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 PM’s 1500-cr largesse for Punjab

Amritsar, November 18
Living up to the expectations of the SAD-BJP Government in Punjab, Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, here today announced development package of more than Rs 1,500 crore for the state. 

Mr Sukhbir Badal, member of the Rajya Sabha, presents a kirpan to Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee on the occasion of the bicentenary celebrations of the coronation of Maharaja Ranjit Singh in Amritsar on Sunday.
Mr Sukhbir Badal, member of the Rajya Sabha, presents a kirpan to Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee on the occasion of the bicentenary celebrations of the coronation of Maharaja Ranjit Singh in Amritsar on Sunday. Also in the picture is Dr Farooq Abdullah, Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir. — Tribune photo Karam Singh
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Kanwaljit Singh ignored?

Amritsar, November 18
Capt Kanwaljit Singh, Finance Minister, Punjab and general secretary, Shiromani Akali Dal who has been coordinating bicentenary celebrations of Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s coronation from day one felt ignored today.

Army convoy attacked, 10 jawans killed
Jammu, November 18
At least 10 soldiers were killed and 24 others were wounded when militants struck in a big way at Ramban on the Jammu-Srinagar highway today. The police said as an Army convoy reached the Ramban suspension bridge, the soldiers alighted from their vehicles to allow trucks to throw light on the bridge.


Alliance, USA agree on govt formation
Tashkent, November 18
Mr James Dobbins, US special envoy, and Foreign Minister of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah today reached on an agreement on forming a post-Taliban government representing all segments of the Afghan population.

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Warlords hold gun to peace
Islamabad, November 18
Notorious Afghan warlords are carving out territory for themselves following the collapse of the Taliban regime, raising the spectre of more internal chaos and civil war.

US bombs kill 30 in Afghan village
Islamabad, November 18
At least 30 persons were killed in US-led bombing of a village today in an eastern Afghan province under the rule of local mujahideen commanders, the Pakistan-based Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) said.

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CBI unearths ammunition scam
New Delhi, November 18
The CBI has unearthed a scam in the Defence Ministry and registered a case against eight persons including three senior officials of the ministry and two foreign companies, for allegedly causing loss of crores of rupees to the government through the supply of substandard ammunition to the Army during 1992-95.


‘Land-grabber’ honours CS
Jalandhar, November 18
The Punjab Chief Secretary, Mr N.K. Arora, and a number of other senior police and administration officials were honoured by an alleged infamous land-grabber of the city who is facing a number of charges in different cases.
Punjab Chief Secretary N.K. Arora being honoured by chairman, C.T. Education Society in Jalandhar on Sunday.
Punjab Chief Secretary N.K. Arora being honoured by chairman, C.T. Education Society in Jalandhar on Sunday. — Photo Pradip Pandit
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