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Joint action plan to check price rise
Curbs on flow of items may go HIGHLIGHTS
NEW DELHI, Nov 7 — A coordination committee meeting of the Cabinet Secretary and Chief Secretaries of States and Union Territories today worked out a joint action plan to combat increasing prices of essential commodities. The plan includes the setting up of a national forecasting centre for agricultural produce.
  • Ban on export of onion to continue till January 31, 1999.
  • States asked to remove restrictions on movement of essential commodities.
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Tribune Matrimonials

President Bill ClintonUSA to lift some sanctions
WASHINGTON, Nov 7 — In a major development, US President Bill Clinton has decided to lift a bulk of the economic sanctions that the USA had imposed on India and Pakistan in protest against their nuclear tests in May.
Details of sanctions to be lifted
India deprecates 'selective' approach Pak welcomes decision

Akali leader Umranangal passes away
JALANDHAR, Nov 7 — Senior Akali leader and former Punjab Revenue Minister Jiwan Singh Umranangal died today at a hospital in Beas, family sources said here.

Wife thrashed for entering poll fray
JAIPUR, Nov 7 — A police case has been registered against BSP's Rajasthan unit chief and former minister Jagat Singh Dayma for thrashing his wife Urvashi in public at Behror yesterday in a bid to stop her from filing her nomination papers from the Bansur constituency from where Dayma too is contesting as a BSP candidate.

Jaya steps up anti-DMK tirade
CHENNAI, Nov 7 — A day after alleging a secret understanding between Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, AIADMK supremo Jayalalitha today stepped up her demand for the dismissal of the DMK Government even as the BJP dismissed the charge as baseless.

Flying machines new turn to proxy war: Advani
JAMMU, Nov 7 — Describing two mini pilotless aircraft, seized by the police from Kalakot forest belt on Wednesday, as flying bombs Union Home Minister, L. K. Advani said that smuggling of such sophisticated weapons from across Pakistan had "given new dimensions to the ongoing proxy war."


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Mystery of "missing" foreigners
SHIMLA, Nov 7 — Mystery regarding the disappearance of the foreign tourists in the Kulu district has deepened further with the police saying that there was no trace of 14 of them. Of the 15 foreigners reported missing, only one was traced so far. As many as eight of them had disappeared in the Manikaran valley.

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