Chandigarh, June 6
In less than 24 hours after a news report on the leakage of Punjab PMT-2005 question paper appeared in these columns, the Vice-Chancellor of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Dr
J.S. Gujral, today cancelled the same.
Dr J. S. Gujral, Vice-Chancellor, Baba Farid University, Faridkot, at a press conference in Chandigarh on Monday.
— Tribune photo: Pankaj Sharma
53 die as Maoists blow up bus in Nepal
Kathmandu, June 6
At least 53 persons were killed today in perhaps the biggest civilian casualty in the nine years of the Maoist insurgency in Nepal when a landmine planted by the rebels blew a passenger bus to pieces.
New Delhi, June 6
BJP President L.K. Advani today showed no remorse for his comments on Pakistan and its founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah. He remained firm on his views as he welcomed a debate on the issue with anyone, including the Sangh Parivar.
BJP President and Opposition Leader in the Lok Sabha L K Advani talks to the media on his arrival from Pakistan at IGI Airport in New Delhi on Monday.
— PTI photo
Radicals, SGPC men clash near Akal Takht Amritsar, June 6
Confusion prevailed in front of Akal Takht for more than an hour when activists of radical Sikh organisations raised slogans like ‘Khalistan Zindabad’, ‘Amar Shaheed Bhindranwale amar rahe’, ‘Badal murdabad’ and ‘Bibi Jagir Kaur murdabad’ by brandishing unsheathed swords.
Cheema is new Punjab AG Chandigarh, June 6
Ending months of speculation, the Punjab Government today decided to remove Mr Harbhagwan Singh from his post of Advocate-General (AG), Punjab.
Sources in the government said that Senior Advocate and noted criminal
lawyer R.S. Cheema had been chosen to replace Mr Harbhagwan Singh.
Rane elected CLP leader Mumbai, June 6
Conceding the demands of its allies, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), the Congress Legislative Party (CLP) in Goa today elected former Chief Minister Pratapsinh Raoji Rane as its leader.
India, Pak to speed up gas pipeline Islamabad, June 6
India and Pakistan today decided to set up a joint working group (JWG) to study the legal, technical, commercial and financial parameters of the Iran-India gas pipeline aimed at getting the project off the ground by December 31 this year.
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