Wednesday, February 23, 2000, Chandigarh, India

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17 die in poll violence
JD(U) leader killed; 60 to 75 pc turnout
NEW DELHI, Feb 22 — Seven booth-grabbers, three security personnel and Janata Dal (United) leader Ghulam Rasool were among the 17 persons killed in Bihar and Manipur today in the final phase of the poll for four state legislative assemblies.

Stray cases of violence, bogus voting in Haryana
CHANDIGARH, Feb 22 — Out of the 11.1 million voters, nearly 68 per cent voters today exercised their franchise to elect the 90-member Assembly in Haryana. The polling was peaceful barring stray incidents of intimidation, bogus voting and some violence.

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A policeman swings the lathi at a truck driver who hesitated before stopping at the Narwana bypass during the Haryana Assembly elections on Tuesday. — A Tribune photo

CVC seeks comments on deals
NEW DELHI, Feb 22 — In a significant move indicating the launching of formal investigations into the defence deals of the past 15 years, the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) today called for written submissions from serving defence officials and others who may have information or suggestions regarding the deals.


Stormy Budget session likely
NEW DELHI, Feb 22 — The government is likely to face rough weather in the Budget session of Parliament beginning tomorrow with the Opposition, led by the Congress, issuing a warning that it would create a ruckus over the Kandahar hijack imbroglio, the review of the Constitution, the alleged “saffronisation” plans of the Gujarat Government and the proposed “harsh” Budgets.

Militants get war training in Pak
NEW DELHI, Feb 22 — One year from Kargil, Pakistan has changed its strategy in regard to the militants and has now been training them to face a war and operate even in war-like situations.

5 killed in Pak shelling on border village
SRINAGAR, Feb 22 — At least five persons were killed and six others were wounded when Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked shelling in Tangdhar village in North Kashmir district of Kupwara yesterday.

2 ISI agents held, top secret papers seized
ATTARI, Feb 22 — Two ISI agents were arrested at the Attari Railway Station here yesterday. They had arrived here through the Samjhauta Express. Though the Customs and intelligence agencies were tight-lipped and refused to give details yet they confirmed that top secret documents pertaining to the national security were seized from their possession.
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Residents allege torture, financier denies it
LUDHIANA, Feb 22 — A financier operating in the Vishal Nagar area here has been accused by the residents of terrorising them and of allegedly running a “parallel administration” with the help of his henchmen.
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