Thursday, September 14, 2000, Chandigarh, India

Vajpayee woos US investors
Key sectors to be opened  * PMO to monitor projects
From Hari Jaisingh

NEW YORK, Sept 13 — Exuding an open arms policy, Prime Minister A. B. Vajpayee called upon the captains of industry at the US-India Business Summit here today to accept a target of $ 5 billion foreign investment flows in 2001 and treble it to $ 15 billion in the next three years.

US Diary
Dr Ranawat and PM’s knee problem
NEW YORK, Sept 13 — From New York the Prime Minister’s party moves to Washington where he is a state guest. And this means quite a few ceremonial gestures like a 19-gun salute and the military honour cordon to the motorcade, etc.


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Sikh delegation meets PM
NEW YORK, Sept 13 — It was “a healing touch” of sorts when a 27-member delegation of Sikh organisations and gurdwaras met Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee in his suite at Hotel Waldorf Astoria here last evening and greeted him with “jaikaras” — “Bole So Nihal, Sat Sri Akal”.
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee with members of the Sikh community in New York on Tuesday.
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee with members of the Sikh community in New York on Tuesday. — PTI photo

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L. K. AdvaniAdvani briefs President on WB
NEW DELHI, Sept 13 — The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is on the horns of a dilemma if it should actively consider recommending to the President, Mr K. R. Narayanan, imposition of the Central rule in the Left Front-ruled West Bengal.


3 children killed in blast
Pak sets up team to attack LoC posts

SRINAGAR, Sept 13 — At least three children were killed in a blast at Manjkot in Uri sector of north Kashmir this evening.

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Talks on autonomy soon: Omar
SRINAGAR, Sept 13 — The Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Mr Omar Abdullah, here today hinted at the resumption of Centre-State discussion on the autonomy issue soon after the return of the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, from the USA. 

Ranga’s diagnosis ‘improper’
NEW DELHI, Sept 13 —The six-member government-appointed committee that went into the treatment provided to former minister Rangarajan Kumaramangalam is understood to have said that Apollo Hospital had not properly diagnosed his illness.

Sunam DSP shifted
CHANDIGARH, Sept 13 — On the directions of the Election Commission, the Punjab Government has shifted Mr Darshan Singh Mann, DSP, Sunam, following complaints received in the office of the commission.

Bhattal complains to Sahay
CHANDIGARH, Sept 13 — The All-India Congress Committee’s observer for the Sunam byelection, Mr Subodh Kant Sahay, is busy setting the Congress house in order in Punjab. 

Woman charged with sons’ kidnapping
RAMPURAPHUL (Bathinda), Sept 13 — A criminal case has been registered against Kashmir Kaur and her relatives in the police station here for kidnapping her two sons who were living with their grandparents, her in-laws and injuring her father-in-law and mother-in-law last night.

Top hospitals face action
PATIALA, Sept 13 — The Punjab Pollution Control Board
(PPCB) has issued notices to seven top hospitals in the state threatening to initiate prosecution proceedings against them for failing to create adequate facilities for proper disposal of bio-medical waste.

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