Tuesday, December 12, 2000, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3 am (IST)

Discussion under Rule 184 rejected
Ayodhya issue paralyses Parliament
NEW DELHI, Dec 11 — The BJP challenged the Congress to bring a no-confidence motion against the Vajpayee Government after proceedings in Parliament were aborted for the sixth successive day by an adamant opposition demand.

Meeting fails to end impasse
NEW DELHI, Dec 11 — The all-party meeting convened by Speaker G.M.C. Balayogi to resolve the impasse over the Ayodhya issue ended in a stalemate today, with the Congress sticking to its demand for a censure motion.


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Arab contacts rescued Nawaz Sharif
KARACHI, Dec 11 — The seventh of June, 1998 was a special day in the life of Nawaz Sharif. That day he was meeting the Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz at his palace in Riyadh. 

Pakistan’s deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (left) speaks to an unidentified Saudi Arabian

Pakistan’s deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (left) speaks to an unidentified Saudi Arabian, as the Governor of Mecca, Prince Abdel-Majid bin Abdulaziz (right), walks on at Jeddah airport, western Saudi Arabia, on Sunday. 
— Reuters photo

PSEB, staff head for showdown
PATIALA, Dec 11 — The Punjab State Electricity Board ( PSEB ) and its various employee unions seem to be heading for a showdown with the board unable to persuade the employees from going on strike tomorrow on the call of the National Coordination Committee of Electricity Employees and Engineers.

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1 killed, 22 hurt in J&K blasts
SRINAGAR, Dec 11 — One person was killed and at least 22 persons were injured in two separate explosion in Srinagar and Budgam districts today, while four others were killed and two injured in separate incidents of violence in Jammu and Kashmir since yesterday.

India should agree to terms for talks: Pak
NEW DELHI, Dec 11 — Pakistan today said India should follow up its unilateral ceasefire announcement by agreeing to a set of modalities for talks with all the concerned parties to find an amicable solution to the vexed Kashmir issue.

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Lone: peace depends on India’s response 
NEW DELHI, Dec 11 — Senior Hurriyat Conference leader Abdul Ghani Lone today said vested interests in both India and Pakistan are trying to scuttle the peace process in Kashmir but its success depends upon New Delhi’s positive and progressive attitude.

SC hears Bush-Gore arguments
WASHINGTON, Dec 11 — The US Supreme Court began hearing arguments today in a case that could decide the next President, with lawyers for Republican George W. Bush and Democrat Al Gore disagreeing over whether hand counts of Florida ballots should resume.

Another case against Bibi
AMRITSAR, Dec 11 — Yet another case for recovery of Rs 51 lakh has been filed against Bibi Jagir Kaur, former SPGC President, by an Akali leader, Mr Harbhajan Singh Brar, in the Sikh Gurdwara Judicial Commission.

Litmus test for Talwandi
SGPC executive meets today
AMRITSAR, Dec 11— The SGPC executive meeting, scheduled for December 12 and 13, will be a litmus test for newly appointed President Jagdev Singh Talwandi as some ticklish issues like appointment of Giani Puran Singh and reviewing sending of Sikh jathas to Pakistan are likely to dominate the proceedings.



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