Monday, August 21, 2000, Chandigarh, India

Militants kill 4 in Udhampur
JAMMU, Aug 20 Four civilians were killed when a group of militants swooped down on Indeh village in the Gool area of Udhampur district last night and opened indiscriminate fire. Meanwhile in the valley three persons were killed in militancy-related violence.

Hizbul Mujahideen may split
NEW DELHI, Aug 20 The Hizbul Mujahideen, the militant outfit which announced a unilateral ceasefire on July 24, is likely to face a split following withdrawal of the ceasefire, a Pakistani paper has reported.

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BJP leader Sushma Swaraj has a word with Capt Kanwaljit Singh as Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal looks on at a function to mark the 15th death anniversary of Sant Harchand Singh Longowal
BJP leader Sushma Swaraj has a word with Capt Kanwaljit Singh as Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal looks on at a function to mark the 15th death anniversary of Sant Harchand Singh Longowal at Longowal village (Sangrur district) on Sunday. (Report on Punjab page) Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma

Kumaramangalam in critical condition
NEW DELHI, Aug 20 The condition of Union Power Minister Rangarajan P. Kumaramangalam continued to remain critical today with a team of doctors closely monitoring him.

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Naidu to go ahead with meeting
NEW DELHI, Aug 20 The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Mr Chandrababu Naidu, seems to have decided to take the Vajpayee government at the Centre head on over the issue of the recommendations of the Eleventh Finance Commission.

Norwegian diver Paul Stefan Dinessen closes the hatch while testing the decompression chamber on board the MV Seaway Eagle in the Barents Sea on Sunday.
Norwegian diver Paul Stefan Dinessen closes the hatch while testing the decompression chamber on board the MV Seaway Eagle in the Barents Sea on Sunday. Reuters

Rescuers to tear off hatch
MOSCOW, Aug 20 A senior Russian official said today that Norwegian divers had tried for several hours to open a damaged outside hatch on the stricken submarine Kursk and that a decision had been taken to tear it off.

 

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Mori arrives in Pak for talks
ISLAMABAD, Aug 20 Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori arrived in Islamabad today for a two-day visit. He is likely to focus on demands that Pakistan freeze nuclear tests as a precondition for resumption of economic aid.

132 crude bombs recovered
KANPUR, Aug 20 The Kanpur police nabbed 29 more persons during the past 24 hours and recovered 132 crude bombs from their possession, even as the ongoing searches in different parts of the city continued for the fourth day today.

Dr Sihag in TA controversy
KURUKSHETRA, Aug 20 The Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Kurukshetra University, Dr Hoshiar Singh Sihag, is in trouble. Allegations have been levelled that when he was the Chairman of the Department of Public Administration in 1994 he claimed excess amount as travelling allowance for attending a conference in Berlin.

Rural girls shed inhibitions
HISAR, Aug 20 A silent revolution is sweeping the countryside in Haryana where a new generation of ruralites is betraying signs of breaking sexual taboos and even indulging licentious behaviour. Reports from rural areas indicate that though the bigger villages situated near towns are more affected the revolution has not spared remote villages either.

 

Deaths up by 500 per cent in 20 years
CHANDIGARH, Aug 20 There has been more than 500 per cent increase in road accident deaths in Punjab during the past 20 years. Against 472 deaths in 1980, nearly 2,800 persons lost their lives while travelling on roads during 1999-2000.

 

 

 

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