Sunday, February 13, 2000, Chandigarh, India

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22 die in Bihar poll violence
PATNA, Feb 12 — The first phase of election to the Bihar Assembly claimed 22 lives, mostly security personnel, even as an estimated 60 per cent of the 20.2 million electorate exercised their democratic rights in 108 constituencies today.

Six killed in Manipur; 72 pc cast vote
IMPHAL, Feb 12 — Armed militants killed six persons and wounded 10 others amid large-scale rigging and booth capturing in Manipur where 72 per cent turnout was reported for the first phase polling for 27 assembly seats today.

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Policemen arrest a man on a charge of booth capturing in the Phulwari Sharif area in Bihar on Saturday. —PTI photo

DD exit poll gives NDA edge in Bihar
NEW DELHI, Feb 12 — A Doordarshan exit poll tonight forecasts that the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) would bag 65 of the 108 seats which went to polls in the first phase of the Bihar Assembly elections held today.

Cong opposes move on Sangma
Panel on Constitution review
NEW DELHI, Feb 12 — The Congress today opposed the government’s move to induct former Lok Sabha Speaker P A Sangma in the M N Venkatachaliah Commission to review the Constitution saying the whole exercise would then become partisan.

Samata differs on RSS issue
NEW DELHI, Feb 12 — Yet another NDA constituent, Samata Party, today came out against participation of government employees in the activities of any organisation including the RSS.

Proving of identity
EC lists 11 more documents
NEW DELHI, Feb 12 — The Election Commission has clarified that voters in Haryana who don’t have electoral identity cards can produce such documents as arms licence, physically handicapped certificate, student ID card, railway or bus pass, conductor licence, freedom fighters’ ID card, ex-servicemen's’ pension book, at the polling stations during voting on February 22.

Saikat Neogi describes the efforts of INTACH and the ASI to save the Elephanta Caves from further decay.

M. L. Dhawan says people who see Hindi films have a better taste than they are credited with.

M. L. Raina reviews "Rethinking Popular Culture."

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Sex ‘scandal’: minister quits
KOCHI, Feb 12 — In an embarrassing jolt to the CPM-led ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) in Kerala, state Transport Minister A Neelalohita Dasan Nadar today submitted his resignation letter to Chief Minister E.K.Nayanar in the wake of allegations against the minister of sexual misbehaviour raised by a woman IAS officer.

Lt-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd), Governor of Punjab and Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University, confers the doctor of philosophy (honoris causa) degree on Mr Jagmohan, Union Minister for Urban Development (extreme right) at the 26th annual convocation of the university in Amritsar on Saturday. Also in the picture are Dr Murli Manohar Joshi, Union Minister for Human Resource Development (second from left) and Dr H.S. Soch, Vice-Chancellor. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma

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  Share wealth or perish, says Jagmohan
AMRITSAR, Feb 12 — Union Minister for Urban Development has said that in spite of tremendous technological development which the world has seen during the past century, the lot of the poor and women has not improved.

Power bills major issue
NAWANSHAHR, Feb 12 — “Inflated” power bills has surfaced as one of the major issues in this constituency slated to go to the polls on February 17. People belonging to weaker sections, particularly those living in villages, have been decrying the matter.
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