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This is a special Divali Internet edition of The Tribune for our visitors. The regular edition will be resumed from tomorrow.
— Editor

Divali spirit beats
wet weather

NEW DELHI, Oct 19 — Wet weather and spiralling prices failed to dampen the festive spirit as Divali was celebrated with gaiety and enthusiasm across the country today. Notwithstanding incessant rain during the past one week in parts of the country, markets bustled with people out to make purchases, undeterred by the high prices.

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West Asia talks extended in hope of accord
WASHINGTON, Oct 19 — Despite three personal interventions by US President Bill Clinton in the past four days, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat failed to find a way out of the deadlock in the West Asia peace process.

Yamuna water level crosses danger mark
NEW DELHI, Oct 19 — The water level at the Old Yamuna Bridge crossed the 204.83-metre danger mark today, forcing the Northern Railway to divert all rail traffic.

Bihar Governor meets Home Minister
NEW DELHI, Oct 19 — The meeting of Bihar Governor Sunder Singh Bhandari with Union Home Minister L.K. Advani raised eyebrows in the political circles here today.
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Petroleum Minister to visit Russia
MOSCOW, Oct 19 — Petroleum Minister V. K. Ramamurthy will arrive here on October 21 on what will be the first visit to Russia by a minister of Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee's government.

Indian immigration to Canada drops
VANCOUVER (British Columbia), Oct 19 — Even though there has been a drop in the number of Indians immigrating to Canada over the past year, India continues to be the second biggest source country.


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46 killed as train crashes into platform in Egypt

24 to face firing squad

Georgian soldiers
rebel, block road

Colombia pipeline
bombing kills 45
220 charred as vandals
trigger fire

CAIRO, Oct 19 — More than 220 persons were killed and hundreds hospitalised when vandals looting a transnational oil pipeline triggered a fire which ripped through several villages in southern Nigeria, reports reaching here said.

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  Two Army officers killed in 'copter crash
SHIMLA, Oct 19 — Two Army officers were killed when a helicopter they were piloting crashed near Sapni village in Sangla valley of Kinnaur district today, police sources said.

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