Wednesday, February 21, 2001, Chandigarh, India
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Intruding Pak aircraft were not hit
Jammu, February 20
Notwithstanding denial by Pakistan, two small aircraft had intruded the Indian airspace in Chhamb of Akhnoor sector yesterday. However, none of the aircraft were hit by the LMG fire opened by Indian troops.

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Army refuses to comment
New Delhi, February 20
Mystery shrouds the Armyís claim of shooting down a Pakistani plane which had intruded into the Indian territory yesterday afternoon in the Chhamb sector.

All-party meeting on J&K today
New Delhi, February 20
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee has convened a meeting tomorrow noon of all major political parties to brief them on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, hours before the crucial meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security that is likely to take a decision on further extension of ceasefire.

Former Union Home Minister Indrajit GuptaIndrajit Gupta dead
Parliament adjourned
Kolkata, February 20
Veteran Communist leader, parliamentarian and former Union Home Minister Indrajit Gupta died of cancer at 0345 hours at his residence here today. He was 82. 

Pak SC upholds 1999 coup
Islamabad, February 20
Pakistanís Supreme Court has upheld the October 1999 coup by Gen Pervez Musharraf and said his removal during his absence by former Premier Nawaz Sharif was an attempt to create dissension among the armed forces which amounted to a criminal conspiracy.

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Cong, TMC reach poll pact
New Delhi, February 20
The Congress and the Tamil Maanila Congress will together contest the Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, AICC General Secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad said here today. Mr Azad was deputed by the party along with CWC member Pranab Mukherjee to Chennai for talks with TMC leader G K Moopanar and AIADMK supremo J. Jayalalitha.

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Amritsar, February 20
The Sarb Hind Shiromani Akali Dal may expel Mr Darshan Singh Isapur, former SGPC general secretary and member of the working committee, for openly supporting the Congress candidate, Mr Savinder Singh Kathunangal, during the Majitha byelection

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Chandigarh, February 20
Like a true queen, Celina Jaitely took time to mark her first public presence in the City Beautiful today. Security reasons had it so that the newly-crowned Ms India Universe 2001 was actually the last person to alight from the Jet Airways flight at the Chandigarh Airport this afternoon. 



Haryana to decontrol molasses
Chandigarh, February 20
The Haryana Government has decided to decontrol molasses and country liquor in the state. While approving the Excise policy for the year 2001-2002, the state Cabinet today gave its go-ahead to the decision to decontrol molasses to ensure its easy availability, an official press note said. The restrictions on the import and export of molasses were also abolished. The Cabinet, which met here today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Mr Om Prakash Chautala, also approved decontrolling of the supply of country liquor in the state.

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