Friday, November 24, 2000, Chandigarh, India
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No going back on ceasefire
PM rebuffs Sena, rejects demand
NEW DELHI, Nov 23 — Asserting that the government was aware of the risks and the dangers which it could face from the subversives following the declaration of the unilateral ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir during the holy month of Ramzan, the Prime Minister ,Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, today categorically stated that there was no going back on it and that “we will make it a success”.


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Exercise restraint, forces told
JAMMU, Nov 23 — Despite step-up in militancy related violence the security forces have been directed to implement in letter and spirit the ceasefire announcement by the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee.

4 Lashkar men held in Thane
THANE, Nov 23 — In a major operation the Thane police today foiled plans of Pakistani terrorists in Maharashtra and arrested four members of the suicide squad of ISI-backed militant outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba this morning in the city.

India to buy UAVs from Israel
NEW DELHI, Nov 23 — India is all set to purchase unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from Israel specially to be deployed in the hilly areas along the Line of Control with Pakistan and the Line of Actual Control with China to check any movements from across the border.





SAD minister’s election quashed
Mrs Satwant Kaur Sandhu, Minister for Printing and Stationery.CHANDIGARH, Nov 23 — The Parkash Singh Badal government suffered a serious setback today when the election of Mrs Satwant Kaur Sandhu, Minister for Printing and Stationery, who is MLA from the Chamkaur Sahib constituency, was set aside today by Mr Justice Amar Dutt of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, holding that she was not eligible for contesting the election from the constituency. 

Silence on Rathore baffling
CHANDIGARH, Nov 23 —The Haryana Government’s silence over the Ruchika molestation case, in which its Director General of Police, Mr S. P. S. Rathore, has been charge-sheeted by the CBI, has baffled the people, who are outraged over the alleged immoral episode.

PM, MPs to be under Lok Pal Bill purview
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, Nov 23 — The Group of Ministers (GoM) tonight recommended that the Prime Minister and Members of Parliament be brought under the purview of the proposed, controversial Lok Pal Bill likely to be introduced in the first week of December in Parliament.

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Charges framed in Jessica Lal murder case
NEW DELHI, Nov 23 — A Delhi Court today framed charges against former central minister’s son, Sidharth Vashishth alias Manu Sharma, prime accused in the murder case of ramp model Jessica Lal in a restaurant and six others for harbouring and helping in destroying evidence.

CBI to examine Bibi today
NEW DELHI, Nov 23 — The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief, Bibi Jagir Kaur, is to be examined again tomorrow by officials of the CBI in connection with her daughter, Harpreet Kaur’s murder case.


Case against Begowal mob
TV crew leaves for Amritsar 

JALANDHAR, Nov 23 — Rowdy supporters of the SGPC chief, Bibi Jagir Kaur, today finally allowed the TV crew of a Delhi-based company to leave Begowal in the wee hours. The Kapurthala police has registered a case and initiated investigations into the incident.



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