Thursday, November 23, 2000, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3 am (IST)

5 truckers shot near Banihal
4 Sikhs among killed; rebuff to truce offer
JAMMU, Nov 22 — Five persons were killed and six wounded when suspected separatist guerrillas stopped a truck convoy near Banihal in the first major attack in the troubled region since New Delhi announced a ceasefire for the coming holy month of Ramzan.

Court upholds Gore’s point
Setback to Bush, appeal likely

WASHINGTON, Nov 22 — The US Vice-President, Mr Al Gore, scored a major victory in his bid for the country’s presidency when the Florida Supreme Court ordered the inclusion of returns from manual recounts in the state’s final election results completed by November 26.


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Democratic presidential nominee Vice-President Al Gore reacts to the decision of the Florida Supreme Court with running mate US Senator Joseph Lieberman at his side at Gore’s residence at the Naval Observatory in Washington on Tuesday — Reuters photo

Jagmohan firm, Oppn walks out
Govt open to amending Master Plan
NEW DELHI, Nov 22 — The Opposition today walked out of the Rajya Sabha minutes before the Union Urban Development Minister, Mr Jagmohan, concluded his reply to the day-long debate on shifting industries from residential areas of Delhi. The minister announced that the government would neither regularise the industries in residential areas nor allow polluting units anywhere.





USA imposes sanctions on Pak, Iran
WASHINGTON, Nov 22 — In a significant development, the USA today imposed fresh sanctions against Pakistan and Iran for two years for importing missile-related equipment and technology from China for their highest level missile programmes and removed sanctions on Beijing imposed earlier for exporting missile technology.

‘Send Central team to Punjab’
NEW DELHI, Nov 22 — A delegation of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, led by its President, Mr Amarinder Singh, today called on the Union Home Minister, Mr L.K. Advani, and urged him to send a Central team to assess the law and order situation in the state.

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Badungar in race for top SGPC post
AMRITSAR, Nov 22 — The re-baptisation of Mr Kirpal Singh Badungar, Secretary, Shiromani Akali Dal, and OSD to the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, at Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib today has given clear indications that the (Mr Badungar) has joined the race for the coveted post of SGPC chief.

Kamaljit’s house ‘under siege’
Bibi supporters threaten TV crew
BEGOWAL (Kapurthala), Nov 22 — Hundreds of supporters of the SGPC chief Bibi Jagir Kaur turned unruly and laid a siege to the house of Kamaljit Singh here when a Delhi-based TV crew went to shoot a film on the Harpreet Kaur death episode this evening.

Bibi’s deposition ‘inconsistent’
NEW DELHI, Nov 22 — The CBI decided to interrogate SGPC chief Bibi Jagir Kaur for the second time within a week of her deposition in view of inconsistencies in her statement with the facts which have emerged during investigations into her daughter Harpreet Kaur’s murder case, agency sources said today.

15 stranded at Battal; Leh highway closed
SHIMLA, Nov 22 — At least 15 persons were stranded at Battal near the Kunzum Pass which got closed today due to snowfall.

Madhu to move application
Says Ruchika case is ‘still maintainable’
CHANDIGARH, Nov 22 — Mrs Madhu Anand Prakash, complainant in the Ruchika molestation case, in which the CBI has filed a charge sheet against the Haryana DGP, Mr S.P.S. Rathore, under Section 354, IPC, in the court of the Special Magistrate, Ambala, Mr A.K. Tyagi plans to move an application before the court urging it that she should also be impleaded in the case.



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