Thursday, April 13, 2000, Chandigarh, India

Cricket crisis

I’m innocent: Kishan Kumar
More arrests likely
NEW DELHI, April 12 — Breaking his silence for the first time since the multi-million dollar match-fixing case came to limelight, the Bollywood actor, Kishan Kumar, brother of slain music baron Gulshan Kumar, today claimed that he was “innocent” and denied his involvement in the case.

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Pretoria to hold judicial probe
DURBAN, April 12  — Any decision on the extradition of sacked cricketer Hansie Cronje will be taken by South Africa’s President Thabo Mbeki as the country prepared to set up a judicial inquiry to go into the match-fixing scandal.

Advani: Chandrachud panel report not to be made public
INDORE, April 12 — Home Minister L K Advani today ruled out making public the Justice Chandrachud Committee report on betting and match-fixing.

Mere chance led police to Cronje
NEW DELHI, April 12 — The cricket betting racket was unearthed by the Delhi Police by a mere chance while they were tracking down the telephone conversation of an extortion racket.

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SGPC President Jagir Kaur presides over a women’s conference at Anandpur Sahib on Wednesday.
SGPC President Jagir Kaur presides over a women’s
 conference at Anandpur Sahib on Wednesday. Also
seen in the picture are Mrs Satwinder Kaur Dhaliwal,
 Mrs Satwant Kaur Sandhu and Bibi Harjinder Kaur.
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Female ragis at Golden Temple?
ANANDPUR SAHIB, April 12 — For the women and men gathered in the pandal outside Gurdwara Takht Kesgarh Sahib today, it was an evening of meaningful discourse on the key role of woman in Sikh history. That the feminist crowd responded to the message was clear from the periodic chant of “Bole so nihal”.

Heavy shelling by Pak
SRINAGAR, April 12 — Mortar and artillery shelling by Pakistani troops continued throughout the night in Keran and Karnah sectors, while seven militants and a security jawan were among 10 persons killed in the Kashmir valley during the past 24 hours.

Sharif challenges conviction
KARACHI, April 12 — Six days after he was sentenced to life imprisonment for hijacking and terrorism, Pakistan’s deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today filed an appeal in the Sindh High Court against his conviction, lawyers said.


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Pak move underway to repeat Kargil
JAMMU, April 12 — Over 1,000 youths belonging to Pakistan and occupied Kashmir have been enrolled for receiving arms training in 12 camps across Poonch, Rajouri, Kupwara and Bandipora. After completion of their training in handling of highly sophisticated weapons in centres at Amber, Manak, Kamsar, Neeli, Athmuqam, Showkat Lines, Mirpur, Kail and Gora Patika in the border belts of Pakistan, they will join three militant outfits — Lashkar-e-Toiba, Harkatul Mujahideen and Hizbul Mujahideen.


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