Monday, November 20, 2000, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3 am (IST)

No combat operations during Ramzan
PM’s gesture to restore peace in Kashmir
NEW DELHI, Nov 19 — Extending an olive branch to Kashmiri militants, the government, for the first time since terrorism began in Jammu and Kashmir 11 years ago, today declared a unilateral ceasefire in combat operations against Pakistan-backed extremists during the holy month of Ramzan.


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Partial rollback announced
LPG cheaper by Rs 10, kerosene by Re 1

NEW DELHI, Nov 19 — Bowing to persistent pressure from Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee and other allies, the NDA Government tonight decided to partially rollback the recent hike in the prices of petroleum products by lowering that of kerosene by Re 1 and LPG by Rs 10.

Lok Sabha Speaker G.M.C. Balayogi discusses issues with MPs from all parties on the eve of winter Parliament session, at Parliament House in New Delhi on Sunday.

Lok Sabha Speaker G.M.C. Balayogi discusses issues with MPs from all parties on the eve of winter Parliament session, at Parliament House in New Delhi on Sunday. — PTI photo

16 killed in Tripura
Flag march staged, red alert sounded

AGARTALA, Nov 19 — Tripura turned into a virtual killing field today as 16 tribesmen and non-tribesmen were mowed down in terrorist and ethnic violence at Kanchanpur in North Tripura.

Bush camp alleges fraud
AUSTIN, Nov 19 — Republican George W. Bush’s campaign has charged that multiple acts of fraud have marred manual recounts in Florida that Democrat Al Gore hopes will hand him victory in the disputed White House race.


Police ‘raring to nab’ Veerappan
BANGALORE, Nov 19 — The special task force is all set to resume its operations to nab forest brigand Veerappan, Karnataka Director-General of Police C. Dinakar said today.

‘Nankana resolution’ fizzles out
NANKANA SAHIB (Pakistan): The pro-Khalistan “Nankana resolution” which was proposed to be passed on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev here fizzled out as the Indian delegates led by Mr Parmjit Singh Sarna, former president of the Delhi Gurdwara Management Committee, and other moderate leaders refused to be party to it.

In Agriculture Tribune  today 
The Punjab farmer is facing a lot of problems, mainly financial ones. Heavy agricultural loans have driven many farmers to commit suicide. The state government, on its part, has taken a number of initiatives to ameliorate the lot of the farmer. Have these initiatives proved successful? Harvinder Khetal discusses all this in ''Punjab farmer in dire straits.''
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Bibi Jagir Kaur on way out?

NEW DELHI, Nov 19 — Bibi Jagir Kaur, charged by the CBI with murdering her daughter Harpreet Kaur, is unlikely to get another term as SGPC chief with the Shiromani Akali Dal having reservations over backing her bid.

Kashmir issue dominates wedding
ISLAMABAD, Nov 19 — The subcontinent’s much-publicised wedding between the children of Hurriyat Conference leader, Abdul Gani Lone, and Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front chairman, Amanullah Khan, today became a platform for the two leaders to vow to continue the struggle for the united and independent Jammu and Kashmir.

Why did Maulvi Farooq not perform ‘nikah’?
RAJOURI, Nov 19 — The wedding place had a festive look when Sajjad Lone, son of Mr Abdul Gani Lone, senior Hurriyat Conference leader, reached along with several hundred baratis, to take Asma, daughter of the JKLF supremo, Mr Amanullah Khan, as his wife.



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