Wednesday, October 25, 2000, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3 am (IST)

Rajnath to replace Gupta as
Uttar Pradesh CM
NEW DELHI, Oct 24 — Union Surface Transport Minister Rajnath Singh will take the oath of office as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh at Lucknow on October 28. This was disclosed by Mr Rajnath Singh in an informal chat with newspersons at his residence here. Loktantrik Congress Party chief Naresh Agrawal was also present on this occasion.


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Legislators of Uttranchal, the new hill state, seen with Chief Minister Ram Prakash Gupta and Speaker of the Vidhan Sabha Kesri Nath Tripathi during their farewell in the premises of the Vidhan Sabha in Lucknow on Tuesday. — PTI

Discretionary quota revived 
Allotment of petrol stations, gas agencies
NEW DELHI, Oct 24 — Kerosene is to be replaced with cooking gas in Punjab as the entire waiting list for LPG domestic connections in the country stands liquidated and the connections become available across the counter.

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Sitaram Kesri dead
NEW DELHI, Oct 24 — Former Congress President Sitaram Kesri died at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences here tonight after prolonged illness, AIIMS spokesman B.K. Dash said. Kesri breathed his last at 2330 hours.

Parrikar sworn in Goa CM

Sardinha quits ahead of trust vote

PANAJI, Oct 24 — BJP leader Manohar Parrikar was sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Goa today. A 14-member council of ministers was also sworn in at a simple ceremony at Raj Bhavan here.

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Hukamnama on langar relaxed
AMRITSAR, Oct 24 — Giving a new turn to the controversial “hukamnama” (edict) issued by the then Jathedar Akal Takht Bhai Ranjit Singh on “langar”, the five Sikh high priests gave relaxation to the handicapped or sick devotees from partaking of langar while sitting on the floor.

Puar, Sarao arrested, released
PATIALA, Oct 24 — The Vigilance Bureau today arrested former Punjabi University Vice-Chancellor Joginder Singh Puar and former Registrar Ranbir Singh Sarao, besides three other senior teachers, with regard to a case registered against them for “irregularities” conducted in the hosting of the National Science Congress in 1993 . All of them were released later following the presentation of a security bond of Rs 50,000 each .

White tiger cub is no more 
CHANDIGARH, Oct 24 — Gloom descended on Chhat Bir Zoo today. It was 90 minutes after midnight when the white tiger cub, Julie, collapsed and died in the Deputy Director’s office which had been converted into a makeshift intensive care unit.

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