Saturday, January 6, 2001, Chandigarh, India
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18 massacred in Bengal
Trinamool blames CPM, seeks President.s rule

MIDNAPORE, Jan 5 . At least 18 persons, including four children, were massacred allegedly by CPM activists at Garbeta in Midnapore district late last night, hours before the Trinamool Congress-sponsored Bangla bandh began this morning.

A usually very busy intersection in Kolkata is devoid of traffic on Friday during a 12-hour strike called by the Trinamool Congress following clashes which left many dead.

A usually very busy intersection in Kolkata is devoid of traffic on Friday during a 12-hour strike called by the Trinamool Congress following clashes which left many dead.
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Samata splits, Nitish, Jha hold parallel meetings
PATNA, Jan 5 . The Samata Party suffered a virtual split in Bihar today after efforts by senior leaders for a patch-up failed.

46,000 seats added to IT courses
NEW DELHI, Jan 5.The shortage of software professionals in India and abroad has prompted the government to increase the number of seats in the information technology and related areas in educational institutions around the country.

BSNL extends direct dialling facility
NEW DELHI, Jan 5 . In a New Year gift for subscribers, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has further reduced the call charges in the distance slabs of above 51 km to 100 km and above 101 km to 200 km and also slashed rates.



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BJP Executive cautions govt
Welcomes peace initiative
NEW DELHI, Jan 5 . Reminding Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee of the bitter lesson of his historic bus yatra to Lahore in February, 1999, and the subsequent Kargil war, the two-day session of the Naitonal Executive of the BJP cautioned the government asking it not to .let down its guard against such organisations that continue to enjoy the patronage of the present regime in Islamabad..

Detained ultras clash with cops in jail
JAMMU, Jan 5 . At least seven detained militants and four policemen were injured in clashes between the two sides inside Kot Bhalwal Jail here today. Reports said the police and men of the paramilitary forces carried out routine search operations in block number 9 in the jail where most of the foreign mercenaries are lodged.

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Farooq challenges APHC
NEW DELHI, Jan 5 . Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah today termed the All-Party Hurriyat Conference as an aimless conglomeration of rootless leaders who were not the true representatives of the state.

Deepak Vohra.Destination Punjab. . slogan for Spanish investors
CHANDIGARH, Jan 5 . .Destination Punjab. is the slogan given to 160-odd Spanish companies coming to New Delhi to participate in the IETF-2001 to be held at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi from February 15 to 19. 

Hurriyat bandh hits life in valley
SRINAGAR, Jan 5 . Normal life was affected in most parts of the Kashmir valley today in response to the Hurriyat.s call for a bandh in protest against the destruction of Jama Masjid at Kishtwar on Monday night.


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