Sunday, August 27, 2000, Chandigarh, India

Temple, civil code no more issues
Mandate for NDA manifesto: Laxman
NAGPUR, Aug 26 — People have no interest in the three contentious issues with which the BJP has come to be popularly perceived, contended the newly elected president of the party, Mr Bangaru Laxman, while talking to mediapersons aboard GT Express from New Delhi to its mentor city.

Sushma opposes draft fiscal resolution
NAGPUR, Aug 26 — Former Communications Minister and once the rising star of the party Sushma Swaraj today gave expression to simmering dissent within the ruling BJP when she opposed the draft of the economic and political resolution of the party scheduled to be presented at the National Council meeting here tomorrow.

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George FernandesFernandes rules out hot pursuit
NEW DELHI, Aug 26 — The Defence Minister, Mr George Fernandes, has ruled out hot pursuit of terrorist and unlawful activists across the Line of Control (LoC) on the ground that the operation would cost serious sufferings to the civilian population across the border.

17 militants killed
SRINAGAR, Aug 26 — At least nine persons, including eight militants, were killed in separate incidents while the security forces recovered a large quantity of arms and ammunition during search operations in Kashmir valley since yesterday. (A UNI report put the number of militants killed in the valley since last night at 17.)

Spanish woman, son murdered
SHIMLA, Aug 26 — In another alarming incident of killing of foreign tourists in Kulu valley, a Spanish woman and her son were brutally murdered by miscreants along a trekking route and their money and other valuables looted.

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A view of the Lucas Heights nuclear reactor site in Sydney’s outer suburbs. The New Zealand police says it has uncovered a plot to blow up the reactor during next month’s Olympic Games.
A view of the Lucas Heights nuclear reactor site in Sydney’s outer suburbs. The New Zealand police says it has uncovered a plot to blow up the reactor during next month’s Olympic Games.
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Plot to target Sydney N-reactor uncovered
AUCKLAND, Aug 26 — A terrorist plot targeting a nuclear reactor in Sydney during the Olympic Games has been thwarted, New Zealand police said today.

Taliban unhappy (Sport page)

In Spectrum today 
After killing 2000 elephants and murdering 119 people, this dreaded brigand is now
Holding the State to Ransom,
by M.G.Devasahayam

Barsaat mein hum se mile tum...,
by A.C. Tuli

Sanskrit: Gods’ own language,

by Sansar Chandra

Caption Contest

Plus other regular features and articles


What? You want suspense, action, melodrama, tragedy... sorry, we don’t have Veerappan cassettes!
by Sandeep Joshi

AP fit case for more aid: Nitish
HYDERABAD, Aug 26 — Describing the devastation caused by rain as “severe”, Union Agriculture Minister Nitish Kumar today said “Andhra Pradesh was a fit case for additional Central aid”.

Classroom teaching on the slide
CHANDIGARH, Aug 26 — One of the major reasons for “deterioration in classroom teaching” is the failure of both state governments and the universities in enforcing guidelines of the University Grants Commission.


Fire and cover along LoC
ALONG THE LINE OF CONTROL, Aug 26 — The muzzle flashes and tracers whizzing overhead light up the night as Pakistani machineguns fire from across the Line of Control (LoC). “Keep your heads down. Stay in cover,’’ comes the calm advice of a young Major commanding the outpost, as Indian gunners open up in retaliation.

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