Friday, November 17, 2000, Chandigarh, India
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Centre’s plan to nab Veerappan
NEW DELHI, Nov 16 — The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government has sent a proposal to the Tamil Nadu and Karnataka Governments to launch a commando operation to nab or obliterate forest brigand Veerappan or make way for Central intervention.

Jubilant fans mob Rajkumar
BANGALORE, Nov 16 — After three months of captivity in the jungles, Kannada film icon Rajkumar returned to a warm welcome by his admirers to tell his story that a woman had played a major role in securing freedom for him and another hostage from forest bandit Veerappan.


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Film actor Rajkumar with his wife, Parvathamma, during a press conference in Bangalore on Thursday. — Reuters photo

Lok Pal Bill to be tabled

Govt equity in banks to go down

NEW DELHI, Nov 16 — The Union Cabinet today approved an ambitious integrated programme for universal elementary education with community participation and cleared a proposal to reduce the government equity limit in nationalised banks from the existing 51 per cent to 33 per cent. The Cabinet also decided to rename the Gaggal Airport at Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh as Kangra Airport.

SAD likely to drop Bibi
ALIWAL (Ludhiana), Nov16 —The decks seem to have been cleared for the exit of the controversial Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee President, Bibi Jagir Kaur, with the Punjab Chief Minister and the President of the Shiromani Akali Dal dropping clear hints to the effect for the first time here today.


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"Tortured" by CBI, Nishan in hospital
PATIALA, Nov 16 — A badly bruised Nishan Singh, the Personal Security Officer of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee President, Bibi Jagir Kaur, who is the prime accused in the Harpreet death case, was today admitted in the emergency ward of Government Rajindra Hospital here.

Azhar deposes before Madhavan
HYDERABAD, Nov 16 — Former Indian skipper Mohammed Azharuddin finally appeared before BCCI special commissioner K. Madhavan today, breaking 18 days of self-imposed isolation in the wake of the Central Bureau of Investigation naming him and four others in the match-fixing scandal.

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Haryana staff begin strike
CHANDIGARH, Nov 16 — Haryana Government employees belonging to the general categories and backward classes based in Chandigarh and Panchkula restarted their pen-down strike from this afternoon to press their demand for the implementation of the Supreme Court judgement in the Ajit Singh Janjua case on accelerated promotion to the Scheduled Castes employees.

Gujarat HC orders fresh charge sheets
AHMEDABAD, Nov 16 — The Gujarat High Court has asked the Sessions Court to file fresh charge sheets against 11 accused, including former Minister of State for Defence Harin Pathak and Gujarat Health Minister Ashok Bhatt, in a case pertaining to anti-reservation riots in 1985 in which a policeman was killed.


Delicacies for wedding of Lone’s son
JAMMU, Nov 16 — Supporters of Mr Abdul Gani Lone, Chairman Peoples’ Conference and a senior leader of All Party Hurriyat Conference, are said to have carried bundles of “nadru: (lotuo stom), considered to be one of the Kashmiri delicacies, and “moval” (cook’s comb), used as a colouring agent in “wazwaan”, to Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan occupied Kashmir, where Mr Lone’s son, Sajjad, is getting married to JKLF supremo, Amanullah Khan’s daughter.



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