Sunday, April 23, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Missing US laptop
WASHINGTON, April 22 (PTI) — US officials have admitted that the laptop computer, which went missing some months ago, contained some of the USA’s most prized secrets, including “code word” information, a classification higher than top secrets. Efforts to trace the laptop have so far been unsuccessful.

Curfew to be lifted
VARANASI, April 22 (PTI) — With the situation fast returning to normal, curfew would be completely withdrawn from tomorrow morning in some areas, including Ramapura to Godowlia, Sonarpura to Shivala and Shivala to Bhelupura crossing, in the violence-hit city, District Magistrate Alok Kumar said tonight.

Paramilitary forces
AGARTALA, April 22 (UNI) — The Union Home Ministry will despatch some paramilitary forces to Tripura soon to intensify the ongoing anti-insurgency operation in the state, where militancy was on the rise before the autonomous district council polls. An official spokesman told mediapersons here today that Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar returned here from New Delhi this morning after meeting Union Home Minister L.K. Advani yesterday.

Indian fishermen freed
KARACHI, April 22 (ANI) — As many as 22 Indian fishermen lodged in various Pakistan jails for 13 months were released today. The fishermen were detained first by the Iranian authorities from international waters in February last year and later pushed them to the Pakistani territory.

  War crimes suspect
SARAJEVO, April 22 (AFP) — Former Bosnian Serb detention camp commander, Dragan Nikolic, has been arrested by NATO-led troops and sent to face trial on war crimes charges before a UN tribunal in The Hague. Nikolic was arrested on Friday by the NATO-led Stabilisation Force in Bosnia (SFor), in the sector under us command.

Bihar MLA held
DHANBAD, April 22 (PTI) —Bihar MLA Manoranjan Singh has been arrested in connection with various criminal cases, including murder, attempts of murder and extortions, the police said here today. Singh, an independent MLA from Baniapur, was arrested yesterday, the police said.

5 killed in mishap
PANIPAT, April 22 (UNI) — Five persons were killed and nine others injured when a truck collided with a taxi near Patti Kaliana village, 20 km from here, on the G.T. Road today, the police said. The accident occurred when the taxi driver overtook the truck and applied brakes in a bid to lift some waiting roadside passengers.Top

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