Tuesday, April 25, 2000, Chandigarh, India

All-party meeting on drought today
MPs call for relief measures
NEW DELHI, April 24  — The Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee has convened an all-party meeting tomorrow to discuss the drought situation in parts of the country, the BJP spokesman, Mr Venkaiah Naidu, said today.

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Harpreet’s death due to family tension?
JALANDHAR April 24 — Was the mysterious death of Harpreet Kaur, daughter of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee chief, Bibi Jagir Kaur, at the age of 19, the result of the tension brewing in the family for quite some time over the alleged long-time affair of the former with a boy of Begowal, the ancestral village of Bibi Jagir Kaur, in Kapurthala district? Was Harpreet pregnant before her “death”?

Harpreet and Kamaljit at a ring ceremony function.
Harpreet and Kamaljit at a ring ceremony function
 in a Chandigarh hotel in February.


No rollback of LPG price: govt
NEW DELHI, April 24 —The government does not propose to rollback the increase in prices of kerosene, LPG and aviation turbine fuel effected on March 22 midnight, the Lok Sabha was told today.

Power tariff in HP hiked
SHIMLA, April 24 — The Himachal Pradesh Government has increased the electricity tariff by 20 paise per unit for different categories of domestic consumers.

Ministry likely on April 27
SHIMLA, April 24 — The Chief Minister, Mr P.K. Dhumal, is expected to reconstitute his ministry on April 27 after he returns from Delhi after consulting the BJP leadership on the issue.

Sonia stands by Delhi CM
Rules out change in leadership
NEW DELHI, April 24 — The Delhi Chief Minister, Mrs Sheila Dikshit, today got a new lease of life with the Congress President, Mrs Sonia Gandhi, categorically rejecting any change in leadership at the state level.

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They have dug up the pitch to get water.
 By Sandeep Joshi
Bhakra level falling
CHANDIGARH, April 24 — The fast depleting water level in the reservoirs of the Bhakra and the Pong dams may result in a power and water shortage in the entire northern region. And if the snow does not melt quickly, then the situation may worsen as the inflow of water into the reservoirs is on the lower side. Scanty rainfall in the winter has added to the woes.

4500-year-old artefacts found
KARNAL, April 24 — Archaeologists of the Kurukshetra Development Board (KDB) has dug up artefacts dating back to more than 4500 years from a mound in Bhor Shyam village, 33 km from here. The village falls in between the historic villages of Jamba and Kirmich.
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