Friday, November 10, 2000, Chandigarh, India
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Bush has razor-thin lead

Claims of voting irregularities mount

Republican George W. Bush and Democrat Al Gore. WASHINGTON, Nov 9 — Democrat Al Gore cut into Republican George W. Bush’s razor-thin lead today in the continuing recount of 6 million presidential ballots in Florida, as claims of voting irregularities mounted in the state that will decide who wins the White House.

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Cooking gas shortage likely
CHANDIGARH, Nov 9 — The northern region is in for a shortage of liquid petroleum gas (cooking gas). The consumers of Indane, brand name owned by the Indian Oil Corporation, will be the worst hit.

Uttaranchal ministry today
DEHRA DUN, Nov 9 — Following the swearing-in of Mr Nityanand Swami as Chief Minister of the new state of Uttaranchal late last night, the focus has shifted to his putative ministry. 


Mr Surjit Singh Barnala and Mr Nityanand Swami after taking oath as Governor and Chief Minister of Uttaranchal, respectively, at Dehra Dun on Thursday morning. Flanking them are Union Ministers L.K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi.
 — Tribune photo by Karam Singh

Bibi Jagir Kaur’s arrest stayed
CHANDIGARH, Nov 9 — A court at Patiala has stayed until November 13 arrest of Bibi Jagir Kaur, President, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, in Harpreet Kaur case. An order to this effect was passed today.

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Stranded pilgrims leave for Pak
ATTARI, Nov 9 — Amidst frayed tempers and sloganeering, over 2000 passengers, including Sikh pilgrims and regular Pakistani travellers, finally boarded the Lahore-bound Samjhauta Express late this evening, four hours behind schedule.  


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BJP-led Goa Govt wins trust vote
PANAJI, Nov 9 — The 17-day-old Bharatiya Janata Party led coalition government in Goa, headed by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, today won the vote of confidence in a specially summoned one-day session of the assembly here.

Violence feared in Jharkhand
NEW DELHI, Nov 9 — With the BJP high command continuing to insist to have former Minister of State for Environment Babu Lal Marandi as the first Chief Minister of Jharkhand, there is a serious apprehension of violence breaking out on November 15 when the state comes into being.

Drought triggers migration
HISAR, Nov 9 — The turbulence in several Rajasthan areas is creating ripples in the bordering districts of Haryana, including Hisar, Sirsa and Bhiwani. While many Sirsa villages are witnessing the unusual phenomenon of hundreds of families of shepherds and farmers migrating in the wake of a severe drought in their villages, many villages in Loharu in Bhiwani district have been cut off from the neighbouring areas of Rajasthan.



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