Saturday, November 4, 2000, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3 am (IST)

J & K minister’s brother
killed in blast
Gloom engulfs Shias of Budgam
SRINAGAR, Nov 3 — Top Shia leader Aga Syed Mehdi, brother of Jammu and Kashmir Minister Aga Syed Mehmood, and five others, including his personal security officers and driver, were killed in a mine blast that blew off their vehicle at Kanihama in the North Kashmir district of Baramula this afternoon.


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Policemen check the wreckage of a car after a landmine explosion at Kanihama village, 30 km west of Srinagar, killed six persons on Friday

Policemen check the wreckage of a car after a landmine explosion at Kanihama village, 30 km west of Srinagar, killed six persons on Friday. — Reuters photo

What did Chandrachud really do?
Conflicting reports on match-fixing
NEW DELHI, Nov 3—The submissions made by the cricketers before the two inquires on match-fixing and betting—the Justice Chandrachud Commission and the CBI probe—bring to the fore startling ommissions and an inconsistent approach, much like the results of the glorious game of uncertainty— cricket.


Suraj Bhan goes to Himachal, Shastri to UP
NEW DELHI, Nov 3 — The Uttar Pradesh Governor, Mr Suraj Bhan, who sparked off a controversy by seeking direct access to official state files and hobnobbing with RSS functionaries, has been shifted to Himachal Pradesh.

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Ambika Soni quits as Gen Secy
NEW DELHI, Nov 3—Even as Ambika Soni today resigned as AICC General Secretary to campaign for Ms Sonia Gandhi in the party’s presidential elections, dissident leader Jitendra Prasada said that it was premature to judge the mood of Congress delegates by presence or absence of leaders during his visits to the states.

3000 Sikh pilgrims to visit Pak
AMRITSAR, Nov 3 — In a significant development, the Pakistan Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PGPC) has inserted the word “Sikh” in the religious body to win over the Sikh community all over the world.

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Cabinet nod to global technology institute
NEW DELHI, Nov 3—The Scientific Advisory Committee of the Cabinet today cleared a proposal for a $ 1 billion top-class technical institution in the country and forwarded several recommendations, including a program of action on critical technology.

Punjab to cut area under wheat
CHANDIGARH, Nov 3 — Punjab has decided to cut the area under wheat this year. It is a direct consequence of the over-production of the crop in this part of the country in the past year.

Farmers selling tractors to clear debts
KOTKAPURA, Nov 3 — With the economic condition going from bad to worse in the current paddy season the number of people frequenting the tractor bazaars being organised in every nook and corner of the state has started swelling as more and more farmers are trying to sell off their machines to generate cash for meeting social commitments.

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