Wednesday, June 21, 2000, Chandigarh, India

Stormy start to debate
Autonomy won’t hit national unity: Farooq
SRINAGAR, June 20 — The Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Dr Farooq Abdullah, today said that the grant of autonomy was only to give equitable share to all three regions of the state and no step would be taken to disintegrate the country.

BJP, Cong members stage walkout
SRINAGAR, June 20 — The BJP and the Congress today staged a walkout from the Legislative Assembly on the first day of the four-day special session discussing state autonomy committee (SAC) report.

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Azharuddin apologises
Wadekar denies Prabhakar’s claim

HYDERABAD, June 20 — Mohammed Azharuddin today tendered an apology for his statement that he was “being victimised and targeted” because he was from the minority community, which had evoked sharp criticism.

Insurance scheme for poor
Policy on grains storage cleared
NEW DELHI, June 20 — The Union Cabinet today decided to start a new “Janashree” insurance policy for persons below poverty line residing in both rural and urban areas, approved the holding of the 15th Asian Games and cleared the national policy on handling, storage and transportation of foodgrains.

Al-Badr chief held, 5 kg RDX seized
NEW DELHI, June 20 — Within days of the twin bomb blast which killed two persons and injured 11 others, the Delhi police today claimed to have averted a major bomb explosion in the Capital with the recovery of 5 kg of RDX and the arrest of militants associated with dreaded groups like Al-Badr and the Hizbul Mujahideen.

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By Sandeep Joshi
Interpol to intensify cooperation
PARIS, June 20 — Union Home Minister L.K. Advani held detailed discussions with senior officials of the Interpol to enhance the international organisation’s cooperation with Indian law enforcing agencies to combat terrorism, official sources said here today.
Home Minister L.K Advani and his daughter Pratibha listen to explanations during his visit to Interpol in Lyon on Monday.
Home Minister L.K Advani and his daughter Pratibha listen to explanations during his visit to Interpol in Lyon on Monday. AP/PTI photo

Duo poisons 6 to death
JALANDHAR, June 20 — Irked over being pulled up for stealing milk, two Nepali farm labourers poisoned a group of Punjabi labourers working in a sunflower field in Raiwal village, resulting in the death of six of them while 13 of them suffered severe food poisoning.

Mohan’s name cleared for Home Secy’s post
CHANDIGARH, June 20 — The Union Home Ministry is reported to have cleared the name of Mr Krishan Mohan, a former Deputy Commissioner-cum-Estate Officer of Chandigarh, for the post of Home Secretary, Chandigarh Administration.


Uncertainty grips KU
KURUKSHETRA, June 20 — Uncertainty has gripped Kurukshetra University over the newly-appointed Vice-Chancellor, Mr R.S. Chaudhary. Mr Chaudhary has not joined so far even though the then Governor of Haryana and Chancellor of the university, Mr Mahabir Prasad, had passed orders over a week ago. 

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