Saturday, April 1, 2000, Chandigarh, India

Special economic zones proposed
Major initiative to boost exports
NEW DELHI, March 31 — Drawing inspiration from China, the Union Minister for Commerce and Industry, Mr Murasoli Maran, today unveiled the first Exim policy of the new millennium that provides for the setting up of special economic zones in different parts of the country.

Below: A policeman stands guard at the venue of the bhog ceremony at Chatti Singhpora, where 35 Kashmiri Sikhs were shot on the eve of Holi. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma

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Action plan for Sikhs: Khurana
Farooq conspicuous by absence at bhog
CHATTI SINGHPORA (Anantnag), March 31 — The Union Government would soon come out with an action plan to look after security, education and employment of Kashmiri Sikhs, Mr Madan Lal Khurana, special emissary of Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee announced here today.

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Bandhs, marches in Punjab
CHANDIGARH, March 31 — The Sarb Hind Shiromani Akali Dal (SHSAS) sponsored Punjab bandh today in protest against the massacre of 35 Sikhs at Anantnag district in south Kashmir evoked mixed response.

Anju was killed: sister
NEW DELHI, March 31 — The elder sister of Anju Ilyasi, who is a non-resident Indian, today claimed she had all evidence to prove that Anju had not committed suicide. “It is a murder case,” she alleged.

Gill rejects ‘open ballot’ for RS poll
NEW DELHI, March 31 — There is no question of adopting “open ballot” for the Rajya Sabha elections as it is against the individual rights of voters, Chief Election Commissioner M.S. Gill said tonight.

150 LTTE rebels killed
COLOMBO, March 31 — Over 150 LTTE rebels have been killed and 350 injured in the past five-days of fighting for the control of Northern Jaffna in which Sri Lankan troops used heavy artillery and aerial attacks to prevent the rebels from advancing into the Peninsula, the Army said today.

RBI order
Chandigarh, March 31 — The “old Gandhi series” of Rs 500 notes will not be issued from banks to customers from tomorrow, according to RBI guidelines.

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1 killed, 5 hurt in firing along LoC
JAMMU, March 31 — One civilian was killed and and five others, including a Lt Colonel, were injured in unprovoked firing by Pakistani troops in several sectors along the Jammu border during the past 24 hours.

Trolleys replace coolies at Attari
Centre’s bid to check smuggling
ATTARI, March 31 — In the wake of reports of smuggling of narcotics and pumping of fake Indian currency and other contrabands through the Indo-Pakistan Samjhauta Express, the Union Home Ministry has asked the Ministry of Railways to cancel the licences of all coolies, numbering more than 100, working at the railway station here. There would be a blanket ban on the entry of coolies on platform numbers two and three with immediate effect.
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