Saturday, March 24, 2001, Chandigarh, India
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Wheat support price hiked by Rs 30

CACP recommendation disregarded
New Delhi, March 23
After days of dilly-dallying, the Centre today decided to hike the minimum support price for wheat by Rs 30 per quintal, bypassing the recommendations of the Commission of Agriculture Costs and Prices to reduce the support price this year. The decision was taken at the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, which met at the residence of the Prime Minister this evening.


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Pieces of the Russian space station Mir race across the sky above Fiji as they descend into the earth’s atmosphere on Friday.Mir plunges into Pacific
Korolyov, Russia, March 23
Russia ended the final chapter in a 15-year space adventure today.

Pieces of the Russian space station Mir race across the sky above Fiji as they descend into the earth’s atmosphere on Friday. Mir plunged to earth on Friday after Russian Control fired engines to nudge it out of the orbit it has kept 15 years. It was not immediately clear where in the Pacific Ocean fragments of the station had splashed down.
— Reuters photo

NDA, Cong to go to people
Tehelka disclosures
New Delhi, March 23
With the stalemate in Parliament over the Tehelka tapes expose unresolved, the ruling NDA and Congress are set to take their case to people through rallies and demonstrations during the three-week recess in Parliament.




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Karunakaran chargesheeted
Thiruvananthapuram, March 23
The Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau today submitted a fresh charge sheet against former Kerala Chief Minister K.Karunakaran, former minister T.H.Musthafa and six others in the sensational multi-crore palm oil import deal.

CM warns communal elements
No BJP leader present at martyrs’ function
Hussainiwala, (Ferozepore), March 23
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said peace in the state would be maintained at all costs and anti-national forces dealt with firmly.

Kanpur violence
UP INL chief arrested

Kanpur, March 23
The police today arrested Indian National League state president M. Suleman for indulging in riots and making provocative statements which allegedly led to the outbreak of violence last week.


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Gujarat Speaker to go on fast
Cong seeks recall of pro-RSS Governor

Gandhinagar, March 23
The bedlam in the Gujarat Assembly today took a turn for the worse with Speaker Dhirubhai Shah announcing a 72-hour fast and the Congress demanding the shifting of Governor Sunder Singh Bhandari.

CBT for lower PF interest rate cut
New Delhi, March 23

The Provident Fund Trustees today recommended a cut of 0.75 per cent in interest rates at 10.25 per cent on the statutory savings by employees against 1.5 per cent lowering of rates on most administered rates proposed by Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha in Union Budget.

Student killed; curfew in Poonch
Protests against sacrilege rock valley

Baramula, March 23
A student was killed when the security forces opened fire to disperse demonstrators at the cement bridge near here today, who were protesting against the burning of the Quran in Punjab. The demonstrators were taking out a procession in the town raising slogans against the Prime Minister and the Shiv Sena.


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