Tuesday, August 29, 2000, Chandigarh, India

Don’t cross ‘Laxman rekha’: Bangaru
Warning against indiscipline
NAGPUR, Aug 28 — The BJP today lashed out at the Opposition, particularly the Congress, for its "negative role" both inside and outside the Parliament. In its political resolution tabled at the concluding day of the two-day National Council meeting here, the BJP compared the Congress to a floundering “rudderless boat” with its leadership taking refuge behind non-issues or by raising issues that can only harm the national interest.


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Bank looted, manager killed
AMRITSAR, Aug 28 — In a daredevil dacoity, three turbaned youths in their twenties killed a manager and gunman of the Punjab and Sind Bank branch on Sultanwind road before decamping with Rs 1.97 lakh.

Train passengers robbed
CHANDIGARH, Aug 28 — Almost all passengers travelling in an airconditioned chair car of the Himalayan Queen were robbed by armed bandits near Panipat in a daring dacoity, reports received here said tonight.

Three rape minor
TALWANDI SABO, Aug 28 — The minor daughter of a “sewadar” of the langar (kitchen) section of Takht Damdama Sahib was allegedly raped by three Nihangs who were members of the Budha Dal, which has its headquarters here, on August 26.

3 die, 180 hurt in AP violence
HYDERABAD, Aug 28 — Three persons were killed and 180 injured, with 12 sustaining bullet wounds, when the police opened fire on three occasions as the ‘chalo assembly stir’ by the Congress and Left parties for withdrawal of the power tariff hike turned violent here today.


Protesters set a car on fire after a clash with policemen in Hyderabad on Monday. — Reuters photo

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STD rates to be cut from Oct 1
NEW DELHI, Aug 28 — In a major move to correct tariff structure and cut down cross subsidies, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) today announced a significant cut of up to Rs 12 per minute in the rates of STD/ISD calls.

Sukhbir was not present at accident site
CHANDIGARH, Aug 28 — Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal, a former Union Minister of State, today categorically denied that he was present in the car which met with an accident and was subsequently gheraoed by an agitated crowd at Nawanshahr yesterday.

Where brides are hard to find
Low male-female ratio in Haryana
HISAR, Aug 28 — Marriage market norms in Haryana are being rewritten in favour of girls as a result of the dwindling male-female ratio, government claims to a marginal increase in the ratio notwithstanding.

Development funds siphoned off
Cases to be filed against 191 ex-sarpanches
CHANDIGARH, Aug 28 — In one of the worst frauds pertaining to border area village development grants totalling several crores of rupees, the Punjab Vigilance Bureau is all set to register criminal cases against 191 former sarpanches, a number of junior engineers and panchayat secretaries.
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