Thursday, April 20, 2000, Chandigarh, India

Centre favours probe
Match fixing rocks Houses
NEW DELHI, April 19 — The government today remained non-committal on ordering a probe by the CBI into the allegations of match fixing, but maintained that it favoured a proper investigation into the issue, including the possible involvement of Indians in the betting scandal.

Kishan Kumar moves HC
NEW DELHI, April 19 — Bollywood actor and one of the suspects in match-fixing case, Kishan Kumar, today moved the Delhi High Court for quashing of the FIR lodged by the Crime Branch of the Delhi Police against him.

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Dalmiya in ‘grip of mafia’
NEW DELHI, April 19 — Adding a new dimension to the match-fixing controversy plaguing the cricketing world, former BCCI chief I S Bindra today claimed every international team and its players indulged in this malpractice in some form or the other and blamed players and administrators for bringing disrepute to the game.

"Human bomb" injures 5
SRINAGAR, April 19 — In the first incident of its kind in the decade-long militancy in Kashmir, five Army personnel were injured after a human bomb blew up the vehicle he was driving near the main gate of the Army headquarters at Badamibagh cantonment in Srinagar this afternoon, Army sources said.

3 hurt in border shelling
PALLANWALA (Akhnoor sector), April 19 — A mother and her two daughters have been injured and more than six houses destroyed in heavy shelling by Pak troops on this town since last evening.

Nod to purchase of 66 AJTs
NEW DELHI, April 19 — In a major step to enhance the cutting edge of the Indian Air Force (IAF), the government today announced approval of procurement of 66 advanced jet trainers (AJTs) and short-listed the French Alpha jet and British Hawk for the trainer.

A crow takes respite from the heat under a colonial fountain with the backdrop of South Block in New Delhi on Wednesday.
— Photo by Sondeep Shankar

HP ministry quits for reshuffle
SHIMLA, April 19 — In a sudden development, all ministers of the BJP-HVC combine government headed by Mr P.K. Dhumal submitted their resignations to enable the Chief Minister recast his Council of Ministers.

CAG pulls up HP Govt
Irregular diversion of loans
SHIMLA, April 19 — The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has taken serious note of the irregular diversion of loans raised by the Himachal Pradesh government through statutory corporations and government companies towards reducing the overdrafts and way and means advances.

Communal clashes in Varanasi
VARANASI, April 19 — Two persons were injured in a bomb blast in curfew-bound Teliabagh area here today even as the authorities rushed additional forces to maintain law and order after violent clashes between members of two communities that left one person dead and two others, including a policeman, injured last night, official sources said.
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NEW DELHI, April 19 — Little is known about Kashmir Singh, a Hoshiarpur district resident, who has been languishing in Pakistani jails for the past 25 years, almost five months more than Roop Lal, the Indian prisoner who returned here after spending a quarter century in Pakistan.
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