Thursday, August 3, 2000, Chandigarh, India

Night of massacres leaves 105 dead in valley
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SRINAGAR, Aug 2 — In a series of planned massacres, militants have gunned down 95 persons, (105 according to PTI) since last night. However, the officials put the toll at 89.

Militants rained bullets
PAHALGAM, Aug 2 — A woman pilgrim was crying for help holding her four-year-old daughter close to her chest as her husband lay in a pool of blood due to indiscriminate firing by militants near Mamal bridge here last evening. 

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A sadhu describes the massacre to journalists near the blood-soaked spot at Pahalgam on Wednesday. 
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A sadhu describes the massacre to journalists near the blood-soaked spot at Pahalgam on Wednesday.

Unidentified bodies on website?
SRINAGAR, Aug 2 — The Jammu and Kashmir government today said photographs of unidentified bodies of the people killed in attacks by militants yesterday would be put on the official website of the state.

President, PM condemn killings
NEW DELHI: President K.R. Narayanan, Vice-President Krishan Kant and Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee today condemned the “mindless and gruesome killings of at least 100 persons in Jammu and Kashmir by militants operating at the behest of Pakistan.

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J&K killings rock both Houses
NEW DELHI, Aug 2 — The Amarnath yatra will continue with renewed security for the pilgrims, the government asserted in Parliament today.

Special alert in J&K
SRINAGAR, Aug 2 — A special alert has been sounded all over Jammu and Kashmir and security tightened in the wake of militant attacks.

Lashkar-e-Toiba behind killings
NEW DELHI, Aug 2 — The Jammu and Kashmir Government today said there was enough evidence to suggest that the Lashkar-e-Toiba was behind the latest series of killings in the state.

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SAD to oppose Uttaranchal Bill in RS
New Delhi, Aug 2 — Bitterly annoyed over the inclusion of Udham Singh Nagar into the proposed Uttaranchal state, the Shiromani Akali Dal today said it would oppose the Uttar Pradesh Reorganisation Bill 2000 in the Rajya Sabha besides taking up this issue with the NDA partners.

Centre trying to appease SAD
NEW DELHI, Aug 2 — The Atal Behari Vajpayee government is now trying to accommodate the Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, after having decided to include the Udham Singh Nagar district in the proposed new state of Uttaranchal.
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Gopal contacts Veerappan
CHENNAI, Aug 2 — Emissary to the Tamil Nadu and Karnataka governments and Tamil magazine Nakkeeran editor R.R. Gopal established contact with Veerappan early today to negotiate the release of Kannada matinee idol Rajkumar and three others being held hostage by the forest brigand since Sunday, official sources said here.

Decades of development washed away
SHIMLA, Aug 2 — The unprecedented flashfloods in the Sutlej river have pushed back the clock of development by decades. Life has virtually come to a standstill in the affected areas of Kinnaur and Rampur sub-divisions, which bore the brunt of the river’s fury. The costly infrastructure created through years of painstaking effort, investing billions of crores of rupees was wiped out within a matter of few hours.

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