Sunday, July 9, 2000, Chandigarh, India

BJP leaders back RSS chief’s demand on J&K
NEW DELHI, July 8 — Senior BJP leaders today lent support to RSS chief K. Sudarshan’s demand for the imposition of President’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir and scrapping of Article 370.

Blast in church sparks arson
HUBLI, July 8 — A bomb exploded in St Johns Luthern Church here following which arson and violence broke out forcing the police to resort to a lathi charge to disperse the mob which torched a state road transport corporation bus on the Gadag road in Dharwad district today.

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Pak PR exercise on PoK fails
The Pakistan military establishment’s exercise in presenting an outlook that “Azad Jammu and Kashmir or AJK” was not a pawn in Islamabad’s gambit of keeping “Indian-held Kashmir” constantly on the boil through its unrelenting proxy war came a cropper. For the first time, a battery of hard boiled-Indian mediapersons were taken to the capital of PoK to ram home the point that Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) desire “independence.”

Kulsoom Nawaz arrested
LAHORE, July 8 — The Pakistani police today detained the wife of deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after preventing a rally she was expected to lead, their daughter said.

The Pakistani police blocks the car of Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

The Pakistani police blocks the car of Kulsoom Nawaz (sitting), wife of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, about 15 km from her home in Lahore, on Saturday. The Pakistani police detained Kulsoom to prevent her from leading a rally in Lahore, their daughter said. — Reuters

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US interceptor missile fails
WASHINGTON, July 8 — In a major setback to the United State’s controversial anti-missile defence system, an interceptor missile today failed to hit its intended target, a missile with a dummy warhead gliding through space, over the pacific.
Photo: This image taken from Reuters television footage shows a dummy warhead lifting off from Vandenberg Air Force Base early on Saturday.
— Reuters

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House tax formula shelved
CHANDIGARH, July 8 — Faced with the rising wave of resentment among the people against the new formula of calculating house tax in municipal towns the Haryana Government today put the move in cold storage for at least one year.

Sinha warns loan defaulters
NEW DELHI, July 8 — Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha said today the government will move “definitively and mercilessly” against wilful defaulters of bank loans which may result in imprisonment and attachment of property.

Boat nakas on the Ravi
SHAHPUR (Indo-Pak Border), July 8 — Even as the central government has fenced the entire 533 km Punjab border yet the meandering Ravi which flows through Pakistan can be exploited by smugglers and anti-social elements. In order to defeat the nefarious designs of the enemy, the Border Security Force (BSF) put up at least 100 boat nakas at various locations of the river in Amritsar and Gurdaspur border districts.
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