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Hijack drama ends; 21 held
60 passengers seek asylum
LONDON, Feb 10 — The five-day hijack drama at Stansted airport abruptly ended this morning with all 150 persons on board the Afghan airliner walking off as the police arrested 19 suspected hijackers and seized some arms and ammunition. A police spokesman said that two more persons were arrested later, bringing the total to 21.

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Haryana voters must prove identity
NEW DELHI, Feb 10 — The Election Commission (EC) today directed that all voters in Haryana, who have been issued electoral identity cards, will have to produce these cards when they come to exercise their franchise for the assembly poll on February 22 while others will have to produce some documentary evidence to establish their identity.

Bhiwani crucial for Bansi
BHIWANI, Feb 10 — The electoral battle for the seven Assembly constituencies of Bhiwani district is going to be crucial for the political survival of a former Chief Minister, Mr Bansi Lal. The Haryana Vikas Party supremo is, indeed, acutely aware of this fact and is trying his best to bounce back in his home district.

3 killed in train blast
JAMMU, Feb 10 — At least three persons were killed and 13 were injured when a powerful bomb blast ripped through an air-conditioned compartment of Jammu-Sealdah Express near Sapwal, 35 km from here, tonight.

We won’t allow it anywhere: Sena
Laloo rides ‘Water’ wave

PATNA, Feb 10 — RJD President Laloo Prasad Yadav today voluntarily offered film producer Deepa Mehta to shoot her controversial movie “Water’’ in Bihar even as Union Minister for Industries and Shiv Sena leader, Manohar Joshi, threatened that the Shiv Sainiks would not allow its filming anywhere in the country, including Madhya Pradesh.

Flowers in full bloom at the Mughal Gardens in Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi, which will be opened to the public on February 12. — Photo Sondeep Shankar


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Mansingh meets US officials
WASHINGTON, Feb 10 — Foreign Secretary Lalit Mansingh has met several senior U.S. officials, including White House National Security Adviser Sandy Berger, for a comprehensive exchange of views, going far beyond the limited agenda of finalising President Clinton’s visit to India next month.

Terms for Azhar’s release
ISLAMABAD, Feb 10 — Pakistani militant Maulana Masood Azhar, being held in “protective custody”, might be released if he agrees to certain conditions, an Urdu daily reported here today.

Shekhar, Gowda may face action
Dues for IAF plane use
NEW DELHI, Feb 10 — The government today informed the Delhi High Court that it was proposing to take legal action against former Prime Ministers Chandra Shekhar and H.D. Deve Gowda for recovery of over Rs 6.28 crore for using defence aircraft for private purposes during their tenure.

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Region in grip of cold wave
CHANDIGARH, Feb 10 — Most of the north-west region was in the grip of cold wave conditions following fresh spells of widespread snowfall on higher reaches and rain in lower reaches of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh since last night.
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