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September 18, 1998
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Six killed in Surat floods as city is paralysed
At least six persons were killed and several others were feared trapped in the flood waters which affected over 80 per cent of Surat and brought its normal commercial and industrial activities to a grinding halt even as army, navy and air force teams are constantly assisting the paramilitary forces and civic authorities to restore normalcy in the diamond and silk city.

Centre will push through states' reorganisation bill in winter session
Home ministry officials told Rediff On The Net that the government can enact the legislation to carve out the controversy-ridden Uttaranchal and Vananchal states even if the state assemblies of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar reject the proposals, thanks to Article 3 of the Constitution.

Vajpayee will use Cabinet expansion to reassure Tamil allies
The BJP leadership is wary of initiating any move that could provoke its AIADMK ally, sources say. If anything, it would be even more accommodating of gestures without losing sight of basic policies, which the party would not compromise on.

Rekindling the embers of the Bombay riots
'By no stretch of the imagination can the Srikrishna report be construed as inflammatory or "anti-Hindu". If anything, Justice B N Srikrishna is a model of rectitude and errs very much on the side of caution,' says Darryl D' Monte.

Church, parish clash over Goa chapel
In the port town of Vasco, over one thousand devotees of Our Lady of Vailankani are protesting against the move of Goa Archbishop Raul Gonsalves to take over the chapel, run by the working class from all religions and communities.

The great infotech boom
No doubt, the demand for information technology shares is soaring. But is the lure of these stocks enough to pull back the small investor into the market? If not, then who is lapping up these stocks?

Negligence claim against Indian doctor settled for $150,000
The husband of an 88-year-old woman who died after Dr Tummala Prasad left 20 inches of gauze packing in her body has won a $150,000 settlement from Columbia Lawnwood Regional Medical Centre.

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