Wednesday, February 2, 2000, Chandigarh, India

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Staines killer Dara nabbed
BARIPADA, Feb 1 — Fugitive Dara Singh, on the run since the cold-blooded killing of Australian missionary Graham Stuart Staines and his two minor sons over a year ago, walked into a police trap in the dense forest of Guhari in Orissa, about 170 km from here, in the wee hours today, senior police officials said.

Chinese bunkers in Ladakh
NEW DELHI, Feb 1 — Even as reports of fresh snowfall cutting off the Kashmir valley from the rest of the country poured in, a more chilling tale from the Aksai Chin area of Ladakh has sent shivers down the spine of strategic planners here.

Edict to stay: Jathedar
AMRITSAR, Feb 1 — Adhering to the decision of excommunicating Bibi Jagir Kaur, SGPC President, from the Panth, Giani Puran Singh, Jathedar, Akal Takht, today reiterated that the ‘‘hukamnama’’ once issued could not be withdrawn.

Sardar Dyal Singh MajithiaThe Tribune enters the 120th year of its publication today. On this great occasion, we pay tributes to our Founder, Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia, and thank the readers for their patronage, affection and involvement. We renew our pledge to bring The Tribune closer to their hearts and make it richer in content.
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BJP member of the Rajya Sabha Shatrughan Sinha and renowned film-maker Yash Chopra call on the Union Home Minister.
BJP member of the Rajya Sabha Shatrughan Sinha and renowned film-maker Yash Chopra call on the Union Home Minister, Mr L.K. Advani, in New Delhi on Tuesday, to demand protection to film personalities following the recent attack on Rakesh Roshan in Mumbai and related threats from the mafia.
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11-member panel to review statute
NEW DELHI, Feb 1 — The Union Cabinet today decided to constitute a national commission to review the working of the Constitution and mandated it to make recommendations within the framework of parliamentary democracy.

UK visas to be issued in city
NEW DELHI, Feb 1 — The British Labour Government today announced that visitors from Punjab to the United Kingdom would be able to get visas at Chandigarh also.

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Clinton’s visit from March 20
NEW DELHI, Feb 1 — United States President Bill Clinton will arrive here on a five-day official visit on March 20 to hold wide-ranging discussions on a wide spectrum of issues and themes with Indian leaders.

Vittal’s move angers IAS lobby
NEW DELHI, Feb 1 — Resentment is brewing among officers of the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service over the move by the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC), Mr N. Vittal, to make public names of some of their colleagues against whom the commission has advised proceedings for major penalty.

Hold panchayat poll by Mar 31: SC
CHANDIGARH, Feb 1 — The Supreme Court today directed the Haryana Government to complete panchayat elections in the state by March 31.

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IMA cuts training period
CHANDIGARH, Feb 1 — The training period for gentlemen cadets at the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun, has been reduced by six months. This unprecedented step, sources say, has been done in an endeavour to fill the deficiency in the Army’s officer cadre.

Fresh snow cuts off valley
CHANDIGARH, Feb 1 — Widespread snowfall and rains disrupted normal life and revived cold wave conditions in most of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh during the past 24 hours, reports here said.
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