Wednesday, April 4, 2001, Chandigarh, India
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Commuters torch 6 buses
CNG crisis deepens  *
SC pulls up Delhi Govt

New Delhi, April 3
There was violence on the streets of the Capital today as the transport crisis deepened and angry commuters torched six buses and damaged several others. After waiting for hours for buses, people became violent and torched six public transport buses, including one Haryana Roadways bus in the Badarpur area of South Delhi.


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Commuters walk past damaged buses in New Delhi on Tuesday.Edit: Compressed natural anger

Commuters walk past damaged buses in New Delhi on Tuesday. Angry commuters torched six buses and two small shops in protest against the lack of public transport after a court order forced thousands of pollution-belching vehicles off the roads. — Reuters photo

Shia mourners clash with police
Srinagar, April 3
The police lobbed teargas shells to disperse a procession of Shia Muslims on the Moulana Azad road in violating of the prohibitory orders here today. 

Centre rules out talks with Hizb
New Delhi, April 3
The Centre today ruled out talks with pro-Pakistan militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen and said the task of initiating a dialogue with all groups in Jammu and Kashmir was being entrusted to K.C. Pant.

2 pc DA hike for Central staff
New Delhi, April 3
The Union Cabinet today approved the grant of an additional instalment of dearness allowance and dearness relief to Central Government employees that would cost the exchequer Rs 790.86 crore per annum.





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HP rebels made ministers
Shimla, April 3
The month-long uncertainty due to revolt by seven legislators of the ruling BJP ended today when four of them were reinducted ministers by Mr P.K. Dhumal in a hurriedly arranged ceremony at the Raj Bhavan.

Middleman held in Verma case 
New Delhi, April 3
A day after the arrest of B.P. Verma, removed as Chairman of the Central Board of Excise and Customs, and three others, the CBI has arrested K. Vijay Pratap, alleged to be the middleman who bribed the seniormost customs official.

Cops fail to locate Zaffarwal
Chandigarh, April 3
The police and intelligence agencies have reportedly stepped up vigil following reports that Wassan Singh Zaffarwal, chief of the Khalistan Commando Force (Zaffarwal), was in the city last night.

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Bhuj gears up for Clinton’s visit
Bhuj, April 3
Anti-sabotage teams and the Bomb Disposal Squad accompanied by State Reserve Police personnel have swarmed the sensitive border district ahead of former US President Clinton’s whistle-stop visit here tomorrow.
Workers build a fence in front of the partly destroyed Jubilee Hospital in Bhuj which will be visited by former US President Bill Clinton on Wednesday.
Workers build a fence in front of the partly destroyed Jubilee Hospital in Bhuj which will be visited by former US President Bill Clinton on Wednesday. 
— Reuters photo

Death due to “negligence”at PGI
Chandigarh, April 3
It is a story of alleged negligence at the hands of a doctor of the premier health institute of the North the PGI.

Fake-job racket unearthed
Amritsar, April 3
A racket of fake appointments in the Health Department has come to light. While the Ajnala police has registered an FIR against one of the ‘beneficiaries’ the Tarn Taran police is still probing the matter. Though the civil surgeon is not competent to appoint clerks, yet appointment letters were issued to them under ‘forged signatures’. 


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