June 5, 2005,
Updated at 3:00 am
Hurriyat leaders in Islamabad
Recognition of Kashmir’s disputed status: Pervez Islamabad, June 4
Giving a twist to India’s gesture in allowing Kashmiri separatist leaders to travel to Pakistan, President Pervez Musharraf today said it was a recognition of the “disputed status” of Kashmir by both
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In video: Give peace a chance: Hurriyat. (28k,
The Chief of Army staff, Gen J.J. Singh, at a forward location of Siachen in Kashmir on Saturday.
— PTI photo
Lend more to farmers, PM tells banks Mumbai, June 4
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here today that Indian banks must lend more to the agriculture sector and small businesses in order to help boost the country’s economic growth.
Speaking at the bicentennial celebrations of the SBI here, Dr Manmohan Singh said lending by financial institutions
should reflect the changing face of economy.
Jalandhar, June 4
Daljit Singh Bittu, president of the Shiromani Dal Khalsa and a former chief of the
AISSF, and his associate Gurcharan Singh Gama were sentenced to life imprisonment by a Special Tada Court here today.
Daljit Singh Bittu (left) and Gurcharan Singh Gama (right) come out of the courtroom after being sentenced to life imprisonment for killing Ashok Bedi by the designated TADA court in Jalandhar on Saturday.
— A Tribune photograph
Counting of votes today Chandigarh, June 4
The votes cast in the byelections
in the three Assembly constituencies of Killoi, Tosham and Hisar in
Haryana on June 2, will be counted tomorrow. The process will begin at 8
a.m. The counting will be held at the district headquarters of these
2 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan blast
Kabul, June 4
Two US soldiers were killed and another wounded in a bomb attack on their vehicle in southeastern Afghanistan, the US military said today.
“An improvised explosive device detonated on June 3 near Orgun-E,
killing two US service members and wounding a third,” it said in a
Nepal’s army rapped for recruiting children Kathmandu, June 4
Nepal's army has been rapped for alleged child recruitment by a UN panel at Geneva that called the kingdom "in many ways ... not a country fit for children". In video:
Parties organise mock parliament
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Sushmita revisits paradise Srinagar, June 4
“It is like coming home to paradise. I wanted to experience this absolutely magnificient opportunity, something that I have missed for the past 20 years,” said former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen today as she recalled her visit to Kashmir when she was nine
Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen addresses mediapersons after teeing off the Tag Heues Golf Championship at Royal Springs Golf Course near Dal Lake in Srinagar on Saturday.
— Tribune photo by Amin War
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