Sunday, December 26, 1999
|Subramaniam declines award
CHENNAI, Dec 25 Elder statesman and former Maharashtra Governor C. Subramaniam today declined to accept the "Man of the Century" award to be given to him by the Centurian trust at a function here on December 31. In a statement here, he said he had clearly indicated when the proposal was made that he did not consider it appropriate to accept the honour as there were many other leading lights who had served the country and humanity. The trust was floated by a member of the Planning Commission, Mr K. Venkatasubramaniam, to perpetuate the memory of Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi, the late pontiff of the Kanchi mutt.
IMPHAL, Dec 25 (PTI) Security personnel, including the BSF, deployed at the Indo-Myanmar border in Manipurs Chandel, Ukhrul and Churachandpur districts, had been withdrawn, official sources said on Saturday. The security forces had been retained at a few border points, particularly in the border town of Moreh in Chandel and Behiang in Churachandpur, they said. No reason was given for the withdrawal of the forces from along the international border.
Tribal guerrillas kill three
AGARTALA, Dec 25 (UNI) Armed tribal guerrillas gunned down three persons and shot at five others after attacking a market at Laxmandepa in west Tripura district on Friday night. The police said the militants stormed the market during loadshedding and started firing indiscriminately, killing three on the spot. The injured were admitted to hospital. In retaliation for the militants attack, an irate mob burnt down several tribal houses before senior police officials, along with additional security forces, reached the area.
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