Friday, October 6, 2000, Chandigarh, India

80 pc of paddy defective: FCI
LUDHIANA, Oct 5 — Nearly 80 per cent of the paddy crop arriving in the Punjab mandis is below the specifications laid down by the Government of India.

Central team to visit Punjab
NEW DELHI, Oct 5 - The Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, today assured the Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, that a high-level Central team will be leaving for Punjab today to resolve the ongoing problems about procurement of paddy and to ensure that the farmers were not subjected to harassment.


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Kiran MK II aircraft perform aerobatics during air show rehearsals in Delhi on Thursday. The Indian Air Force celebrates its 68th anniversary on October 8.

Kiran MK II aircraft perform aerobatics during air show rehearsals in Delhi on Thursday. The Indian Air Force celebrates its 68th anniversary on October 8.
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Putin urges India to sign CTBT
MUMBAI, Oct 5 — The Russian President, Mr Vladimir Putin, today exhorted India to sign the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty but at the same time appreciated the country’s strategic compulsions over the issue.

Russia backs Indian stand on Pak
NEW DELHI, Oct 5 — A joint statement, issued today at the conclusion of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s four-day visit, has supported the Indian position on the resumption of dialogue with Pakistan that normalisation of relations with Islamabad was not possible until support for cross-border terrorism did not cease.


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CBI arrests 5 in Harpreet case
NEW DELHI, Oct 5 — In a significant development, the Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested five persons, including two women, in connection with the “mysterious” death of Harpreet Kaur, daughter of the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee president Bibi Jagir Kaur.

Romeo Force kills 4 top militants
10 Pak soldiers killed in clash
JAMMU, Oct 5 — The Army’s Romeo Force eliminated four top militants, including the chief of Hizbul Mujahideen Pir Panjal Regiment at Surankot yesterday.

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Hizbul ultra held in Delhi
NEW DELHI, Oct 5 — The Delhi Police claims to have averted a blast during the ongoing Ram Lila and Dasehra celebrations in the Capital with the arrest of a Pakistan army trained militant of the Hizbul Mujahideen and seized 5.4 kg of RDX from his possession.

TDP, SAD too seek rollback
CALCUTTA, Oct 5 — The Trinamool Congress today remained adamant not to withdraw resignations of its two ministers from the NDA government until a rollback of the petro price hike despite an appeal by the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee.

Dangi proclaimed offender
CHANDIGARH, Oct 5 — The Special Judge of Ambala has declared Mr Anand Singh Dangi, a former Revenue and Rehabilitation Minister of Haryana, a proclaimed offender in connection with a case registered by the State Vigilance Bureau under Sections 218, 406, 409, 418, 420, 467, 468, 471 and 120-B of the IPC and Section 13 (I) of the Prevention of Corruption Act on July 8.


6 grooms lose lakhs, US wives
BATHINDA, Oct 5 — Yurinder Singh’s (not his real name) joy knew no bounds when he tied the nuptial knot with Vicky, a citizen of the USA in January, 1997, with the aim to go abroad for better fortune.

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