Wednesday, September 13, 2000, Chandigarh, India

PM’s yatra not Pak-centric
India keen on more US investment
From Hari Jaisingh

NEW YORK, Sept 12 — There is an air of cautious optimism that Indo-American ties will receive an added impetus through greater investment flows when Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee undertakes his first official visit to Washington late on Wednesday afternoon.

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Jehad for Pakistan; agony for India
NEW YORK, Sept 12 — The Indians in New York and other parts of the world have been reacting sharply to Pakistan’s jehad call in Kashmir and rightly so. 


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No change in stand on Ayodhya: Vajpayee
NEW YORK, Sept 12 — Faced with a barrage of criticism on his description of himself as a “swayamsevak”, Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee today clarified that he had made the remark in the context of his being a volunteer in the service of India and its people and ruled out any change in the government’s position on the Ayodhya issue.

PM to undergo knee surgery in India
NEW YORK, Sept 12 — The Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, will undergo surgery for replacement of his left knee on his return home from the current US visit, it was announced here today after a medical examination.

Basu to write to Advani today
Cong ‘not to oblige’ Centre

CALCUTTA, Sept 12 — West Bengal Chief Minister Jyoti Basu today said he would write to Union Home Minister L.K. Advani tomorrow regarding Defence Minister George Fernandes’ “misleading” reports on West Bengal.


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NEW DELHI, Sept 12 — Enmeshed in controversy for months over his alleged involvement in match-fixing, Indian cricketing legend Kapil Dev today resigned as the national cricket coach and was replaced by his predecessor Anshuman Gaekwad. Kapil revealed that he had sent his resignation to BCCI President A.C. Muthiah who accepted it.

Six troops die in attack on camp
Hizb chief rules out ceasefire

SRINAGAR, Sept 12 — In the second major strike in more than a month, militants today stormed an Army camp in central Kashmir and fought a fierce gunbattle that left six soldiers, including a Major, and two ultras dead.
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Mayor ‘met woman’ in hotel room
AMRITSAR, Sept 12 — Although a local BJP leader refuted allegations about a ‘misdemeanour’ by any of his party leader, the record of Hotel Sun City Towers shows that Mr Subash Sharma, Mayor, Municipal Corporation was a frequent inhabitant.

Wild growth chokes Bhakra canal
HISAR, Sept 12 — The Bhakra Canal, regarded as the lifeline of farmers of Punjab and parts of Haryana and Rajasthan, is gasping for breath with thick vegetation growing freely on its bed and banks due to lack of proper maintenance. This has not only restricted its capacity, but also severely damaged the canal’s lining.

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