Thursday, July 20, 2000, Chandigarh, India

Three Sena ministers quit Union Cabinet
Decision to prosecute Thackeray

NEW DELHI, July 19 — In a brazen attempt at arm-twisting of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government, the three Shiv Sena ministers in the Union Council of Ministers — Mr Manohar Joshi, Mr Suresh Prabhu and Mr Balasaheb Vikhe Patil — submitted their resignations to the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee here today.
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Mr Manohar Joshi addresses newspersons in Delhi on Wednesday.

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Sena, BJP to move court
MUMBAI, July 19 — The Shiv Sena-BJP opposition will move the court against the Maharashtra Government for okaying the prosecution of Sena supremo Bal Thackeray, BJP group leader Gopinath Munde said today.

It’s blackmail, says Congress
NEW DELHI, July 19 — The resignation of Shiv Sena ministers from the Union Cabinet was termed as an attempt to “blackmail” the Vajpayee Government to dismiss the Deshmukh Government in Maharashtra, the Congress said today.

Narwana canal under threat
Army on alert in Hoshiarpur
CHANDIGARH, July 19 — The Army has been alerted in Hoshiarpur district, the Siswan rivulet breached and flooded Bet area in Ropar district of Punjab while many villages in Ambala district of Haryana stayed inundated as widespread monsoon rains pounded Himachal Pradesh for the fourth day today.


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An Indian Navy officer guards the I.N.S. Sindushastra submarine, in St. Petersburg, on Wednesday.

An Indian Navy officer guards the I.N.S. Sindushastra submarine, in St. Petersburg, on Wednesday. The diesel and electric powered submarine of the 877EKM project, kilo class, is the eighth submarine built in St.Petersburg for India. AP/PTI photo

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Ball is now in the Centre’s court !
By Sandeep Joshi

Centre seeks fresh proposals
Farooq meets Mulayam on autonomy

NEW DELHI, July 19 — The Centre has asked the Jammu and Kashmir Government to submit fresh proposals on the autonomy issue even as Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah today said that the Vajpayee government should soon set up a Group of Ministers to assess the quantum of autonomy for the state.

Many roads closed
Chandigarh, July 19 — Incessant rains in the past two days has left several roads blocked, seriously effecting vehicular traffic. The worst hit has been Himachal Pradesh where the Hindustan - Tibet road and several link roads in the apple belt are blocked. Roads in the foothills of Haryana and Punjab are also blocked and bridges have caved in at several places.

Speight throws a spanner
Fiji Govt’s swearing-in ceremony

SUVA, July 19 — Fiji was plunged back into turmoil today after nationalist rebels forced the swearing-in ceremony of the new government to be postponed with a warning that the country was “verging on a civil war”.


Chinks in Cong leadership show
ABULKHURANA (Muktsar), July 19 — Differences within the PPCC came to fore here today when the PPCC president, Capt Amarinder Singh, said the activities of MP and senior vice-president Jagmeet Brar would harm the interests and prospects of the party in the next Vidhan Sabha elections.

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