Wednesday, April 5, 2000, Chandigarh, India

CBI chargesheets Laloo, Rabri
Non-bailable warrants issued
Chief Minister Rabri Devi and her husband and RJD chief Laloo Prasad Yadav
PATNA, April 4 — The Rabri Devi government in Bihar today plunged into a crisis within three weeks of assuming office with a CBI court passing order for issuance of non-bailable warrants of arrests against Chief Minister Rabri Devi and her husband and RJD chief Laloo Prasad Yadav in a disproportionate asset case.

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No consensus on Article 356
NEW DELHI, April 4 — The standing committee of the Inter-State Council today once again failed to arrive at a consensus on Article 356 of the Constitution enabling imposition of President’s rule in states and decided to refer the matter for examination by a sub-committee headed by Defence Minister George Fernandes.

2 Ikhwan men among 4 killed
SRINAGAR. April 4 — Four persons were killed and three injured when masked militants opened fire on a taxi in Pulwama district of south Kashmir today, the police said. Elsewhere in the valley, three militants, including a foreigner, were killed and two arrested as security personnel smashed several of their hideouts, even as militants made an attempt to blow up a security picket in Srinagar today, an official spokesman said.


Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijay Singh with Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Karnataka Chief Minister S. M. Krishna at the seventh meeting of the standing committee of inter-state council in New Delhi on Tuesday. — PTI photo
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UP govt plunges into crisis
LUCKNOW, April 4 — The BJP-led coalition government lurched towards a crisis in Uttar Pradesh late tonight as its allies the Loktantrik Congress Party and the Janata Dal (Rajaram) boycotted a Cabinet meeting in protest against the Chief Minister’s style of functioning.

Ex-Chief Secretary booked
SHIMLA, April 4 — The state Vigilance Department has finally registered a case in connection with the alleged irregularities and favouritism in allotment of khair wood quota to a private industry by the previous Congress government.

Bengal ‘mahajot’ on cards
NEW DELHI, April 4 — West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee President A.B.A. Ghani Khan Choudhary has been “authorised”by Congress President Sonia Gandhi “to go ahead” to force a “mahajot” (grand alliance) to fight the CPM without compromising on the party’s ideology.

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Anantnag killings rock J & K Houses
JAMMU, April 4 — Both Houses of the state legislature were today adjourned for a day when scheduled business was disrupted by members protesting against the killing of seven persons in the police firing in Anantnag district yesterday.

India holds Pak responsible
THE HAGUE, April 4 — India today told the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that Pakistan was “solely responsible” for the incident in which its naval aircraft was shot down last August in the Kutch region and that Islamabad must “bear the consequences of its own acts”.
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