Monday, September 4, 2000, Chandigarh, India

Minister’s kin dies in lock-up
Probe ordered, 7 cops booked
MALERKOTLA, Sept 3 — Balbir Singh (23) nephew of Mr Sarwan Singh Phillaur, Minister for Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes, Punjab, died of internal injuries while in police custody here last evening. He was cremated here this afternoon. The police was deployed in strength as tension gripped the town.

Mobile service for all states
15 lakh DoT lines in first phase

ROHTAK, Sept 3 — The Ministry of Telecommunications has reportedly decided to launch its mobile service all over the nation, modifying its previous decision to start the facility in certain selected states on experimental basis.


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Kapil DevMinister for Kapil’s ouster
NEW DELHI, Sept 3 — Minister of State for Sports Shahnawaz Hussain today said the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) should take action with regard to coach Kapil Dev similar to the one taken against Mohammad Azharuddin, Ajay Jadeja and Nikhil Chopra, who were dropped from the list of probables for the Nairobi ICC Knockout tournament.

Members of the Ladakh Minority Group dance during the annual Ladakh festival in Leh on Saturday. — Reuters
Members of the Ladakh Minority Group dance during the annual Ladakh festival in Leh on Saturday. The people of this area are predominantly Buddhist. — Reuters

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6 militants among 10 die in J&K
SRINAGAR, Sept 3 — Six militants and three security personnel were among 10 persons killed in Jammu and Kashmir where a possible tragedy was averted with the timely detection of a powerful landmine, an official spokesman said today.

Girl gets polio despite drops
FARIDABAD, Sept 3 — The polio eradication programme launched by the Health Department has come under big question following the disclosure of a minor girl here succumbing to this disease even after getting polio drops for four times in the recent past.

Parmeshwari DeviArora’s widow is Cong nominee
CHANDIGARH, Sept 3 — The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) President, Capt Amarinder Singh, today announced the name of Ms Parmeshwari Devi as the party candidate for the Sunam Assembly byelection, scheduled for September 29. With today's announcement the Congress has put to rest all controversies and speculations over the choice of the candidate.

Cops clash as minister watches
FAZILKA, Sept 3 — A brawl between Mr Ajay Malooja, DSP, Fazilka, and Mr Talwinderjit Singh, Circle Inspector, Abohar, allegedly took place in a hotel here last evening in the presence of Mr Surjit Kumar Jyani, and Forest Minister, Punjab, over the arrest and release of some persons. The dispute took such a serious turn that both police officers reportedly took out their revolvers and pointed these at each other.

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