Saturday, March 18, 2000, Chandigarh, India

Muslims offering namaz at the Jama Masjid, New Delhi, on the occasion of Id-ul-Zuha on Friday. — PTI photo
A cop keeps the beggars and balloon sellers at bay during the Id-ul-Zuha namaz — photo by: Sondeep Shankar

Some sanctions may go
WASHINGTON, March 17 — While some economic sanctions on India may be eased during President Bill Clinton’s visit, the White House has made it clear that dual-use technology items and those with possible military application would continue to remain under embargo unless New Delhi joins the non-proliferation regime.
Clinton to ask for mercy for Sharif
Delhi bans protest rallies
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CBI allowed to prosecute Laloo
PATNA, March 17 — Bihar Governor VC Pande has given his nod to the CBI’s request for the prosecution of RJD chief Laloo Prasad Yadav in a disproportionate assets case, CBI sources said.

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Meeting Gurdial Singh is somewhat like meeting a whole way of life, an ethos, a culture that lives inside him as much as it lives through his works, says Aruti Nayar

Soldiers, who die accidentally or due to vagaries of weather and the families of the martyrs are heroes too says Kuljit Bains.




Hike in LPG, kerosene prices likely
NEW DELHI, March 17 — The government is expected to take a decision by the next week on the upward revision of the prices of LPG and kerosene.

TMC, ADMK back Congress
PONDICHERRY, March 17 — The Tamil Maanila Congress (TMC) today extended support to the Congress for the formation of an alternative government in Pondicherry but the Lt-Governor apparently is in no hurry, maintaining that the assembly was the right forum to prove the majority of the DMK government which was reduced to a minority yesterday.

Steps to curb power thefts
AMRITSAR, March 17 — The Punjab State Electricity Board has launched a multi-pronged strategy to curb power theft in the state. The board has suffered a loss of Rs 600 crore due to power thefts, the board Chairman, Mr G.S. Sohal said talking to a group of newsmen today at the power rest house here.

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A new coat of paint. Roads are being repaired. The sewerage system cleaned. I hope Mr Clinton visits us also!
by Sandeep Joshi

Bibi’s surprise visit to Anandpur Sahib
ANANDPUR SAHIB, March 17 — Bibi Jagir Kaur, president of the SGPC, paid a surprise visit to this town this afternoon. It was her second visit after her excommunication from the Panth on January 25.

Mediators persuading Bibi
AMRITSAR, March 17 — Even as hectic efforts are afoot to find an amicable solution to the ongoing Panthic crisis, Giani Bhagwan Singh, Head Priest, Akal Takht, who was excommunicated from the Panth today announced that he was ready to accept the “hukamnama” if Giani Puran Singh dared to proclaim at Akal Takht that it was issued in accordance with the Sikh “maryada”.

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