Thursday, May 25, 2000, Chandigarh, India

India, USA oppose Tamil state
Rule out military intervention

NEW DELHI, May 24 — India and the USA today strongly opposed the creation of a separate Tamil state to be carved out of Sri Lanka and firmly ruled out any military intervention to end the ethnic conflict in the island nation.

Be ready to face any threat: Tipnis
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, May 24 — Against the backdrop of a possible Indian involvement in troop evacuation in Sri Lanka, Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal A. Y. Tipnis, today held a closed door meeting with southern station commanders and officers here.

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Defence Minister George Fernandes with the United States under Secretary of State Thomas pickering in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Defence Minister George Fernandes with the US Under Secretary of State Thomas Pickering in New Delhi on Wednesday.
— Photo by Sondeep Shankar

Prabhakar names Kapil
NEW DELHI, May 24 — Former allrounder Manoj Prabhakar today openly declared for the first time that Kapil Dev had offered him Rs 25 lakh to under-perform in a Singer Trophy match against Pakistan in Sri Lanka in 1994.



Fiji chiefs for interim govt
Property of Indians looted

SUVA, May 25 — Fiji’s influential great council of chiefs will seek an interim government and favours a pardon for George Speight, the man holding the country’s Prime Minister hostage, website said early today. 

Rebel leader George Speight, left, United Nations representative Sergio De Mello, and the Secretary General of the Commonwealth Don McKinnon, right, depart from a meeting at the Fiji Parliament, on Wednesday. The parties are meeting following the Great Council of Chiefs second day of meetings to decide how to handle the six-day-old coup led by Speight.  

SUVA: Rebel leader George Speight, left, United Nations representative Sergio De Mello, and the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Don McKinnon, right, depart from a meeting at Fiji Parliament, on Wednesday. — AP/PTI photo

Harpreet’s engagement confirmed
CHANDIGARH, May 24 — In a reply before the Punjab and Haryana High Court here, Punjab Inspector General of Police Mr K.K. Attri, today stated that the enquiry being carried out in Harpreet Kaur’s case had confirmed her engagement with petitioner Mr Kamaljit Singh.

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fter the fabulous success of Chandigarh Tribune, we are launching Ludhiana Tribune on June 1. It will not only meet the long-felt need of the citizens of Punjab's industrial hub and its neighbouring areas for more credible news and information, but also act as a watchdog of their interests along with the main edition of The Tribune. 
It will focus on local issues, events, educational institutions, the arts, commerce, industry and life and society. 
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The Tribune has a tradition of healthy journalism. In tune with this, we are exploring new frontiers of information, knowledge and opportunities. We shall continue to provide you a rich fare in news and views from the neighbourhood and beyond. The  Internet Editon will thus have expanded coverage from the Ludhina region.

— Editor


I am confused. They want to dig it out or bury it?

by Sandeep Joshi

INLD poised for hat trick in Rori
RORI (Sirsa): Mr Abhey Singh Chautala, the younger son of Haryana Chief Minister and INLD supremo Om Prakash Chautala, is all set to score a hat trick in the Rori Assembly constituency for his party, which won the seat successively in the 1996 and 2000 assembly elections.

Poultry units in dire straits
Call for stir against govt policies
PATTI, May 24 — Once known as the ‘house of poultry farming’ all over India and Nepal, this border town is now facing worse days than militancy.

Cautious killers, people’s heroes
JAMMU , May 24 — The Army’s Romeo Force, operating in the Rajouri-Poonch belt, has sent shivers down the spine of militants which is evident from instructions given to the foreign mercenaries by agencies across the border that they (militants) should avoid engaging the troops in encounters.

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