Wednesday, July 19, 2000, Chandigarh, India

Union Cabinet halts Jagmohan’s drive
Unauthorised colonies regularised
NEW DELHI, July 18 — The Union Cabinet today approved the regularisation of unauthorised colonies on public land in the Capital, cleared a turnaround plan for Hindustan Machine Tools (HMT), and provided for compulsory telecast of Doordarshan channels by cable operators.

No terms for talks: Farooq

To set up panel on autonomy

NEW DELHI, July 18 — Performing the anticipated balancing act on the autonomy issue, the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Dr Farooq Abdullah, today said that he wanted a dialogue without any pre-conditions, parameters and time-frame.

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Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee along with Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah and his Cabinet colleagues, who will hold future discussions with the Centre on the autonomy resolution passed by the state Assembly on June 26, at his residence in New Delhi on Tuesday. — PTI

Chandigarh-Patiala link cut off

Army put on alert

PATIALA, July 18 — Flood waters today forced closure of the Chandigarh — Patiala highway, breached the Ghaggar at Jhajjon village in Ghanaur block and inundated thousands of acres of land in the district besides endangering the Nirwana Branch Canal .


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A newly built link road in Chandigarh which caved in due to the heavy rain on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan.

5 Punjab police officials get bail
CALCUTTA, July 18 — The Calcutta High Court today granted bail to five Punjab police officials, including a superintendent of police (SP) and a deputy superintendent of police (DSP), in a 1993 murder case, in which a lower court has convicted them.

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Plane crash toll mounts to 56
PATNA, July 18 (PTI) — With one more body extricated from the wreckage today, the toll in Monday’s Alliance Air crash here mounted to 56 even as 54 bodies were identified and handed over to relatives for cremation.

Year’s extension for Dr Soch
Dr Harbhajan Singh SochAMRITSAR, July 18 — The Governor of Punjab in his capacity as Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University has extended the term of Dr Harbhajan Singh Soch as Vice-Chancellor of the university for a period of one year with effect from July 23.

Mild tremors in region
NEW DELHI, July 18 — An earthquake of moderate intensity shook northern and northeastern parts of India in the early hours today, damaging buildings and forcing panic-stricken people out into the streets. No casualties were reported.

A nightmarish experience in Malaysia
BATHINDA, July 18 — The youths of Malwa region of Punjab who have been going abroad for a better future have been undergoing nightmarish experience, including, physical harassment.

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