Wednesday, August 30, 2000, Chandigarh, India

CCEA hikes MSP for foodgrains, seeds
Royalty on minerals revised
NEW DELHI, Aug 29 — Hike in the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for foodgrains, grams, oilseeds and cotton for the kharif season ranging from Rs 15 to Rs 100 per quintal, approval to the BPL’s American Depository Receipts (ADRs) worth $ 200 million and revision of rates of royalty and dead rent in respect of minerals were among the major decisions taken by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) here today.


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4 Pak troops, 8 ultras killed
18 hurt in J&K grenade blast

SRINAGAR, Aug 29 — Four Pakistani soldiers and eight militants were killed when Indian troops repulsed a bid to push in ultras in the Uri sector of North Kashmir today, a defence spokesman said here.
On the Indian side, two Army jawans were among five injured in the Pak shelling.

Veerappan men’s release stayed
NEW DELHI, Aug 29 — In a major blow to the negotiation process to seek release of Kannada matinee idol Rajkumar, the Supreme Court today stayed the release of 30 aides of sandalwood smuggler Veerappan as demanded by the gangster and agreed to by the state of Karnataka.

India may host 2002 Asiad
NEW DELHI, Aug 29 — There is a strong possibility of India hosting the 2002 Asian Games as South Korea has expressed its inability to provide free board and lodging or picking up the tab on the air passage for the 10000-odd athletes.

Golfer Chiranjeev Milkha Singh with his father, Flying Sikh Milkha Singh (left), and mother (right) after he received the Arjuna Award, 1999, from President K.R. Narayanan at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Tuesday. 
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Higher pay for senior PGI Professors
CHANDIGARH, Aug 29 — At the Governing Body meeting of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Delhi today, placement of 25 per cent of existing senior Professors in higher pay scale was agreed upon. The decisions regarding the appointment of Dean, PGI, and promotions of Additional Professors as Professor was, however, deferred.

Flashfloods damage Manali-Leh highway
Army transit camp inundated
MANALI, Aug 29 — Hundreds of civilian and army vehicles were stranded on the Manali-Leh highway, 4 km from here, at Bahang near the Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) this morning. A house and at least five khokas near the SASE guest house were washed away. Fifty metre stretch of the Manali-Leh highway was completely damaged last night due to flashfloods originating from Pagal and Seri nullahs near Beas Kund.
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