Sunday, November 25, 2001, Chandigarh, India

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Taliban men lay down arms
Islamabad, November 24
Hundreds of Taliban fighters surrendered today with their weapons to the Northern Alliance in the besieged Afghan town of Kunduz even as the militia forces strengthened defence in the southern city of Kandahar, their headquarters. There were conflicting reports about the surrender of hardcore Taliban foreign fighters.

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Taliban ‘didn’t spare’ infants (World page)

Chukufa, a 16-year-old Afghan teenager, is visited by her brother at Kabul’s mental health hospital on Saturday. Chukufa lost the use of language and is one of the four live-in patients in the run-down hospital. 
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'35 US commandos killed'
Islamabad, November 24
At least 35 US commandos have been killed and many injured in an attack by the Taliban in southern Afghanistan, media reports said on Saturday.

Nepal Maoists kill 37
Declare ‘people’s govt’, jeopardise peace talks

Kathmandu, November 24
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Nepalese Maoists killed 26 policemen and 11 army personnel in Syangjya and Dang districts last night.

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Pak campaign against Alliance
New Delhi, November 24
Stung by the amazing military successes of the Northern Alliance in Afghanistan, Pakistan’s military regime has instructed all its foreign missions to launch an all-out propaganda offensive against the Alliance.

SAS Nagar next battleground
Sehwag’s eligibility “burning issue”

London, November 24
England’s first Test match against India at Mohali next week may become the next “battleground” in the current row between Indian cricket authorities and the International Cricket Council with eligibility of batsman Virendra Sehwag set to become a “burning issue”, according to British media reports.

PM: biases in history books must go
New Delhi, November 24
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee today minced no words in defending Government’s decision to “rectify” certain “factual errors and biases” in NCERT’s four history textbooks even as he preferred to remain silent on Opposition charges of “Talibanisation” of country’s education system.

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State funding no panacea: Advani
Govt considering report on election reforms
New Delhi, November 24
Stating that poll reform has a high priority on the Vajpayee government’s agenda, Union Home Minister L.K. Advani asserted that the state funding of elections would not help solve all poll-related problems.


One dead, 22 hurt in Lal Chowk blast
Srinagar, November 24
At least six persons, including five militants, were killed and 23 others injured in separate incidents in Kashmir since yesterday. A foreign militant was also killed when the Army foiled a suicide attack at its camp in Pulwama district last night. The police here said that alert Army troops foiled a Fidayeen attack on Balpora campus in Pulwama district of south Kashmir. The lone militant was killed in the retaliatory action by the Army.

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