Wednesday, September 27, 2000, Chandigarh, India

19 militants killed in encounters
SRINAGAR, Sept 26 — At least 26 persons, including 19 militants and three security force personnel, were killed in separate incidents in Jammu and Kashmir since yesterday, while three persons were injured in a grenade explosion at Bandipore in Baramula district this morning.

Centre won’t be mute spectator
Advani lashes out at Basu for violence
BHUJ (Gujarat), Sept 26 —Home Minister L.K. Advani has said the Centre will not remain a “mute spectator” to the happenings in West Bengal and will take “appropriate steps” to deal with the situation.


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Indian dream shattered

SYDNEY, Sept 26 — Disaster struck India two minutes before the final hooter today as they conceded an equaliser against Poland and their hopes of making to the Olympic hockey semifinal after two decades lay shattered on the polygrass turf at the Homebush Stadium.
Poland's captain Robert Grzeszczak (left) and India's Mukesh Kumar fight for the ball during their preliminary match at the Olympic Hockey centre in Sydney on Tuesday.
Poland's captain Robert Grzeszczak (left) and India's Mukesh Kumar fight for the ball during their preliminary match at the Olympic Hockey centre in Sydney on Tuesday. — Reuters photo

Blast razes Bajrang Dal office
AMRITSAR, Sept 26 — The state headquarters of the Bajrang Dal, which is also being used as office of the Hindu Vishva Parishad, today collapsed due to powerful blast which left one dead and seven injured.


ASF put in cold storage
Sharad wanted 10,000 Biharis on force
NEW DELHI, Sept 26 — The grandiose plans of raising a crack aviation security force (ASF) has been put in cold storage because of the fear of having to induct 10,000 nominees of Union Civil Aviation Minister Sharad Yadav.

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Punjab, Haryana against cuts
Sales & other taxes on petro products
CHANDIGARH, Sept 26 — Both the Punjab and Haryana Governments are finding it hard to accept the suggestion of the Union Government to cut down sales and other taxes on petroleum products. “This is one major source of revenue and we just can’t afford it,” senior officers here said.

Taxmen zoom in on dream merchants
MUMBAI, Sept 26 — Income tax teams today raided premises of film stars Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai and Amrish Puri and director Yash Chopra as part of massive operations to unearth black money in India’s film capital.

3 hurt in stone pelting
SUNAM, Sept 26 — Three employees — Mr Prem Singh (PWD), Mr Karnail Singh (PWD) and Mr Hakam Singh (Education) — were today injured when some miscreants reportedly pelted stones on their vehicle at Ubhawal village, the native village of Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa.

More women choose death in J&K
Survey reveals dehumanising side of militancy
JAMMU, Sept 26 — Even in the absence of any official or non-official survey, police records have revealed that the rate of suicide among women in Jammu and Kashmir has touched a new high during the past seven years.

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