Sunday, September 17, 2000, Chandigarh, India

USA, India vow to fight terrorism

Clinton rebuffs Musharraf, rules out mediation in Kashmir

From Hari Jaisingh
WASHINGTON, SEPT 16 — India and the USA today took a major step to combat terrorism with a specific focus on the Taliban regime in Afghanistan and narcotics traffic and its “connection” with international terrorist organisations.


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Ganesha for Bill, diamonds for Hillary
WASHINGTON, Sept 16— Diamonds are forever. This is perhaps why Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, chose to acknowledge the American hospitality with glittering souvenirs.
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee with US Vice-President Al Gore at a luncheon meeting in Washington on Friday.
Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee with US Vice-President Al Gore at a luncheon meeting in Washington on Friday. — PTI photo

22 killed in J&K
SRINAGAR, Sept 16 — Fifteen militants and four security personnel were among 22 persons killed and 10 jawans injured in gun fights while security forces averted two possible tragedies in Jammu and Kashmir since last evening, an official spokesman said here today.



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Lanka minister dies in air crash
COLOMBO, Sept 16 — A senior Sri Lankan minister and 14 more were killed today when an MI-17 helicopter carrying them crashed in the mountain jungles in the east of the country. Ports Minister and leader of Sri Lankan Muslim Congress M.H.M. Ashraff, nine of his supporters, three bodyguards and two crew members were travelling to his home constituency of Ampara when the crash occurred, officials here said.

Most parties back EC code
NEW DELHI, Sept 16 — In a major boost to the Election Commission on the vexed issue of the time of implementation of the model code of conduct, a majority of recognised national and state parties, including the Shiromani Akali Dal, supported the EC stand that the code should be implemented from the date of announcement of the poll schedule and not from the date of actual notification.

In Spectrum today 
The Millennium's Last Acid Test,
by M.S Unnikrishnan

Heroes of Ancient Olympic Games,

by Minakshi Chaudhry

Hopes go Down Under
by Prabhjot Singh

Plus other regular features and articles

They are celebrating India’s victory in Sydney. You know, we got eighth position!
by Sandeep Joshi

Intervene in WB: Laxman
HYDERABAD, Sept 16 — Bharatiya Janata Party President Bangaru Laxman today urged the Centre to immediately intervene in West Bengal and declare the violent-hit districts “disturbed areas” saying the situation there was “serious”.

Mayor refuses to step down
AMRITSAR, Sept 16 — In a communication to President and General Secretary of the BJP, Mr Subash Sharma, Mayor, Municipal Corporation, has described his expulsion from the party as “arbitrary, undemocratic and unconstitutional”.

30 migrant labourers beaten up
RAMPURAPHUL (Bathinda), Sept 16 — Hundreds of migrant labourers along with a section of traders of the town staged a dharna and held a rally in front of the police station and gheraoed the Civil Hospital for about three hours following the alleged beating up of about 30 migrant labourers by the policemen late last night.

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