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Wednesday, October 17, 2001, Chandigarh, India

 Updated at 3 am (IST)


George warns of strikes on PoK camps
New Delhi, October 16
Defence Minister George Fernandes today did not rule out strikes on terrorist training camps operating across the Line of Control in Pakistan occupied Kashmir. 

India vowed on Tuesday to act ruthlessly against infiltrators into Kashmir from Pakistan.
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As India plans a massive military offensive against militants in Jammu and Kashmir, troops in full battle-gear enter Chowkibal area in frontier Kupwara district close to the Line of Control. 
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India conveys concern at remarks
New Delhi, October 16
India tonight conveyed its concerns on the Kashmir issue to US Secretary of State Colin Powell in the wake of his comment that this was “central” to the relationship between Islamabad and New Delhi. The issue of his comment came up during a 50-minute one-to-one meeting External Affairs Minister Jaswant Singh had with Mr Powell, shortly after his arrival from Islamabad where the American leader made those remarks to reporters.

US Secretary of State Colin Powell arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday in a whistle-stop tour of South Asia.
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External Affairs Minister Jaswant Singh (right) meets U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell at the start of their talks in New Delhi on Tuesday. 
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Ordinance to combat terrorism
New Delhi, October 16
The Union Cabinet tonight approved promulgation of an ordinance to combat terrorism, in place of the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 1995, which was found too weak to provide a legal framework for tackling the growing menace.

Mazar-e-Sharif ‘falls’ to Alliance 
Moscow, October 16
The opposition Northern Alliance today captured the key strategic northern town of Mazar-e-Sharif with the assistance of 4,000 Taliban fighters who switched sides, Russia’s commercial channel NTV reported. However, there was no independent confirmation of the report. 



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Daylight air strikes have hit the outskirts of Kabul in the continuing US-led campaign against the ruling Taliban. Four bombs hit the outskirts of Kabul on Tuesday.
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Hooch claims 23 lives in Noida
Noida, October 16
In a major hooch tragedy in Nithari village in Sector 33 of Noida 22 persons lost their lives while dozens of others were admitted to various hospitals, seven of them in precarious condition. They had been reportedly consuming illicit liquor since October 14 evening.

One of the hooch victims receives treatment at a hospital in Noida on Tuesday. — PTI photo

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