Friday, December 1, 2000, Chandigarh, India
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Talwandi replaces Bibi
Jubilation in Tohra, Mann camps
Mr Jagdev Singh Talwandi
AMRITSAR, Nov 30 — A veteran Akali leader, Mr Jagdev Singh Talwandi, once a ‘sworn enemy’ of Mr Parkash Singh Badal, replaced controversial SGPC President Bibi Jagir Kaur at the general house meeting, held here in Teja Singh Samundari Hall, with a voice vote. He has become 31st president of the SGPC, known as the ‘mini parliament’ of the Sikhs since the passing of the Sikh Gurdwara Act, 1925.


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SC clean chit for Khanna
Probe against 2 IAS officers justified

Mr V K KhannaNEW DELHI, Nov 30 — A Division Bench of the Supreme Court comprising Mr Justice M.J. Rao and Mr Justice U.C. Banerjee today dismissed the appeals of the Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal and the state government against a judgement of the Punjab and Haryana High Court giving a clean chit to the former Punjab Chief Secretary, Mr V K Khanna in recommending investigation and follow-up action by the CBI against two senior state IAS officers.

Ultras firm on wrecking peace
JAMMU, Nov 30 — Militants opened fire with a pistol fitted with a silencer, killing a BSF officer on the spot and wounding another critically in Baramula market today. Two days ago, militants, belonging to the Hizbul Mujahideen, carried out an IED blast, killing five Armymen on the spot and wounding 12 others at Dooru in Anantnag district.




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JKLF chief offers to ‘help’ in dialogue
NEW DELHI, Nov 30 — Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman and senior Hurriyat leader Yaseen Malik has offered ‘‘help’’ to start peace negotiations if the Centre was ‘‘serious’’ about restoration of peace in the state.

USA hopeful of positive response
NEW DELHI, Nov 30 — The USA is hopeful of a positive response from Islamabad to Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee’s unilateral peace initiative in Jammu and Kashmir.

Gore moves Florida SC
Asks for recount of disputed ballots

WASHINGTON, Nov 30 — In what appears to be a race against time, US Vice-President Al Gore has moved Florida’s Supreme Court for an immediate manual recount of more than 13,000 disputed ballots from two of the state’s counties.

Centre ready to help nab Veerappan
NEW DELHI, Nov 30 — The Union Home Minister, Mr L.K. Advani today said, “The Centre is willing to give the Tamil Nadu and Karnataka governments assistance of the Defence and the Home ministries to nab forest brigand Veerappan”.

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Des Raj rejoins rebel camp
Mohinder offers to quit, Thakur resigns

SHIMLA, Nov 30 — The week-long political crisis in the ruling BJP seems to be heading for a solution after a series of dramatic developments today marked by return of Mr Des Raj, MLA, to the dissident camp, renewed offer of the controversial PWD Minister, Mr Mohinder Singh, to resign and the six rebels’ expressing support to the Dhumal government.

Withdrawal of Kanth’s medal sought
NEW DELHI, Nov 30 — The Nanavati Commission, set up to probe the 1984 anti-Sikh riots afresh, today issued notice to the Joint Police Commissioner of Delhi, Mr Amod Kanth, on an application seeking the withdrawal of President’s Medal awarded to him.


Kulu gets computerised PO
SHIMLA, Nov 30 — The head post office, Kulu, today became the first fully computerised post office in northern India. Stating this here today, Mr Vijay Bhushan, Chief General Manager, Himachal postal circle, said all operations, including sub-accounts, treasuries and counter operations had been computerised and it had virtually become a paperless post office.

Decision left to Badal
November 30, 2000
Blast mars first day of ceasefire
November 29, 2000
Guns fall silent in Kashmir
November 28, 2000
4 jawans die in ambush
November 27, 2000
Dhumal faces revolt
November 26, 2000
Bibi fails to convince CBI
November 25, 2000
No going back on ceasefire
November 24, 2000
5 truckers shot near Banihal
November 23, 2000
SC rejects Delhi Govt’s plea
November 22, 2000
RAF deployed in Delhi
November 21, 2000


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