Sunday, August 20, 2000, Chandigarh, India

Oil price hike may lead to clash
Finance, Petroleum Ministries divided
NEW DELHI, Aug 19 — The Finance Ministry and the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas are heading for a clash on the issue of oil price hike.

Mori asks India, Pak to sign CTBT
DHAKA, Aug 19 — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori today called upon India and Pakistan to sign the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) for establishing peace in the South Asian region.

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Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and Indian President K.R. Narayanan shake hands at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Saturday.
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and Indian President K.R. Narayanan shake hands at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Saturday. — AFP

Arafat seeks India’s help
NEW DELHI, Aug 19 — Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) Chairman Yasser Arafat wants India to play an even more “supportive and interventionist” role in hastening the declaration of independence.

Minister has ‘blood cancer’
NEW DELHI, Aug 19 — For the eighth day in succession today there was no improvement in the condition of the Union Power Minister, Mr P.R. Kumaramangalam, even as a 10-member medical team constantly monitored his health at the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here.


Struggle for democracy to go on: Chaudhry
AGRA, Aug 19 — Disposed Fijian Prime Minister Mahendra Chaudhry today said the struggle for restoration of democracy in the Pacific island nation would continue and expressed his happiness at the assurance given by Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee in this regard.

No sub survivors likely
LONDON, Aug 19 — A supply ship carrying the British navy LR5 rescue submarine has come to a halt about 8 km from the site of the sunken Kursk submarine, a Royal Navy spokesman said here today.

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Was Akkadian the language of the Indus Valley civilisation?

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Madhur Mitta

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Army porter killed in shelling
SRINAGAR, Aug 19 — An Army porter was killed and eight civilians were wounded as Pakistani troops continued unprovoked and indiscriminate shelling along the Line of Control in north Kashmir for the third day today.

Fire destroys shopping complex
BAROT, (Mandi) Aug 19 — Almost the entire shopping complex, including the Himachal Gramin Bank, the Himachal Cooperative Bank, office of the SDO, HPSEB, and the post-office here were reduced to ashes in a devastating fire which broke out last night at a tourist resort, 65 km from Mandi in Jogindernagar subdivision.

Cong submits “charge sheet”
SHIMLA, Aug 19 — Listing serious allegations of corruption, nepotism and breakdown of law and order against the BJP-HVC combine government in Himachal Pradesh, the Congress today submitted a “charge sheet” to the Governor, Mr Vishnu Kant Shastri, demanding dismissal of the state government and a CBI inquiry into the omissions and commissions of the government.

More vehicles than licences
CHANDIGARH, Aug 19 — Five vehicles to a driving licence holder. It is true in Haryana. For nearly 1.1 million registered vehicles until March 31, 1997, just 2.32 lakh driving licences were issued in the state.




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