Saturday, February 17, 2001, Chandigarh, India
  Updated at 3 am (IST)

Fresh protests rock valley
One killed; curfew in Srinagar area
Srinagar, February 16
One person was killed and several others injured when the police opened fire and lobbed teargas shells in the Lal Chowk area here today to disperse demonstrators protesting against the killing of four civilians at Haigam, Baramula yesterday.

Kashmiri demonstrators raise slogans after setting a traffic policeman’s podium on fire in Srinagar on Friday. BJP for Central rule

Kashmiri demonstrators raise slogans after setting a traffic policeman’s podium on fire in Srinagar on Friday. The demonstrators were protesting against the killings by the security forces in the nearby village of Haigam on Thursday. 
— Reuters photo


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0.5 pc cut in bank, CRR rates
Markets improve on RBI steps

Mumbai, February 16
The Reserve Bank of India today made a reduction in the bank rate as well as the cash reserve ratio by half a percentage point each with effect from the close of business hours today.

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    Starting today, The Tribune carries in the Business section what captains of industry expect from the coming Budget, their concerns on the state of the economy saddled with a massive earthquake burden and their suggestions to cope with the situation.
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Balbir Singh Pannu SGPC vice-chief Pannu dead
Jeep collides head on with bus

Bareilly (UP), February 16

Senior Vice-President of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, Mr Balbir Singh Pannu and three more including a girl, died in an accident on the GT-Lucknow road under the Fatehganj (East) police station here this morning.

SC gives nod to Jaya’s trial
New Delhi, February 16
In a blow to AIADMK supremo J. Jayalalitha, the Supreme Court today directed a Chennai special court to proceed with the trial in the corruption case against her and cricket board president A.C. Muthiah.


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Sonia rules out pact with BJP in West Bengal
New Delhi, February 16
The Congress high command, under growing pressure from a section of Congressmen in West Bengal to go in for “mahajot”, today declared that it would evolve the “best electoral strategy” to defeat the CPM but ruled out any truck with the BJP.

SC upholds order in Soren case
New Delhi, February 16

The Supreme Court today upheld a Delhi High Court order dismissing a petition by former JMM Member of Parliament Shibu Soren seeking quashing of an FIR lodged by the CBI against him for acquiring assets disproportionate to known sources of his income. 

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“Shahi Imam to be charge-sheeted”
New Delhi, February 16
Charge sheet against former Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Syed Abdullah Bukhari in a sedition case for allegedly making anti-national speech will be filed soon.

SAD, Cong woo Christians
Majitha, February 16

Though the election is not being held in Bihar but the glimpses of caste and creed are discernible in this rural constituency during the electioneering. 

SDM manhandled, poll put off
MAUR MANDI (Bathinda), Feb 16
The elections for the post of president and vice-president of the local municipal council were postponed today after one of the municipal councillors, Mr Nirmal Singh, tore apart the ballot papers and manhandled the SDM-cum-returning officer, Mr Sukhminder Singh.

Hurriyat, govt trade charges
Srinagar, February 16
The Hurriyat Conference and the government have been blaming each other for the violation of the unilateral ceasefire which began on November 28 last and has been extended twice. 


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