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BJP to back govt on insurance Bill
NEW DELHI, Dec 8 — Taking recourse to the practical terrain of realpolitik, the BJP today decided to back its government on the controversial Insurance Regulatory Authority Bill, shedding all ideological pretensions.
While a patch-up was reportedly arrived at a marathon four-hour meeting of the central office-bearers of the party at the Prime Minister’s residence last night, attended by Mr Kushabhau Thakre.

Chhat Bir Zoo Director Venod Sharma, and Chandigarh Chief Wildlife Warden H. S. Sohal carry tranquilliser guns as policemen, armed with SLRs, comb the forest area of the CSIO in Chandigarh on Tuesday for a leopard that could not be spotted. — A Tribune photo by Gautam Singh. (Story on Chandigarh page)
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NEW DELHI, Dec 8 — The Congress today sought to reiterate its reluctance to dislodge the Vajpayee government at the Centre in the wake of its recent electoral victory in three states.

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'No plan to change form of govt'
NEW DELHI, Dec 8 — The Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee today categorically stated that government had no intention of switching over to the Presidential form of government.

Rs 1 cr fraud by phone subscribers
PATIALA, Dec 8 — The Department of Telecom, Patiala circle, allegedly has been robbed of more than Rs 1 crore by way of non-payment of telephone bills of past several months by more than 800 subscribers.

Haryana invokes ESMA
ROHTAK, Dec 8 — The Haryana Government has invoked the Essential Services Maintenance Act in the state to deal with the one-day statewide strike proposed for December 11.

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Cabinet reshuffle in J&K likely

JAMMU, Dec 8 — Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah is said to be contemplating a major reshuffle in the Council of Ministers and in the state administration, particularly the police. Sources close to him reveal that the Chief Minister has already prepared a blueprint for the reshuffle and he may discuss the matters with his Cabinet shortly.

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