Wednesday, September 6, 2000, Chandigarh, India

Minor daughters of officials molested
India lodges strong protest with Pak
NEW DELHI, Sept 5 — India has taken the gravest view of the molestation of minor daughters of staff members of the Indian High Commission in Pakistan by an intruder on September 2 and has questioned the role of Pakistani intelligence officials in the incident.

Mayor case: 3 get death penalty
MUMBAI, Sept 5 — an ISI agent and two members of the Chhota Shakeel gang were today sentenced to death after being found guilty of an attempt to kill former Mumbai Mayor Milind Vaidya last year in which three bystanders were killed and eight injured.


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Agitating farmers from Punjab are dispersed by water cannon and a mild cane charge in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Agitating farmers from Punjab being dispersed by water cannon and a mild cane charge in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. (Detailed story )
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

UK willing to mediate: Straw
AMRITSAR, Sept 5 — The British Government has offered to mediate between India and Pakistan to resolve the vexed Kashmir issue provided both countries agree to it.

Pande in Cabinet Secretary race
NEW DELHI, Sept 5 — Union Defence Secretary T.R. Prasad and Union Finance Secretary P.G. Mankad appear to be in the running for the Cabinet Secretary’s post which falls vacant at the end of next month with the superannuation of Prabhat Kumar.


Lawyer held in assault case
KAITHAL, Sept 3 — A local lawyer, Mr Ishwar Singh Mehla, who had allegedly attacked the Judicial Magistrate, Ms Shalini Singh, with a knife in her courtroom and later threatened the Additional Sessions Judge, Mr R.C. Bansal, on telephone on September 2 was arrested by the police today. He was produced in the court of Mr N.P. Dewet, who remanded him in judicial custody till September 19.

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Hrishikesh to get Phalke award
NEW DELHI, Sept 5 — Hrishikesh Mukherjee, who evolved a new genre in Indian cinema carving a niche in an industry dominated by commercial films, was today chosen for the coveted Dada Saheb Phalke Award for 1999.

Vajpayee’s visit to strengthen ties
NEW DELHI, Sept 5 — Issues of international terrorism including Pakistan sponsored cross-border terrorism, international security, UN reforms and steps to augment bilateral economic cooperation particularly in energy, information technology and infrastructure sectors will dominate the agenda of bilateral talks during Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee’s US visit, commencing from September 7.

Hospitals employ untrained staff
HISAR, Sept 5 — How safe are the hands you entrust yourselves unto should you need medical treatment in upmarket private nursing homes in Haryana? Before you decide for yourself, please note that among those who masquerade as paramedics are those who have never had formal professional training.

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