Tuesday, August 22, 2000, Chandigarh, India

General Ved Prakash Malik
Don’t use Army for internal security, 
says General  Malik

From Hari Jaisingh

General Ved Prakash Malik, who bows out as the Chief of the Army Staff on September 30, has expressed deep concern on critical national issues of internal security, intelligence gathering, coordination, the response system, the place of servicemen in the defence setup and the grim challenge posed by Pakistan's proxy war.

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Brigadier, Colonel die in mine blast
BARAMULA, Aug 21 — A Brigadier was among two senior Army officers killed in a powerful mine explosion set off by militants at Rajwara Handwara in north Kashmir this evening. Three other Armymen were injured, officials said. Brigadier B.S. Shergill and Commanding Officer Rajinder Chauhan were killed instantly when their vehicle was blown up by an improvised explosive device about 30 km from here. 

8 states toe Naidu line
Punjab, Haryana join call for more fiscal powers
NEW DELHI, Aug 21 — Led by Andhra Pradesh and joined by Punjab and Haryana, leaders of eight states today came together under a common platform to demand a better financial deal from the Centre.
Chief Ministers Parkash Singh Badal (Punjab), E K Nayannar (Kerala), Chandrababu Naidu, (Andhra Pradesh) and Om Parkash Chautala (Haryana).Chief Ministers Parkash Singh Badal (Punjab), E K Nayannar (Kerala), Chandrababu Naidu, (Andhra Pradesh) and Om Parkash Chautala (Haryana), discuss certain aspects of the 11th Finance Commission's recommendations in New Delhi on Monday. —PTI photo.


Aspirant PM Naidu fires salvo
NEW DELHI, AUG 21 — Cyber savvy Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu fired his first but a calculated salvo here today by throwing his hat in the national political arena as a Prime Ministerial aspirant in the years to come.

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Body sighted on Russian sub
All crew members declared dead
MOSCOW, Aug 21 — Nine days after the tragic loss of the nuclear submarine Kursk during exercises in the Barents Sea, the Russian navy officially confirmed today the deaths of its 118 crewmen after divers found the wreck to be completely waterlogged.
A Russian marine officer walks with the parents of a sailer from Kursk submarine.A Russian marine officer walks with the parents of Maxim Barazhov, a sailor from Kursk submarine, after they arrived in the city of Murmansk on Sunday. —Reuters photo.

Uma Bharti resigns
NEW DELHI, Aug 21 — BJP leader and former Union Minister Uma Bharti today resigned from the Lok Sabha, saying she was quitting politics for good.
She also resigned from the working committee of the BJP. 

Junior minister feels snubbed
JALANDHAR, Aug 21 — The simmering discord between the Cabinet ministers and the ministers of state of Punjab came out in the open today. The Minister of State for Urban Development and Housing, Mr Ranjit Singh Ballian, accused his superior and the Urban and Housing Development Minister, Dr Upinderjit Kaur, of “humiliating and ignoring” him at a function organised by the Punjab Urban Development Authority here today.


PTDC to close holiday homes
AMRITSAR, Aug 21 — The cash-strapped Punjab Tourism Development Corporation has decided to close holiday homes at Srinagar, Goa, Shimla and other stations.




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