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Talks on Sir Creek
end in impasse

NEW DELHI, Nov 9 — India and Pakistan today failed to make any headway on the long-pending Sir Creek maritime boundary dispute in the Rann of Kutch with New Delhi firmly rejecting Islamabad’s proposal for third-party arbitration and asserting that the issue should be resolved only bilaterally.

People's Commission issue
Empower rights panel: Badal
JALANDHAR, Nov 9 — Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said the government was ready to empower the state human rights commission to listen to old complaints of rights violations and there was no need for independent initiatives like the "People’s Commission".
Milling machines lie idle as workers sleep on unlifted rice stocks at a sheller in Ambala
Milling machines lie idle as workers sleep on unlifted rice stocks at a sheller in Ambala city on Monday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Growers, millers caught
in cleft stick

CHANDIGARH, Nov 9 — Paddy growers and rice millers of Punjab and Haryana are doubly cursed. Their woes inflicted by the nature’s fury have been further compounded by the apathy of the mandarins of the Union Food Ministry.
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Decks cleared for Bathinda refinery
NEW DELHI, Nov 9 — Decks were cleared for the setting up of a refinery at Bathinda today with the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approving the joint venture project between Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited and the Punjab State Industrial Development Corporation today.

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Indo-US talks begin
NEW DELHI, Nov 9 — Experts from India and the USA today began two days of preliminary talks to explore various export-control regimes to check nuclear proliferation.

Clashes mark Bihar bandh
2,000 SP men held in UP
PATNA, Nov 9 — Sporadic incidents of minor clashes and smashing of windscreens of vehicles by Rashtriya Loktantrik Morcha supporters marred the Bihar bandh today called to protest against the rise in prices and the alleged false implication of RJD President Laloo Prasad Yadav in the fodder scam.


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HP Cabinet decisions
Entry age for ayurvedic doctors up
SHIMLA, Nov 9 — The Himachal Cabinet today approved the draft agreement to be signed by the state with the National Hydel Power Corporation for the execution of the 2051 mw Parvati hydro-electric project. In another decision, the maximum age for entry into government service for ayurvedic doctors was increased from 45 to 48.

Let's separate now. We are opposing each other in this state!
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