Wednesday, November 21, 2001, Chandigarh, India

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USA targets caves in Kunduz
* Refuses surrender talks
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UN plans meeting in Berlin
Islamabad, November 20
Refusing to negotiate surrender of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar or besieged Al-Qaida forces in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, the USA intensified its search for Osama bin Laden targeting caves, even as the UN planned to host a meeting of ethnic groups in Berlin on Saturday to set up an interim administration in Kabul.

Taliban defectors at the headquarters of the local military commander in Talokan, Takhor province, on Tuesday. Taliban defectors at the headquarters of the local military commander in Talokan, Takhor province, on Tuesday. Thirty Taliban soldiers defected on Monday from Kunduz province, the only province in Northern Afghanistan still under Taliban control.
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Joint session on POTO likely
New Delhi, November 20
Even as Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee today said the government was making efforts for evolving a consensus on the Prevention of Terrorism Ordinance despite the Opposition’s objections with the coming Assembly elections in mind, there are indications that the government might go in for a joint session of Parliament for converting the ordinance into a law.
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Death for carrying RDX
New Delhi, November 20
Even as controversy is mounting over the Prevention of Terrorism Ordinance (POTO), the Centre today made possession of lethal explosives like RDX, PETN, HMX punishable by death, with the Rajya Sabha passing by voice vote the Explosive Amendment Bill, 1999.

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Kolkata, November 20
The BCCI today demanded replacement of the ICC match referee Mike Denness who has handed down harsh punishments to Sachin Tendulkar and five other Indian cricketers now playing in South Africa.

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New Delhi, November 20
With the retreat of Taliban from all the cities and provinces of Afghanistan, except Kunduz, there is bad news for Pakistan.

 

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Morcha, BSP  forge alliance
Rode, November 20
The Panthic Morcha, a conglomerate of Akali factions opposed to the Badal-led ruling SAD, and the Bahujan Samaj Party today announced their electoral alliance.

Badal operated upon
New Delhi, November 20
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal who underwent a successful operation at Ganga Ram Hospital here today is likely to return to Chandigarh within five days, according to family sources.

27 killed in Russian plane crash
Moscow, November 20
All 27 persons on board a passenger plane flying between Russia’s north and Moscow died when the turboprop aircraft crashed, the Ria Novosti news agency said.

Cess on milk plants invalid: HC
Chandigarh, November 20
In just over a year after an ordinance was promulgated levying cess at the rate of 10 paise per litre of the licensed capacity of a milk plant, Mr Justice Jawahar Lal Gupta and Mr Justice Ashutosh Mohunta of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today held that the levy was invalid.

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