Friday, June 9, 2000, Chandigarh, India

No rift in NDA on Lanka: DMK
NEW DELHI, June 8 — The DMK leader, Mr Murasoli Maran, today asserted that there were no differences within the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on the Sri Lankan situation, stating that his party was “one with the government stand.’’

Fighting no solution to Lanka problem: PM
NEW DELHI, June 8 — Reiterating that the creation of a separate Tamil Eelam is not the answer to the present crisis in Sri Lanka, the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, has said the solution has to be found by the Sri Lankan Government within its geographical boundaries.

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Shsikala Selvarajah (L), a Tamil woman, waits with others at a police station near Colombo on Thursday,
 Shsikala Selvarajah (L), a Tamil woman, waits with others at a police station in Mount Lavinia, a suburb of the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Thursday, hoping to get some news about her husband who was detained for questioning by security forces after a suicide bomber killed a senior minister and 21 others. — Reuters photo

Minister’s wife succumbs to injuries
120 detained; emergency extended
COLOMBO, June 8 — Fresh fighting between the LTTE and government troops today claimed 13 more lives as the Sri Lankan Parliament extended a nationwide state of emergency.

Power tariff up by 15% in Punjab
CHANDIGARH, June 8 — Notwithstanding the setting up a high-level committee of top brass of the Punjab State Electricity Board and the representatives of the industry to decide the tariff issue within three days, the Punjab Government has decided to increase the tariff about 15 per cent across the board.

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SA player admits charge
CAPE TOWN, June 8 — Herschelle Gibbs said today he and bowler Henry Williams agreed to accept $ 15,000 each to play badly during a one-day match in India, an admission that further deepened the match-fixing scandal sweeping the sport.


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By Sandeep Joshi

Indian team in Sierra Leone
NEW DELHI, June 8 — A four-member high-level team from the armed forces, the Ministries of Defence and External Affairs is in Sierra Leone to get the release of 23 Indian Peacekeepers.

Pak N-capability may be more than India’s
The smug belief in India all along has been that its nuclear capabilities are far superior to that of Pakistan, both in terms of quality and quantity. The USA seemed to hold a similar view. But Washington now appears to have reversed its assessment of the nuclear arsenal. 

Freak rain wreaks havoc in HP
SHIMLA, June 8 — Several residential houses and vehicles were washed away and the Hindustan- Tibet national highway between Rampur and Reckong-Peo in the tribal Kinnaur district was badly damaged due to flash floods caused by cloudbursts at two places today.

Registered mail mix-up
CHANDIGARH, June 8 — When Mr A from Moga applied for a fresh passport in April this year, he would have never realised that even after two months, his application sent by registered mail to the Regional Passport Office would be lying in a dump in the office of the Director of Public Instructions (Schools), Punjab.

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