of State for Home, Mr Hiren Pathak, and the Army Chief, Gen N.C. Vij, today arrived here to review the security arrangements.

Niaziís weapon safe, says IMA
Dehra Dun, June 29
Mystery surrounding the disappearance of a weapon handed over by Pakistani Lieut Gen A.K.A. Niazi when his troops surrendered before the Indian Army in the 1971 Bangladesh war was cleared today with the Indian Military Academy (IMA) saying that the revolver was safe in its museum here.
A file photograph of Lt Gen A. K. Niaziís pistol when it was kept in the Indian Military Academy (IMA) museum at Dehra Dun five months back.
A file photograph of Lt Gen A. K. Niaziís pistol when it was kept in the Indian Military Academy (IMA) museum at Dehra Dun five months back. ó PTI photo

Surrendered pistol was not Niaziís: Gen Nagra

Liberhan panel completes inspection at Ayodhya
Ayodhya, June 29
After conducting a comprehensive inspection of the disputed site here, the Liberhan Commission today left for New Delhi. The commission, probing the demolition of the disputed structure here, has for the first time conducted a two-day inspection of the site.

Case against Badal a bold step: ministers
Jalandhar June 29
Terming the registration of a case against former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his family members as a step towards complete elimination of corruption in the state, three Congress Ministers today said that the action was not political motivated and purely based on factual information gathered by the Vigilance Bureau.

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Tough task awaits Vigilance Bureau
Chandigarh, June 29
Having failed to find anything ďincriminatingĒ in its third successive search of personal properties belonging to former Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal President Mr Parkash Singh Badal, the Punjab Vigilance Bureau may be finding itself in a tight situation as it resumes its search operations of the remaining properties tomorrow.

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