Tuesday, August 21, 2001, Chandigarh, India
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PM against fresh round of talks at WTO meet
New Delhi, August 20
The Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, today said the incomplete agenda of the Uruguay round should be first completed, before starting any new round of trade negotiations.


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9 cops killed in AP poll violence
Hyderabad, August 20
Nine policemen were killed in a powerful landmine blast triggered by Naxalites of the banned People’s War Group, marring the third and final phase of the panchayat elections in Andhra Pradesh today.

Security at Jammu airport up
Two militants planning attack eliminated

Jammu, August 20
Security arrangements were further strengthened at the Jammu airport following elimination of two hardcore militants by the police in a swift operation here today.
Army officers and jawans at a camp in Panzgam with arms and ammunition recovered from a hideout in Rashanpora-Dardpora forests in Kupwara district
Army officers and jawans at a camp in Panzgam with arms and ammunition recovered from a hideout in Rashanpora-Dardpora forests in Kupwara district, about 120 km north of Srinagar. —  Photo Amin War

Virbhadra, Stokes share dais
Shimla, August 20
The CLP leader, Mr Virbhadra Singh surprised Congress activists today when he came to the headquarters of the PCC for the first time to share the platform with Mrs Vidya Stokes for celebrating the birthday of Rajiv Gandhi.


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NDA govt under RSS thumb: Sonia
New Delhi, August 20
Congress President Sonia Gandhi today charged the Vajpayee-led NDA Government with acting on the diktats of “narrow-minded” the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and NDA constituents, creating problems and crisis for the country.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi taking salute from Seva Dal workers at a National Convention organised by the All-India Congress Seva Dal to commemorate the birth anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi in New Delhi on Monday.
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SYL: Centre summons Punjab, Haryana
Chandigarh, August 20
The Union Government has called a meeting of top officials of both Punjab and Haryana Governments in New Delhi tomorrow to discuss the river waters issue in the light of the direction given by the Supreme Court.

Gill hails Advani’s amnesty statement
New Delhi, August 20
Former Punjab Police Chief K P S Gill today welcomed Union Home Minister L.K. Advani’s announcement at Jalandhar that the Centre was considering seriously relief within the ambit of the Constitution for security force personnel facing court cases for the violation of human rights in respect of their actions during counter-terrorism operations.

Kairon-Brahmpura feud alarms CM
Amritsar, August 20
The animosity between the Cooperation Minister, Mr Ranjit Singh Brahmpura and the ‘Kairon family’ (close relatives of the Chief Minister) may intensify with a close confidant of the former winning the crucial Naushehra Pannua sarpanch’s election.


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