Wednesday, January 13, 1999
to continue as CM
NEW DELHI, Jan 12 (PTI) Mr J.H. Patel will continue as Karnataka Chief Minister, the Janata Dal Political Affairs Committee decided here today rejecting the dissidents demand for his removal. The PAC also decided that Deputy Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will replace Mr B.L. Shanker as the state party President. It also authorised the Chief Minister to reconstitute the ministry in consultation with former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda, who backed the dissidents demand for change of leadership of the government, senior leader S.R. Bommai and Mr Siddaramaiah, party President Sharad Yadav told reporters after the meeting.
30 LTTE men killed
Dawood men held
NEW DELHI, Jan 12 (FOC) The Crime Branch of the Delhi police today arrested two accomplices of Dubai-based underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. The arrested persons were identified as Bahadur Rehman and Mohammad Naeem Khan. They were arrested while they were planning to supply arms and ammunition to their contacts. While Rehman was arrested on January 4 from Nizamuddin railway station, Mohammad Naeem Khan was apprehended on January 6, the police said. The police seized one TNT, two detonators, a fuse, one stengun, two magazines and 46 cartridges from their possession.
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