Wednesday, December 27, 2000, Chandigarh, India
  Updated at 3 am (IST)

Ultra behind Red Fort attack shot
NEW DELHI, Dec 26 — The sensational Red Fort attack case had a dramatic end today with the killing of a Lashkar-e-Toiba militant and the arrest of two others, including a woman, in an early morning encounter in a congested South Delhi residential colony near the historic Jamia Milia Islamia.

  • Residents woke up to gunshots
    NEW DELHI, Dec 26 — Residents of the narrow bylanes of Batla House in the Jamia Nagar area of South Delhi woke up to the sounds of gunshots early this morning as a police team gunned down a Lashkar-e-Toiba militant, allegedly involved in the Red Fort attack case, in an encounter and arrested two others after hot pursuit.


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  • Security around PM’s residence beefed up
    New Delhi, Dec 26 — The security ring in and around the residence and office of the Prime Minister was further tightened today following a threat issued by the Lashkar-e-Toiba militant group.

  • Govt rules out withdrawal of ceasefire offer
    NEW DELHI, Dec 26 — The government today ruled out any possibility of withdrawal of the unconditional ceasefire offer in Jammu and Kashmir following the stepped up militant violence.




Talwandi apologises  
Reappointment of Puran Singh

Fatehgarh Sahib, Dec 26 — The supremacy of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in his party as well as the alliance government came to the fore at the historic Jor Mela here today, with Shiromani Committee President Jagdev Singh Talwandi apologising for reappointing Giani Puran Singh as Head Granthi of Harmandar Sahib and state Bharatiya Janata Party President Brij Lal Rinwa declaring full faith in him as indisputed leader of the alliance.

Badal misleading on WTO: Cong
FATEHGARH SAHIB, Dec 26 — The Congress is all set to take over the state and defeat the Akali Dal in the next election as the people are fed up with the present corrupt government, said Capt Amarinder Singh, president of the PPCC, while addressing a massive gathering at political conference of his party at Shaheedi Jor Mela here today.

Scalpel falls on surgeon
Khanauri tubectomy deaths
SANGRUR, Dec 26 — The three-member fact-finding committee of the PCMSA has held Dr S.S. Joshi, SMO, Moonak, who performed the operations responsible for the Khanauri tubectomy tragedy in which two women died within two to three days of the operation while nine women suffered serious health problems which led to their admission to the local Civil Hospital.



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Police fails to register FIRs
Missing PSWC paddy
CHANDIGARH, Dec 26 — Paddy worth well over Rs 23 crore belonging to the Punjab State Warehousing Corporation lying with the private rice millers in the state, may be lost, thanks to the failure of the police to take even the preliminary step of registering FIRs.

Charges framed against Jayalalitha
CHENNAI, Dec 26 — A Special Judge trying corruption cases today framed charges of criminal conspiracy and corruption against former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha, industrialist A.C. Muthiah and a former IAS officer in the Rs 28.29 crore SPIC disinvestment case.

Contractor, engineers blamed
Collapse of 2 Himachal bridges
SHIMLA, Dec 26 — The high-level inquiry ordered by the state government into the washing away of two vital bridges under construction at Sataun in Sirmaur district and Mangladh Khad on the national highway in Shimla district has indicted the contractor and engineers for the mishap which had caused loss to the tune of Rs 119.21 lakh.


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