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Medicos end stir 
IITs to continue anti-quota agitation
New Delhi, May 31
Bringing to an end their 18-day- long hunger strike, medicos protesting against reservation have decided to comply with the Supreme Courtís directive to call off their stir.

Chandigarh page: Doctors call off stir

Handwara mourns its dead
Handwara (Kupwara), May 31
When the water seeped through the base of their boat crumbling it till it sank in the middle of the lake with all those on board, it seemed to be the end of everything for Rafida Majid, a Class IX student from this township of Handwara in north Kashmir.

Children look down towards the procession at Handwara and  hundreds take part in the funeral procession on Wednesday of the schoolchildren killed in the naval boat capsize in Wular Lake, 82 km from Srinagar, on Tuesday
Children look down towards the procession at Handwara and (right) hundreds take part in the funeral procession on Wednesday of the schoolchildren killed in the naval boat capsize in Wular Lake, 82 km from Srinagar, on Tuesday. ó Tribune photos by Amin War

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Two die in firing as protesters turn violent
Sopore (Baramulla), May 31
Tension gripped the Watlab area, near here, today when angry demonstrators protested against the security forces for alleged carelessness leading to the boat tragedy in which 20 students, a teacher and a peon were killed last evening.

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New Delhi, May 31
With the prospect of the disqualification of MPs looming large in the wake of President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam returning the Office of Profit Bill for the reconsideration of Parliament, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met the First Citizen this evening and articulated the UPA governmentís stand on the concerns expressed by him.

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Office of Profit issue: NDA delegation meets EC
New Delhi, May 31
Buoyed by President A.P.J. Abdul Kalamís decision to return the Bill pertaining to Office of Profit, the NDA today urged the Election Commission to process all pending cases pertaining to Office of Profit expeditiously and furnish the opinion to the President on an urgent basis.

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Chandigarh, May 31
The Punjab Council of Ministers today gave approval to refer cases of 9,000 terrorism-affected persons in the state to the Union Government so as to seek ex-gratia and rehabilitation grant for them on a par with 1984-riot victims. It involves a financial liability of Rs 405 crore.

India, Pak to free fishermen by June 30
New Delhi, May 31
India and Pakistan today made another forward movement in their bilateral relations when they agreed to release by June 30 each otherís fishermen who have completed their prison sentences and have been granted consular access and whose national status has been verified.



Raghu MahajanA topper all the way
Chandigarh, May 31
Spinning one success story after another Raghu Mahajan has done it again. He has topped the IIT entrance examination, the results of which were declared today morning.

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