Monday, April 10, 2000, Chandigarh, India

Cricket crisis

CBI ‘asked to get’ Cronje
Kalra’s remand extended
NEW DELHI, April 9 — The Delhi police today sought the help of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the extradition of the South African cricket captain Hansie Cronje and prime accused Sanjay Chawla, in the match-fixing case.

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SA board may be asked to probe
NEW DELHI, April 9 — The International Cricket Council may ask the South African board to hold an inquiry into match-fixing charges against South African cricket captain, Hansie Cronje and his four team-mates.

Tapes not authentic: Pretoria
JOHANNESBURG, April 9 — The South African Government has said that the tapes purportedly containing the conversation between captain Hansie Cronje and an Indian bookie allegedly involved in match-fixing during the recent cricket tour of India are not authentic, media reports said.

Police quizzes Kishan Kumar
NEW DELHI, April 9 — The police today briefly interrogated Kishan Kumar, Bollywood actor and younger brother of slain music magnate Gulshan Kumar at a hospital, near here, in connection with the sensational cricket match-fixing scandal.

Voice ‘simulated’
NEW DELHI, April 9 — Amidst the South African government and media expressing doubts about the authenticity of the tapes allegedly containing skipper Hansie Cronje’s conversation with an Indian bookie, the Delhi Police today said it had not released the audio tapes to anyone so far.

Kashmir channel trips
SRINAGAR, April 9 — The dedicated Doordarshan channel for Kashmir, DD Kashmir, launched by the government on January 26 with the objective of countering Pakistani media propaganda from across the border, has failed to serve its purpose mainly because of a severe power shortage in the valley and its very limited reach.

Hurriyat says no to talks
SRINAGAR, April 9 — Ruling out the possibility of holding talks with the Central Government, senior Hurriyat leaders here said the “key to Kashmir lies with India”.

India for expelling Pak from NAM
CARTAGENA (Colombia), April 9 — India today demanded that the membership of military-ruled states like Pakistan should stand withdrawn from the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and asked member states to support a comprehensive international convention against terrorism.

Panchayats may run schools
HISAR, April 9 — The Haryana Government is actively considering handing over primary schools in the State to village panchayats as part of its new education policy likely to be implemented when the schools reopen after summer vacation, it is learnt.

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  Agartala-Dhaka road link okayed
CARTAGENA (Colombia), April 9 — India and Bangladesh today agreed to start a new bus link between Agartala and Dhaka, the second between the two neighbours after the Calcutta-Dhaka service.

Police victim awaits relief
CHANDIGARH April 9 — For Daljit Rai Sharma, a resident of Gurdaspur, who was picked up by a party of the Punjab Police on November 1, 1997, on the charge of theft and subjected to torture later, and has been waging an incessant struggle for justice...which, he believes, “is some day sure to come.”


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