Thursday, November 22, 2001, Chandigarh, India

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Alliance set to enter Kunduz
Ultimatum to Taliban ends today
Islamabad, November 21
The anti-Taliban forces appeared poised for a major offensive against the militia troops holed up in northern Afghanistan city of Kunduz after serving an ultimatum to them to surrender by tomorrow morning or face “consequences.”

Afghan refugees leave Khonabad in Kunduz province, the only province in northern Afghanistan still under Taliban control, on Wednesday. 
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Afghan refugees leave Khonabad in Kunduz province

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India sets up office in Kabul
New Delhi, November 21
While India today took the first formal step towards establishing a full-fledged embassy in Afghanistan by setting up a liaison office in Kabul.

US Ambassador to India Robert Blackwill says more terrorist groups in India to be blacklisted.
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Al-Badr top leadership wiped out in valley
Srinagar, November 21
In a major success, security forces today wiped out the top leadership of Pakistan-based Al-Badr in the valley, with the killing of its self-styled commander-in-chief and another top commander on the city outskirts.

The J&K police display arms and ammunition in Srinagar on Wednesday recovered during intensified operations by the police and security forces against militants. — Reuters photo
The J&K police display arms and ammunition in Srinagar on Wednesday

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ICC, BCCI head for confrontation
The disputed action.Demand to sack Denness rejected
London, November 21
The ICC tonight outrightly rejected the ultimatum of the BCCI for the sacking of Mike Denness, the match-referee for the third and final Test between India and South Africa starting on Friday.
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Furore over Babri in RS
Cong, Left members walk out
New Delhi, November 21
Union Home Minister L. K. Advani today condemned VHP activists for storming the disputed structure in Ayodhya. He emphasised that a long-lasting solution to the temple issue could be found only through mutual consensus between Hindus and Muslims.

NCP joins hand with Cong in Meghalaya
Shillong, November 21
The Nationalist Congress Party today joined hands with the Congress in a bid to dislodge the E.K. Mawlong-led Meghalaya Parliamentary Forum government.

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Mixed response to unity call
Mann refuses to accept Sukhbir as leader
Amritsar, November 21
A call for the Panthic unity given by the Sikh clergy today evoked a mixed response, even as Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, President, Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), refused to accept the leadership of Mr Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister, and his son, Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal.

Cong unfazed: Amarinder
New Delhi, November 21
Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh has said even if various Akali factions unite before the coming assembly elections in the state, it will not affect the prospects of the Congress.

Low cotton prices hit growers
Millers suffer as farmers hold back crop
Kotkapura, November 21
As state farmers are holding back their cotton crop due to low prices prevailing in the markets due to heavy imports of the same being done by the textile mill owners, the ginning and pressing mills owners are suffering heavy losses.

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