Thursday, August 31, 2000, Chandigarh, India

PM announces sops for small units
A. B. VajpayeeExcise duty exemption limit doubled
NEW DELHI, Aug 30 — Amidst clouds of WTO agreements looming large over the small scale industry, the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, today announced several incentives to this sector to face the challenge posed by globalisation.


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Woman AISSF leader shot
AMRITSAR, Aug 30 — The president of the All-India Sikh Students Federation (women’s cell), Ms Gurpreet Kaur Sohal, was gunned down at her residence, here today. She was shot dead from point blank range during broad daylight. She was also chief of Mai Bhago Brigade.

PM delays US trip by 2 days
NEW DELHI, Aug 30 — Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee has delayed by two days next month's visit to the USA on the advice of his doctors, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

‘6 Kargil heights in Pak control’
NEW DELHI, Aug 30 — In what could prove to be extremely damaging for the image of the Army and belie its various claims, a noted lawyer and JMM-supported Rajya Sabha member, Mr R.K. Anand, today claimed that not just Point 5353 but at least five other heights in Kargil were still under Pakistani domination.

The slow life in Morni hills struck a dead note owing to inclement weather as heavy rain lashed the area for the fourth time on Wednesday.The slow life in Morni hills struck a dead note owing to inclement weather as heavy rain lashed the area for the fourth time on Wednesday. These two stranded villagers await a vehicle to reach their homes. —Tribune Photo by Manoj Mahajan


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Hamdard faces disqualification
NEW DELHI, Aug 30 — An independent Rajya Sabha MP from Punjab is precariously perched and just two sittings short of being disqualified as a member. Frantic efforts to persuade Mr Brijender Singh Hamdard to attend at least one sitting of the House of Elders during the just-concluded monsoon session of Parliament so that he does not have to give up his Rajya Sabha seat has proved to be in vain.

Ex-minister held, freed on bail
CHANDIGARH, Aug 30 — The former Haryana Public Works Minister, Dr Dharamvir Yadav, and a subdivisional engineer of the department, Mr N.K. Garg, were arrested by the state police on charges of corruption levelled against them. However, they were released because of the anticipatory bail granted by the Sessions Judge, Ambala.
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