Friday, September 1, 2000, Chandigarh, India

Freeze on Assembly, Lok Sabha seats till 2026
Cabinet nod for corporatising DTS
NEW DELHI, Aug 31 — A freeze on the number of Parliament and state Assembly constituencies till 2026, a corporate entity for the Department of Telecommunication (DoT) and a trim and user-friendly Tax Department were among the major decisions taken by the Union Cabinet today.


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Army leaves it to George
Pak occupation of 6 Kargil peaks
NEW DELHI, Aug 31 — The Army today chose to conveniently roll the ball into the Defence Minister, Mr George Fernandes’ court over the issue raised yesterday by a Rajya Sabha member and eminent lawyer, Mr R.K. Anand, that at least six heights in Kargil, including the strategic Point 5353, were still under Pakistani domination.

Pak to raise Kashmir issue
ISLAMABAD, Aug 31 — Pakistan said today that its military ruler, Gen Pervez Musharraf, would highlight the country’s dispute with India over Kashmir at the UN General Assembly’s millennium session next month.

No more curtailing of PM’s tour
NEW DELHI, Aug 31 — The Prime Minister’s Office categorically said today that Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee’s rescheduled visit to the United States of America stood and pruning the already curtailed tour any further was ruled out.



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5 labourers buried alive
SOLAN, Aug 31 — Five Bihari labourers were buried alive and six others were injured when a portion of hillock above a cluster of jhuggis in Sector 5 of Parwanoo township gave way this morning. 

Rain claims 31 lives

A portion of hillock caved in at Parwanoo razing many jhuggis and burying five labourers under its debris on Thursday morning.
A portion of hillock caved in at Parwanoo razing many jhuggis and burying five labourers under its debris on Thursday morning. — Photo by Madan Mehra

Babbar Khalsa terrorist held
JALANDHAR, Aug 31 — The police has foiled a conspiracy to cause bomb explosions in the state with the arrest of a Babbar Khalsa terrorist along with a consignment of explosives .

‘Z’ security for Amitabh
MUMBAI, Aug 31  — The Maharashtra Government has restored the ‘Z’ category security to matinee idol Amitabh Bachchan after it was asked by the Union Home Ministry to strengthen the security cover to him, Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal said today.

Mr Vishnu BhagwanVishnu Bhagwan new Haryana Chief Secy
CHANDIGARH, Aug 31 — Mr Vishnu Bhagwan will be the new Chief Secretary of Haryana. He replaces Mr Ram Sahai Varma, who retired today on superannuation.

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Chitti Singhpora suspect held
SRINAGAR, Aug 31 — The police today claimed to have apprehended two Pakistani nationals of Lashkar-e-Toiba, one of them a suspect in the Chitti Singhpora carnage in which 35 Sikhs were killed on March 21.

Canal water is not for bathing
ROHTAK, Aug 31 — Invoking provisions of Section 144, Cr. PC, the District Magistrate, Mr Rajesh Khullar, today banned bathing in the JLN canal with immediate effect.


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