Tuesday, May 2, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Shoot orders in W. Tripura
AGARTALA, 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.

Postal strike deferred
NEW DELHI, 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
NEW DELHI, 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 Thakkar’s 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.

  2 charred to death
ALAPPUZHA, May 1 (PTI) — Two persons were charred to death and two others suffered serious burn injuries in a fire at a local cable TV network at Thondankulangara locality here this morning. The deceased were identified as Binoy (26) and Umesh (25), both workers of the TV network.

HP University arrears
Tribune News Service
SHIMLA, May 1 — The Himachal Pradesh University has decided to release arrears to the teachers and officers on account of the implementation of the revised UGC scales. Stating this here today Dr SK Gupta, Vice-Chancellor, said that the arrears for 15 months would be paid immediately.

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