Saturday, September 16, 2000, Chandigarh, India

Millennium Olympics off to spectacular start
SYDNEY, Sept 15 — A fabulous collage of the fifth continent’s culture and tradition, music that ranged from the classical to techno and brilliantly choreographed performances gave the first Olympic Games of the millennium a spectacular take-off at Stadium Australia here today.
The Olympic flag is hoisted during the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games on Friday at Sydney.
The Olympic flag is hoisted during the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games on Friday at Sydney. (Right) Fireworks explode in the night sky over the Olympic Stadium at the finale of the ceremony. — Reuters photo


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U.S. President Bill Clinton welcomes Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee on the South Lawn of the White House on Friday. ---- Reuters photoClinton for talks with Pakistan
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From Hari Jaisingh
WASHINGTON, Sept 15 — The Indo-American dialogue came to a decisive stage as Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee had a formal meeting with President Bill Clinton at the White House here today. The meeting is said to have been “very cordial and positive.”

India caucus in USA at work
WASHINGTON, Sept 15 — The India caucus among American law makers has indeed come a long way in the seven years of its existence with both Democratic and Republic Congressmen increasingly realising the potential of enlarging ties between the world’s two largest democracies.


CBI may name foreign cricketers
NEW DELHI, Sept 15 — The CBI report in the match-fixing case could name a few foreign cricketers apart from Indian players in the biggest ever cricket scandal, which has resulted in the resignation of the Haryana hurricane Kapil Dev as the Indian team coach and the dropping of former captain Mohammad Azharuddin, Ajay Jadeja and Nayan Mongia from the team.

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BJP expels Amritsar Mayor
AMRITSAR, Sept 15 — The BJP today expelled Mr Subash Sharma, Mayor of the local municipal corporation from primary membership of the party after he failed to submit his resignation.

Obscene posters on police station walls
AMRITSAR, Sept 15 — Lewd and obscene posters continue to be displayed in blatant violation of the Deputy Commissioner’s orders, finding their way to the walls of not only private and government departments but also hospitals, educational institutes and even police station buildings.

Dropsy claims three lives
PATIALA, Sept 15 — Dropsy has broken out in Malerkotla town in Sangrur district, claiming three lives and creating paralytical symptoms in four others following consumption of mustard oil contaminated with argimone seeds, by a family.

Strike by industrial workers
CHANDIGARH, Sept 15 — Workers’ unions here today claimed “complete” strike in all industrial estates in Punjab in support of their demand of hiking the minimum wages.

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