Sunday, January 23, 2000, Chandigarh, India

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Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee being felicitated at a public meeting in Shillong on Saturday.

Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee being felicitated at a public meeting in Shillong on Saturday. — PTI photo

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Major bid to capture post
18 Pak soldiers killed
JAMMU, Jan 22 — Indian troops today repulsed a Pakistani attempt to capture a forward post killing 18 enemy soldiers, including a Lieutenant, in the first such operation after the Kargil conflict in Pallanwala area of Akhnoor sector in Jammu and Kashmir.

India ‘crossed’ LoC
ISLAMABAD, Jan 22 — Pakistan today claimed that Indian forces crossed the Line of Control in the Iftikharabad sub-sector in the Chumb area and attacked a Pakistani post killing two soldiers while five others were missing.

2 Indian posts with Pak?
JAMMU, Jan 22 — Have the Pakistani troops captured two Indian posts in the Batalik sub-sector of Kargil in recent days?

Rs 10,271-cr package for N-E
SHILLONG, Jan 22 — The Centre today announced a Rs 10,271 crore financial package for countering terrorism and ensuring economic development of the north-eastern region.


Two strikers’ leaders held
LUCKNOW, Jan 22 — Hardening its stand, the Uttar Pradesh Government today arrested two leaders spearheading the movement against the trifurcation of the state electricity board and said the process of fresh recruitments begins from tomorrow, and at the same time held out the promise of out-of-turn promotions to “loyal workers”.

Cogentrix pulls out
BANGALORE, Jan 22 — The United States multi-national Cogentrix, the main promoter of the 1000 MW Mangalore power project, has finally walked out of the controversial project, while its joint venture partner, CLP Power International has evinced interest in continuing with it by accepting all the terms set by the Union Government.

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PSEB JEs’ stir on Jan 24
ROPAR, Jan 22 — More than 5000 Junior Engineers of various wings of the Punjab State Electricity Board will observe one-day strike on January 24 in support of the agitating employees of the Uttar Pradesh State Electricity Board who have been fighting against the trifuraction of the UPSEB.

Same charges, different treatment
A Tribune investigation
CHANDIGARH, Jan 22 — This is the story of how bureaucrats change the rules of the game with a change of political guards.It revolves around two IAS officers of the Haryana cadre — Mr J.P.S. Sangwan and Ms Sumita Mishra Singh. Both were Administrators, HUDA, at Faridabad. Both faced similar charges, but have been meted out different treatment.

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