Tuesday, January 18, 2000, Chandigarh, India

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More special forces for J-K
Proactive approach to be adopted
NEW DELHI, Jan 17 — The Centre today decided to set-up an additional Unified Headquarters for north of Zoji La and divide the counter-insurgency into 49 sectors as part of the three-tier command and control structure under the UHQ while it accused Pakistan for spurt in militant activities in Jammu and Kashmir.

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A security person seeks information from a woman in Srinagar.
A securityperson seeks information from a woman
during house-to-house search operations in
the Kashmir valley on Monday. — photo by Amin War

India protests to Pakistan
Staffer was ‘forced’ to sign confession
NEW DELHI, Jan 17 — India today strongly condemned assault on a staff member of the Indian High Commission in Islamabad yesterday and rejected as “unfounded and baseless” Pakistan’s allegation that the official was carrying a remote-controlled explosive and Rs 5,000 when he was taken into custody.

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3 held for carrying RDX
NEW DELHI, Jan 17 — Fear of unclaimed objects being explosives has hit the Capital once again, with the recovery of RDX from a toy and the arrest of three persons, including a Pakistan national.

UP extends deadline for strikers
60 powermen dismissed
LUCKNOW, Jan 17 — The Uttar Pradesh government today terminated the services of 60 power engineers in the wake of the strike by Uttar Pradesh State Electricity Board employees and issued an ultimatum to the staff to join duty by the morning of January 19.

CBI to probe college girl’s killing
NEW DELHI, Jan 17 — The probe into the shocking killing of a college student in a mistaken identity case by the Uttar Pradesh police in Meerut has been handed over to the CBI by the state government.

China endorses Musharraf govt
BEIJING, Jan 17 — China today offered much-needed backing to Pakistan’s military government declaring that it would continue to foster its “comprehensive partnership” with Islamabad irrespective of changes taking place internationally or domestically.

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Balle, balle. If you expel me from the SAD, I am happy!
by Sandeep Joshi
HP told to list ‘madarsas’
Police steps up vigil
SHIMLA, Jan 17 — Following the seizure of audio cassettes containing inflammatory speeches of Maulana Masood Azhar from a maulvi at Yol in Kangra district, the police has been ordered to prepare within three days a list of all ‘madarsas’ that have come up in Himachal recently.
UP team to interrogate maulvi

Sant Samaj calls meeting
Resentment over calendar panel
AMRITSAR, Jan 17 — The Gurbani Gurmat Sidhant Sant Samaj is up in arms against the deleting of the name of its acting president Baba Mangal Singh from the panel on the controversial Nanakshahi calendar. Baba Mangal Singh had a closed door meeting with Giani Puran Singh, Jathedar, Akal Takht, here today on the issue.
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