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Thursday, October 4, 2001, Chandigarh, India
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Hijack that never was
Boeing believed hijacked was only confusion: minister

New Delhi, October 3 
The hijack drama is over, Civil Aviation Minister Shahnawaz Hussain said tonight. Deplaning of passengers has begun, Hussain told reporters at the Civil Aviation ministry headquarters here. The minister said it was a "false alarm." Only a few hours earlier it had been reported that an Alliance Air Boeing 737 with 52 persons on board was hijacked while on a flight from Mumbai to Delhi shortly after midnight and had landed here.


Farooq for war against Pak
Srinagar, October 3
The autumn session of the state legislature ended here today with the Speaker of the Assembly and the Chairman of the Legislative Council adjourning the two Houses sine die, a day earlier than the schedule.

Farooq Abdullah weeps while addressing a session of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly in Srinagar on Wednesday. — Reuters photo

Farooq Abdullah weeps while addressing a session of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly in Srinagar on Wednesday.

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Kashmir on US agenda: Jaswant
Washington, October 3
Close on the heels of the declaration by Secretary of State Colin Powell that the USA was going after terrorism worldwide, including the kind affecting India, External Affairs Minister Jaswant Singh said today that tackling insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir was very much a part of the US agenda in its fight against terrorism.
US Secretary of State Colin Powell shakes hands with External Affairs Minister Jaswant Singh after their meeting outside the State Department in Washington. — AP/PTI photo
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External Affairs Minister Jaswant Singh, who is on a visit to the USA and other European countries, meets US Secretary of State Colin Powell.
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The USA showed its closet allies clear evidence that Bin Laden was behind the attacks, as it continued its diplomatic push to build a coalition in the "war against terrorism".
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USA sets up bases in Pakistan
New Delhi, October 3
Pakistan has allowed the USA to set up intelligence gathering bases in the country to facilitate the Americans to gather real-time and point-specific intelligence about the exact location of Osama bin Laden who is believed to be constantly shifting his hideouts in remote mountains of Afghanistan.

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Musharraf invites ex-king’s emissary for talks
End of Pakistan-Taliban nexus?

Rome, October 3
Pakistan’s overture to the former king of Afghanistan was welcomed by the monarch’s family today as communication problems hampered efforts to form a transitional government they hope will replace the Taliban.

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What the earthquake could not do an Assembly by-election has done!

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Who will look at Gwalior?
Madhavrao’s cremation today
Gwalior, October 3
There is a complete black-out of TV channels in Gwalior for the past three days save for the ones beaming news. Tents have been put outside several houses here where people sit together remembering their beloved ‘Maharaja’.

Patel to propose Modi’s name
Gandhinagar, October 3
Putting an end to all speculations, Mr Keshubhai Patel submitted his resignation from the post of the Chief Minister of Gujarat to Governor Sunder Singh Bhandari today.

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Fund-starved PU to go commercial
Panipat, October 3
Faced with an acute resource-crunch, Panjab University (PU) is exploring the possibility of the commercial utilisation of six acres of prime land on the Panipat-New Delhi stretch of the G.T. Road besides other such ventures.

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