Saturday, October 7, 2000, Chandigarh, India

Mamata BanerjeeMamata withdraws resignation

CALCUTTA, Oct 6 — Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee and Minister of State for External Affairs Ajit Kumar Panja today withdrew their resignations after a written assurance from Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee to again look into the issue of the recent hike in petroleum prices and take “appropriate action” after his return from Mumbai.


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Nod to IBP disinvestment
NEW DELHI, Oct 6- The government today took the first step towards disinvestment in the petroleum sector by approving the sale of government equity in the oil marketing major, IBP Ltd.

Kostunica to be new Yugoslav President
BELGRADE, Oct 6 — Serbian Opposition leader Vojislav Kostunica is to be sworn in as President before the new Federal Parliament, the radio station B2-92 reported.

Central team visits Punjab mandis
Farmers halt trains, block roads
AMRITSAR, Oct 6 — A high-level Central team, sent by the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, today visited various grain markets of this border district to take samples of paddy, with a view to clearing the glut of the produce.

6 Pak troops killed
JAMMU, Oct 6 — Six Pakistani soldiers were killed and several injured when a Pakistan post caught fire and two other bunkers damaged in exchange of shelling and firing along the Line of Control in the Laam sub-sector of Rajouri last night, a senior Army official said here today.



Troops take up positions during a gunbattle with militants in Nooradar Samthan in Bandipore, 57 km north of Srinagar, on Friday. The Army killed six militants of Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba in an encounter in the area Troops take up positions during a gunbattle with militants in Nooradar Samthan in Bandipore, 57 km north of Srinagar, on Friday. The Army killed six militants of Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba in an encounter in the area. — Reuters photo

Poachers kill tiger in zoo
HYDERABAD, Oct 6 — Close on the heels of the death of a Nandankanan Zoo tiger due to exhaustion during transit at Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh, a one-year-old female tiger “Sakhi” was gruesomely killed by poachers who slit its head and peeled off the skin in Nehru Zoological Park here on Wednesday night, B. Trinadha Rao, Conservator of the zoo said today.

Chhota Rajan held, to be sent back to India
BANGKOK Oct 6 — The Thai police today arrested Mumbai underworld don Chhota Rajan for entering into the country on an “illegal” passport and said he would be sent back to India after his trial.

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CBI questions Kamaljit
NEW DELHI, Oct 6 — The CBI today questioned Kamaljit Singh, who claims to be the husband of Harpreet Kaur, teenaged daughter of Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee chief Jagir Kaur, who died under mysterious circumstances recently.

Jagir Kaur seeking anticipatory bail?
JALANDHAR, Oct 6 — Even as Bibi Jagir Kaur avoided mediapersons and her well-wishers who flooded her well-guarded, newly acquired posh bungalow in Defence Colony here today, speculations were rife that she had gone to Chandigarh for obtaining an anticipatory bail in view of the registration of an FIR and the arrest of five persons in the Harpreet death case by the CBI.

Pressure on Jagir Kaur to quit
AMRITSAR, Oct 6 — Even as pressure has mounted on Bibi Jagir Kaur to step down as President of the SGPC in the wake of the case registered by the CBI in connection with the mysterious death of her daughter, yet sources claim that she won’t oblige her detractors without fighting it out.

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