Tuesday, September 5, 2000, Chandigarh, India

Indo-UK pact on terrorism
Visa rules to be relaxed
NEW DELHI, Sept 4 — In a significant move, the United Kingdom and India today agreed to set up a Joint Working Group (JWG) to counter international terrorism and drug trafficking and share vital information of mutual interest.

3 ISI agents arrested
AMRITSAR, Sept 4 — With the arrest of three ISI agents the Amritsar police has achieved a major breakthrough in foiling the attempt of Pakistan in spreading terror in Punjab and Delhi through subversive activities. The police has also seized lethal weapons and RDX explosive worth crores of rupees.


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The Home Minister, Mr L.K. Advani, shakes hands with the British Home Secretary, Mr Jack Straw, in New Delhi on Monday. The Home Minister, Mr L.K. Advani, shakes hands with the British Home Secretary, Mr Jack Straw, in New Delhi on Monday. Mr Straw is in India on a six-day official visit. — Reuters photo

Purchase of 10 Mirages cleared

NEW DELHI, Sept 4 — The Indian Air Force (IAF) will soon have new fighter planes in its inventory, with the Union Cabinet last week clearing the Rs 1500-crore deal for the purchase of 10 Mirage-2000 aircraft from France.

Karnataka sticks to stand on Veerappan
BANGALORE, Sept 4 — After a cabinet meeting and parleys with the Opposition, the Karnataka Government today ruled out a change in its strategy for resolving the Rajkumar hostage crisis or seeking central help, saying that the issue had reached a “decisive” stage.
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Govt to sell stand alone refineries
NEW DELHI, Sept 4 — The Union Cabinet today decided to restructure four stand alone refineries and revive viable National Textile Mills while closing down the unviable ones. There are 119 NTC mills in the country which employ around 87,000 employees. The Cabinet decided that it would implement an attractive voluntary retirement scheme for employees of the sick units.

Parminder Singh DhindsaDhindsa’s son SAD nominee
CHANDIGARH, Sept 4 — Mr Parminder Singh Dhindsa, general secretary of the youth wing of the Shiromani Akali Dal headed by Mr Parkash Singh Badal, will be the SAD’s candidate for the Sunam byelection. This was announced here today by Mr Badal following approval of the name of Mr Parminder Singh for the party ticket by the Political Affairs Committee of the SAD.

WTO: Punjab faces the heat
CHANDIGARH, Sept 4 — With the implementation of the first phase of the World Trade Organisation regime in the country, Punjab has started facing the heat. This was admitted today by the Punjab Government. Foodgrains, which was a major weapon in Punjab’s armoury to use as political clout at the national level, has become a liability as well as a problem for the state.

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