Saturday, October 28, 2000, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3 am (IST)

Jyoti Basu to quit on Nov 7
Jyoti BasuCALCUTTA, Oct 27 — Mr Jyoti Basu is likely to step down on November 7 to make way for his successor, Mr Buddhadev Bhattacharyya who will be sworn in as Chief Minister.

Hi-tech fencing along J&K border
BSF using Israeli knowhow to check infiltration
NEW DELHI, Oct 27 — The Atal Behari Vajpayee government has begun hi-tech electronic fencing along the 705 km Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir to check infiltration of Pakistan-aided terrorists.


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Infiltration bid foiled, 6 shot
SRINAGAR, Oct 27 — Fourteen militants, including six infiltrators of three different pro-Pakistan militant outfits, were among 16 persons killed in different incidents in Jammu and Kashmir, where security forces scuttled an attempt by Pakistan to push militants into the valley last night, a defence spokesman said today.

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Train blast kills 2, injures 34
10 turn deaf, others may lose sight
RAMAN MANDI (Bathinda), Oct 27 — Two persons were killed and more than 30 injured in a powerful bomb blast that took place in coach number 16032 of the Bathinda-Sirsa-Rewari passenger train close to Bangi Nihalsinghwala railway level crossing near this town on Divali last afternoon.

One bomb was defused by cops, says passenger
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The railway authorities inspect the damaged coach of the train on which a blast took place near Bathinda on Divali. Badal condemns blast, announces 1 lakh as ex gratia (Punjab page)

The railway authorities inspect the damaged coach of the train on which a blast took place near Bathinda on Divali. — photo by Kulbir Bira
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Cong poll delayed by day
NEW DELHI, Oct 27 — The central election authority of the Congress today extended the last date of nomination by another day till October 29 due to non-receipt of delegates’ list from several states and union territories.

Dalal’s kin shot dead
FARIDABAD, Oct 27 — A senior leader of the Haryana Nirman Morcha and a relative of former minister, Mr Karan Singh Dalal, was shot dead, allegedly by four personnel last night, in his native village of Dudhala, about 25 km from here.



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Giani’s widow without source of income
PHAGWARA, Oct 27 — In a trip down memory lane, Ms Pardhan Kaur, widow of former President Giani Zail Singh, today reminisced over her days of “Raj-Bhag” (political power). In a chat with this reporter at the local Vishvakarma Mandir, the 82-year-old Pardhan Kaur expressed her disappointment with the powers that be saying ever since the death of Gianiji, she had been totally ignored.

CM’s kin in land controversy
FEROZEPORE, Oct 27 — The allotment of central government land near the Indo-Pakistan border to the relatives of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has sparked protests from farmers, who have been tilling it up until now.

Takht not to summon Kamaljit
AMRITSAR, Oct 27 — Even as some pro-Bibi Jagir Kaur members submitted a memorandum to Akal Takht Jathedar for taking strict action against her political rivals today, Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti ruled out the possibility of summoning Kamaljit Singh (who claimed to have married Harpreet Kaur), his parents Mr Darshan Singh and Balwinder Kaur, Mr Sukhjinder Singh, a former Akali minister and his son Mr Sukhpal Singh Khera, PPCC secretary at Akal Takht.

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