Tuesday, October 10, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Three share Nobel for Medicine
STOCKHOLM, Oct 9 (Reuters) — Arvid Carlsson, Paul Greengard and Eric Kandel won the Nobel Prize in physiology or Medicine this year, Sweden’s Karolinska Institute said today. They share the $ 1 million prize for their discoveries concerning signal transduction in the nervous system, crucial for understanding the normal function of the brain and how neurological and psychiatric diseases can arise. Carlsson is a Swede and Greengard and Austrian born Kandel are both US citizens.

Yugoslav PM quits
BELGRADE, Oct 9 (Reuters) — Yugoslav Prime Minister Momir Bulatovic, an ally of former President Slobodan Milosevic, quit today, bringing down the Federal Government, an official statement said. The resignation, which follows consultations with new Yugoslav President Vojislav Kostunica, signalled a further shift of power to anti-Milosevic political forces after the Serbian Parliament agreed to dissolve and hold early elections.

Rs 1,000 note issued
MUMBAI, Oct 9 (PTI) — The RBI today issued Rs 1,000 notes in the Mahatma Gandhi series bearing the Father of the Nation’s portrait in the watermark. The note, which bears the signature of RBI Governor Bimal Jalan, have a length of 177 mm and width of 73 mm, according to an RBI official.

Leftists plan meetings
HYDERABAD, Oct 9 (UNI) — The nine Left parties in Andhra Pradesh will hold state-wide meetings from October 15 to 30 to make the people aware of the Centre and state government’s anti-people policies. Leaders of the nine Left parties today released to newsmen, at a press conference, the video cassettes of the police firing and lathi charge on party activists during their “chalo assembly” march on August 28 in protest against the power tariff hike, in which three Left party workers and one Congress activist were killed.

  550 court arrest
KANPUR, Oct 9 (UNI) — More than 550 activists of the Samajwadi Party today courted arrest under the party’s ongoing “jail bharo” agitation for dismissal of the Ram Prakash Gupta government. The party supporters led by member of the state legislative council Lal Singh Tomar gathered at Rama Devi Square here and held out a motor rally.

Bihar seeks forces
PATNA, Oct 9 (PTI) — Concerned over the killing of Lohardagga Police Superintendent and spurt in Naxalite activities in recent months, the Bihar Government has sought 50 additional companies of central paramilitary forces (CPMF) for anti external operations, officials said today.

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