Friday, April 28, 2000, Chandigarh, India

HC notice to Bibi, Punjab Govt
CHANDIGARH, April 27 — Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee President Bibi Jagir Kaur, the State of Punjab and the Director-General of Police were today issued notices for May 12 by the Punjab and Haryana High Court here on a petition seeking registration of a first information report in Harpreet Kaur’s alleged murder case.

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IG Atri to probe death of Harpreet
LUDHIANA, April 27 — The Chief Minister of Punjab, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, has ordered a high-level inquiry into the mysterious death of Bibi Jagir Kaur’s daughter, Harpreet. The inquiry will be conducted by the IG (Crime), Mr K.K. Atri.

Was she a minor?
BEGOWAL (Punjab), April 27 — SGPC President Jagir Kaur’s daughter Harpreet Kaur, who died in mysterious circumstances on April 21, was today declared a “minor” on the occasion of her bhog ceremony here today.

Govt hints at rollback
Call to downsize govts
NEW DELHI, April 27 — Bowing to pressure from opposition parties, the government today gave indications in the Rajya Sabha on rollback in the prices of food and fertiliser saying the Cabinet would look into the matter.


BJP endorses govt decision
NEW DELHI, April 27 — The parliamentary party meeting of the BJP today endorsed the government’s decision to hike prices of foodgrain sold through the public distribution system.

Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Sukhdev Singh DhindsaGovt to probe match-fixing
NEW DELHI, April 27 — Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa announced here today that the government will order a probe to unearth the match-fixing and betting racket in cricket. However, the minister refused to divulge the nature of the probe committee, which, he said, he would announce in Parliament in ‘‘three to four days’ time’’.

CM effects minor reshuffle
Mohinder Singh remains PWD Minister
SHIMLA, April 27 — The seven-day resignation drama ended in a whimper today with Mr P.K. Dhumal, Chief Minister, effecting a minor reshuffle of portfolios but sending a clear signal that he was in no mood to oblige the HVC supremo, Mr Sukh Ram, by dropping Mr Mohinder Singh, PWD Minister, from the Cabinet.

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RBI unveils credit policy
MUMBAI, April 27 — The Monetary and Credit Policy for the year 2000-01, unveiled by RBI today aims at further strengthening and improving the financial system of the country by proposing a slew of liberalisation measures for the money markets and banks.

Punjab minister embarrasses govt
CHANDIGARH, April 27 — Willingness to go abroad at the slightest pretext by the Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Mr Swarna Ram, has embarrassed the Punjab government.
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