Sunday, October 15, 2000, Chandigarh, India

RSS attacks BJP on Ayodhya
To create pressure for temple construction
AGRA, Oct 14 — The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) today made a veiled attack on the BJP for “pushing to the backburner” the Ayodhya issue and Article 370 and warned that “the party which isolates itself from the temple issue will have to bear the consequences.”

VHP lodges protest with Pak envoy
NEW DELHI, Oct 14 — The Vishwa Hindu Parishad has demanded restoration of temple and houses destroyed by a mob in an attack in the Dalbandhin area, 340 km from Quetta, on Wednesday.


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Five-year-old Rishab Vats, the youngest volunteer of the RSS, attends the three-day National Security Meet in Shastri Puram, near Agra, on Saturday. — Reuters photo Five-year-old Rishab Vats, the youngest volunteer of the RSS, attends the three-day National Security Meet in Shastri Puram, near Agra, on Saturday.

Climbdown on church issue
AGRA, Oct 14 — In a virtual climbdown amid widespread criticism on its demand for “swadeshi churches”, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh today said Christians should at least accept that there can be “salvation outside the Church also”.



What’s wrong with our prisons?
The profiles of the country’s prisons, once home only to common criminals, are fast changing what with a new tribe of “VIPs and VVIPs”, which may be expanded as Very Important Prisoners and Very Important Prisoners, facing the prospects of entering the cells. Not only politicians but also senior bureaucrats, technocrats, academicians and others from the so-called cultured society are lodged in high security jails after being convicted in criminal cases.

A team of Tribune reporters undertook a quick survey of prisons in Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Chandigarh.

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11 of family shot in Bihar
SIWAN (Bihar), Oct 14 — In a fresh outbreak of caste-related violence, 11 members of a Yadav family were mowed down by unidentified gunmen at Mujahipur village in the district sparking off communal tension in the area.

5 securitymen killed in J & K
SRINAGAR, Oct 14 — Five security personnel, including a BSF Sub-Inspector and two militants, were among eight persons killed and six security men wounded in separate militancy-related incidents in Jammu and Kashmir since last evening.

Domestic air travel costlier
CHANDIGARH, Oct 14 — Domestic air travel has become costlier now. While management of Indian Airlines and its feeder airline, Alliance Air, are still contemplating for a 15 per cent hike in domestic air fares, some of the private airlines, including Jet Airways and Sahara, have already hiked fares.

Jarnail SinghSoccer legend Jarnail dead
CHANDIGARH, Oct 14 — With the passing away of legendary soccer star Jarnail Singh, an era of Indian football has come to an end. Jarnail breathed his last in Vancouver in the early hours today where he had gone to see his younger son Harshmohan who is settled there. 

Punjab’s debt trap and wheat crisis
CHANDIGARH, Oct 14 — Neck deep in paddy crisis, the Punjab Government is also in hot waters on the wheat front. Interestingly, for the trouble pertaining to wheat, again, it is the Union Ministry for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution that is playing the spoilsport.


The economics of paddy crisis
CHANDIGARH: The current paddy crisis can be eased, or its recurrence avoided, if a little economic thinking is done and right technology applied to cut costs, particularly by the Food Corporation of India. 

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