Sunday, April 2, 2000, Chandigarh, India

RBI cuts bank rate, CRR
MUMBAI, April 1 — In a bid to boost investment, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) today cut the bank rate and the cash reserve ratio (CRR) by 1 per cent, each paving the way for lowering of interest rates by banks and raising the availability of funds for lending by about Rs 7,200 crore.

At a glance
— A reduction in bank rate from its present level of 8.0 per cent to 7.0 per cent as at the close of business on April 1, 2000.

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7 killed in mishap near Barwala
PANCHKULA, April 1 — Seven persons, including three women and a 10-year-old girl, were killed and 19 others injured in an accident involving three buses, near Barwala on the Panchkula-Naraingarh road this afternoon.


This is what remains of a Haryana Roadways bus which toppled after an accident at Kot Billa, near Barwala, on Saturday, killing seven persons. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Security posts for Sikh villages
CHATTI SINGHPORA (Anantnag), April 1 — The Jammu and Kashmir Government has decided to set up security pickets in each of the 135 villages inhabited by Kashmiri Sikhs.

These shikara owners await tourist flow into Srinagar which they apprehend may be affected due to a spurt in militant activity in the Kashmir valley. This Tribune photograph was taken by Pankaj Sharma in Srinagar on Saturday. (Story on J&K page)

Maruti cars to cost more in NCR
NEW DELHI, April1 — Prices of several Maruti car models have gone up further in the range between Rs 14,000 to Rs 40,000 from today due to compliance with the stringent Euro-II emission norms in the National Capital Region.

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  Varsity exams on schedule
CHANDIGARH, April 1 — The forthcoming annual examinations of Panjab, Punjabi and Guru Nanak Dev Universities will be conducted as scheduled, much to the relief of students.

Petrol, diesel dearer in Delhi
NEW DELHI, April 1 — The Union Government today raised the prices of petrol and diesel by 13 paise and 52 paise per litre, respectively, in the Capital to offset additional cost incurred in reducing the sulphur content in the fuel.
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