Sunday, October 29, 2000, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3 am (IST)

12 Pak soldiers killed,
20 injured
Bid to capture Indian forward post
JAMMU, Oct 28 — At least 12 Pakistani soldiers were said to have been killed and 20 wounded when Indian troops retaliated to prevent the Pakistani Armymen from capturing an Indian forward post in the Nowshehra sector of the Rajouri border belt today.

Two held for ’85 Kanishka crash


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TORONTO, Oct 28 — Two Sikhs were arrested and charged with murdering 329 persons in the 1985 bombing of an Air-India jumbo jet near Ireland and two baggage handlers killed by another bomb in Tokyo.

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Ripudaman Singh Malik (left) and Ajaib Singh Bagri.
Ripudaman Singh Malik (left) and Ajaib Singh Bagri. — AP/PTI photo

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In Spectrum today 
Rebellion as a dance form,
by Vikalp Sharma

TELEVISION: A tale of two sisters,
Mukesh Khosla

TRAVEL: A saga of sacrifices & victories,
by Kamaljit Singh


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Do we deserve this police?
A society gets the police it deserves, runs an (amended) old adage. The police today is seen as corrupt, inefficient and partisan — more of a tormentor than a protector. It is also said to be highly politicised. But is the most visible executive arm of the state to blame for all the ills that plague it? Archaic laws, cumbersome procedures, exacting duty hours, etc have all contributed to creating a force which has not kept pace with today’s policing requirements. FOCUS: Edit page

Basu submits resignation
CALCUTTA, Oct 28 — The Left Front this evening endorsed the decision of the Chief Minister, Mr Jyoti Basu, to step down.

Subrahmanyam blames PM
Approach to security ‘casual’
NEW DELHI, Oct 28 — In a scathing attack on the country’s political leadership and bureacuracy, Kargil review committee chairman K. Subrahmanyam today said the blame for the “casual approach” to national security lay with the Prime Minister and his immediate advisers who had neglected the working of the National Security Council. 

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Rajnath sworn in as UP CM
LUCKNOW, Oct 28 — Mr Rajnath Singh was today sworn in as the 29th Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.

74 papers propose Sonia’s name
Jitendra may throw in hat
NEW DELHI, Oct 28 — Seventyfour nomination papers, all proposing Mrs Sonia Gandhi as the Congress President, were filed before the Congress’ central election authority here today.


To please everyone we have two posts of Deputy CM, four asstt CM, six joint CM and nine additional CM.
by Sandeep Joshi

Warrant issued for Bhutto’s arrest
ISLAMABAD, Oct 28 — A Pakistani court has issued non-bailable arrest warrant against former Premier Benazir Bhutto for failing to appear before it to answer corruption charges, court officials said today.

Pakistan closes skies to USA
Attack likely on Laden

KARACHI, Oct 28 (Reuters) — Pakistan today said it would not allow the USA to cross its airspace to attack Afghanistan-based Osama-bin Laden, the Saudi militant accused of attacking US targets.

Pvt grain stores in Punjab
BATHINDA, Oct 28 — To overcome the problems of procurement, lifting and storage of foodgrains, the Punjab Government has started the exercise to create additional storage capacity for the grain.

Farmer commits suicide
DHURI, Oct 28 — Another paddy grower has ended his life this paddy season after his failure to sell his paddy and alleged harassment by arhtiyas.

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