Thursday, December 14, 2000, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3 am (IST)

Bush emerges winner
SC reverses recount orderGeorge W. Bush

WASHINGTON, Dec 13 — A small conservative majority asserted itself in the fractured US Supreme Court on last Tuesday night, muzzling Democratic Al Gore’s ballot-recount plea and virtually installing his Republican rival George W. Bush as the nation’s 43rd President.

Bush is President-Elect: GSA
WASHINGTON, Dec 13 — The first recognition that Mr George W. Bush is now the President-Elect came from the General Services Administration, which provides essential secretarial services that make the government run.


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Cong censures Vajpayee
Demands ouster of Advani, Joshi, Uma

NEW DELHI, Dec 13 — The Congress today described Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee as a “lameduck” Prime Minister, saying he had lost the moral right to remain in office after he made public his stand on the disputed shrine at Ayodhya.

Hong Kong rowers practise at Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.

Hong Kong rowers practise at Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh, on Wednesday for the sixth Asian Junior Rowing Championship scheduled from December 14 to 17.
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

End postal strike in 2 days, court tells govt
NEW DELHI, Dec 13 — The Delhi High Court today set December 15 as the deadline for the government to end the nine-day-old indefinite postal strike. The court also said the government was free to invoke the Essential Services Maintenance Act against the six lakh striking employees.


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Families reject compensation
CCDP to approach SC
AMRITSAR, Dec 13 — The Committee for Coordination on Disappearances in Punjab has decided to challenge the award of Rs 1 lakh by the National Human Rights Commission to each of the families of 18 militants’ killed in police encounters.


... another rollback, Advaniji?
by Sandeep Joshi

Film producer Rizvi held
MUMBAI, Dec 13 — The police today claimed to have unravelled a nexus of the underworld with filmdom with the arrest of film producer Nazim Hassan Rizvi for entering into a criminal conspiracy with underworld don Chhota Shakeel to eliminate prominent Hindi movie personalities, including filmmaker Rakesh Roshan.

SGPC to send jathas to Pak
Executive revokes Bibi’s decisions
AMRITSAR, Dec 13 — Withdrawing the 21-month-old boycott, the SGPC executive today decided to send jathas to Pakistan from Baisakhi next year.

Geelani, Lone supporters clash
JAMMU, Dec 13 — The Chairman All-Party Hurriyat Conference, Prof Abdul Gani Bhat, has taken up the task of mediating between the warring groups in the APHC. Though he asserted that there were no differences in the conglomerate, he, however, condemned what he called “rowdyism” in and around the APHC headquarters on two occasions in recent days.



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