Friday, December 8, 2000, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3 am (IST)

Turmoil in Houses over PM’s remark

Ayodhya issue rocks Parliament again

NEW DELHI, Dec 7 — Agitated over Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee’s remark on temple construction in Ayodhya, the combined opposition today stalled the business of Parliament forcing the respective chairs to adjourn the two Houses for the day.


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Vajpayee placates allies
NEW DELHI, Dec 7 — Following a twin approach of satisfying the traditional Hindu constituency as well as the secular allies of his government, Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee today said a solution to the construction of a Ram Temple at the yet judicially undecided site in Ayodhya was possible with mutual consultation between Hindus and Muslims.

Four-year-old Tejesvini Kadam

Four-year-old Tejesvini Kadam, a world record holder in Limbo skating, demonstrates at Hansraj Public School, Panchkula, on Thursday, the feat of passing under four Maruti cars. (Sports page) — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

ULFA guns down 30 in Assam

GUWAHATI, Dec 7 — The ULFA’s orgy of violence against the non-Assamese continued as at least 30 Biharis and Nepalese, were mowed down and at least 30 critically wounded in an ambush at Kukurmara forest area in Tinsukia district of Upper Assam today.



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Shooting at Naval chief’s house

NEW DELHI, Dec 7 — The mysterious shootout at the official residence of Naval Chief Admiral Sushil Kumar last week was today given another twist with the Navy claiming that the injured commando guard had in fact tried to commit suicide, failing which he fabricated evidence of intrusion.

SC gives 4 weeks
Closure of polluting units in Delhi

NEW DELHI, Dec 7 — In an omnibus order, the Supreme Court today ordered the closure of all polluting industrial units functioning in the residential and non-conforming areas of the national Capital within four weeks.

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24 hurt in Kupwara blast
BARAMULA, Dec 7 — Twenty four persons were injured when militants exploded a grenade near the taxi stand in Kupwara this afternoon while two persons were killed elsewhere in North Kashmir since last evening, official sources said today.

Pak firing in Siachen on rise
JAMMU, Dec 7 — Even after Islamabad’s announcement that its troops have been asked to observe “maximum restraint” on the LoC, the level of firing in the Siachen glacier in eastern Ladakh, which has been the scene of many a bloody armed duel between the two sides, has increased.


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Seize this opportunity: Shah
NEW DELHI, Dec 7 — Senior Kashmiri leader Shabir Shah today asked the Central Government to demonstrate seriousness to its peace initiative in Jammu and Kashmir and open a dialogue with separatists and Pakistan to consolidate the ceasefire which, he said, should be extended beyond Ramzan.

PM to consider if Hurriyat men seek passports
NEW DELHI, Dec 7 — In a significant development, Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee today said, “If all-party Hurriyat Conference approached us for permission to go to Pakistan, we would consider it”.

Tents pitched for jail inmates
BATHINDA, Dec 7 — In an unprecedented move, the local Central Jail authorities have started pitching up tents to accommodate the increasing rush of inmates.

Minors taking to cybersex
HISAR, Dec 7 — Haryanvi adolescents have taken to voice-chat sex in a big way, posing serious problems for their parents many of whom now regret having jumped on to the Internet bandwagon.



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