Monday, February 7, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Samjhauta Express to continue
NEW DELHI, Feb 6 (UNI) — Minister of State for External Affairs Ajit Kumar Panja today ruled out cancellation of Samjhauta Express, the rail link between Delhi and Lahore. Talking to a private TV channel, Mr Panja said that the train provided a rapid link between India and Pakistan and there was no possibility of its cancellation. His remarks come in the wake of media reports that the government might cancel the train as there were increasing incidents of the train being used to for smuggle fake currency into India.

Iraq fires missiles
BAGHDAD, Feb 6 (AFP) — Iraq fired anti-aircraft missiles today at US and British warplanes overflying the south of the country, an armed forces spokesman in Baghdad said. “Eneny aircraft from Saudi and Kuwaiti airspace overflew the southern areas of Basra, Dhi-Qar, Misan and Muthanna”, the spokesman said, according to the official INA agency.

Moopanar meets Sonia
NEW DELHI, Feb 6 (PTI) — TMC leader G.K. Moopanar today met Congress President Sonia Gandhi and the two leaders are understood to have discussed the political situation in Tamil Nadu. The meeting assumes significance in the wake of the TMC’s decision to back AIADMK candidates in the three Assembly byelections in the state.

Bajrang Dal meeting
BHOPAL, Feb 6 (UNI) — The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) international president Acharya Giriraj Kishore today asserted that the Bajrang Dal’s three-day national convention would definitely be held here as per schedule from February 18 despite the state government’s refusal to grant permission.

  Landmine blast
PATNA, Feb 6 (UNI) — A police inspector was killed and two policemen were injured in a landmine blast by People’s War Group (PWG) ultras near Nauhatta village in Bihar’s Rohtas district today. IG (Patna Zone) Neelmani told UNI here that a sub-inspector and a Bihar military police jawan were injured in the explosion. The incident occurred when the police, receiving a tip-off that PWG insurgents had torched a bus, were rushing towards the place. Suddenly a landmine blew up killing the inspector on the spot.

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