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77 die in Russian plane crash
Terrorist act: President Putin
Moscow, October 4
In a suspected terrorist attack, a Russian airliner with at least 77 persons on board, mostly Israelis, heading from Tel Aviv to Siberia today crashed into the Black Sea after a mid-air explosion even as a Russian television channel said the aircraft may have been brought down by a missile fired during a military exercise in Ukraine.



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4 Jaish ultras, NC leader shot
Srinagar, October 4
Four militants of the Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit and a National Conference leader were among eight persons killed in separate incidents in the Kashmir valley since last night, a police spokesman said today. 


An apparent hijack of an Alliance Air flight CD 7444 from Mumbai to Delhi turned out to be a false alarm.
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Hijack: from panic to hoax
New Delhi, October 4
There was confusion and some anxious moments at the Delhi Airport early this morning as relatives of the passengers CD 7444 flight of Alliance air waited for concrete information whether the plane was actually hijacked or the four-hour drama was just a hoax or mock exercise.

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A passenger of Alliance Boeing-737 flight who was caught in a hijack drama. Plane hijack or not — some questions



A passenger of Alliance Boeing-737 flight who was caught in a hijack drama on her way from Mumbai to Delhi, informs her family members about “safe arrival” at Palam Airport on Thursday morning. — PTI photo


Tearful adieu to Scindia
Gwalior, October 4
It was a day people of Gwalior wished should have never come. As they paid their last respects to Madhavrao Scindia at the Chatri grounds here, there were tears in many an eye.
Jyotiraditya, son of Madhavrao Scindia, breaks down in front of his father's pyre in Gwalior on Thursday.
Jyotiraditya, son of Madhavrao Scindia, breaks down in front of his father's pyre in Gwalior on Thursday. — PTI photo

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Another act of sacrilege

Kharar, October 4
Tension arose in Gharuan village of Kharar block on the Kharar-Morinda road this afternoon when unidentified persons put on fire a ‘bir’ of Guru Granth Sahib at Gurdwara Maliksar Sahib. 

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Baba Satlani attacked
Hurt grievously, in hospital
Amritsar, October 4
Baba Mangal Singh Satlani, acting president, Gurmat Gurbani Parchark Sant Samaj, was seriously injured when he was attacked by his former ‘sewak’ at the Golden Temple premises in the wee hours today.

Jaswant Singh on his talks with UK Foreign Secretary, regarding the terrorist attack in Srinagar and the global response to the September 11 attack on US cities.
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Abdullah Abdullah, minister of Taliban opposition Northern Alliance, said he met US officials and discussed military cooperation.
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Osama a virtual caveman
New Delhi, October 4
If America and allies fail yet again in capturing the world’s most sought after terrorist Osama bin Laden, this time they can blame his new-found “caveman” status. 
He had escaped the American Cruise missile attacks of August 20, 1998 on Afghanistan as Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence had tipped him off about it some four hours before. 

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