Tuesday, May 16, 2000, Chandigarh, India

J & K minister killed in
landmine blast

SRINAGAR, May 15 — Jammu and Kashmir Minister of State for Power Ghulam Hassan Bhat was killed along with four others when militants triggered a landmine blowing up the vehicle on the Dooru-Qazigund road in Anantnag district this morning.

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his is what remains of the bullet-proof car after a landmine explosion killing Kashmir Power Minister Ghulam Hassan Bhat and four others
This is what remains of the bullet-proof car after a landmine explosion killing Kashmir Power Minister Ghulam Hassan Bhat and four others at Chabran, 70 km from Srinagar, on Monday morning. — AFP photo



No ‘formal offer’ from India
COLOMBO, May 15  — As the fighting raged near Jaffna, Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga today told an all-party meeting that she would take a decision on the recent Indian offer to mediate between her government and the LTTE only after receiving an official intimation from India.

IT Bill introduced
Policing clauses dropped

NEW DELHI, May 15  —The government today moved the Information Technology Bill in the Lok Sabha without incorporating controversial provisions for compulsory registration of websites and maintenance of a register of visitors to cybercafes.

US Nagar issue
Badal dons two caps
NEW DELHI, May 15 — Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, today donned two caps — one as the President of the Shiromani Akali Dal and other as a member of the committee on Udham Singh Nagar — while making his stand known on the inclusion of the district in the proposed Uttaranchal State.



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Pak all set for N-test, says paper
ISLAMABAD, May 15  — Pakistan is believed to have made all preparations to carry out its seventh nuclear test in Chagai. Islamabad English daily, The Pakistan Observer said the preparations come in the wake of intelligence reports that “India is all set for hydrogen bomb explosion in Pokhran very soon.’’

Paramhans, 12 others hurt in bomb blast
LUCKNOW, May 15  — President of the Ram Janambhoomi Trust, Mahant Ram Chandra Paramhans, two of his security guards and 10 others today received minor injuries when a bomb reportedly kept on a bicycle exploded while he was on a morning walk in Faizabad.


Special trains for minister, MPs
'The minister is inside,' says an attendant at Kalka railway station, where a red carpet had been rolled out for  a VIP. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan CHANDIGARH, May 15 — Union Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee’s love for austerity notwithstanding, Northern Railway ran three special trains between New Delhi and Kandaghat during the past few days to facilitate an exhibition cricket match at Chail in Himachal Pradesh.

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