Tuesday, October 24, 2000, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3 am (IST)

ULFA militants massacre 15
GUWAHATI, Oct 23 — In a major strike in recent times, ULFA militants gunned down 15 persons, mostly petty traders and cultivators, in two strikes in upper Assam’s Tinsukia and Dibrugarh districts late last night, senior police officials said.

I lied at Bibi’s behest: witness
NEW DELHI, Oct 23 — In a significant development in the Harpreet Kaur death case, a key witness has told a Judicial Magistrate under oath that he had given “false statements” to the CBI at the behest of SGPC President Bibi Jagir Kaur.


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Bibi’s supporters meet Vedanti
AMRITSAR, Oct 23 — Even as supporters of Bibi Jagir Kaur today asked Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti to summon Mr Sukhjinder Singh, a former Akali Minister, his son Sukhpal Singh Khehra, a PPCC secretary, Kamaljit Singh (who claimed to be the husband of the deceased Harpreet Kaur) and his parents at Akal Takht, the Sarb Hind Shiromani Akali Dal urged the Jathedar to direct the SGPC chief to tender her resignation immediately.

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Bibi has no faith in judiciary: Kamaljit
JALANDHAR, Oct 23 — Kamaljit Singh, the alleged husband of Harpreet Kaur, the daughter of SGPC chief Bibi Jagir Kaur, today said he and his family were ready to present themselves before Akal Takht if summoned by Akal Takht Jathedar.

Enough troops on LoC: George
SRINAGAR, Oct 23 — Defence Minister George Fernandes has said that infiltration of armed militants along the borders in Jammu and Kashmir has been on the increase. He ruled out any repeat of Kargil-like situation as the LoC is adequatetly manned by troops.


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Defence Minister George Fernandes listens to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah on Monday during their meeting. Mr Fernandes and Dr Abdullah discussed crucial issues at the end of their interaction with public representatives on the situation in Srinagar. — AFP photo

LTTE shoots down copter
COLOMBO, Oct 23 — An MI-24 helicopter of the Sri Lankan Air Force was shot down by the LTTE rebels, while two passenger vessels of the Sri Lankan Navy were destroyed after a Sea Tiger suicide boat entered the Eastern Trincomalee harbour and rammed into the berthed vessels this morning, a defence official said.

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Rao moves high court
NEW DELHI, Oct 23 — Former Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao, sentenced to three years’ rigorous imprisonment in the JMM MPs bribery case, today filed an appeal against his conviction in the Delhi High Court.

3 Aussies ‘named’ in CBI report
SYDNEY, Oct 23 — Ripples of the CBI’s match-fixing report, parts of which have appeared in Indian and British media, were felt here today with a top newspaper saying three Australian cricketers were also named in the report.

Haryanvis join Chhota Rajan gang
HISAR, Oct 23 — The Mumbai-based Chhota Rajan gang has recruited about 25 youths with criminal background from Haryana to bolster its strength in a bid to counter the rival gang headed by underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, it is learnt.

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