Tuesday, August 28, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

Trinamool Cong, PMK back in NDA
New Delhi, August 27
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee emerged victorious in three difficult situations at the ruling NDA meet here today as the Trinamool Congress and Pattali Makkal Katchhi were reinducted into the alliance, the angry National Conference attended the meeting and the alliance unanimously agreed that it was “not structured” to file an FIR in the tehelka.com case.


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George comes to Mamata’s aid
No ministership for 4 or 5 months
New Delhi, August 27
Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee today had to ride piggyback on Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and NDA Convener George Fernandes to get reinducted into the NDA as five participants at the NDA meeting stoutly opposed her re-entry.

Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and Union Home Minister L.K. Advani .

Ajit Singh not invited to NDA meeting

Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and Union Home Minister L.K. Advani at the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) meeting in New Delhi on Monday. — PTI photo

PM under fire on Ayodhya issue
New Delhi, August 27
The Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, today reiterated in the Lok Sabha that talks were on to resolve the Ayodhya issue.



Benefits for SCs, STs to be restored
New Delhi, August 27
In a major decision, the government late tonight decided to amend Article 16 (4A) of the Constitution to ensure benefits of seniority and protect consequential seniority with effect from June, 1995 of SC/ST employees, who get promotion by virtue of reservations.

Solve Kashmir issue first: Musharraf
Islamabad, August 27
Ahead of his meeting with Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee in New York next month, Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf today brought the Kashmir issue to the fore saying that he would guarantee there could be no progress in Indo-Pak ties unless it was solved.

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Kanwaljit backs SGPC
Voting rights to Sehajdharis
Jalandhar, August 27
Endorsing the SGPC stance over the issue of voting rights to Sehajdharis, the Punjab Finance Minister and senior Akali leader, Capt Kanwaljit Singh, has said no legal recourse should be taken without the consent of the SGPC.

Strike by Sainiks hits life in Thane
Thane, August 27
A general strike called by the Shiv Sena brought life to a standstill in Thane district today with traffic off the roads and shops and businesses closed. 


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MoD criticised for downgrading officers
New Delhi, August 27
The Ministry of Defence has come under fire for the repeated downgrading in the Warrant of Precedence of the armed forces officers in comparison to the civilian officers.

University mistake hits B.Ed aspirants
Bathinda, August 27
Commerce graduates who had appeared in the B.Ed entrance test conducted by Punjabi University, Patiala, this year, have been affected by a “mistake” of the university authorities.

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Attacks on docs, hospitals on the rise

Chandigarh, August 27
Setting on fire and the subsequent razing of Singhania Hospital by Shiv Sainiks at Thane yesterday in protest against the death of Anand Dighe, a Sainik, is not an isolated incident but symbolises a growing public trend where agitated relatives and close friends of victims give vent to their anger against what they feel is “negligence, either on the part of the doctor or the hospital staff, leading to the death of their dear one”.


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