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Blast in Kabul
Kabul, September 8
Several persons were wounded when a powerful bomb exploded here today inside the Interior Ministry of Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban, witnesses said. They added the device went off during working hours inside the Anti-Crime Department, injuring mostly officials.
Mira Nair wins Golden Lion award
Venice (Italy), September 8
Mira Nair’s “Monsoon Wedding’’ was today awarded the Golden Lion award for best picture at the Venice Film Festival. The maker of “Salaam Bombay’’ picked up the coveted award for her light-hearted account of a wedding in a wealthy family in contemporary India. Two Italians, Sandra Ceccarelli and Luigi Lo Cascio, won the Best Actress and Best Actor awards respectively.
Ultras attack farm
Harare, September 8
Militants, who backed Zimbabwe’s land seizure drive, invaded a white-owned farm today and burned workers’ homes in the first major incident reported since President Robert Mugabe agreed to end the controversial scheme. A spokesman for the mainly white Commercial Farmers Union (CFU) said more than 150 militants had attacked a farm in Beatrice, 50 km south of Harare.
Cop’s house burgled
Nagpur, September 8
A 9-mm carbine and 30 rounds of magazine and gold ornaments were stolen yesterday from the residence of an armed constable attached to police headquarters, the police said here today. Some unidentified persons burgled the house of police Constable Hemraj Shriram Walde in
Vaishalinagar, the body guard of city Municipal Commissioner T.
Chandrashekhar, and decamped with the booty, they added.