Saturday, May 27, 2000, Chandigarh, India

15 ultras die in two operations
JAMMU, May 26 — At least 15 militants, most of them foreign mercenaries, were killed by the troops in two separate operations in Rajouri and Udhampur areas today.

LTTE declares 12-hr ceasefire
Army steps up ground attacks

LONDON, May 26 — The LTTE tonight declared a 12-hour ceasefire from 10 a.m. tomorrow to enable the civilians to move to safer places raising fear of intensified assault against government troops in Jaffna peninsula.

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Fiji rebels smash barricades
Australian PM threatens sanctions

SUVA, May 26 — Fijian rebels today tore down military barricades outside the besieged Parliament, forcing government soldiers who had taken over security outside the building to back off.

6 shot dead in Bihar byelection
NEW DELHI, May 26 — Violence in trouble-prone Bihar left six dead as an estimated 62 per cent of the electorate exercised their franchise in Raghopur where Chief Minister Rabri Devi is picking up the threads of the Assembly constituency vacated by her husband.

RAGHOPUR: Policemen chasing booth grabbers in Dilawarpur assembly constituency in Bihar on Friday. — PTI photo



Rori records 90 pc polling

RORI, May 26 — Nearly 90 per cent polling was reported in the Rori byelection today. Polling was reported to be peaceful under tight security.



Son, I told you not to play cricket. Now you have been caught for cheating.

by Sandeep Joshi

Man dies in jail; inmates on rampage
JALANDHAR, May 26 — The death of a convict, allegedly due to cardiac arrest, drove infuriated inmates to create chaos in the local Central Jail complex last night as they did not allow the authorities to remove the body for 13 hours. The district administration has ordered an inquiry into the incident.

Terrorist-hit wait for jobs
AMRITSAR, May 26 — It was a gruesome sight when Krishan Lal, a labourer of Chheharta, was shot dead by terrorists on April 25, 1991. He was the sole bread winner of the family.

Mansions for elders and peacocks
PHILLAUR, May 26—Jarnail Singh kept tossing in the bed till about 9.00 a.m. when it was time for the village post-office to open. With the help of his stick he dragged himself out of the cot and staggered down the concrete village streets towards the post office.

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