Tuesday, June 13, 2000, Chandigarh, India

India offers $ 100 m credit to Lanka
Rules out military involvement

NEW DELHI, June 12 — India tonight ruled out any military intervention in Sri Lanka to resolve the country’s ethnic strife, offered a $ 100 million credit facility as humanitarian assistance and favoured a devolution package for a political settlement to bring lasting peace in the island nation.

12 massacred in Bihar
NAWADA (Bihar), June 12 — Eleven (12, according to UNI) upper-caste persons, including eight members of a family related to an Independent MLA, were gunned down and four others were seriously injured by unidentified assailants in Bihar’s Nawada district last night, the police said today.

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Mrs Rama Pilot, wife of the late Congress leader Rajesh Pilot, is consoled by a relative in New Delhi on Monday morning. — PTI photo

Tearful adieu to Pilot
NEW DELHI, June 12 — The mortal remains of Congress leader Mr Rajesh Pilot who was killed in a road accident yesterday were consigned to flames today as hundreds of his supporters and party leaders bid him a tearful farewell.

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Jat society secy, friend shot
ROHTAK, June 12 — Mr Rajesh Dahiya, alias Raju Dahiya, secretary of the Jat Education Society, and his friend Jitender were shot dead in broad daylight on the campus of C.R. Polytechnic here today.

Relics: Badal meets PM
NEW DELHI, June 12 — The Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, today urged the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, to personally intervene and ensure the restoration of literature, reference material and other articles removed from the Sikh library by Army during Operation Bluestar.

Go to eye camp, get blinded!
PATHRALA (Bathinda), June 12 — At least 20 residents of Pathrala, Bandi and Chak Ruldusinghwala villages of this district have lost their eye sight or have been rendered with low vision after they were allegedly forcibly operated upon at a camp organised at the petrol station at Doomwali village about three months ago by a team of doctors.

A spiritual rail journey
AMRITSAR, June 12 — History of sorts was created with Indian Railways giving permission to a special train which would cover thousands of kilometres (more than half of India) during its 13-day spiritual journey starting from June 18.

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