Friday, October 13, 2000, Chandigarh, India

Rao, Buta get 3 years’ RI
Sentence suspended till Nov 8

NEW DELHI, Oct 12—Former Prime Minister P .V. Narasimha Rao and former Union Minister Buta Singh were today sentenced to three years' rigorous imprisonment in the JMM MPs' pay-offs case.

A historic verdict
By Hari Jaisingh
RANSPARENCY in public life and fair judicial action are the right answers to check the increasing menace of political and administrative corruption in India. 


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Former Union Minister Buta Singh (L) and former Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao (R) come out of the Special Court in Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi on Thursday — PTI  photo

Centre relaxes paddy damage limit to 7 pc
DHARAMSALA, Oct 12 — While categorically stating that his ministry could not give any further relaxation, the Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Mr Shanta Kumar, today announced that damaged paddy upto a maximum limit of 7 per cent instead of 3 per cent, would be procured, with immediate effect at Rs 515 and Rs 485 per quintal.


CBI grills Dalvinder Kaur
NEW DELHI, Oct 12 — The CBI today grilled Dalvinder Kaur in connection with the mysterious death of Harpreet Kaur, daughter of the SGPC chief Bibi Jagir Kaur. Dalvinder Kaur, who is said to be a close friend of Bibi Jagir Kaur, was interrogated by a team of CBI’s special investigation cell, the CBI sources said here.

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Govt asks for Rajan’s provisional arrest
NEW DELHI, Oct 12 — Putting to rest speculations about the extradition to India of Chhota Rajan, New Delhi has formally asked Bangkok to keep the underworld don “under provisional arrest” as all requisite papers along with legal documents for his eventual extradition are under process.

Vajpayee does tight-rope walk
Completes one year in office
NEW DELHI, Oct 12—The Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, has succeeded in completing a year in office and keeping his fragile and largest coalition government from coming apart despite the inherent contradictions in the existing arrangement.

DD to take on ‘KBC’
NEW DELHI, Oct 12— Doordarshan is looking forward to taking on Star TV’s “Kaun Banega Crorepati “(KBC) with its new line of innovative programmes to be launched on DD(Metro) in collaboration with Australia’s Channel Nine.

Gao wins Nobel for literature
STOCKHOLM, Oct 12 — Chinese writer Gao Xingjian won the Nobel prize in literature for 2000, the Swedish Academy said today.

Squabbling militants being pushed into J&K
JAMMU, Oct 12 — Following a series of armed clashes among activists belonging to different militant groups in three areas of Pakistan occupied Kashmir, agencies across the border have stepped up their efforts to push large groups of rebels into Jammu and Kashmir.

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