Tuesday, September 12, 2000, Chandigarh, India

Naik hints at petro product price hike
NEW DELHI, Sept 11 — The prices of petroleum products will be hiked after Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee’s return from the USA even as India expressed disappointment over OPEC’s decision to increase crude production by eight lakh barrels per day, to curb shooting international prices.

Futuristic mood at UN
Permanent seat: India’s chances bright
From Hari Jaisingh
NEW YORK, Sept 11 — There is good news. The UN is not going to die yet, as is often feared. This is clear from the enthusiasm for the just concluded three-day UN Millennium Summit. Almost all the world leaders were there — over 150 of them, including 100 presidents or other Heads of State, 47 government leaders, princes and a few vice-presidents.


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Cong, Left condemn PM
NEW DELHI, Sept 11 — The Congress, the CPM and the CPI today condemned the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, for sharing the dais with the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and making statements which they claimed were an “endorsement of the communal platform”.

Army short of officers by 28 pc
NEW DELHI, Sept 11 — The Army, which has been facing an acute shortage of officers, particularly at the lower levels, has woken up to the exigencies of the situation and expects to bridge the gap in two decades by 2020.

Fernandes enquires about Roopali
CHANDIGARH, Sept 11 — Less than 24 hours after the plight of a Kargil martyr’s abandoned daughter was highlighted in The Tribune, the Union Defence Minister, Mr George Fernandes, today called up to enquire about her whereabouts and condition.


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Bhagat cleared in a riots case
NEW DELHI, Sept 11 — A Delhi court today exonerated senior Congress leader and former Union Minister H.K.L. Bhagat in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case here after the Delhi Police gave him a clean chit.

Malta tragedy
Dithering delays justice

NEW DELHI, Sept 11 — Due to the government’s inaction there has virtually been no progress in the Malta boat tragedy, in which 289 South Asian youths, including 170 Indians, most of them hailing from Punjab, drowned in the icy Ionian Sea between Greece and Italy on the eve of Christmas in 1996.

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Khurana back in new BJP team
Madan Lal KhuranaNEW DELHI, Sept 11 — BJP President Bangaru Laxman has included two former Delhi Chief Ministers Madan Lal Khurana and Sahib Singh Verma along with former Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Gopinath Munde in his team of office-bearers that was announced here today.

EC defers hearing on strike
To wait for apex court observation

NEW DELHI, Sept 11 — The Election Commission (EC) today deferred the hearing on the issue of enforcement of hartal by political parties in the wake of the special leave petition (SLP) filed in the Supreme Court by the CPM and the Congress on the issue.

Hizb under Jamait-e-Islami control
JAMMU, Sept 11 — The right wing Jamait-e-Islami in Pakistan has brought the Hizbul Mujahideen under its control. In a development of far reaching consequences the Amir (chief) of Jamait-e-Islami, Pakistan, Qazi Hussain Ahmed, has taken the control of the Hizbul Mujahideen in Pakistan occupied Kashmir and Jammu and Kashmir by declaring a partial merger of the two organisations. 

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