Wednesday, May 3, 2000,
Chandigarh, India






THE TRIBUNE SPECIALS
50 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE

TERCENTENARY CELEBRATIONS
S P O T L I G H T

Repoll in Tripura
AGARTALA, May 2 (UNI) — Repoll has been ordered in 14 booths under six constituencies where first phase of election was held to the 30-member Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council on Sunday. The polling was marred by violence, booth capturing and firing by militants.

Accused acquitted
CHENNAI, May 2 (UNI) — The Madras High Court has set aside the order of a lower court, convicting and sentencing five accused to life imprisonment in the Chennai airport bomb blast case of 1984, in which 30 persons were killed.

Barmer hottest
JAIPUR, May 2 (UNI) — With mercury further shooting up at several places in Rajasthan, the ongoing heatwave tightened its grip in the state, Met Office said today. Barmer with mercury touching 46C remained hottest.



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