Friday, October 20, 2000, Chandigarh, India

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17 militants killed in J & K
SRINAGAR, Oct 19— Security forces shot dead 17 militants, arrested four others, including a top ranking militant of Al-Badre outfit and recovered 6.3 kg of RDX, besides arms and ammunition during separate encounters in Jammu and Kashmir since last yesterday.


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Punjab hikes bus fares
1,053 schools to be upgraded

CHANDIGARH, Oct 19 — The Punjab Government today jacked up bus fares in the state. According to information available at the official level, the bus fares have been increased by 2 paise per km. Earlier, the fare was 39 paise per km and this has been enhanced to 41 paise.

Cong, CPI, CPM workers lathi-charged
Protest against Mayor’s election
AMRITSAR, Oct 19 — Seventeen Congress, CPI and CPM workers, including PPCC General Secretary Dr Raj Kumar, sustained injuries in a police lathi charge here today, even as Mr Amarinder Singh, PPCC chief, and Mr R.L. Bhatia, Congress member of Parliament, met Mr M.S. Gill, Chief Election Commissioner, against the election of the BJP candidate as Mayor by “default” in New Delhi today.

Suicide bomber killed, 24 hurt
COLOMBO, Oct 19 — Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga today administered the oath of office to a 44-member council of ministers amid tight security after an LTTE attack in central Colombo that killed the suicide bomber and injured 24 others.


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Jaswant SinghIs it Jaswant after Vajpayee?
NEW DELHI, Oct 19 — “The after-Vajpayee-who” debate today took a curious turn as the name of External Affairs Minister Jaswant Singh figured along with that of the Prime Minister and other top leaders in one of the official communiqués of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Dalwinder gets judicial remand
PATIALA, Oct 19 — The Special Magistrate, Central Bureau of Investigations, Mr Jaspinder Singh Heyer, today remanded Dalwinder Kaur, an accused in the Harpreet death case, to judicial custody till October 24.

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Prof P. D. ShastriProf P. D. Shastri is no more
CHANDIGARH, Oct 19 — Lives of great men all remind us, that we should make our lives sublime...
And parting leave behind us footprints on the sands of time....

Tension at MUL factory
NEW DELHI, Oct 19 — tension mounted at Maruti Udyog Ltd (MUL) factory nearby Gurgaon today with the death of another employee whose body was found across the nearby Railway track, a day after another employee had died in the factory premises.

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