Thursday, July 6, 2000, Chandigarh, India

No pre-’53 status to J&K: PM
NC can quit if it wants

CHENNAI, July 5 — Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee today ruled out any return to the pre-1953 position in Jammu and Kashmir and said it was up to the National Conference to decide on whether it wanted to continue in the National Democratic Alliance  following the Union Cabinet’s decision to reject the autonomy resolution passed by the state legislature.

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Farooq left with 3 options 
Go tough, quit or order poll

JAMMU, July 5 — Finding itself between the devil and the deep sea after the Union Cabinet rejected the Autonomy Committee report, the National Conference leadership in Jammu and Kashmir is left with just three options.

Hope and anger in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, July 5 — There is hope and anger in Pakistan over the actions of the Pervez Musharraf regime with indications that the Chief Executive Officer is not in control of the situation.

Two tigers and one deer lie on the ground for post-mortem in Bhubaneswar (Orissa) on Wednesday.
Two tigers and one deer lie on the ground for post-mortem in Bhubaneswar (Orissa) on Wednesday. Ten tigers had died. Seven of them were of the rare white tiger species. Zoo officials said, tigers died after getting infected by a debilitating parasite in the zoo. 
— Reuters photo

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11 tigers fall to mysterious disease
BHUBANESWAR, July 5 — Ten royal bengal tigers, including seven rare white big cats, have died under mysterious circumstances at the famous Nandankanan zoo here. (However according to UNI, 11 tigers were killed). Three others are struggling for life baffling veterinarians who had given a drug to them to fight an infection on Monday.
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Preventing cracks in buildings


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By Sandeep Joshi
A Fijian soldier climbs over a fence while patrolling near the Parliamentary complex 2-day ultimatum to Fiji rebels
SUVA, July 5 — Fiji’s military today announced a two-day ultimatum for rebels to leave Parliament where they have been holding deposed Prime Minister Mahendra Chaudhry and 26 other hostages since May 19.
: A Fijian soldier climbs over a fence while patrolling near the Parliamentary complex in Suva on Wednesday. — Reuters photo

9 Sacha Sauda followers die in accident
FATEHABAD, July 5 — Nine persons, including five women, were killed and 23 others injured, four of them seriously, when a mini truck in which they were travelling hit a stationary truck near Daryapur village, 7 km from here, in the wee hours of today.

Ahmed Patel quits as AICC treasurer
NEW DELHI, July 5 — Factional feud in the Gujarat Congress today led to the resignation of AICC Treasurer, Mr Ahmed Patel, from the post.

Speed-breakers become status symbol
HISAR, July 5 — Illegally built speed-breakers on national and state highways have become a status symbol for villages in Haryana, exposing motorists to robberies and mishaps. The more defiant a village, more the number of speed breakers it has. In fact, speed breakers have become the yardstick for measuring the nuisance value of the village concerned for the area’s politicos.

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