Tuesday, January 11, 2000, Chandigarh, India

EC bars Bihar from presenting Budget
NEW DELHI, Jan 10 — The Election Commission has directed the RJD government in Bihar, which goes to polls next month, to refrain from presenting this year’s Budget in the state Assembly saying it would violate the model code of conduct.

Noisy scenes in Bihar House
PATNA, Jan 10 — The last session of the 11th Bihar Assembly today got off to a noisy start with vociferous Opposition members of the BJP and the Congress launching a scathing attack on the RJD Ministry for allegedly unleashing a reign of terror and corruption during its nearly a decade-long tenure.

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In spite of a Pak clampdown, released Muslim cleric Maulana Masood Azhar addresses his supporters in Bhawalpur, Pakistan
In spite of a Pak clampdown, Maulana Masood Azhar addresses his supporters in his hometown of Bahawalpur, 140 km southwest of Multan, on Sunday. — AP/PTI

Fight to continue,vows Azhar
BAHAWALPUR (Pakistan), Jan 10 — A Pakistani Muslim cleric freed last month by India in return for hostages on a hijacked Indian Airlines plane has vowed to recruit half a million men to fight Indian rule in Kashmir.

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Orgyen Trinley DorjeeGovt weighs options on Karmapa
NEW DELHI, Jan 10 — The Indian Government continues to weigh all options to find a way out of the dilemma which it has been facing since the sudden arrival of the Karmapa Lama, Orgyen Trinley Dorjee, from China last week.
Tight security for Karmapa May get asylum: Tibetans
Rimpoche group trying to ‘divide’ Buddhists
GANGTOK, Jan 10 — A joint action committee of the All-Sikkim Buddhist Organisation has charged the Shamar Rimpoche group of the Rumtek Monastery with trying to divide Buddhists by making “misleading” remarks about 17th Karmapa Lama Urgyen Trinley Dorjee who had fled Tibet and reached Dharamsala on January 8.

HCs ban oil officers’ strike
MUMBAI, Jan 10 — The Mumbai High Court today restrained till January 14 the Bharat Petroleum corporation management staff union and the refinery staff union from proceeding on strike.The order was delivered by Mr Justice D.K. Deshmukh on a application filed by Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd challenging the decision of the officers’ associations to proceed on strike.

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by Sandeep Joshi
Where is CBI team on hijack?
NEW DELHI, Jan 10 — Has the Central Bureau of Investigation set up a Special Investigation Team to probe the recent Indian Airlines hijacking episode? Well not till late this evening.

Police post attacked; cop shot at
SRINAGAR, Jan 10 — Militants attacked a police post and shot at a police officer in separate incidents in Jammu and Kashmir since last evening, an official spokesman said here today.

Jay ChaudhryHP boy strikes goldmine in USA
NEW DELHI, Jan 10 — Two hundred dollars in his pocket and a dream to succeed was all Mr Jay Chaudhry of Una district in Himachal Pradesh, had when he left for the USA two decades ago. Today he is worth more than $ 1.4 billion and has plans to set up a multi-million dollar business in his country.

IAF struggling to fill key posts
CHANDIGARH, Jan 10 — With about 70 re-employed Air Force officers hanging up their uniforms on account of non-extension of their service tenures, the IAF is struggling to fill several key posts in various IAF installations which have fallen vacant.
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