Sunday, October 22, 2000, Chandigarh, India

2 BSF jawans die as IED explodes
JAMMU, Oct 21 — Two BSF jawans were killed and three others were wounded when an improvised explosive device planted in a bag of eatables on the back of a mule, exploded in Lepri village in Arnas belt of Udhampur district today.

Minister’s kin found murdered
LUDHIANA, Oct 21 — Jhangi Lal, a brother-in-law of Mr Rikhi Ram Kondal, Minister for Cooperatives in the Himachal Pradesh Government, was found murdered in mysterious circumstances at his residence in Ishar Nagar here last night.


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Goa Govt reduced to minority
BJP ministers resign

PANAJI, Oct 21 — In a swift political development, the eleven-month-old coalition government of Chief Minister Francisco Sardinha in Goa today plunged into a major political crisis with three BJP ministers resigning from the Cabinet and two splinter groups of the Congress deciding to merge with the BJP so that it could form its own government in this tiny state.

Pak army moves divisions towards border
ISLAMABAD, Oct 21 — Pakistan has moved nine army divisions equipped with ammunition towards the international border with India from Marala to Rann of Kutch to “conduct massive exercises”, English daily, The News, reported today.

Tarini is Shimla Queen 
SHIMLA, Oct 21 — All roads appeared to lead towards the picturesque Shilon Resorts on the Kufri-Chail road last night for reasons not far to seek. The 40 acres of “Switzerland”, which came alive in the heart of the majestic mountains yesterday, played host to the second Ms Shimla Queen Contest which saw the 16 contestants ably stand the test of nerves.



Tarini (centre) crowned Shimla Queen at a beauty pagent in Shimla on Friday night. Manjri and Preeti runner-up and second runner-up flank the queen.
— Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

'84 riot victim ‘assaulted’ for filing affidavit
NEW DELHI, Oct 21 — A victim of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, who had submitted an affidavit before the Justice G.T. Nanawati Commission probing the incidents of violence, today filed a complaint with the police alleging that he was assaulted by some unidentified people here yesterday after the news about his affidavit appeared in a local daily.

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The Law Takes Its
  says T. R. Ramachandran

For her music is bhakti,
by V. Gangadhar

A special festival treat,
by Madhur Mittal


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Bibi, ASI’s kin get US visas
AMRITSAR, Oct 21 — The kin of Bibi Jagir Kaur, SGPC chief, and her gunman, ASI Nishan Singh, have obtained American visas, according to sources.

Nishan Singh detained?
JALANDHAR, Oct 21 — Nishan Singh, Assistant Sub-Inspector, who has been booked by the CBI as co-conspirator in the Harpreet case, has finally been detained, if indications from the Punjab Armed Police headquarters here are to be believed.

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