Monday, January 31, 2000, Chandigarh, India

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NDA allies agree on seat sharing
NEW DELHI, Jan 30 — The five-day-old seat sharing crisis between the Samata Party, Janata Dal (United) and Bihar People’s Party came to an end today with the allies deciding to leave the Saharsa seat to the BPP.Talking to newspersons, Defence Minister and Samata Party leader George Fernandes expressed confidence that with the Saharsa seat going to the BPP, Mr Anand Mohan would help put up a united fight to end the ‘jungle raj’ in Bihar.

Remains of a Tata Sumo (left) and a Maruti Zen which were crushed under a heavily loaded truck at Dehru, near Ludhiana, on Sunday morning.
Remains of a Tata Sumo (left) and a Maruti Zen which were crushed under a heavily loaded truck at Dehru, near Ludhiana, on Sunday morning. — Tribune photo by Karam Singh
18 killed in mishap
Village in mourning

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Sonia courts arrest
NEW DELHI, Jan 30 — The Congress President, Mrs Sonia Gandhi, today led her party on the agitational path and courted arrest along with senior leaders and workers in protest against the Centre’s “anti-people’’ policies and “saffronisation of polity’’.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi courting arrest
Congress President Sonia Gandhi courting arrest
after breaking through a police cordon in New Delhi
on Sunday in protest against the
Centre’s “anti-people” policies. — PTI

Sonia attacks BJP on review BSP to oppose review Statute review panel next week

Top Hizbul man shot in valley
SRINAGAR, Jan 30 — A top militant of the Hizbul Mujahideen was among eight persons killed in separate incidents, while the security forces recovered a large quantity of arms and ammunition in Jammu and Kashmir since yesterday.

‘Breakthrough’ in cases against Sharif
ISLAMABAD, Jan 30 — Pakistan’s National Accountability Bureau has claimed a “breakthrough” in several cases of alleged economic offences against deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his brother Shahbaz and some key Pakistan Muslim League figures.

Musharraf ready to meet Atal
NEW DELHI, Jan 30 — Terming Indo-Pakistan relations at their “lowest,” Pakistan’s military ruler Gen Pervez Musharraf today said he was ready to meet Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee provided that the “centrality” of the Kashmir issue was accepted.
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Green felling may revive timber mafia
SHIMLA, Jan 30 — The BJP-HVC government has come in for sharp criticism from environmentalists for lifting the 16 year-old ban on felling of green trees. The depleted green cover of Himachal Pradesh is likely to suffer further ravages, they say.
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