Sunday, April 30, 2000, Chandigarh, India

No consensus on women's quota
Parties reject EC's suggestion
NEW DELHI, April 29 — Political parties today rejected suggestions of the Election Commission (EC) on fixing a percentage of tickets for women and debarring chargesheeted persons from contesting elections, while favouring the accepting of common rolls for all elections and empowering the EC to take action against erring poll staff.

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14,000 tonnes ammunition destroyed, probe ordered
NEW DELHI, April 29—About 14,000 tonnes of ammunition used in small arms, tanks and long-range artillery shells was destroyed in a fire which broke out in the army depot near Bharatpur as the Army today ordered a court of inquiry to ascertain the cause of the disaster.

A villager unmindful of risks carries a 130-mm shell, which appears to have escaped the wrath of fire which devastated the Bharatpur ammunition depot on Saturday. — PTI

BJP shares my views: Ravi Inder
Sant Samaj to announce support today
JALANDHAR, April 29 — Dissident Akali Leader Ravi Inder Singh today said he had held parleys with the top RSS-BJP leadership as part of the “topple Badal” campaign he had launched in October last year.


Khurana defends letter to PM
NEW DELHI, April 29 — A day after removal as Vice-President of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Mr Madan Lal Khurana was defiant today saying his letter to the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, questioning the thrust of the government’s economic policies was in tune with the RSS and the BJP’s stand on these issues.

Apex court quashes HC order
Admission of HCMS candidates to PG courses
NEW DELHI, April 29 — The Supreme Court has struck out the order of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on the method and criteria to be followed for the selection of candidates for admission to post graduate degree and diploma course in medicine from amongst the Haryana Civil Medical Service.

Sino-Indian JWG to meet more often
NEW DELHI, April 29 — India and China today decided that the Joint Working Group (JWG) on boundary question will meet as frequently as required. The decision was taken at the 12th meeting of the JWG, which met for two days in the capital.

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Hurriyat leaders in Delhi
JAMMU, April 29 — Two senior Hurriyat Conference leaders, Molvi Umar Farooq and Prof Abdul Gani Bhat, have flown to Delhi following the APHC talks with the US Congressmen, Mr Devi Bonior, here on Thursday. Informed sources said the Hurriyat Conference leaders were advised to find a way out to end the stalemate and hold talks with the Indian Government.
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