Friday, February 4, 2000, Chandigarh, India

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Jagir Kaur given ‘siropa’
Akal Takht to take action
MUKTSAR, Feb 3 — Bibi Jagir Kaur was presented with a “siropa” (robe of honour) by the manager of Gurdwara Tutti Gandi Sahib here today.

Give in, Badal tells Jagir Kaur
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — It was a worried Mr Parkash Singh Badal at his persuasive best when Bibi Jagir Kaur met him on Tuesday night at Nawanshahr.

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Executive members of the SGPC wash utensils as part of ‘tankhah’ (punishment) at the Golden Temple on Thursday.
Executive members of the SGPC wash utensils as part of ‘tankhah’ (punishment) at the Golden Temple on Thursday. — Photo by Deepika

Over 4,000 AIADMK workers arrested
Protests over girls’ burning
CHENNAI, Feb 3 — Four AIADMK workers, including a party functionary in Dharmapuri, were arrested today in connection with the burning alive of three college girls in yesterday’s violence in the wake of conviction of the AIADMK General Secretary, Ms J. Jayalalitha, in a corruption case.


Ustad Alla Rakha KhanUstad Alla Rakha Khan dead
MUMBAI, Feb 3 — Tabla wizard Ustad Alla Rakha Khan, who won the hearts of millions with his magic fingers over the past six decades, died at his Shimla House residence here early today following cardiac arrest. He was 81. The maestro, who was in a state of shock since yesterday following the death of his daughter Razia (51), a widow, after a cataract operation, died at around 3.30 a.m.

Fresh warrants against Chadha
NEW DELHI, Feb 3 — Special CBI judge Ajit Bharihoke today issued arrest warrants against former Bofors agent Win Chadha as he failed to appear in court despite having been issued an Indian passport to enable him to travel to India to stand trial in the Rs 65 crore Bofors kickbacks case.

Over 75 rebels killed in Lanka
COLOMBO, Feb 3 — Over 75 Tamil guerrillas were killed and more than 130 injured when troops demolished a terrorist bunker in northern Jaffna, while three passengers were injured when a bomb exploded in a Batticaloa-bound bus about 50 km from Colombo today.

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We have decided to shoot under water to avoid being attacked.
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CCS reviews security
NEW DELHI, Feb 3 — The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) at its meeting today reviewed the security scenario in the country. The meeting was chaired by the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee.

Projecting image, Chautala style
CHANDIGARH, Feb 3 — It is 5.30 p.m. in Chandigarh. The fax in a newspaper office crackles to a call from outside and a long message starts gradually emerging from the machine. It is a statement by Mr Dharambir Singh, Additional Political Secretary to the Haryana Chief Minister, and it details “achievements” of the Chautala-led Government.
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