June 4, 2005,
Updated at 3:00 am
terror, Hurriyat leaders tell PoK House Muzaffarabad
(PoK), June 3
separatist leaders began their political mission to
Pakistan today with some sharply critical words for the
leadership here for “romanticising” militancy that has
cost thousands of deaths in Jammu and Kashmir.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Chairman of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference, waves to the crowd after laying a wreath of flowers on the grave of his ancestor Mirwaz Moulana Mohammah Yousaf Shah in Muzaffarabad, on Friday. — Reuters
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The BJP is ‘naagnath’ (king of cobras) and the Congress is ‘saapnath’ (king of snakes) but they must remember that Mayawati and the BSP will not be cowed down by their designs or tactics and will emerge
stronger. — Mayawati
corporator shot dead
Srinagar, June 3
A National Conference corporator was shot dead this morning in downtown Srinagar by suspected militants, official sources said here.
Bonanza for bank staff Chandigarh, June 3
Employees of public sector banks are in for a bonanza as their salaries are set to rise. The existing basic pay and the dearness allowance is to be merged as one. Also the new DA will be 18 per cent for all employees, including officers. The new formula will be applicable from July.
Adding to all this will be increase in various slabs for house rent allowance, stagnation allowance and city compensatory allowance.
applies for bail Patna, June 3
Magistrate of Patna Gautam Goswami, who has been evading
arrest in the multi-crore flood relief scam, today applied
for anticipatory bail in a special court here. Goswami’s lawyer Tuhin Shankar filed the petition in the court of Designated Vigilance Judge J M Prasad, who is likely to take it up for hearing tomorrow.
farmers rounded up Farmers
decide to intensify struggle Kathunangal
(Amritsar), June 3
The police today
rounded up more than 300 farmers who had been blocking
the Amritsar-Batala road for the past five days and
took them to police station after bundling them in
waiting police canters here today.
A farmer raising slogans against the Punjab Government after being arrested at Kathu Nangal on Friday.
— A Tribune photograph
PM’s US visit from July 18 to 20
Bush may offer dual-use technology
New Delhi, June 3
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will embark on a crucial bilateral visit to the United States from July 18 to 20 during which the two countries are expected to cross the Rubicon in the chequered history of their relations in more ways than one.
qualify CBSE’s PMT New Delhi,
As many as 1,654
candidates have been placed in the merit list and the
same number on the wait list in the CBSE’s All India
Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Examination. Successful
candidates were chosen from 17,108 students who had
qualified for the final examination conducted on May 15,
CBSE said while announcing the results.
parents on tenterhooks Muktsar, June 3
It has been the longest night for Jagat Singh and Tej Kaur, parents of Sukhwinder Kaur Sukhi, a mountaineer from the city who, got stuck on the Mount Everest. Though unconfirmed reports of Sukhi returning to the base camp have relieved her parents to some extent, they are still tense.
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