Saturday, November 17, 2001, Chandigarh, India

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US jets rain bombs on Kandahar
Taliban building destroyed * Heavy fighting rages
for Kunduz
Islamabad, November 16
A day before the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan, US jets today carried out one of the heaviest bombing raids on Taliban stronghold of Kandahar hitting the militia’s Foreign Ministry building and a mosque even as fighting raged around northern Afghan city of Kunduz where several thousand Taliban and Al-Qaida fighters were holding out against opposition forces and US airstrikes.
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Editorial: The Afghan endgame

Pashtuns’ drive to make Taliban commanders surrender (World Page)

At sundown, a US Air Force Special Operations soldier walks by an Afghan boy as others loyal to the rebel Northern Alliance look on, in Khwaja Bahuaddin, Afghanistan, on Friday. — AP/PTI photo



A young Afghan refugee waits to enter Pakistan at the Chaman border crossing on Friday. Border officials in Pakistan's Baluchistan province said the frontier with Afghanistan had been sealed and that not even trucks bringing fruit were allowed to enter Pakistan from the Chaman border crossing.
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British troops land at Bagram airbase
London, November 16
Up to 100 British commandos have flown into Bagram airbase north of the Afghan capital Kabul, defence sources have said. The sources said the Royal Marines were checking out the base’s facilities and paving the way for humanitarian operations in an area which is now in the hands of the opposition Northern Alliance.

Afghan issue: India examining options
New Delhi, November 16
India today said it did not rule out the role of the United Nations in post-conflict Afghanistan for ensuring a broad-based, multi-ethnic government installed in Kabul and announced that it was very much in a “participating mode” in hammering out a political solution.

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New Delhi, November 16
Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee today warned the state governments that they could no longer look up to the Centre to solve their financial problems all the time and asked them to take measures on fiscal self-reliance.


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Legal framework must to combat terrorism, says PM
New Delhi, November 16
Terming terrorism and religious extremism as a major problem for the Centre and the states, Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee today stressed the need for a sustained campaign, assisted by a legal framework, to tackle the twin menace.

NAM: India steps down in favour of Jordan
New Delhi, November 16
India has decided to step down in favour of Jordan to host the next summit of the Non-Aligned Movement.

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WTO meet: SAD to move SC
Chautala welcomes Doha meeting outcome

Chandigarh, November 16
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today urged the Union Government to call another meeting of the states to formulate the strategy for the next round of negotiations agreed upon by the member countries at Doha.

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