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Cyclone victims stage protest
BALASORE, Nov 6 (PTI) — At least 3,000 cyclone victims today staged a demonstration before the collectorate here, protesting against the "inadequate" relief given to them. They were demanding tarpaulin sheets, fuel and clothes. The victims, who came from eight panchayats of the Balasore Sadar Block, raised slogans against the District Magistrate during the two-hour demonstration. "The district administration is only giving us rice. What are we going to do with that ? Our houses are broken. We have no utensils, wood or kerosene," a villager lamented.

Pakistan Cabinet
ISLAMABAD, Nov 6 (Reuters) — A 10-member civilian Cabinet of Pakistani military ruler General Pervez Musharraf today formally took office with ministers being sworn in by figurehead President Mohammad Rafiq Tarar. The much-delayed oath-taking took place hours after Mr Musharraf named two ministers to add to a previous list of eight. The two ministers named today were Mr Usman Aminuddin for the petroleum and natural resources post, and Mr Abbas Sarfraz Khan for the Kashmir affairs, northern areas and frontier regions position.

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7 dead in blaze
GHAZIABAD, Nov 6 (UNI) — Seven persons died and 24 sustained injuries in a blaze that consumed 125 fireworks shops at Farrukhnagar in Ghaziabad district today. The SP (City), Mr R.K. Chaturvedi, said the resultant explosions destroyed a dozen nearby houses. The cause of the inferno was yet undetermined. Firefighters were battling the blaze when reports last came in.
Life term for 26
ONGOLE, Nov 6 (UNI) — Prakasam District Additional and Sessions Judge A. Koteswara Rao today sentenced 26 persons, including four women, to life imprisonment in the sensational murder of seven persons at Renangivaram village three years ago. The multiple murder had rocked the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha. Of the 30 accused in the case, 26 were convicted and three acquitted, while one accused died in the Nellore district jail during trial. The judge also imposed a fine of Rs 5000 each on those convicted.
Cache of arms
KOHIMA, Nov 6 (UNI) — Assam Rifles personnel have recovered a huge cache of ammunition from a timber mill in Dimapur. A defence press note here today that the soldiers, in a pre-dawn operation, raided the mill in fourth mile area of Dimapur and recovered 19,164 rounds of ammunition and grenades on Thursday. This is the largest-ever recovery by the security forces in the state. The ammunition was hidden in an underground bunker constructed beneath an adjoining hut.
Three cops killed
SHILLONG, Nov 6 (PTI) — Three Meghalaya policemen have been killed and another seriously injured in indiscriminate firing by suspected militants at different locations, including a police station here, the police said today. The victims have been identified as P. Bora, second in charge of the Nongthymmai police station, ASI S. Syiemlieh of the Special Branch and traffic havildar B.R. Pathak.
Jupiter's volcano
WASHINGTON, Nov 6 (AFP) — The US spacecraft Galileo has photographed an active volcano on a Jupiter moon — one which bears a striking similarity to volcanoes on the Hawaiian Islands, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced. The crater found on Jupiter's moon IO has been dubbed Prometheus and is 28 km long and 14 km wide, according to scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
2 more in Pak Cabinet
ISLAMABAD, Nov 6 (PTI) — Pakistan's military ruler Gen Pervez Musharraf today named two more civilians in his new cabinet, which will run the country till democracy is restored, raising the cabinet strength to 10. Mr Usman Aminuddin was made Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources and Mr Abbas Sarfaraz Khan of the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) Minister of Kashmir Affairs, Northern Areas, States and Frontier Regions, an official statement issued here said.
2 militants shot
HYDERABAD, Nov 6 (PTI) — Two Naxalites, including a woman, of the banned People's War Group (PWG) were killed and a Mandal Revenue Office (MRO) was blasted by ultras in separate incidents in Karimnagar and Nizamabad districts of Andhra Pradesh during the past 24 hours. The ultras were killed in an encounter with the police near Nawabpet village under Kamanpur Mandal in Karimnagar today, the police said, adding that the deceased were identified as Kamala, alias Parvathakka, and Prabhakar.
K.R. Narayanan
NEW DELHI, Nov 6 (UNI) — President K.R. Narayanan today left by a special Air-India flight for a four-day state visit to Austria. The President and his wife, Mrs Usha Narayanan, are being accompanied by Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pramod Mahajan and members of Parliament Raja Ramanna, Ramesh Chennithala and Nilotpal Basu. The President will stop briefly at Munich in Germany before going to Vienna.

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