Tuesday, March 20, 2001, Chandigarh, India
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Cong announces nationwide stir
No plan to move trust motion
New Delhi, March 19
The Congress today announced a countrywide multi-phase action plan to pressurise the Vajpayee government to resign over the expose of alleged corruption in defence deals.


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PM’s men plead not guilty
New Delhi, March 19
In an unprecedented move, the top officials in the Prime Minister’s Office, Mr Brajesh Mishra and Mr N.K. Singh, today pleaded not guilty to the charges levelled against them in the secret tapes of tehelka.com.

Ex-SC judge to hold probe
New Delhi, March 19
Chief Justice of India A.S. Anand today conveyed to the government that he was not in a position to spare the services of a sitting judge of the Supreme Court for the probe into Tehelka expose but would choose a retired judge for the purpose.

Samata men to resume work
Nitish, others withdraw resignations
New Delhi, March 19
The partners of the National Democratic Alliance government with the BJP in the vanguard have taken to the offensive in blunting the countrywide action plan of the Congress to dislodge the corrupt and shameful union government which proved to be a damp squib.



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No new taxes proposed in Punjab Budget
Deficit pegged at Rs 262.25 crore

Chandigarh, March 19
The Punjab Finance Minister, Capt Kanwaljit Singh, has not proposed any new taxes in the Budget for 2001-02 presented to the Vidhan Sabha here today.
Punjab Finance Minister Kanwaljit Singh presents the Budget for the year 2001-2002 in the Vidhan Sabha at Chandigarh on Monday.
Punjab Finance Minister Kanwaljit Singh presents the Budget for the year 2001-2002 in the Vidhan Sabha at Chandigarh on Monday. 
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Budget “anti-poor, anti-farmer”
Chandigarh, March 19
While the main Opposition, the Congress, said that the Budget presented in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha today by the Finance Minister, Capt Kanwaljit Singh, was “anti-poor, anti-farmer and anti-urbanites,” the rebel Akali MLAs said that it was “hollow and directionless.”

Siwan DM, SP transferred
RJD MP has his way; police revolt feared
Patna, March 19
The Rabri government on Sunday decided to save its political life at the cost of the administrative well being of the state. It handed over marching orders to the Siwan SP, DM, DSP and DIG, Saran Range in a late night administrative reshuffle.

Offer to excommunicated Sikhs
Swear by Sikhism & rejoin Panth, says Vedanti

Amritsar, March 19
Many ‘excommunicated’ persons may rejoin the Sikh fold soon as Akal Takht has given an assurance that their cases would be considered sympathetically if they gave in writing that they have full faith in Sikhism, the 10 Gurus and Guru Granth Sahib.


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