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Tuesday, October 23, 2001, Chandigarh, India

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US jets bomb frontline posts
China, Russia want political solution
50 patients reported killed
Islamabad/Kabul, October 22
In an apparent move to help the opposition Northern Alliance advance on major Afghan cities, US jets today pounded Taliban positions near frontlines outside Kabul amidst indications that the USA wanted progress on the ground before the onset of winter.

Tajik President Imomali Rakhmonov (right) and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet exiled President of Afghanistan Burhanuddin Rabbani (second from left) and Northern Alliance military commander Mohammed Fahim (left) in the Tajik capital of Dushanbe on Monday. Tajik President Imomali Rakhmonov (right) and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet exiled President of Afghanistan Burhanuddin Rabbani (second from left) and Northern Alliance military commander Mohammed Fahim (left) in the Tajik capital of Dushanbe on Monday. — Reuters photo

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Fighter planes continue to be launched from the US aircraft carrier  USS Theodore Roosevelt.
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Violence has erupted along the Afghan-Pak border after Pakistan closed the Chaman border as an estimated 5,000 refugees streamed into Pakistan.
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Northern Alliance Commander General Baryalai has said members of US ground troops have held preliminary talks with General Dostum.
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Suicide squad tries to storm IAF base
Srinagar, October 22
Three weeks after the suicide attack on the Assembly complex here, another suicide squad of militants today made an abortive attempt to enter the IAF airbase near Awantipora in Pulwama district. All the four militants and two others were killed and three others were injured outside the gate, the police said.

Vajpayee sees Pak hand
Lucknow, October 22
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee today virtually blamed Pakistan for the suicide attack by militants at an air force base near Srinagar, saying it was a “proof” of cross-border terrorism.

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RBI slashes CRR, bank rate
Mumbai, October 22
In a significant decision aimed at boosting the sagging market morale, the Reserve Bank of India today effected a half point percentage cut in the bank rate to 6.5 per cent, while pumping an additional liquidity of Rs 8,000 crore into the banking system through a reduction of the cash reserve ratio by 200 basis points to 5.50 per cent. It is the lowest bank rate since May 1973.

A rocket at India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C3) before its launch from the spaceport at Sriharikota, in the southern Andhra Pradesh State on Monday. Nation page: PSLV C-3 launched successfully







India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle before its launch from the spaceport at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on Monday.
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Justice Bhalla to probe sacrilege
Chandigarh, October 22
The Political Affairs Committee of the Shiromani Akali Dal today decided to constitute a one-member judicial commission to look into acts of sacrilege related to Baba Piara Singh Bhaniara after the SGPC chief, Mr Jagdev Singh Talwandi, insisted on going ahead with his own probe by a three-member panel announced earlier.

Kapil gets clean chit
Kapil Dev New Delhi, October 22
The internal inquiry of the Board of Control for Cricket in India into the match-fixing scandal has exonerated legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev from any wrongdoing and closed all cases pending against him but found two former captains — Mohammad Azharuddin and Ajit Wadekar — “remiss” in at least one controversial situation.

Vedanti gunning for Badal?
Amritsar, October 22
Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, Jathedar of Akal Takht, has given a clear indication that the role of Mr Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister and President of the Shiromani Akali Dal, in presenting a ‘siropa’ (robe of honour) to a Canada-based excommunicated Sikh by the SGPC chief could be probed.

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