Monday, July 24, 2000, Chandigarh, India

Police gets orders to prosecute Thackeray
Charge sheet next week
MUMBAI, July 23 — The Mumbai police today said the process of prosecuting Shiv Sena Chief Bal Thackeray would begin tomorrow and the filing of charge sheet against him in the court would be completed during the week.

Sena stays away from NDA meeting
NEW DELHI, July 23 - Annoyed over the “hands-off”attitude of the Vajpayee government, Shiv Sena members tonight stayed away from the NDA coordination committee meeting here.

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Jethmalani quits Cabinet
Ram JethmalaniBlames Sorabjee for resignation
NEW DELHI, July 23 — The relationship between the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee and the no-holds-barred Union Law and Justice Minister, Mr Ram Jethmalani, has been anything but smooth over the past few months. It is, therefore, not surprising that Mr Vajpayee pre-empted Mr Jethmalani and demanded his resignation for crossing swords with the Supreme Court. Mr Jethmalani, on a visit to Pune, faxed his resignation from there and the Prime Minister promptly forwarded it for acceptance to the President, Mr K.R. Narayanan, who has accepted it.

Troops repulse Pak attack
Four militants among 6 killed in valley
JAMMU, July 23 — Indian troops repulsed a Pakistani attack in Jammu region’s Sunderbani area last evening, killing three Pakistani soldiers and wounding several others, a defence spokesman said here today.


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President K.R. Narayanan with Ms Asma Jehangir, Chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, in New Delhi on Sunday. — PTI photo
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Cronje contemplated suicide
LONDON, July 23 — Disgraced former South African captain Hansie Cronje has said he was tempted to commit suicide after his involvement in the cricket betting scandal was revealed, media reported today.

Lockers to be opened today
NEW DELHI, July 23  — Following “successful” completion of the searches at the premises of top cricketers, board officials and bookies across the country, Income Tax authorities are set to initiate the process of opening the bank lockers sealed during the search operations from tomorrow.

Give details on match telecast rights: HC
NEW DELHI, July 23  — Amidst the Income Tax Department’s swoop on several top cricketers and the Board of Control for Cricket in India office, the Delhi High Court has asked the Centre and the board to furnish details of cricket match telecast rights given to Prasar Bharati allegedly under the influence of the World Tel.

Pilgrims urged to defer yatra
JAMMU, July 23  — The Jammu and Kashmir Government has appealed to pilgrims to defer their Amarnath Yatra in view of the continued inclement weather.


Hunting goes on in wildlife sanctuary
HOSHIARPUR, July 23 — Weekends which bring joy and relief to humans spell doom for thousands of animals which reportedly continue to be killed for recreation by police, politicians and other influential persons in Ropar, Hoshiarpur and Gurdaspur districts of Punjab.

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