Veerappan kidnaps Rajkumar, three others
The forest brigand, Veerappan, on Sunday
night struck at the farmhouse of the Kannada thespian, Mr.
Rajkumar, at Gajanur in Tamil Nadu and kidnapped the actor and
Veerappan struck at the ancestral home
The actor, Mr. Rajkumar, frequented his
birthplace, Gajanur in Tamil Nadu, to spend a few days in his
ancestral house there. On Friday, the actor and his wife, Ms.
Parvathamma, arrived in the village to supervise the installation
of a pumpset in a newly-sunk borewell.
Krishna, Karunanidhi discuss strategy
The crisis-management scene, following the
kidnapping of the Kannada film star, Dr. Rajkumar and three
others, by the forest brigand, Veerappan, shifted to Chennai this
afternoon with the Karnataka Chief Minister, Mr. S. M. Krishna,
arriving for consultations and Tamil Nadu agreeing to send an
emissary to meet the outlaw.
Nakkeeran editor, emissary
The editor of the Tamil bi-weekly Nakkeeran,
Mr. R. R. Gopal, will leave here tonight to meet Veerappan as the
emissary of both the Tamil Nadu and Karnataka Governments, the
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Mr. M. Karunanidhi, said this evening
after a meeting with the Union Tourism and Culture Minister, Mr.
6 armymen killed in rocket attack
After the ceasefire offer made by the Hizbul
Mujahideen, other militant groups today intensified their attacks
on the security forces, killing six armymen and one policeman in
two separate incidents. Twelve others were wounded, the police
Jethmalani not allowed to make statement in RS
The former Law Minister, Mr. Ram Jethmalani,
was again denied a chance to have his say in the Rajya Sabha
today. This despite having made two unsuccessful attempts in the
House to give a personal explanation on the events leading to his
ouster from the Cabinet.
Will the ceasefire hold?
The security forces involved in countering
Kashmiri militants are encountering major hurdles to enforcing
the ceasefire agreement with the Hizbul Mujahideen.
Farooq for unconditional talks
The Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Dr.
Farooq Abdullah, on Monday insisted on holding an open and
unconditional dialogue with the Hizbul Mujahideen and hoped that
the other groups would soon realise the futility of the gun and
come forward to participate in the peace process.