Thursday, November 9, 2000, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3 am (IST)

US presidential battle hangs in balance

WASHINGTON, Nov 8 — After a heart-stopping reversal, the US presidential race hung in balance tonight with only a few hundred votes to decide whether Democratic Al Gore or Republican George W. Bush will become the next American President in cliff-hanger elections.

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Hillary wins Senate seat
WASHINGTON, Nov 8 — Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday won a US Senate seat from New York to become the first presidential spouse in American history to get elected to any public office.
First Lady and New York Senator-elect Hillary Rodham Clinton with her daughter Chelsea.
First Lady and New York Senator-elect Hillary Rodham Clinton appears on stage with her daughter Chelsea at a victory celebration in New York City. — Reuters photo

President K. R. NarayananPresident leaving for Singapore
NEW DELHI, Nov 8 — In a determined effort to give greater impetus to India’s “look East” policy, President K. R. Narayanan leaves here tomorrow on a four-day state visit to Singapore accompanied by a high-powered delegation, including the NASSCOM president, Mr Dewang Mehta.


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Secret parleys on jathas held
ATTARI, Nov 8 — Secret parleys are reportedly on between intelligence agencies at Attari and the police to tackle the situation arising out of a number of stranded Sikh passengers awaiting the boarding of the train to Pakistan tomorrow.

Nityanand sworn in CM
Barnala first Uttaranchal Governor
DEHARA DUN, Nov 8 — The new state of Uttaranchal was formally rung in at a simple open air ceremony at the Parade Ground at midnight here tonight. Its first CM, Mr Nityanand Swami, was administered the oath of office and secrecy at midnight by its first Governor, Mr Surjit Singh Barnala. Mr Barnala in turn had been administered the oath of office earlier by the Uttaranchal Chief Justice, Mr Justice A.A. Desai.

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MCC-JMM bid to unleash terror on D-Day
PATNA, Nov 8 — The MCC code words, containing commands to its cadre, are in the air in the Jharkhand region. “Move to Kanyakumari” is the specific order. Some of the hardcore troublemakers of the MCC have been given “Bhanwari” signal and others “Halfa”.

Jharkhand CM issue still ‘open’
NEW DELHI, Nov 8 — With six time Lok Sabha MP Karia Munda giving a jolt to the party by declining the offer of a junior minister in the Union Cabinet, the BJP high command is at loss to evolve an effective strategy for a damage control exercise.

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Stage set for confrontation
CHANDIGARH, Nov 8—The stage for confrontation between the Haryana Government and a section of its employees has been set with the invoking of the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA)by the state government against its employees.



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