Tuesday, November 21, 2000, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3 am (IST)

RAF deployed in Delhi
Industrial workers on the rampage, 40 hurt
NEW DELHI, Nov 20 — In one of the most violent agitations in recent years which spread to several parts of the Capital, thousands of angry industrial workers ran amok, torching public property in protest against the Delhi Government’s action to seal the polluting units, forcing the authorities to deploy the Rapid Action Force in sensitive areas today. Buses, police vehicles, fire tenders, a rail engine, a postal van and government vehicles and offices were set afire by the rampaging mob in various parts of the Capital.


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Demonstrators block a road in West New Delhi on Monday.

Demonstrators block a road in West New Delhi on Monday in protest against a Supreme Court decision to crack down on industrial pollution. The government is under pressure from the Delhi Factory Owners Association, which accuses the authorities of closing all factories without distinction.
— Reuters photo

STF resumes drive to nab Veerappan
CHENNAI, Nov 20 — The Tamil Nadu Government’s Special Task Force today resumed operations to nab elusive forest brigand Veerappan, who had released Kannada film star Dr Rajkumar last week after holding him hostage for 108 days.

Hizb rejects PM’s offer
Hurriyat, JKLF to meet today

SRINAGAR, Nov 20 — While there has been a mixed reaction of militant outfits and mainstream political parties to the ceasefire offer of Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee in Jammu and Kashmir, the All Party Hurriyat Conference is to respond tomorrow.


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Ceasefire: ball in Pak’s court
Faces further isolation if it back-pedals

NEW DELHI, Nov 20 — In a move that has caught Pakistan on the backfoot, India has provided the necessary food for thought to Islamabad to stop the proxy war in Jammu and Kashmir for restoring peace and restarting the stalled bilateral dialogue.

Cong to file adjournment move today
NEW DELHI, Nov 20 — Parliament paid rich tributes to former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike, leaders C. Subramaniam, Sitaram Kesri and others before adjourning on the opening day of the winter session today. The Congress decided Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and Congress President Sonia Gandhi.to move an adjournment motion in the Lok Sabha tomorrow on the plight of farmers, accusing the government of adopting “anti farmer” policies.

Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee (left) and Congress President Sonia Gandhi arive to attend the winter session of Parliament in New Delhi on Monday. — PTI photo

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by Minna Zutshi

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Hinduja brothers question CBI charge sheet
NEW DELHI, Nov 20 — The three Hinduja brothers today raised a series of objections to the charge sheet filed against them by the CBI in the Rs 64 crore Bofors case saying that there was “no sufficient ground” to proceed against them in the case.

CBI summons Bibi again
NEW DELHI, Nov 20 — SGPC President Bibi Jagir Kaur, prime accused in the murder of her daughter Harpreet Kaur, has been summoned again by the CBI. 

BSF delegation in Lahore
Spectacle of cordiality at meeting
WAGAH (Amritsar), Nov 20 — The four-day biannual meeting of the Border Security Force and Pakistan Rangers got under way at Lahore today. A 10-member Indian delegation led by the IG, Mr Avtar Singh Aulakh, was welcomed by his counterpart, Brig Mohamad Ahsan, from Pakistan Rangers with great warmth and playing of Bollywood film tunes on the Pakistani side of the international border.

Water-table depletion alarming
GURGAON, Nov 20 — In a development which will grate on the sensibilities of those who wish to settle in Gurgaon city and scare the potential investors, the Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA), a body of the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB), has identified major parts of this city for declaring them as notified area on account of the alarming rate at which the ground water has declined.



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