Friday, August 31, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

Lobbies out to scuttle Bathinda refinery
Badal to take up issue with PM today
New Delhi, August 30
The Rs 10,000-crore grassroots refinery at Bathinda in Punjab might come unstuck if the Vajpayee government falls prey to the lobbies working overtime in pursuit of a monopolistic and non-competitive environment for themselves.


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Samata rejects George’s offer to resign
New Delhi, August 30
Samata Party leader George Fernandes last night offered to resign from the post of Leader of Parliamentary Party after senior leaders sharply attacked the style of functioning of former president Jaya Jaitley and general secretary and spokesman Shambhu Srivastava.

A boy wounded in an encounter between militants and security forces at Khansahib area of central Kashmir on Wednesday undergoes treatment in a Srinagar hospital on Thursday. J&K page: 3 Pak intruders shot in Kathua

A boy wounded in an encounter between militants and security forces at Khansahib area of central Kashmir on Wednesday undergoes treatment in a Srinagar hospital on Thursday. A Lashker-e-Toiba militant was killed and a house was also damaged in the encounter. — PTI photo



Hindujas to be blacklisted
Bid for Air-India disinvestment
New Delhi, August 30
The Vajpayee government has decided to blacklist the Bofors-tainted Hindujas in their bid for Air-India disinvestment — a move which will scotch rumours of the Hinduja brothers being close to the government.

Tehelka motives ‘under probe’
New Delhi, August 30
In a new twist in the war over Tehelka expose, the government today went on the offensive accusing the financiers of the news portal of indulging in “massive scale of operations” in the share market before the arms deal expose leading to its crash and loss of market capitalisation to the tune Rs 1,01,700 crore.

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G.K. Moopanar dead
G.K. MoopanarChennai, August 30
Congressman and staunch Gandhi family loyalist G.K. Moopanar died here today after a prolonged illness, raising questions over the future of the Tamil Maanila Congress he founded in 1996 to fight the AIADMK.

SC stays proceedings
Jaya’s appeals in Tansi case
New Delhi, August 30
The Supreme Court today by an interim order stayed until further directions the proceedings in the Madras High Court on the appeals filed by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha against her conviction.


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Liberhan panel seeks records
Directive to VHP on Ayodhya issue

New Delhi, August 30

The Liberhan Commission of inquiry today directed the VHP to place before it all records pertaining to its role on the Ayodhya issue on an allegation by commission’s counsel that VHP president Vishnu Hari Dalmia was not cooperating in his deposition.

‘Names of top MP leaders’ in cash book
Bhopal, August 30
The controversy over the alleged payoffs by a liquor baron has taken a dramatic turn with Lokayukta Faizanuddin’s disclosure that the seized cash book carries the names of several top brass of the ruling and the opposition parties in Madhya Pradesh.

Sharp rise in attacks on public servants
Common man ‘dissatisfied with governance’
Chandigarh, August 30
After doctors and policemen, powermen and employees of the Revenue, Transport and Taxation Departments have been facing public ire.

13 SPs, 20 DSPs reverted
Chandigarh, August 30
The Punjab Government has decided to withdraw the ORP rank given to 13 officers, at present working as Superintendent of Police, besides ordering reversion of 29 “Deputy Superintendents” to their substantive ranks, including Assistant Sub-Inspector and Sub-Inspector.


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