venom; peddles lies, half-truths
New York, November 11
The ugly face of Pakistan came to the
fore yet again on Saturday when Gen Pervez Musharraf addressed the United
Nations General Assembly. As expected, the self-appointed Pakistan
President’s speech had the usual anti-India venom. (28k,
Taliban lose more towns
Islamabad, November 11
Afghanistan’s opposition Northern Alliance said it captured the northern province of
Takhar, including the capital Taloqan, which it lost a year ago, in fighting today, a spokesman said.
“We have just received information from the front that Takhar has
fallen,” Northern Alliance spokes-man Ashraf Nadeem said by satellite
not bomb: UK
London, November 11
British Defence Minister Geoff Hoon today dismissed reported claims by Osama bin Laden that he had a nuclear bomb and was prepared to use it, but said the militant had managed to get hold of nuclear material.