Friday, June 16, 2000, Chandigarh, India

Azhar introduced me to bookie: Cronje
Confesses getting $ 80,000

CAPE TOWN, June 15 — In a sensational twist to the match-fixing controversy, disgraced South African cricket captain Hansie Cronje today alleged that Mohammed Azharuddin had introduced him to an Indian bookmaker from whom he had taken money four years ago.

Disgraced former South African cricket captain Hansie Cronje is sworn in to testify at the King Commission of Inquiry into allegations of match fixing in South African cricket on Thursday and (right) file photo of Mohammed Azharuddin, who has been named by Cronje— Reuters

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Pandya withdraws resignation
GANDHINAGAR, June 15 — Gujarat Minister of State for Home Haren Pandya today withdrew his resignation from the Keshubhai Patel Ministry.

Fiji Army to restore statute
SUVA, June 15 — Fiji’s military pledged today to restore the country’s multi-racial constitution in a setback for coup leader George Speight’s attempt to ensure that top political posts are reserved for indigenous Fijians.

SI, jawan killed in valley
SRINAGAR, June 15 — A police Sub-Inspector, five foreign militants and a district commander of the banned Hizbul Mujahideen, were among the seven persons killed, while two persons were abducted in the valley during the past 24 hours.

Three Tamil rebels killed in Jaffna
COLOMBO, June 15 — The Sri Lankan army today said it had repulsed LTTE mortar attacks on two villages in the east where Tamil rebels are stepping up their attacks.

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Israeli threat to USA
JERUSALEM, June 15 — Israel warned today that it would reduce its purchases of US military supplies if Washington cut aid to Israel in relation for the planned sale of a radar-equipped surveillance airplane to China.

Second phase poll put off
LUCKNOW, June 15 — The second phase of polling for panchayat elections in Shravasti district has been postponed following violent incidents there during the first phase.

ISKCON admits to child abuse
CALCUTTA, June 15 — The global headquarters of ISKCON today admitted sexual and physical abuse of young boys in their gurukuls, saying it was a “sad thing when the movement is trying to preach a very high level of morality across the world.”

Parmanand to take charge next week
CHANDIGARH, June 15 — Baboo Parmanand, the Governor designate of Haryana, is expected to be sworn in sometime next week. However, an official intimation in this regard is still awaited, sources in Raj Bhavan said.

Jind DSP held in murder case
KAITHAL, June 15 — The Haryana police has arrested Jind’s Deputy Superintendent of Police (Jail) following disclosures made by three accused during interrogation after being apprehended on the charge of murder of a local businessman about a year ago. 

When saviours choose to kill
CHANDIGARH, June 15 — As if the very use of "sub-standard" medicines and" injurious" anesthetic drugs was not enough now comes the disturbing news how "wrong administration" of drugs has caused at least three deaths . Besides it has rendered one " brain-dead" .


Pak diverts Ravi flow to India
RANIA (Indo-Pak Border), June 15 — The Pakistan government has constructed a number of flood protection works to divert heavy flow of floods to Indian territory.

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