|Saturday, March 31, 2001,
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Chandraswami's plea rejected
New Delhi, March 30
The Supreme Court today dismissed a petition filed by self-styled godman Chandraswami, accused in the St Kitts forgery case, seeking permission from the court to go abroad for medical treatment. When the court expressed that there was no merit in the petition, the counsel for Chandraswami wished to withdraw the petition.
Bomb hoax delays two IA flights
Kathmandu, March 30
Two Indian Airlines flights from Kathmandu were delayed today due to a bomb scare, an airlines official said. The flights to Kolkata and Varanasi were delayed by about two and a half hours after an anonymous caller said a bomb had been planted in the planes, the official said. He said both planes were cleared for take-off after nothing was found during the search.
Gujarat cong to launch stir
Surat, March 30
The state Congress unit has decided to launch an 11-day statewide agitation from March 31 to take the Tehelka expose to the grassroots level, which is part of the All-India Congress Committee (AICC) decision, “to expose the corrupt NDA government at the Centre”. Addressing reporters here on Thursday, Leader of the Opposition in the state legislative assembly Amarsinh Chaudhary demanded the resignation of Prime Minister. He said the Congress would also organise a rally in Ahmedabad on April 11.
ASP, 3 cops killed in mishap
Guwahati, March 30
Four policemen, including the Lakhimpur Additional Superintendent of Police (Security), were killed and another injured in an accident in Central Assam’s Nagaon district, official sources said on Friday. Additional SP Nihal Kanti Sinha and three other policemen were killed on the spot when their Jeep overturned at Jungal Balah Garh, about 25 km from Nagaon town on Thursday, the sources said. Others killed included Sinha’s driver and havildar Kamini Mohan Nath and Mohan Chandra Nath.