Sunday, February 18, 2001, Chandigarh, India
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Ceasefire likely to be extended
CCS meeting today; Farooq favours truce
New Delhi, February 17
Yet another extension of the cessation of combat operations against militants in Jammu and Kashmir is on the cards despite intense opposition to the move in certain quarters within the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government.


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Two youths injured in firing
100 hurt as cops, protesters clash
Srinagar, February 17
Two youths received bullet wounds as large-scale violence rocked Kashmir valley which observed a Hurriyat Conference-sponsored general strike for the second day today disrupting normal life even as curfew continued in parts of Srinagar.

Greatest maritime show begins
Narayanan takes the salute

Mumbai, February 17
The eighth International Fleet Review (IFR) here got off to a spectacular start with President K.R. Narayanan declaring that security of seas and oceans were necessary for independence and prosperity of nations as also the world peace.

Crew members of an Indian submarine salute as the presidential yacht passes them in waters off Bombay on Saturday.
Crew members of an Indian submarine salute as the presidential yacht passes them in waters off Bombay on Saturday. President K.R. Narayanan reviewed the country’s first International Fleet Review, which included more than 75 Indian and foreign warships and submarines.
— Reuters photo



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Cancel N-fuel supply to India, USA tells Russia
Washington, February 17
Taking strong objection to Russia’s supply of nuclear fuel for India’s Tarapur power reactors, the USA has asked Moscow to cancel the arrangement which was in “violation” of its nonproliferation commitments.

High-pitched campaign ends
Majitha, February 17
The high-pitched election campaign today came to end after great “show of strength” by the SAD and the Congress in Majitha constituency in which the prestige of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, and Mr Amarinder Singh, President, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, is at stake.

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No major incident was reported along the Indo-Pak border after the announcement of the ceasefire!
by Sandeep Joshi

Boon in disguise
Majitha, February 17
The crucial byelection has come as blessing in disguise for residents of many villages of the constituency as they would get round the clock power supply under the new scheme issued by the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) after implementation of code of conduct.

Drilling for oil on in Sriganganagar
Essar bags bid for exploration
Nanowali Kothi (Sriganganagar), February 17
Exploration for oil and gas by a private company formally began here this afternoon. Essar has bagged the bid for exploration in this part of Rajasthan and it will take two months to know whether the efforts have been worth it. Senior officers of the administration, besides local dignitaries, were present on the occasion.

Undertrial beaten up by inmates
Injuries self-inflicted: Deputy Jail Supdt
Bathinda, February 17
Manoj Kumar, an undertrial in the local central jail, has been admitted to hospital after he was allegedly beaten up by some inmates and a member of the medical staff on the night of February 15. Manoj Kumar, who has been under- going treatment at the civil hospital here, told TNS that some inmates started beating him up without any fault of his.


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