Saturday, December 23, 2000, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3 am (IST)

Ultras storm Army camp in Red Fort
2 Army men, civilian killed

NEW DELHI, Dec 22 — In the first strike in the national Capital, a two-member suicide squad of Pakistan-based militant outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba tonight stormed the historic Red Fort, killing three persons, including two army men, and seriously wounding another, police sources said.

Women’s Bill fails to make headway
Govt to seek consensus among allies

NEW DELHI, Dec 22 — The Women’s Reservation Bill seeking 33 per cent reservation for women in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies failed to make any headway in the winter session of Parliament.


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Vajpayee, Sonia trade charges
NEW DELHI, Dec 22 — Even as the Lok Sabha adjourned sine die today, Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and Leader of the Opposition Sonia Gandhi were in no mood to drop matters and blamed each other for the lack of business conducted during the winter session of Parliament.

Mr Surjit Singh Barnala, Governor, Uttaranchal, addresses the World Punjabi Conference which opened in Chandigarh on Friday.Mr Surjit Singh Barnala, Governor, Uttaranchal, addresses the World Punjabi Conference which opened in Chandigarh on Friday. Also seen in the photo are Mr Fakhr Zaman (third from left), leader of the Pakistani delegation, and Babu Parmanand, Governor, Haryana (second from right). — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan 

Cricketers may lose Arjuna awards
15-day notice to Azhar, Ajay, Manoj

NEW DELHI, Dec 22 — The government may withdraw the Arjuna Awards given to cricketers Mohammad Azharuddin, Manoj Prabhakar and Ajay Jadeja, who have been banned from playing cricket, the Minister for Sports, Ms Uma Bharti, told the Rajya Sabha today.




Mohammad Azharuddin,  Ajay Jadeja and Manoj Prabhakar.
Azharuddin      Jadeja       Prabhakar

No-trust motion against Dhumal rejected
SHIMLA, Dec 22 — The Himachal Assembly late tonight rejected the no-confidence motion moved by the Congress against the P. K. Dhumal government by voice vote after an 11-hour long debate.

MoD to study Samba verdict
Officers say they fell victim to vested interests

NEW DELHI, Dec 22 — The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is to study in detail the verdict of the Delhi High Court in the Samba spy case passed yesterday and then decide the further course of action.

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No place for terrorism: Dosanjh
AMRITSAR, Dec 22 — Mr Ujjal Singh Dosanjh, first Indo-Canadian Premier of British Columbia, today received the first Indian degree of doctor of philosophy in laws (honoris causa) at a special convocation organised by Guru Nanak Dev University here.

HC orders protection for Mamta
CHANDIGARH, Dec 22 — The Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the Senior Superintendent of Police, Kurukshetra, to safeguard the life and liberty of Mamta.

Power to cost more in Haryana
CHANDIGARH, Dec 22 — Electricity consumers in Haryana are all set to get a new year gift, which will not be to their liking. The State Government(technically the power utilities) will go for an upward revision of power tariff from January.


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