Thursday, January 13, 2000, Chandigarh, India

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Ogyen Trinley DorjeeKarmapa wants to stay on
DHARAMSALA, Jan 12 — The 17th Karmapa, dubbed as the “Living Buddha” at last broke his silence, today. “Coming to Dharamsala, has been a pilgrimage for me”, said the 14-year-old Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorjee, while talking to a delegation of the Bharat Tibet Maitri Sang.
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Youngsters make a snowman after a heavy snowfall.
Youngsters make a snowman after a heavy
snowfall in Srinagar on Wednesday.

Rain, snow disrupt life
Kashmir valley cut off
CHANDIGARH, Jan 12 — Normal life was disrupted at several places in the region today following moderate to heavy snow in the high altitude areas and mid-hills of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh and rain in the lower hills in the two states and in the plains of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh.
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New panel to probe ’84 riots
Rs 860-cr package for cyclone-hit Orissa
NEW DELHI, Jan 12 — The Union Cabinet today approved the setting up of another commission of Inquiry headed by a retired judge of the Supreme Court to probe the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, which broke out in Delhi and other parts of the country following the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

No common manifesto, says BJP
NEW DELHI, Jan 12 — The BJP said today it would not have any common manifesto for the forthcoming Assembly elections in Bihar, Haryana, Orissa and Manipur, but would like to share platform with its allies during the campaign.

Judge refuses to hear Sharif case
KARACHI, Jan 12 — In a surprise move high court Justice Shabir Ahmed today refused to hear a case of treason and hijacking against deposed Premier Nawaz Sharif in protest against the presence of a large number of intelligence agents and army personnel in his courtroom.

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  Bakshi report for doctors rejected
NEW DELHI, Jan 12 — The Union Cabinet today rejected the recommendations of the Bakshi Committee report on higher pay scales for senior doctors of the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences and the Post Graduate Institute, Chandigarh, but decided to provide for senior doctors with more promotional avenues.

Krishna Murthy is new Election Commissioner
NEW DELHI, Jan 12 — Mr T.S. Krishna Murthy, Secretary, Department of Company Affairs, was today appointed Election Commissioner filling the vacancy caused with the retirement of Mr G.V.G. Krishnamurthy last year.

Maruti vehicles to cost more
NEW DELHI, Jan 12 — Auto leader Maruti Udyog today effected a steep increase of up to Rs 23,000 in the prices of its various models including Maruti 800 and Zen, for Delhi to offset the impact of upgrading the vehicles to stringent emission norms.

Ropeways pose threat to aircraft
CHANDIGARH, Jan 12 — With the Himachal Pradesh Government having taken virtually no action for over a year to identify and mark makeshift ropeways strung across valleys, these continue to pose hazard to flying.
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