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Panel to study
proposed checks
in Article 356

NEW DELHI, Dec 19 — The standing committee of Inter-State Council today set up a sub-panel to examine afresh proposals for introducing safeguards in invoking Article 356 of the Indian Constitution and presenting a report by January 10 next year.

India, Pak expel staff
ISLAMABAD, Dec 19 — India and Pakistan expelled one staff member of each other’s High Commissions in New Delhi and Islamabad on charges of espionage.

AISSF chief warns

AMRITSAR, Dec 19 — Mr Harminder Singh Gill, president, All-India Sikh Students Federation, has threatened Mr Jagdev Singh Talwandi, president, SAD disciplinary action committee, that he would be gheraoed if he acted in a "partisan way and indicted Mr Tohra".

Bill ClintonClinton impeached in historic decision
WASHINGTON, Dec 19 — In a historic decision, the US House of Representatives today impeached President Bill Clinton.

Livingstone sets precedent
WASHINGTON, Dec 19 — Speaker-elect Bob Livingston told the US House of Representatives that he would resign for his marital infidelities and asked the President to follow suit.
Fourth night of destruction
70 killed in strikes: Iraq
DUBAI, Dec 19 — The USA and Britain continued their aerial onslaught on targets in and around Baghdad for the fourth consecutive night today.Red tracers of Iraqi anti-aircraft fire.
Red tracers of Iraqi anti-aircraft fire light the sky over Baghdad early Saturday morning, as the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramazan started. — AP/PTI

Tribune Matrimonials
India win hockey gold
BANGKOK, Dec 18 — Indian men today regained the top slot in Asian hockey after 32 years, defeating defending champions South Korea 5-3 via tie-breaker in a pulsating final at the 13th Asian Games here.
Another golden day
for India

(Sport page)

Punjab seeks "loan" from PSUs
CHANDIGARH, Dec 19 — The political developments in Punjab have overtaken other important issues, announcement of the promised "action plan" on financial strategy being one of them. The Government, having faced embarrassment in recent weeks due to an overdraft of Rs 480 crore, is now desperately trying to convince the departments, boards and corporations to lend money to it on "loan" rather than keeping it with banks.
Bank of Punjab

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AIIMS, PGI doctors' retirement age
raised to 62

NEW DELHI, Dec 19 — The Centre today decided to raise the retirement age of doctors working in All India Institute of Medical Sciences here and Post Graduate Institute for Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh from 60 to 62 years, official sources said.

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