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Thursday, October 18, 2001, Chandigarh, India

 Updated at 3 am (IST)


Powell backs India’s fight against terrorism
Clarifies remarks on Kashmir
New Delhi, October 17

While India today conveyed to the USA that there could be no dialogue with Pakistan till it stopped cross-border activities, Secretary of State Colin Powell today sought to clarify his yesterday’s controversial statement that Kashmir issue was "central" to Indo-Pak relationship. but sought to make a grammatical clarification about it.

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A diplomatic tightrope.
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Powell meets with Prime Minister.
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Holds meeting with Sonia Gandhi.

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Addresses a joint Press conference.
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Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee with US Secretary of State Colin Powell
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee with US Secretary of State Colin Powell at his residence in New Delhi on Wednesday. — PTI photo

No talks with Pak: Vajpayee
Claim on troop buildup absurd, says Jaswant

New Delhi, October 17
Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee today said India would not resume the stalled dialogue with Pakistan until it gave up its insistence on making the Kashmir issue central.

Patrolling intensified along LoC (J&K page)

India, USA sign treaty
Legal assistance in criminal matters
New Delhi, October 17
In a major step forward in Indo-US law enforcement and counter-terrorism cooperation, the two countries today signed a new bilateral treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters.

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Troops ‘land’ near Kandahar
Anthrax: 20 of Senator’s staff test positive

Tehran, October 17
US infantry landed from helicopters today near Kandahar in south-west Afghanistan, stronghold of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar and suspected terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden, Iranian state radio said.


International Committee of the Red Cross hit by US air strikes.
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Taliban Foreign Minister Mullah Wakil Ahmed MuttawakilTaliban minister ‘offers’ to hand over Osama
London, October 17
A senior minister of Afghanistan’s Taliban regime has offered to hand over terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden during a secret meeting with officials of the CIA and ISI in Islamabad, a media report said here today.

Israeli Cabinet Minister Rehavam ZeeviIsraeli minister shot dead
Jerusalem, October 17
Suspected Palestinian gunmen today assassinated far-right Israeli Cabinet Minister Rehavam Zeevi, dealing a serious blow to US-led peace efforts. The radical Palestinian Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine group claimed responsibility.




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VHP men force entry into Ram Temple
Ayodhya, October 17
Tension prevailed in the disputed area here, when hundreds of Vishwa Hindu Parishad activists along with their leaders forcefully entered the “sanctum sanctorum (garbh griha)’’ of the makeshift Ram Temple here this morning.

Panthic Morcha’s massive protest
Chandigarh, October 17
A protest march by the Panthic Morcha and the Sant Samaj from Tarkhanmajra village to Chandigarh today proved to be a show of strength with a large number of people joining the march.



A protest march against the incidents of sacrilege from Tarkhanmajra (Fatehgarh Sahib) to Chandigarh on bicycle on Wednesday. 
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