|Tuesday, May 2, 2000,
|S P O T L I
G H T
Shoot orders in
May 1 (UNI) Curfew was clamped and shoot-at-sight
orders issued in West Tripura where ethnic violence
claimed four lives today. Official sources said four
persons were killed and as many injured in two incidents
of extremist attack and violence in Jirania and Mohanpur
areas of West Tripura district. The authorities clamped
curfew and issued shoot-at-sight orders in Jirania.
Inspector-General of Police (Law and Order) K. Salim Ali
said here that four banned National Liberation Front of
Tripura (NLFT) guerrillas tried to kidnap two non-tribals
Gopal Baishnab and Krishna Debnath at
gunpoint while they were working in their paddy field at
Radhamohanpur this morning. When the two resisted they
were shot dead.
May 1 (PTI) Postal employees tonight deferred
their proposed indefinite strike from tomorrow after the
government assured them that their demands would be
resolved within four months. Addressing a joint press
conference after three rounds of talks, Communications
Minister Ram Vilas Paswan and the office-bearers of the
joint action council of postal employees said the strike
would be deferred indefinitely.
HP Chief Justice
May 1 (UNI) Mr Justice Chunilal Karsandas Thakkar,
a Judge of the Gujarat High Court, will become the new
Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court.
According to a press note today, Mr Justice
Thakkars appointed will commence from the date he
assumes charge. Mr Justice Shyamal Kumar Sen has been
transferred from Calcutta to the Allahabad High Court
while Mr Justice Amar Bir Singh Gill has been moved from
Allahabad to the Punjab and Haryana High Court.