Tuesday, December 5, 2000, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3 am (IST)

Mamata resigns, Vajpayee declinesMs Mamata Banerjee
NEW DELHI, Dec 4 — The Railway Minister, Ms Mamata Banerjee, today submitted her resignation owning “moral responsibility” for Saturday’s train disaster in Punjab, but the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, declined to accept it.


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It is a question of dharma, Mr Chautala
by Hari Jaisingh
he Haryana Chief Minister has categorically declared that any action against Director-General of Police S. P. S. Rathore in the Ruchika molestation case will be taken only if he is convicted by a court. Mr Om Prakash Chautala is an honourable man. He knows his political arithmetic. Having been in and out of power, he is familiar with the intricacies of governance.

Relatives of Akeel Ahmed, who died in a landmine explosion, wail inside a hospital in Srinagar on Monday.
Relatives of Akeel Ahmed, who died in a landmine explosion, wail inside a hospital in Srinagar on Monday. — AFP photo 

Suicide attack on CRPF Camp
Jawan, militant killed

SRINAGAR, Dec 4 — In the first suicide attack after ceasefire, militants today stormed a CRPF camp in Anantnag district killing a jawan and injuring three other personnel even as an Army jawan and a civilian were killed in an IED blast in Baramula district.




Ceasefire can be extended: PM
Hizb to continue attacks

NEW DELHI, Dec 4 — Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee said today that the month-long Ramzan ceasefire in Kashmir could be extended if Pakistan cooperated, but made it clear that Islamabad’s response has not been “substantive”.

40 J&K cops killed in mishap
JAMMU, Dec 4 — The state police today suffered worst ever tragedy when its 25 (40 according to PTI) officials were killed and 15 others were missing when a bus in which they were travelling rolled down a deep slope near Ramsu on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway.

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Dangi remanded in judicial custody
ROHTAK, Dec 4 — Former Revenue Minister Anand Singh Dangi, who surrendered in the court of Special Judge Shiva Sharma, here today, has been remanded in judicial custody till December 18.

HP minister quits; crisis over
SHIMLA, Dec 4 — The 10-day crisis, which gripped the Dhumal government in the wake of revolt by three ministers and as many legislators, ended with the resignation of the controversial Public Works Minister, Mr Mohinder Singh, here today.


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Thank God. You have saved NDA train from being derailed!
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US apex court upholds Bush view
WASHINGTON, Dec 4 — In a major setback to Democrat Presidential hopeful Al Gore, the US Supreme Court today overturned a Florida court ruling extending the deadline of manual recount of ballots.

Postal strike from today
NEW DELHI, Dec 4 — Postal services across the country are likely to be affected as employees of the department will go on an indefinite strike seeking higher wages and benefits.

Shorter, quicker flights to Canada
CHANDIGARH, Dec 4 — In October next year when Canada 3000 introduces flights to New Delhi and Mumbai from Toronto and Vancouver, these will be routed through the North Pole and take three to five hours less than the conventional flights.

Dalai Lama’s kin visits China
DHARAMSALA, Dec 4 — The significant meeting between a brother of the Dalai Lama and Chinese officials in Beijing recently has opened the channel of communication between the spiritual leader and the Communist regime.

Was rail track defective?
Fault in manufacture by SAIL detected
JEEWANPURA (Fatehgarh Sahib), Dec 4 — Two small pieces of the railway line which were once part of a single line of the track on which the derailment took place here on December 2 hold the key to the cause of the train collision as they carry tell-tale signs of defective manufacture.



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