Saturday, August 12, 2000, Chandigarh, India

ISI agent held, RDX seized
Plans to disrupt I-Day celebrations
NEW DELHI, Aug 11 — The Delhi Police has foiled an attempt by Pakistan’s ISI to disrupt the Independence Day celebrations when sleuths of the special cell arrested a Pakistani national and seized 10.2 kg of RDX.

Stone throwing marks bandh
SRINAGAR, Aug 11 — The police today confirmed that Lashkar-e-Toiba was responsible for the car bomb explosion at Residency Road here yesterday. The blast killed 12 persons.

 paramilitary jawan stands guard outside a row of closed shops as Srinagar observes a bandh in protest against the Thursday blasts
A paramilitary jawan stands guard outside a row of closed shops as Srinagar observes a bandh in protest against the Thursday blasts and (right) Pakistan-based ISI agent Jannat Gul  is produced by sleuths of the Delhi police special cell at Patiala House court in Delhi on Friday. — Photo by PTI and Reuters 

Mercenaries take charge of J & K militancy
JAMMU, Aug 11 — Over the years, the Kashmir valley has witnessed the ebb and flow of the security situation. Yesterday’s two major explosions, in which 13 persons, including several security personnel, were killed and 23 wounded, were part of a major plan to kick up violence in the state prior to the Independence Day celebrations.

Hizb regrets death of lensman
ISLAMABAD, Aug 11 — Pakistan-based Hizbul Mujahideen today expressed sorrow over the death of a journalist in yesterday’s car bomb blast in Srinagar and said the attack was targeted at the security forces.

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Veerappan makes fresh demands
CHENNAI, Aug 11 — The 13-day hostage crisis involving Kannada matinee idol Rajkumar became complicated today with forest brigand Veerappan making fresh demands most of which were rejected by the Governments of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

TN ex-minister sentenced
CHENNAI, Aug 11 — A special judge today found former AIADMK Minister K. Ponnusamy guilty of amassing unaccounted wealth, sentenced him to rigorous imprisonment for three years and directed the confiscation of pecuniary resources or property to the extent of Rs 77.14 lakh belonging to him.

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4-month RI for ADC
MANSA, Aug 11 — Mr Balwant Singh Shergill, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development), Sangrur, has been sentenced to four months’ rigorous imprisonment (RI) and fined Rs 2000 for breaching the award of a labour court announced on November 30, 1990, in favour of an employee of the Panchayat Samiti, Budhlada, Ms Narinderpal Kaur.

Haryana violates Constitution?
CHANDIGARH, Aug 11 — The appointment (or “retaining” as the Haryana Government terms it) of the former Chairman of the Haryana Public Service Commission, Mr L.D. Mehta, as an Additional Advocate-General has raised several constitutional questions.

Easy money lures youths to be eunuchs
JALANDHAR, Aug 11 — Easy money and comparatively lesser work pressure is luring scores of young and middle-aged idles of Doaba region of Punjab to undergo castration and join the ranks of eunuchs, easily recognised from their peculiar style of clapping and singing, colourful attire and forcible collection of money at the time of the birth of a child in rural as well urban areas of the entire northern region.

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