Wednesday, October 4, 2000, Chandigarh, India

India, Russia forge strategic tieup
NEW DELHI, Oct 3 — Imparting a qualitatively new character to the historic bilateral ties, India and Russia today forged a strategic partnership that proposes structured cooperation in the fields of nuclear sciences, defence, space and in the fight against international terrorism, separatism, religious extremism, organised crime, and illegal drug trafficking.


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Dhindsa wins in Sunam
SUNAM, Oct 3 — Mr Parminder Singh Dhindsa, candidate of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and son of Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, was today declared elected by a margin of 16711 votes to the Sunam assembly seat, the byelection for which was held on September 29.


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A victory procession being held in Sunam on Tuesday to mark the landslide win of the SAD candidate, Mr Parminder Singh Dhindsa. A victory procession being held in Sunam on Tuesday to mark the landslide win of the SAD candidate, Mr Parminder Singh Dhindsa. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan


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Pilot’s widow wins Dausa LS seat
NEW DELHI, Oct 3 — Ms Rama Pilot, widow of Rajesh Pilot, rode the sympathy wave to win the Dausa Lok Sabha seat for the Congress defeating the nearest BJP rival Rohitashav Kumar by a margin of over 65,000 votes.

Mamata defers decision to quit
Vajpayee assures rollback

CALCUTTA, Oct 3 — The Railway Minister, Ms Mamata Banerjee, has deferred her decision to quit the Vajpayee ministry along with her senior colleague, Mr Ajit Kumar Panja, Union Minister of State for External Affairs, till October 6 after there was “a categorical assurance from the Prime Minister to slash down the prices of diesel, LPG and kerosene”.

No-trust move rejected in Gujarat
GANDHINAGAR, Oct 3 — Amid uproarious scenes, the Gujarat Assembly today rejected by voice vote the Opposition’s no-confidence motion against the two-and-half-year-old Keshubhai Patel ministry.

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Choudhury expelled from CPM
NEW DELHI, Oct 3 —Controversial CPM leader Saifuddin Choudhury, who demanded greater democratic functioning and transparency in party affairs, has been expelled from the party.

Cops fail to appear before riots panel
NEW DELHI, Oct 3 — The Delhi Government and the Delhi Police, accused of gross failure in maintaining law and order in the aftermath of Indira Gandhi’s assassination on October 31, 1984, today failed to appear before Justice G.T. Nanawati Commission, set up by the NDA government to probe into the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.


Officials ‘hound’ miller to death
RAMPURAPHUL, Oct 3 — Gopal Chand Garg, a leading industrialist of this town and his wife Veenu Garg were allegedly driven to commit suicide by officials of the Punjab State Warehousing Corporation late last night. Police sources said Mr Garg and his wife Veenu Garg reportedly consumed poison at home last night.

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