Friday, January 21, 2000, Chandigarh, India

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UP talks with powermen fail
LUCKNOW, Jan 20 — The Uttar Pradesh Government today terminated the services of 208 striking powermen and arrested 5,087 others even as two rounds of tough negotiations with leaders of agitating employees failed to throw up a solution.

George, Nitish JD(U) members: EC
NEW DELHI, Jan 20 — The Election Commission today declared that Samata Party President George Fernandes, Agriculture Minister Nitish Kumar and eight other Members of Parliament were members of the Janata Dal (United) and hence could not be treated as office-bearers of the Samata Party for the coming Assembly elections in four states.

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BSF personnel parade on camelback in Delhi on Thursday during rehearsals for the 50th Republic Day celebrations .
BSF personnel parade on camelback in Delhi on Thursday during rehearsals for the 50th Republic Day celebrations.
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TRAI advice ‘not binding’
NEW DELHI, Jan 20 — The government today said it was not bound to the accept the recommendations of the reconstituted Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.
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HP’s go-ahead for tree felling
SHIMLA, Jan 20 — Plagued with perennial financial crisis, the fund-starved Himachal Government has finally given the go-ahead for felling of green trees. The decision is likely to double the state’s forest revenue from the next financial year.

Penury drives family to death
UKLANA (Hisar), Jan 20 — Apparently fed up with poverty, a young couple committed suicide in Chamar Khera village after poisoning their two children. According to neighbours, Bhura Ram (25), his wife Saroj (20) and children — Puja (4) and Deepak (2) — were found dead in their house last night.

Irrigation scam unearthed
CHANDIGARH, Jan 20 — The Haryana State Vigilance Bureau has registered a criminal case against a contractor of Bhiwani, Mr Satpal alias Pahari, who is alleged to be close to Mr Surender Singh, a former MP and son of a former Chief Minister, Mr Bansi Lal.

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Our ‘rath’ is ready for Haryana
by Sandeep Joshi
5 Babbar Khalsa men held in Gujarat
AHMEDABAD, Jan 20 — The city crime branch sleuths today arrested five militants of Babbar Khalsa International from the Narol area of the city.
Kharak Singh annoys Sant Samaj
AMRITSAR, Jan 20 — Even as the Gurbani Gurmat Sidhant Sant Samaj headed by Baba Kashmira Singh has convened a crucial meeting of representatives of various sects of the Sant Samaj on January 30 at Jalandhar to discuss the controversial Nanakshahi calendar, Baba Mangal Singh Satlani, acting president of the Samaj, has demanded immediate removal of Dr Kharak Singh as convener of the 11-member sub-committee on the ‘jantri’ for announcing his “judgement” on the issue.
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