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3 Ministers attack Tohra
Badal camp fires first salvo
CHANDIGARH, Dec 12 — The Badal camp today openly attacked SGPC chief Gurcharan Singh Tohra, who had recently called for the appointment of a new President of the Shiromani Akali Dal in place of Mr Parkash Singh Badal.

SGPC President meets supporters
Mr Gurcharan Singh TohraFATEHGARH SAHIB, Dec 12 — SGPC chief Gurcharan Singh Tohra held a meeting with his supporters at Gurdwara Fatehgarh Sahib on Saturday. The meeting was attended among others by Sri Kesgarh Sahib Jathedar Manjit Singh.
CM extends largesse to shrines
Mr Parkash Singh BadalBURMAJRA (Ropar), Dec 12 — In a major policy decision the Punjab government has decided to extend government largesse to religious places through generous grants on the lines of grants to educational institutions. The law will be suitably amended for this purpose.
Pak building network of militants,
says Advani
AIZAWL, Dec 12 — Union Home Minister L.K. Advani today said Pakistan was trying to build a network of militant groups in India as part of its ‘proxy war’ and asked the international community to help end state-sponsored terrorism.

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20 non-Bodos shot dead in Assam
GUWAHATI, Dec 12 — Twenty immigrants belonging to a particular community were shot dead by suspected National Democratic Front militants in lower Assam’s Kokrajhar district today.

Copter fever in Himachal; Resource crunch no deterrent
SHIMLA, Dec 12 — The tight financial position in Himachal has not deterred the BJP-HVC combine government from hiring helicopters, purchasing limousines and granting foreign jaunts to ministers and high officials.

Doctors' exodus unabated
ROHTAK, Dec 12 — The exodus of senior doctors from Pandit B. D. Sharma Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, the only government-run institute in the state, continues unabated.

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Held hostage at home
HISAR, Dec 12 — Ruby Yadav (not her real name) was always apprehensive of the feudal attitude of her family. The family owns hundreds of acres in a village near Delhi. Her fears came tragically true when she fell in love with a boy whom her parents refused to accept...

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