Thursday, August 30, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)


Sinha may be dropped
Jaswant may get Finance in reshuffle

New Delhi, August 29
A major reshuffle of the Union Cabinet is on the cards on September 18 or 19 as Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee is under immense pressure to drop Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha from the Cabinet.
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MapRail travel to cost more
Safety surcharge to net 5,000 cr
New Delhi, August 29
Train passengers will have to pay a safety surcharge ranging from Re one to Rs 100 on every ticket and seasonal pass from October 1, to help the Indian Railways raise Rs 5,000 crore in the next six years for a newly created Non-lapsable Special Railway Safety Fund.

6 Army men die in IED blast
Three soldiers killed in Pak shelling
Srinagar, August 29
At least nine bus passengers, including six Army men and three civilians, were killed and 12 injured in an IED blast near Ashmuqam in Anantnag district of south Kashmir this afternoon.




Punjab sleeps over Central grant
Farmers battle bollworm menace
Chandigarh, August 29
While the farming community is engaged in a great battle against the American bollworm in the Malwa cotton belt, the Punjab Government is sleeping over a grant of Rs 6 crore given by the Union Government to tackle the farmers’ enemy besides other problems.

MoD to examine Italian AJT
New Delhi, August 29
Negotiations with the British Aerospace struck over the price of the Hawk Advance Jet Trainer, the Ministry of Defence is likely to send a team of experts to Italy next month to have a look at the trainer being produced by Armacchi.

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Indo-Australian strategic talks today
New Delhi, August 29
In an event of immense strategic importance, the first Indo-Australia strategic dialogue is going to be held here tomorrow, signifying the emerging importance of India in international affairs.

Sudhir Mittal to head PSEB
Patiala, August 29
The Punjab government today gave Mr Sudhir Mittal, presently Secretary, Power and Planning, the additional charge of the Chairman of the Punjab State Electricity Board.


Stuck on the second rung

One man, many passions

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Good news, from last 10 minutes no one has threatened to leave the NDA

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Complaint filed against Tehelka
New Delhi, August 29
Shakti Vahini, a women’s organisation, has filed a complaint against the Managing Director of tehelka.Com, Tarun Tejpal, and his team of reporters.

Alarming rise in attacks on cops
Chandigarh, August 29
Of the 73 policemen injured in 63 assault cases in the first eight months of the current year so far, an Assistant Sub-Inspector lost his life as the incidence of attacks on men in uniform has witnessed an alarming 500 per cent increase compared to the figures of the corresponding period last year.

Varsities’ SOS to HP Govt on funds
Shimla, August 29
Faced with an acute financial crisis the two universities of horticulture at Solan and agriculture university at Palampur have flashed SOS messages to the Himachal Pradesh governement for bailing them out of he problem due to which they have not been able to pay salaries to the staff in time.


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