Monday, November 13, 2000, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3 am (IST)

Militants clash with pilgrims
NANKANA SAHIB (Pakistan), Nov 12 — At least three members of the Gurmat Gurbani Sant Samaj, led by Baba Mangal Singh Satlani (Amritsar), sustained injuries in a clash with armed militants on the gurdwara premises here yesterday evening.

Congress poll peaceful
Minor scuffles in Lucknow, Chennai
NEW DELHI, Nov 12 — Except minor scuffles in Lucknow and Chennai, polling for electing the Congress President went of peacefully today with over 90 per cent polling at all places. Supporters of Mr Jitendra Prasada who is contesting against Mrs Sonia Gandhi, however, alleged malpractices at some places.


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Over 400 vote in Cong poll
CHANDIGARH, Nov 12 — Over 400 delegates of the Congress in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh cast their votes at their respective party headquarters.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi interacts with party members at the UPCC headquarters in Lucknow on Sunday— PTI photo

Nod to hand recount in Palm Beach
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA Nov 12 — The Palm Beach County Canvassing Board today ordered a hand recount of all presidential ballots cast in the county, raising the possibility that a significant number of additional votes could be tallied for Vice-President Al Gore.

Gujarat Health Minister resigns
GHANDHINAGAR, Nov 12 — Gujarat Health Minister Ashok Bhatt today resigned from the state Cabinet owning moral responsibility. He handed over his resignation letter to Chief Minister Keshubhai Patel who has accepted it after holding talks with his senior Cabinet colleagues Suresh Mehta and Vajubhai Vala.


Decks cleared for CBI case
Allotment of TV rights

NEW DELHI, Nov 12 — Decks have been cleared for the CBI to file another case in cricket-related scandal — this time to probe alleged bunglings by Doordarshan in allotment of rights to telecast matches, CBI sources said here today.

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Mamata rules out rail fare hike
CALCUTTA, Nov 12 — Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee today ruled out any hike in rail passenger fare or freight charges and said the Railways would absorb Rs 275 crore as additional costs due to the increase in prices of petroleum products.

Doha to stage 2006 Asian Games
PUSAN, Nov 12 — Doha, the capital of Qatar will stage the 2006 Asian Games, the world second largest multi-sport event, the Olympic Council of Asia announced today.

Railways on de-greening spree
KALKA, Nov 12 — The Ambala Division of the Northern Railway has resorted to the “wanton destruction of green cover at some of its railway stations, yards and even Divisional Office in Ambala” on the pretext of “mobilising financial resources”.

Resentment in Pak Air Force
NEW DELHI, Nov 12 — The appointment of Air Marshal Mushaf Ali Mir as Pakistan’s new Chief of the Air Staff, superseding five Air Marshals, has sparked off “rumblings of resentment” in the top ranks of the defence establishment in the country.


Dhabas thrive on opium trade
G T Road, Nov 12 — The dhabas and liquor shops which have sprouted on the stretch of the G T Road connecting Chandigarh with Delhi have given a fillip to the notorious character of the historical highway.



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