Thursday, October 12, 2000, Chandigarh, India

Paddy: Centre softens stand
Badal meets Shanta in Palampur today
A breakthrough in the standoff between the Central procurement agency and Punjab farmers is on the anvil as Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal, flies to Palampur tomorrow morning to meet the Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Public Distribution and Food, Mr Shanta Kumar.


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CM’s order creates confusion
KHANNA, Oct 11- The state government has issued a directive to all marketing committees in the state, who are monitoring the paddy procurement in various mandis to ensure that paddy is not purchased for a price less than Rs 540 per quintal, the minimum support price fixed by the Union Government.

60 kg RDX found in Poonch
11 militants killed in J&K

JAMMU, Oct 11 — In a major haul, Army troops today seized 60 kg of RDX and 25,200 rounds of ammunition from a militant hideout in Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir.

Bibi’s arrest after probe: CBI
NEW DELHI, Oct 11—The CBI, which raided several places in Punjab in connection with the Harpreet Kaur death case, is going slow on the arrest of the deceased’s mother and SGPC Chief, Bibi Jagir Kaur, pending thorough investigation and adequate material evidence.

PM to practise walking from today

Atal Behari Vajpayee recuperates at Breach Candy hospital, Mumbai, on Wednesday, after undergoing surgery for his arthritic left knee.
— Reuters photo
Atal Behari Vajpayee recuperates at Breach Candy hospital, Mumbai, on Wednesday, after undergoing surgery for his arthritic left knee.
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Quantum of sentence today

Rao, Buta’s conviction

NEW DELHI, Oct 11 — A Special Court in Delhi will tomorrow pronounce the quantum of sentence to be awarded to the former Prime Minister, P.V. Narasimha Rao, and a former Union Minister, Buta Singh, who have been convicted in the JMM MPs’ bribery case.

SC censures Karnataka Govt
Cases against Veerappan men

NEW DELHI, Oct 11 — The Supreme Court today came down heavily on the Karnataka Government for not disclosing to the designated court the ‘real reason’ behind seeking withdrawal of TADA charges against 51 associates of Veerappan.

7 ministers lose in Lanka poll
COLOMBO, Oct 11 — Seven Sri Lankan Ministers and General Secretaries of the Opposition United National Party Gamini Athukorale and leader of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Rauff Hakeem were among the prominent losers, while Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayake was among the notable winners in the general election.

AGPC formation: blow to SGPC
AMRITSAR, Oct 11 — After the formation of the Pakistan Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee, the formation of the American Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee would further dilute the authority of the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee.

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