Friday, December 15, 2000, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3 am (IST)

Cong censure motion defeated
*NDA rallies behind PM   
*No question of dropping ministers: Vajpayee

NEW DELHI, Dec 14 — The Opposition motion seeking the removal of three Cabinet Ministers — Mr L.K. Advani, Mr Murli Manohar Joshi and Ms Uma Bharti — and disapproving the stand taken by the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, on the Ayodhya issue was today rejected by 291 votes to 179 in the Lok Sabha.


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Will Bush keep his promise?
Waiver of sanctions against India
WASHINGTON, Dec 14 — As the USA finally got itself a President-Elect in Texas Governor George W. Bush, the question uppermost in the minds of India watchers here is if the nation’s 43rd President will make good his promise to lift all sanctions on New Delhi.


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President-elect George W. Bush and future First Lady Laura Bush acknowledge the applause after Mr Bush addressed the nation from the chambers of the Texas House of Representatives in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday. — AP/PTI photo

Govt declares postal strike illegal
Unions not to withdraw stir
NEW DELHI, Dec 14 — The government today declared the ongoing indefinite strike by six lakh postal employees “illegal” and warned of action against the striking employees under the Industrial Disputes Act.


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Hooda re-elected HPCC chief
Chandigarh, Dec 14 — Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, the incumbent President of Haryana unit of the Congress, was today elected as the chief of the HPCC for a second term. He was declared elected unopposed by Mrs Sukhbans Kaur Bhinder, Chairperson of the state election authority. 

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Blasts rock valley on Jang-e-Badr day
SRINAGAR, Dec 14 — At least three persons were killed and 14 others injured in four explosions caused by the militants across Kashmir valley today.

Vigilance notice to ex-minister
CHANDIGARH, Dec 14 — After Mr Krishan Pal Gujjar, Leader of the Haryana BJP Legislature Party, it is the turn of the former Deputy Union Minister for Communications, Mr Jai Prakash Barwala, to receive a notice from the State Vigilance Bureau (SVB).

Film producer Rizvi remanded
MUMBAI, Dec 14 — Film producer Nazim Hassan Rizvi, held in cases of murderous assault and extortion, was today remanded in police custody till December 27 by a special court.

Procurement staff on the warpath
CHANDIGARH, Dec 14 — Thousands of field staff of the official foodgrain procurement agencies in Punjab have threatened to go on an indefinite strike from Monday if the government does not come to their rescue and bail them out of the “food mess” which, they allege, has been created by Punjab ministers and MLAs belonging to the ruling SAD-BJP alliance.



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