Saturday, October 21, 2000, Chandigarh, India

Power panels must for incentives
Union Minister tells states
CHANDIGARH, Oct 20 — The states which do not constitute power regulatory commissions will not be given incentives, but there is no plan to impose restrictions on such states in the near future, says Union Power Minister Suresh P. Prabhu.

Bus fare hike withdrawn
CHANDIGARH, Oct 20 — In less than 24 hours, the Punjab Government has withdrawn the notification pertaining to the hike in bus fares.


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Bhuppi group sweeps PU students’ poll
CHANDIGARH, Oct 20 — The Panjab University Students Union Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad-Haryana Students Association alliance made a clean sweep of the elections to the Panjab University Campus Students Council here today.

Bhupinder Singh 'Bhuppi' of the PUSU-ABVP-HSA alliance makes the 'V' sign after being elected Chairman of the Punjab University Campus Students Council on Friday.
Bhupinder Singh 'Bhuppi' (extreme left) of the PUSU-ABVP-HSA alliance makes the 'V' sign after being elected President of the Panjab University Campus Students Council on Friday. Other elected office-bearers are also seen in the picture.
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

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Manhunt on to trace Nishan
JALANDHAR, Oct 20 — Pressurised by the CBI, the Punjab police has finally launched a manhunt to trace Nishan Singh by forming a team of police officers to trace the missing ASI, attached with the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee chief, Bibi Jagir Kaur, as her gunman.

J & K posting for new IAS men?
NEW DELHI, Oct 20 — The Defence Minister, Mr George Fernandes, hopes to discuss with the Jammu and Kashmir Government the proposal of posting Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers straight out of probation to the state in a bid to give fresh direction to the administration there.

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Israel refuses to help in UN probe
GENEVA, Oct 20 — Israel said today that it refuses to cooperate with a United Nations inquiry into alleged human rights violations in the West Bank and Gaza. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement rejecting a resolution passed yesterday by the UN Human Rights Commission condemning Israel for “widespread, systematic and gross violation of human rights.”

Nod to mining in Khaniyara
Govt succumbs to pressure

SHIMLA, Oct 20 — The government has succumbed to pressure by influential slate mining lobby of Kangra by getting hurdles cleared in the way of resuming quarrying in Khaniyara area which is already environmentally degraded.

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