Wednesday, June 19, 2002, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Pak waives duty on 600 Indian items
Islamabad, June 18
Notwithstanding the ongoing tensions between the two countries, Pakistan has offered India duty exemption on hundreds of new export items from June 15. As many as 600 Indian items have been given a 10 per cent duty exemption under the South Asian Preferential Trade Agreement (SAPTA). Interestingly, even the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) under the SAARC charter have not been provided any concessions on these items.


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Shekhawat may succeed Kant
New Delhi, June 18
With the decks having been cleared for technocrat A.P.J. Abdul Kalam to occupy Rashtrapati Bhavan as the country’s eleventh President, the focus is beginning to shift to the long impending Cabinet expansion-cum-reshuffle and to Vice-President Krishan Kant’s successor.

Kalam enters poll fray
New Delhi, June 18
The 71-year old noted scientist, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, who is virtually the country’s President-in-waiting, today entered the ring when his nomination papers were filed by all major political formations, barring the Left.
Prime Minister Atal  Behari Vajpayee with presidential candidate A. P. J. Abdul Kalam waves to the media after filing his nomination at Parliament House in New Delhi on Tuesday. — PTI photo 
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Talks conclusive, says govt
BKU feels otherwise; to meet today
Chandigarh, June 18
The Haryana Government and the BKU apparently have divergent views about the outcome of the second round of dialogues between the government team and the BKU delegation at Jind yesterday.


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Now, multi-crore rice diversion scam
FCI officials rounded up following raids
Bathinda, June 18
A major scam, running into crores of rupees involving the illegal diversion of export-earmarked rice, to the local market through an alleged nexus between rice shellers, some export firms and employees of the Food Corporation of India (FCI), has been unearthed by the district police authorities here today.

Cabinet for all-party meeting
SC order to EC on contestants
New Delhi, June 18
The government said today that it would be seeking the views of the various political parties on the implementation of the Supreme Court directive to the Election Commission to ask candidates contesting parliamentary or Assembly elections to furnish details about their criminal antecedents, if any, to allow voters to make up their mind.

Assembly poll by mid-Oct: Farooq
Srinagar, June 18
While Chief Election Commissioner J.M. Lyngdoh concluded his three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah said here today that the electoral process in the state would be completed by mid-October.

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Order to check illegal constructions
Municipal corporations given 10 days
Amritsar, June 18
Taking a serious view of the gross violations of building by-laws during the five-year tenure of the SAD-BJP government, the state government has issued strict instructions to the Commissioners of various municipal corporations to check the menace of unauthorised constructions by meticulously implementing the Punjab Municipal Corporation Act, 1976, the Punjab Municipal Act, 1911, and Building Bylaws, 1997, within 10 days.


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