Saturday, August 5, 2000, Chandigarh, India

Killings not to hinder talks: PM
NEW DELHI, Aug 4 — India will not give up efforts for restoring peace in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of the recent brutal killings of 100 pilgrims and locals in the state, the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, said in both Houses of Parliament today.

Hizbul analyses talks outcome
Half-hearted step: Hurriyat

SRINAGAR, Aug 4 — Hizbul Mujahideen leaders here were today busy analysing the outcome of discussions their representatives had with the Central Government team and refrained from making any public statements.

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BJP activists burn a Pakistani flagMixed response to bandh call
NEW DELHI, Aug 4 — The Bharat bandh, called by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad in protest against the killing of Amarnath pilgrims in Jammu and Kashmir, evoked a mixed response across the country today.

Photo: BJP activists burn a Pakistani flag in Calcutta during a nationwide bandh in protest against the massacre of pilgrims and labourers in Kashmir. — Reuters

NHRC notice on J&K killings
NEW DELHI, Aug 4 — Acting on media reports alleging intelligence warnings were ignored by the authorities prior to the gruesome killings of about 100 persons in Jammu and Kashmir early this week, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) today issued notices to Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir Government asking them to reply within four weeks.

Body of German tourist found
JAMMU, Aug 4 — The body of a German tourist, Herfurth Rolf, who was abducted by militants on July 11 in the Zanskar area of Ladakh after they had killed three Buddhist monks, was fished out of Shapat Nullah in the Kishtwar belt of the troubled Doda district on last evening.

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Meet demand, pleads Rajkumar
BANGALORE, Aug 4 — Kannada thespian Rajkumar has made a strong plea for fulfilling the demand of forest brigand Veerappan who is holding him and three more in captivity since Sunday and assured the people that he is safe.

CBI grills BCCI chief, others
NEW DELHI, Aug 4 — The Central Bureau of Investigation today questioned the BCCI president, Mr A C Muthiah, board secretary, Mr Jaywant Lele and treasurer, Mr Kishore Rungta in connection with the match-fixing case, even as the Income Tax Department continued with its process of opening up the lockers of cricketers, administrators and bookies.

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Changing tracks
The ‘Payyoli Express’ will run no more. Twentythree years of almost non-stop chugging has finally taken its toll on P. T. Usha. But it’s not yet time to cast away the Payyoli Express to the yards, writes
M.S. Unnikrishnan

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Army officers beat up recruit
KASAULI, Aug 4 — Vineet Rana, a 17-year-old youth, hailing from Bakloh village in Chamba district, had least wondered what his trip to 14 Gorkha Training Centre, Subathu, about 30 km from here, for his training as a recruit would yield. Selected on June 12, as a recruit, Vineet’s ordeal started on the evening of July 1 around 9 p.m. when he was talking to his parents from a STD booth in Subathu. 

Uttaranchal’s new victims
UDHAM SINGH NAGAR, Aug 4 — Even before the euphoria at the creation of the new state has begun to wear off, there is a sense of disquiet among a set of people who woke up on August 1 to quite unexpectedly find themselves probable citizens of a new state they had never even thought of.

4 yrs’ RI for TN ex-minister
CHENNAI, Aug 4 — Former AIADMK minister K. A. Sengottiyan was today found guilty in the Rs 2.60 crore spare parts purchase scam and was convicted to four years’ rigorous imprisonment (RI) and a fine of Rs 1.05 lakh by a special judge here.

Long way to normalcy
SHIMLA, Aug 4 — After the initial panic, relief and rehabilitation measures are being taken but despite the best efforts of the government, it will take months before some kind of normalcy is established in the flood-ravaged areas of the state.

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