Tuesday, June 27, 2006, Chandigarh, India
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Top Lankan General assassinated
Colombo, June 26
A suspected Tamil Tiger suicide bomber today rammed an explosive-laden motor cycle against the car of a top Sri Lankan army general, killing him along with three others on the outskirts of the capital, giving a further jolt to the faltering peace process.


Sri Lankan policemen and security personnel stand near the wreckage of Major-General Parami Kulatunga’s car after it was hit by a suicide bomber at Pannipitiya, a suburb of Colombo on Monday. — AFP photo
Sri Lankan policemen and security personnel stand near the wreckage of Major-General Parami Kulatunga’s car after it was hit by a suicide bomber at Pannipitiya, a suburb of Colombo on Monday.

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Gharaunda (Karnal), June 26
Protesting workers of Liberty Shoes company received injuries when the police chased them in paddy fields and beat them up.

Octroi goes in Punjab from Sept 1; no new taxes to be levied
Chandigarh, June 26
The Punjab Council of Ministers today decided to abolish octroi in the state. The decision will be applicable from September 1 and no new taxes will be levied to compensate for the expected Rs 645 crore loss of revenue.

Reliance project cleared
* Payment of subsidy to industrialists through redeemable bonds * Petrol, diesel prices to come down
Chandigarh, June 26
With the condition that Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) will use the land only for the project approved, the Punjab Council of Ministers cleared the project this morning.

CM seeks report on education scam
Chandigarh, June 26
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, has sought a report on the “Punjab Education scam” highlighted by The Tribune in these columns last week.

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Notice to Salman for ‘misleading court’
Jodhpur, June 26
A local court today issued a notice to Bollywood actor Salman Khan for filing a false affidavit in connection with his gun licence in the illegal arms case. The prosecution filed an appeal in the court saying Salman lied to the court about his gun licence.

Pranab meets Services chiefs
New Delhi, June 26
Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday sought to cap a ballooning controversy over inducting women into combat units of the armed forces, saying he had asked for the “feasibility” of this to be examined.

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Sulking leaders give Sonia tough time
New Delhi, June 26
Veteran party leaders are giving Congress president Sonia Gandhi a tough time. Having barely recovered from Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh’s OBC quota bombshell, which had pitchforked both the government and the party into a controversy, Mrs. Gandhi now finds herself up against several other senior leaders.

Film maker Rizvi returns to jail — for shooting
Mumbai, June 26
Nearly five years after he was arrested for his alleged links with the underworld, film producer Nazim Rizvi is back in business. He is shooting a film based on his life and some scenes have been shot in jail.

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