Monday, June 19, 2000, Chandigarh, India

Bihar carnage: Special court to try killers 
11 held; 12 cops suspended

PATNA, June 18 — The Bihar Government today announced setting up of a special court to try the perpetrators of the massacre of 35 persons in Mianpur even as 12 policemen were suspended and intensive raids were on to nab those responsible for Friday’s killing.

PM reviews situation
NEW DELHI, June 18 — The Prime Minister Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, today reviewed the situation arising out of Friday’s massacre of 35 persons in Aurangabad district in Bihar at a high-level meeting here.

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Policemen patrolling farm fields in Miapur village in Bihar, after 34 persons, including 20 women, were killed in the village — AFP photo

Twin blasts in Delhi, 2 killed, 11 injured
NEW DELHI, June 18 — Two persons, including an eight-year-old girl were killed, and 11 injured, three of them seriously, when two bombs exploded within a gap of five minutes near the historic Red Fort here tonight.

Gurdwara being used as mosque in Pak
NEW DELHI, June 18 — Even as the tussle between the newly formed Pakistan Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee and the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee goes on for control of Sikh shrines in Pakistan, yet another point of dispute seems to be coming to a boil regarding the use of a historic gurdwara partly as a mosque.

CBI to re-examine bookies
NEW DELHI, June 18  — The CBI will re-examine bookies questioned here and in Mumbai to establish the role of Mukesh Gupta suspected to be the same person named by disgraced former South African Captain Hansie Cronje before a commission.

Haryana may reintroduce octroi
CHANDIGARH, June 18 — The Haryana Government is not averse to reintroduction of octroi in the State provided the civic bodies adopt resolutions demanding the reintroduction of the levy which was abolished by the Chautala Government immediately after it came to power in July last.

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Brother George’s killing
Eyewitness dies in custody

NEW DELHI, June 18 — An eyewitness to the brutal murder of Brother George in Mathura on June 7 died “mysteriously” in police custody yesterday, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India said here today.

Autonomy for J&K
NC panel report opposed

NEW DELHI, June 18 — With a special session of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly set to discuss the autonomy report prepared by a committee set up by the National Conference-led government, at least four national parties have expressed their opposition to the report.

Quackery on the rise in Haryana
HISAR, June 18 — What is common between a “fortified” vitamin B capsule and typhoid? Nothing, you say. Even doctors think so.

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