Friday, September 22, 2000, Chandigarh, India

Advani drubs West Bengal on violence
Crucial NDA meeting on Saturday

HYDERABAD, Sept 21 — Terming West Bengal Chief Minister Jyoti Basu’s outburst against Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee as “intemperate and reflective of panic”, Union Home Minister L. K. Advani today asked the Marxist government to put an end to political violence in the state to the “satisfaction of people”.


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PM hints at oil price hike
NEW DELHI, Sept 21 — The Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, today said “hard decisions” would have to be taken to deal with surging international crude prices indicating that domestic oil price hike was on the cards.

Atal briefs President on US tour
NEW DELHI, Sept 21 — Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee calling on President K. R. Narayanan here today fuelled speculation that an expansion-cum-reshuffle of the Cabinet was round the corner.



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Villagers try to cross a damaged rail track over flood waters in the West Bengal town of Shantipur, 150 km northeast of Calcutta, on Wednesday.

Villagers try to cross a damaged rail track over flood waters in the West Bengal town of Shantipur, 150 km northeast of Calcutta, on Wednesday. — Reuters photo 
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Indian troops to leave S. Leone
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 21 — In a surprise move, India has announced that it plans to withdraw its entire 3,000-strong contingent from the 13,000-member UN peacekeeping force in Sierra Leone.

Rao-Virbhadra row hots up
SHIMLA, Sept 21 — The organisational election process of the Congress has taken an ugly turn in Himachal Pradesh. The chairman of the pradesh election authority, Mr Hanumantha Rao, has made some objectionable remarks against the CLP leader, Mr Virbhadra Singh, and the latter accusing him of having become a representative of those who were rigging the elections.

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“Take firm steps to check violence and restore people’s confidence.” Send original to Mamataji and a copy to Basu.
by Sandeep Joshi
UT Home Secy case
Is Manpreet being victimised?

LUDHIANA, Sept 21 — Is the bride of the UT Home Secretary Raminder Singh Gujral being victimised at the behest of her husband who wanted to get rid of her? Is she more sinned against than sinning?
Expelled Mayor meets party chief
Seeks time to prove innocence
AMRITSAR, Sept 21 — In a surprise move, Mr Subash Sharma, Mayor, Municipal Corporation, who was expelled from the BJP for six years following charges of “more turpitude” today held a meeting with state party President Brij Lal Rinwa at Chandigarh today.
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