Tuesday, November 20, 2001, Chandigarh, India

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Guns fall silent in Kunduz
Alliance gives Taliban time to surrender
Kabul, November 19
Northern Alliance troops besieging the Taliban redoubt of Kunduz halted their assault today while they tried to persuade the thousands of desperate defenders to give themselves up, anti-Taliban officials said.



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Punjab's contingent takes part in the march-past at the opening ceremony of the 31st National Games at Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana, on Monday. — Photo by Manoj Mahajan

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Discrepancy in ’84 riots toll: panel
New Delhi, November 19
The Justice Nanavati Commission, probing the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, today came across yet another discrepancy in the records of the Delhi police over the number of those killed in the communal carnage that followed the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

Babri case: SC notices to UP, CBI
New Delhi, November 19
The Supreme Court today issued notices to Uttar Pradesh Government and CBI on two petitions challenging an Allahabad High Court order quashing the framing of charges against Union Ministers L.K. Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti and top VHP leaders in the Babri mosque demolition case.

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HC clears way to axe octroi
Chandigarh, November 19
The way for the abolition of octroi in Punjab was paved today after a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today vacated the interim orders restraining the state and other respondents from taking steps in the direction.

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POTO? No: NHRC
New Delhi, November 19
The National Human Rights Commission today came out openly against the Prevention of Terrorism Ordinance and said any law for combating terrorism should be consistent with the Constitution.
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Law will take its own course: CS
Chandigarh, November 19
The Punjab Chief Secretary, Mr N.K. Arora, today vehemently denied his playing “god father” to any individual. Reacting sharply to a news item appearing in The Tribune on November 19, Mr Arora said he had gone to the CT Education Society's Public School function in Jalandhar in response to an invitation in “good faith”.

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Culture of placating Sonia?
New Delhi, November 19
The removal of Ms Maneka Gandhi from the Culture Ministry on the eve of the important winter session of Parliament is being construed in political circles as an effort by Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee to placate Congress President Sonia Gandhi whose party’s support will be crucial for the government to carry through the ambitious legislative business it has set for itself in the session.

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