Monday, February 14, 2000, Chandigarh, India

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Sangma, Irani on statute panel
NEW DELHI, Feb 13 — The government today announced the composition of a 11-member committee to review the Constitution which will include Law Commission Chairman Justice B.P. Jeevan Reddy, Attorney-General Soli Sorabjee, former Lok Sabha Speaker P.A. Sangma and eminent newspaper Editor C.R. Irani.

RSS drops demand
NEW DELHI, Feb 13 — In an apparent shift from its stand on the issue of lifting the ban on government servants joining the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the RSS today said that it had decided to drop the demand by leaving it to the government to decide on the issue as the politicisation of the issue would not be in national interest.

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Activists of the National Human Rights Council demonstrate against Valentine's Day in Delhi. — photo by Sandeep Shankar

Repoll recommended in Bihar
PATNA, Feb 13 — The state election office has recommended repolling in 12 polling stations under 45 Assembly segments, which went to poll in the first phase of the Bihar Assembly elections yesterday.


Cong promises regular power
ROHTAK, Feb 13 — The Congress has promised round-the-clock electricity to domestic, commercial and industrial consumers, judicious and equitable distribution of canal water, and improving the standard of living of the poor in its election manifesto released here today.

Aishwarya, Sanjay win Filmfare awards
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MUMBAI, Feb 13 — Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s blockbuster “Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam” walked away with eight awards, including that for the best film, best director and best Actress, while Amitabh Bachchan was adjudged as the superstar of the millennium at the 45th “Filmfare” awards function here tonight.

Partap Singh Gill dead
CHANDIGARH, Feb 13 — Lt Col Partap Singh Gill, a former Lieut-Governor of Goa, died at the Western Command Hospital, Chandimandir, tonight. He was admitted to the hospital after he complained of angina pain.

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  Tiger flees zoo, kills man
BHUBANESWAR, Feb 13 — Terror struck the Nandankanan zoological park when a Royal Bengal Tiger escaped from its enclosure and killed a man this morning. Officials, who rushed to the park, tranquilised the animal.

Bhiwani agog with betting on candidates
BHIWANI, Feb 13 — The gambling network in the Bhiwani market is bustling with activities in the wake of the Assembly elections in Haryana.Betting in Halu bazaar, the main market in Bhiwani, normally takes place on cricket matches. However, with the elections round the corner, cricket has taken the backstage and speculation is rife on the more exciting event in the form of elections.
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