Saturday, October 14, 2000, Chandigarh, India

Several trains cancelled

Farmers block rail, road traffic
AMBALA, Oct 13 — Rail traffic was thrown out of gear following a dharna by Bharatiya Kisan Union activists. In the Ambala division, the BKU activists sat on a dharna, among others, at Tapa, Lehra Gaga, Rajpura, Sirhind, Rampuraphul and Chhajli which led to the cancellation and detention of several trains, causing inconvenience to passengers.

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India beat S. Africa, enter final
NAIROBI, Oct 13 — India knocked joint favourites South Africa out of the $ 1 million ICC Knockout Trophy at the Nairobi Gymkhana Club grounds here today, winning their Semifinal by a crushing 95 runs to set up a final with New Zealand in two days time. (Details on Sports page)

Sourav Ganguly prepares to drive a ball from South African bowler Roger Telemachus (not in picture) as wicketkeeper Mark Boucher looks on in a semifinal match of the ICC tournament in Nairobi on Friday. — AFP photo

Govt corruption-free: PM
MUMBAI, Oct 13 — Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, who has promised a second look at the recent hike in petro product prices, today said the government had to take hard decisions in the long-term interests of the nation but gave no indication on what it proposed to do on the rollback demand.


PM’s walking exercise put off
MUMBAI, Oct 13 — The crowds had thinned out. The excitement was on the wane. The security was unobtrusive. At Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital where Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee underwent surgery on the left knee last Tuesday it was near normalcy time.

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RSS unhappy with NDA
AGRA, Oct 13—As the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, celebrated the completion of one year in office, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) today expressed displeasure over the functioning of the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre,saying, “We changed governments, parties and slogans” but with no desired result.

Ratnasiri sworn in Lanka PM
COLOMBO, Oct 13 — A People’s Alliance government headed by Mr Ratnasiri Wickremanayake assumed office for the second time in Sri Lanka today even as the country was mourning the death of elderly stateswoman Sirimavo Bandaranaike.

Pilot,woman killed in MiG crash
JAIPUR, Oct 13 —An Indian Air Force MiG-21 aircraft crashed on a cluster of houses at a village in Bikaner district of Rajasthan today, killing its pilot and a woman on the ground, police sources here said.

Army jawan among 19 killed in J&K
SRINAGAR, Oct 13 — Seventeen militants, including four Pakistani infiltrators, and an Army jawan and a civilian were among the 19 persons killed while the security forces arrested three militants, including a self-styled commander, in the state during the past 24 hours.

Damage-control bid by SGPC
AMRITSAR, Oct 13 — The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has launched a damage control exercise in favour of Bibi Jagir Kaur who is allegedly evading arrest by the CBI these days.

Dr C. P. ThakurAll medical colleges to go online
CHANDIGARH, Oct 13 — All medical colleges in the country will go online soon so as to facilitate diffusion of the latest information on research and developments in the field of medicine and health care, says Dr C.P. Thakur, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, maintaining that medical colleges in the country were in a sorry state.

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