Wednesday, November 22, 2000, Chandigarh, India
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SC rejects Delhi Govt’s plea

Agitators block traffic; death toll 3
NEW DELHI, Nov 21 — The agitation by the industrial workers continued today with the police lobbing tear-gas shells to control the situation in different parts of the Capital even as the Delhi government moved the Supreme Court to seek permission to go slow in shifting polluting industries from the non-conforming areas.

Edit: Delhi’s pollution politics


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Hurriyat welcomes ceasefire offer
Willing to hold negotiations

SRINAGAR, Nov 21 — All-Party Hurriyat Conference today described the declaration of Ramzan month ceasefire by the Centre as a “positive change” in the government’s policy towards Kashmir and said it was willing to participate in any meaningful and result-oriented political process aimed at resolving the vexed issue.
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Umar Farooq (left), chief cleric of Kashmir’s Grand Mosque, listens to Abdul Gani Bhat, Chairman of the All-Party Hurriyat Conference, during a meeting on the temporary ceasefire offered by the Centre in Srinagar on Tuesday. — Reuters photo

Give peace a chance: Al-Badr founder
NEW DELHI, Nov 21 — The founder of Al Badr Firdous, Baba Syed, who renounced terrorism in 1996-97 realising the futility of talking through the gun, has urged the Kashmiri leadership not to reject the new peace initiative outlined by Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee.

Al-Badr vows Ramzan attacks
ISLAMABAD, Nov 21 — Al-Badr, a Pakistan-based militant group, today vowed to step up attacks in Kashmir during Ramzan to mocking the ceasefire offer by New Delhi.


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Ruckus in LS over farmers’ plight
NEW DELHI, Nov 21—In what appeared to be a game of oneupmanship, the members of the Congress and the Samajwadi Party today vied with each other to raise the issue of the plight of farmers in the country and ended up forcing three adjournments of the Lok Sabha.

US poll suspense escalates
Florida SC adjourns

WASHINGTON, Nov 21 — Suspense escalated in the USA as Florida’s Supreme Court, after hearing impassioned legal arguments on the disputed manual vote recounts in the state, adjourned without indicating the timing of its ruling on which hinges the fate of the presidential hopefuls.

Karnataka joins Tamil Nadu
Hunt for Veerappan

BANGALORE, Nov 21 — A day after Tamil Nadu resumed its operations, Karnataka today launched a “full-swing” offensive by its STF to nab forest brigand Veerappan inducting an Additional Director-General of Police to head the force.

Edit: The STF farce once again

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Badal to name SGPC chief
CHANDIGARH, Nov 21 — The head of the Shiromani Akali Dal, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, will name the President, other office-bearers and members of the executive of the SGPC on November 30, the day the elections to this body are scheduled to be held in Amritsar. 

W. Bengal CM ready to join hands with Laloo, Jaya
CALCUTTA, Nov 21 — The new Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mr Buddhadev Bhattacharya, says that he has no hesitation in joining hands with Mr Laloo Yadav and Mrs Rabri Devi as well as Ms Jayalalitha to fight against the Vajpayee government on the states’ legitimate demands.

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Mukhija murder: weapons found
MOGA, Nov 21 — Surjit Singh, one of the six suspects in the Mukhija murder case has told the police that he has no regrets for slaying the senior Congress leader in Dharamkot on November 13.

INLD-BJP ties touch new low
CHANDIGARH, Nov 21 — The relations between the alliance partners, the Indian National Lok Dal and the BJP, in Haryana touched a new low today when the leader of the BJP Legislature Party, Mr Krishan Pal Gujjar, levelled corruption charges against the first family of the state and demanded inquiries by the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Income Tax Department into the assets acquired by it.



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