Monday, August 7, 2000, Chandigarh, India

SAD not to pull out of NDA
To oppose Uttaranchal Bill in RS
CHANDIGARH, Aug 6 — The Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) has decided not to withdraw support to the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance and its lone Cabinet Minister, Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, will not resign.
Mr Parkash Singh Badal, President of the Shiromani Akali Dal, and other senior party leaders at the Political Affairs Committee meeting at Punjab Bhavan in Chandigarh on Sunday.
Mr Parkash Singh Badal, President of the Shiromani Akali Dal, and other senior party leaders at the Political Affairs Committee meeting at Punjab Bhavan in Chandigarh on Sunday.— A Tribune photograph 

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he devastation caused in Himachal Pradesh by the recent floods has no parallel in recent history. We appeal to our readers to rise to the occasion and donate liberally to the Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister's Relief Fund to alleviate the suffering of our brethren.

Hizb presses for tripartite talks
Clears stand on deadline

ISLAMABAD, Aug 6 — Militant outfit the Hizbul Mujahideen today asked India to get into tripartite talks to resolve Kashmir issue, saying New Delhi should not waste the “golden opportunity” provided by its declaration of unilateral ceasefire.

RajkumarCMs respond to demands
Hopeful of Rajkumar’s release

CHENNAI, Aug 6 — The Tamil Nadu and Karnataka governments today responded to all 10 demands made by forest brigand Veerappan for the release of Kannada thespian Rajkumar and three others.

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Deposed Fiji PM to visit India on Aug 17
NEW DELHI, Aug 6 — Deposed Fiji Prime Minister Mahendra Chaudhry, who was released last month after being held hostage for eight weeks by rebel leader George Speight, is visiting India on August 17, Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee said today.

Bird-hit led to crash
CHANDIGARH, Aug 6 — The black box of a MiG-21 that crashed in New Delhi yesterday has confirmed suspicions of a bird-hit causing the accident, rather than any snag in the plane as was reportedly being made out to be.

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1 dies in Naina Devi stampede
BILASPUR, Aug 6 — Banto Devi (60) of Mandoli village in Patiala district of Punjab was killed and 50 other pilgrims were injured when a weak railing collapsed due to heavy rush of devotees at Naina Devi shrine, 75 km from here, today.

War on against water hyacinth
HARIKE (Amritsar), Aug 6 — After flushing out Pakistan-sponsored terrorists from Kargil, the Army has declared yet another war. This time the battle is being waged not with gunfire but with the help of fibre glass boats, tractors with twin motorised winches and other equipment to weed out water hyacinth that has invaded the Harike wetland here.

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