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Laloo shifts stand
on Vananchal

PATNA, Sept 14 — In a complete turn-about, the RJD chief, Mr Laloo Prasad Yadav, today revived his opposition to the creation of a separate tribal state from out of Bihar even at the cost of alienating the supporting JMM-S and thundered that he was prepared to lay down his life to keep Bihar ‘one, strong and united’.

President K. R. Narayanan visiting Oceanaian at expo '98 in Lisbon on Monday — PTI photo

President K. R. Narayanan visiting the Oceanaian exhibit at Expo '98 in Lisbon on Monday — PTI photo
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Tribune Matrimonials

FM calls for tax reforms, change in stamp Act
NEW DELHI, Sept 14 — The Union Finance Minister, Mr Yashwant Sinha, today urged the states to speed up tax reforms and take steps to create necessary conditions for introduction of value added tax by the turn of the century.
Haryana invokes ESMA,employee leaders arrested
ROHTAK, Sept 14 — The state government has invoked the Essential Services Maintenance Act in view of the proposed statewide strike by employees on September 16.
Censure Clinton, say new polls
WASHINGTON, Sept 14 — A majority of Americans now believe President Bill Clinton probably broke the law and should be censured but not forced from office.
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Badal opposes use of Art 356
CHENNAI, Sept 14 — The Shiromani Akali Dal, which opposed the inclusion of Udham Singh Nagar in the proposed Uttaranchal state, today asserted it would not create a situation detrimental to the BJP-led Government at the Centre and help the Congress, "enemy number one of the country", seize power.
CPM to support Congress
DINDIGUL (Tamil Nadu), Sept 14 — CPM general secretary Harkishen Singh Surjeet has attacked Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi for supporting the Vajpayee Ministry while having reservations on the BJP and reaffirmed support to the Congress in forming an alternative government of secular parties.


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Incessant rain hits paddy, cottoncrops; snow in HP
higher areas

CHANDIGARH, Sept 14 — Paddy and cotton crops in Punjab have suffered a major setback due to incessant rain for the past 72 hours in the state.
Informed sources said most of the damage to the paddy and cotton crops had been caused by the heavy velocity winds that accompanied the rain.

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