Thursday, November 2, 2000, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3 am (IST)

Azhar, Ajay Sharma may be prosecuted
NEW DELHI, Nov 1 — The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) which has indicted five Indian players for match-fixing and betting, has expressed its inability to prosecute them under the Indian Penal Code. However, legal experts differed with the views of the agency and said a clear case of cheating, criminal conspiracy and gambling was made out.

Azhar received 90 lakh from bookie
Mohammad Azharuddin
NEW DELHI, Nov 1—Former Indian cricket captain Mohammad Azharuddin is reported to have received around Rs 90 lakh from bookie Mukesh Gupta during their association from 1995 to 1997 for fixing matches.


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Union Sports Minister Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa shows a report prepared by the Central Bureau of Investigation on match-fixing at a news conference in New Delhi on WednesdayGuilty will be punished, says Dhindsa
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Union Sports Minister Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa shows a report prepared by the Central Bureau of Investigation on match-fixing at a news conference in New Delhi on Wednesday — Reuters photo

Jharkhand CM’s post
BJP rejects JMM demand

NEW DELHI, Nov 1 — Acting tough, the BJP today rejected the JMM’s demand to head the first government in the newly-created state of Jharkhand and unequivocally declared that a BJP-led NDA government would be installed there whether the JMM stayed in the NDA or opted out.


Sonia ‘not deterred’ by Prasada
BANGALORE, Nov 1— Congress President Sonia Gandhi today asserted that she was not deterred by dissident leader Jitendra Prasada’s presence against her in the party presidential election.

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Jogi takes over as Chhattisgarh CM

RAIPUR, Nov 1 — Even as Mr Ajit Jogi assumed charge as the first Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, the main opposition party, the Bharatiya Janata Party, is yet to finalise the leader of its legislature party.


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Governor invites Buddhadev
CALCUTTA, Nov 1 — West Bengal Governor Viren J Shah today invited Deputy Chief Minister Buddhadev Bhattcharya to form the government following the resignation of the Chief Minister, Mr Jyoti Basu, on health grounds.

Paddy: Haryana demand accepted
CHANDIGARH, Nov 1 — The Centre has accepted the demand of the Haryana Government to implement the relief package for paddy growers of the state with effect from September 21, as has been done in the case of Punjab.

AI bombing accused was ‘not escaping’
VANCOUVER, Nov 1 —Ripudaman Singh Malik, one of the Sikhs accused of murdering 329 persons in the 1985 bombing of Air- India Flight 182, was preparing to travel to Pakistan when he was arrested, according to his lawyer.

MUL adopts tough posture
GURGAON, Nov 1 — Encouraged by the apparent division in workers of the Maruti Udyog Ltd (MUL) on the issue of continuing their agitation, the management today said that there was no proposal for an “amnesty scheme” for those who would return to work.

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