Friday, November 23, 2001, Chandigarh, India

 Updated at 3 am (IST)


Pak choppers land in Kunduz
Rescue two Brigadiers; Alliance tightens noose
New Delhi, November 22
Two Pakistan Air Force helicopters pulled out two of their top military commanders trapped in the besieged Kunduz town, according to highly placed defence sources here.

A Northern Alliance fighter beats with his gun supporters of Afghanistan’s former King Mohammad Zahir Shah at the main mosque in Herat, Afghanistan, on Wednesday. 
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A Northern Alliance fighter beats with his gun

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India's special envoy to Afghanistan S. K. Lambah says the visit to Kabul was successful.
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2 Pak N-scientists flee to Myanmar 
USA seeks their custody
New Delhi, November 22
The USA has asked for the custody of two more Pakistani nuclear scientists for questioning to determine their role, if any, in building a nuclear bomb for Osama bin Laden, diplomatic sources disclosed here today.

Denness can’t be removed: ICC
India, S. Africa cricket boards ban referee

New Delhi, November 22
In a far-reaching decision, the International Cricket Council today announced that the third Test between India and South Africa will not be recognised as an official tie in case Mike Denness is not allowed to stand as match referee. 

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MPs condemn punishment
New Delhi, November 22
The punishment to Indian cricketers by match referee Mike Denness figured in both Houses of Parliament today and several members demanded that the team pull out of the South African tour. 



BJP workers raise slogans while holding a poster of Sachin Tendulkar during a protest in New Delhi on Thursday. 
— Reuters photo

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NDA ally canvasses for officer as new Army chief
New Delhi, November 22
The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government is under pressure from one of its allies over the possible appointment of a new Chief of Army Staff once the country gets its first Chief of Defence Staff in the coming few months.

Attack on Army camp; JCO killed
Srinagar, November 22
Eleven persons, including a JCO, seven ultras and two teenaged girls, were killed and three securitymen injured as militants attacked an Army camp and clashed with security forces in the state since last night, a police spokesman said today.


VSNL leaves netizens in the lurch
Hisar, November 22
Thousands of Net surfers subscribing to the VSNL Internet service in Haryana have been left in the lurch after the Indian IT corporate giant suddenly terminated its services in the state on Tuesday without any notice. As a result, the BSNL has become the sole Internet service provider in the state. Notably, there are more VSNL subscribers in Haryana than those using the BSNL’s service.

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