January 14, 2001,
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Vijayaraje in ‘critical’ condition
NEW DELHI, Jan 13 (PTI) — Senior BJP leader Vijayaraje Scindia, suffering from meningitis and admitted to Apollo Hospital earlier this week, is in critical condition, hospital sources said here today. “Presently, she is in a critical condition. She is deeply unconscious and on a ventilator with intra-venous drips and required medication. Her blood pressure and heart rate are being supported,” the Director of Medical Services in Apollo Hospital said.
7 killed in accident
NEW DELHI, Jan 13 — At least seven persons were killed and 25 others injured when a private chartered bus skidded off a flyover in East Delhi this evening, a spokesman for the Delhi Fire Service said. The injured have been admitted to GTB hospitals, he said. When fire service personnel reached the spot, the people of the area had already removed 24 persons. Four persons, including the driver, who were trapped inside the hanging bus, have been rescued,” he said
Food poisoning kills 3
MAHABUBNAGAR, Jan 13 (UNI) — Three persons who partook of mutton biryani served at a village feast today died of
food poisoning, while six other took seriously ill in this district of Andhra Pradesh. The police said residents of Avanche village began vomiting soon after they ate the biryani prepared of a sheep slaughtered this morning.
Pak to buy Mirage
ISLAMABAD, Jan 13 (PTI) — Pakistan will buy 10 French Mirage fighter planes from Lebanon at the cost of $ 20 million, a newspaper report said today. The Lebanese government has already overhauled these aircraft and will also provide a big package of spare parts,” The Jung reported, saying that the aircraft will reach Pakistan within a few weeks.