Sunday, May 7, 2000, Chandigarh, India

Lanka mounts air strikes on LTTE
Vajpayee calls all-party meeting
COLOMBO, May 6 — The Sri Lankan air force retaliated against Tamil Tiger artillery and mortar attacks in northern Sri Lanka with intense air strikes, the government said today.
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee has convened a meeting of all opposition leaders on Monday to brief the recent developments in Sri Lanka.

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Union Home Minister L.K. AdvaniNo talks with Hurriyat: Advani
Nagpur, May 6 — Union Home Minister L.K. Advani today said the Centre would not extend any formal invitation to Hurriyat Conference leaders, freed recently from jail, for talks on ending militancy in Kashmir.

2 Lahore bus passengers held
WAGAH, May 6 — Vigilant customs officers seized two China-made .9mm pistols from two Delhi-bound passengers, of the Lahore-New Delhi bus today during checking at this joint check post (JCP). Both the pistols were loaded and had eight cartridges. Two Indian nationals have been arrested in this connection.

Arrest warrants against Bihar minister
PATNA, May 6 — A special vigilance court today issued non-bailable arrest warrants against senior Bihar minister Jaiprakash Narayan Yadav and 41 others, including Commissioner of Magadh division Chintu Nayak, in connection with the alleged B.Ed degree racket.

4 KCF militants nabbed
Nine kg RDX seized
KAPURTHALA, May 6 — The Kapurthala police nabbed four suspected militants last night during a naka at Nanakpur village on the Kapurthala-Fathudingha road.




He has come all the way from Punjab because we were shouting "Badal lao!"
by Sandeep Joshi
Wheatbags The unprecedented rain in the past 24 hours has damaged wheat lying in the open in several grain markets of the region. This picture of bags lying near a pool of rainwater was taken by Manoj Mahajan at the Uchhi Bassi grain market, near Sirhind, on Saturday.

No headway in match-fixing case: CBI
NEW DELHI, May 6 — The CBI says it has not achieved any breakthrough in the cricket match-fixing investigations and clarified that it has not been given any deadline to complete the probe.

No leniency to rash drivers: SC
NEW DELHI, May 6 — Expressing deep concern over the alarming rate of road accidents in India, the Supreme Court has come down heavily on rash and negligent drivers and directed trial courts to impose deterrent punishment on them without showing any leniency.

34 Delhi students in soup
RAJPURA, May 6 — Thirtyfour Class XII students from well-to-do families of Delhi were caught answering questions of the National Open School economics paper at Mahavir Mandir Dharamshala here in the wee hours today. The paper was held yesterday and they were supposed to have answered all questions to the best of their ability at the Blossoms School centre in Patiala.
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