Tuesday, April 10, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

Vajpayee to convene all-party meeting
Cong ready for debate on Tehelka
New Delhi, April 9
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee will convene an all-party meeting here for resolving the impasse over the Tehelka issue before Parliament resumes its sitting for the Budget session on April 16.


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Badal immerses Devi Lal’s ashes
Kiratpur Sahib (Ropar), April 9
The ashes of former Deputy Prime Minister Devi Lal were immersed by Punjab Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal at the Ast ghat of the Gurdwara Patal Puri Sahib here today.

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal immerses the urn containing the ashes of former Deputy Prime Minister Devi Lal.Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, assisted by members of the Council of Ministers and senior functionaries of the Shiromani Akali Dal, immerses the urn containing the ashes of former Deputy Prime Minister Devi Lal at the historic “Patalpuri”, Kiratpur Sahib, in Ropar district on Monday. 
— Tribune photo: Karam Singh

Rajnath wins in Haidergarh
BJP loses Sadabad seat to RLD

Lucknow, April 9
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh was this afternoon declared elected in the Haidergarh Assembly election, polling for which had taken place on Saturday. But the BJP lost the Sadabad seat to Rashtriya Lok Dal nominee by over 10,000 votes.



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Police opposes Jaya’s stay plea
Chennai, April 9
The Tamil Nadu police today opposed in the Madras High Court a petition by AIADMK supremo J. Jayalalitha seeking a stay of her conviction in corruption cases and contended that the apex court did not favour persons guilty of moral turpitude contesting elections.

India-Iran to forge strategic partnership
New Delhi, April 9
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee’s high-powered four-day official visit to Iran beginning tomorrow is aimed at forging a strategic partnership and consolidating on the commonality of views on a wide range of bilateral, regional and international issues.

  • Iran to name crossing after Maulana Azad
    New Delhi, April 9
    “Jamhoori Square”, a prominent crossing in the Iranian town of Shiraz, will be renamed as “Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Square” during Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee’s four-day visit to Iran.


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SC to hear Balco case
All petitions transferred to apex court

New Delhi, April 9
The validity of the controversial decision of the Centre to sell its 51 per cent share in Bharat Aluminium Company to Sterlite Industries for Rs 551.5 crore will now be decided by the Supreme Court, which today transferred to itself all petitions on this issue pending before various high courts.

Farmers, Akalis in dilemma
Chandigarh, April 9
An observation of the Finance Minister, Capt Kanwaljit Singh, made in his March 19 Budget speech, not only found an echo in what the Financial Commissioner, Development, Mr C. L. Bains today told Chief Agricultural Officers (CAO) but also seems to be coming true. 

A hamlet that doesn’t want road
Progress is threat to drug peddling in Malana

Shimla, April 9
Having achieved fame in the narcotics world and with the Malana hydroelectric project coming up in the area, the mystic area around the landlocked village of Malana in Kulu district is fading away. Residents of the village are up in arms against their high quality charas growing hamlet being linked by road or the power project authorities extending the road beyond Jari which is about two hours away from there.


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