Sunday, June 11, 2000, Chandigarh, India

Jaswant visits Lanka today
Trip not for damage control: govt
Jaswant SinghNEW DELHI, June 10 — The External Affairs Minister, Mr Jaswant Singh, is leaving for Colombo tomorrow for wide-ranging discussions with the Sri Lankan leadership, which is likely to include a revised devolution package to end the ethnic strife in the island nation.

33 die as LTTE seeks ceasefire
COLOMBO, June 10 — As many as 25 Sri Lankan soldiers and eight civilians were killed in an army offensive to recapture lost areas in northern Jaffna peninsula, even as the LTTE today appealed to international humanitarian agencies to work out a ceasefire to evacuate civilians.

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Two killed in flash floods
KARNAL, June 10 — At least 125 men, women and children were trapped near Balhera village, near here, last night because of flash floods in the Yamuna.

President Assad dead
DAMASCUS, June 10 — Syrian President Hafez al-Assad died today in Damascus, state television said. He was 69.


Former Bihar Chief Minister Laloo Prasad Yadav outside the Prime Ministers House in New Delhi on Friday.
Former Bihar Chief Minister Laloo Prasad Yadav outside the Prime Ministers House in New Delhi on Friday. Laloo met the Prime Minister in connection with the ongoing fodder scam case. — photo by Sondeep Shankar

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Governor’s role: Laloo seeks probe
NEW DELHI, June 10 — Rashtriya Janata Dal President, Laloo Prasad Yadav today met Congress President Mrs Sonia Gandhi, a day after the CBI court in Patna framed charges against him and his wife Mrs Rabri Devi, Chief Minister of Bihar in the disproportionate assets case.

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BJP’s bid to checkmate Badal
CHANDIGARH, June 10 — The Punjab unit of the BJP, an ally of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in the State Government, has come out in open to checkmate the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, on the power tariff hike issue.

Govt to auction 5 million tonnes of wheat
NEW DELHI, June 10 — The Centre today decided to auction five million tonnes of wheat in Punjab and Haryana, give commodity loan to SAARC countries and barter with needy nations.

PeacockCase registered, but peacocks missing
CHANDIGARH, June 10 — Though the Wildlife Department authorities have booked Mrs Malwinder Kaur and her servant Jai Singh, residents of Lohgarh village near Zirakpur, under various sections of the Wildlife Protection Act-1972 they (authorities) have failed to seize the peacocks, the vital case property.
EARLIER STORY: Villager cages 40 peacocks


Of love across seas & murder
Ludhiana, June 10 — The murder of a Canadian citizen and the attempt on the life of her Indian husband allegedly by contract killers hired by her family, sore over of her love marriage with a boy of a lower socio-economic status, has once again raised a big question mark over the claims of having ridden society of any socio-economic discrimination.

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