Sunday, March 19, 2000, Chandigarh, India

New thrust to Indo-US ties
Marked departure in US stand: Jaswant
NEW DELHI, March 18 — A “vision statement” setting out a new direction in Indo-US relations in economic cooperation, science and technology and other areas of mutual interest will be the highlight of US President Bill Clinton’s visit to India beginning tomorrow.

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B. N. Goswamy describes an exhibition of Sikh art, Piety and Splendour: Sikh Heritage in Art.
Aradhika Sekhon argues that popular Hindi cinema and TV serials promote an outdated image of a woman
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US and Indian flags line the route of President Bill
Clinton's motorcade in New Delhi. President Bill Clinton
will arrive in the Capital on Sunday evening.
— Photo by Sondeep Shankar

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Clinton for universal adherence to NPT
WASHINGTON, March 18 — US President Bill Clinton has said he would try to bring India, Pakistan, Israel and Cuba into the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which would give a monopoly of nuclear weapons to the big five.

CTBT not to be signed during visit: Vajpayee
NEW DELHI, March 18 — Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee today ruled out India signing the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty during the visit of US President Bill Clinton saying that there was no connection between the two.

Visit to disrupt normal life
Police not taking any chances
NEW DELHI, March 18 — With a bomb exploding within days of US President Bill Clinton’s arrival and intelligence reports indicating a possibility of militants striking in the Capital, the Delhi Police has prepared an elaborate plan to make the American leader’s stay here a smooth affair.

250 US scribes to cover visit
NEW DELHI, March 18 — An association with the world’s most powerful leader is a dream come true for several corporate entities. Hotels, airlines, cellular phone companies and other organisations who will be providing service to the US President, Mr Bill Clinton, are delighted about it.

Bibi, priests to avoid clash
Security beefed up at Hola Mohalla
ANANDPUR SAHIB, March 18 — Security arrangements have been beefed up for Hola Mohalla here. The SGPC chief, Bibi Jagir Kaur, Prof Manjit Singh, Jathedar, Kesgarh Sahib, and Giani Puran Singh, Jathedar Akal Takht have reportedly decided not to take any step which could lead to confrontation.

Bid to blow up DD kendra
SRINAGAR, March 18 — Militants made an attempt to blow up Srinagar Doordarshan station by firing three rifle grenades at the building this afternoon, official sources said.


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It's a matter of pride for us. Mr Clinton will remain here for 7,500 minutes and in Pakistan only 240 minutes!
by Sandeep Joshi
Win Chadha arrives
NEW DELHI, March 18 — Dubai-based NRI businessman Win Chadha, facing trial in the Rs 64 crore Bofors gun payoff case, arrived here today to appear before a special court on March 21.

Computerisation eliminates touts
LUDHIANA, March 18 — The large tribe of touts in Ludhiana may soon find itself on the list of “extinct species”, thanks to the computerisation of most of public-dealing government offices located in the mini secretariat housing the district administration.
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