Thursday, April 5, 2001, Chandigarh, India
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CVC report on defence deals under study: MoD
Navy’s bid to clear air on Barak missiles
New Delhi, April 4
The report on major defence deals submitted by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) last week is being examined by top officials of the ministry.


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SC reprieves commuters, reprimands
Delhi Govt
New Delhi, April 4
A three-Judge Bench of the Supreme Court headed by the Chief Justice, Dr A. S. Anand, today described as “highly objectionable” the reportedly defiant statements of the Delhi Chief Minister and the Transport Minister in regard to the court’s order of March 26 for conversion of all commercial vehicles to CNG. The court directed the government to issue provisional permits to transport operators till April 14.

A view of the ITO crossing A view of the ITO crossing that shows the public transport system returning to normal after the Delhi Government’s decision to allow immediate operation of vehicles whose owners filed affidavits before the court in New Delhi on Wednesday. — PTI photo

Anandgarh panel files caveat
Chandigarh, April 4
The Anandgarh Hatao Sanjhi Sangharsh Committee has filed a caveat before the Supreme Court apprehending that the Punjab Government might move the court against the Punjab and Haryana High Court judgement of March 28 in which, it had quashed the notification for the proposed township of Anandgarh located in the north west of Chandigarh.





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Clinton wins hearts of quake-hit
Anjar, April 4
Former US President Bill Clinton today stormed the quake-hit Kutch sharing the people’s grief and winning hearts of the victims while pledging to keep raising funds for them.

Former US President Bill Clinton, surrounded by earthquake survivors, views ruins of a school in the city of Anjar, 45 km from Bhuj, on Wednesday. Mr Clinton is in India on a humanitarian mission to raise funds for the victims in Gujarat.
— Reuters photo
Former US President Bill Clinton, surrounded by earthquake survivors

B. P. Verma suspended
New Delhi, April 4
Former Chairman of the Central Board of Excise and Customs B. P. Verma was today suspended from government service, two days after the CBI arrested him on charges of corruption.

40 charred to death in bus mishap
Salem, April 4
In a gruesome accident, 40 persons were charred to death when a state-owned bus in which they were travelling caught fire in an head-on collision with a tanker lorry, which later hit a diesel tanker, at Vaikuntam near Sankagiri in Salem district of Tamil Nadu tonight.

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CM: no one has approached me on Zaffarwal
Chandigarh, April 4
As the Zaffarwal issue started snowballing into a political controversy Punjab Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal today broke his silence to make his position clear in this connection.

‘Siropa’ presented to Baba Santa Singh
Amritsar, April 4
With the presentation of a ‘siropa’ to Baba Santa Singh, who recently rejoined the Sikh Panth after 17 years of excommunication, at Akal Takht here today, Baba Balbir Singh has virtually forfeited his claim to be Jathedar of the Budha Dal.

Guilty Sub Judge dismissed
Suicide by steno in courtroom
Amritsar, April 4
The ordeal of Mr Ram Krishan, brother of Meera (21), who committed suicide in the court of Sub Judge Maninder Singh in 1995, is over. Sub Judge Maninder Singh has been dismissed from service on the recommendations of the Punjab and Haryana High Court and orders of the Punjab Governor. Mr Bikramjit Singh, Secretary, Home has informed about his dismissal in a written circular.


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