Monday, November 26, 2001, Chandigarh, India

 Updated at 3 am (IST)

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Kunduz taken, says Northern Alliance

US Marines build "formidable force" in Afghanistan

Alliance believes bin Laden with Mullah Omar

Alliance on verge of capturing Kunduz
Final push on Monday: Dostum ally

Islamabad, November 25
The last citadel of the Taliban in northern Afghanistan, Kunduz, was on the verge of falling to the Northern Alliance after a 12-day siege as the latter’s first troops entered the key city amidst “continuous” surrender by the beleaguered militia and foreign fighters. Commander Ustad Attah, a Dostum ally, said the final push on Kunduz would be on Monday. 

Laden ‘hiding’ near Jalalabad
New York, November 25
Osama bin Laden has been spotted in recent days at a large and well-fortified encampment, 56 km southwest of Jalalabad, according to an official with the new self-proclaimed government quoted in the New York Times today.

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Mullah Mohammed Khaqzar, former Taliban deputy interior minister, speaks at a news conference in Kabul on Saturday. The most senior Taliban member to defect so far blamed Osama bin Laden and Taliban hard-liners for transforming Afghanistan into a terrorist haven. 
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Benazir for open borders
New Delhi, November 25
In a significant development, former Pakistan Premier Benazir Bhutto today asked Islamabad to “respond in a substantive way” to several Indian initiatives in Jammu and Kashmir, and suggested a broad-based bilateral relationship and creation of “safe and open borders” between the two neighbours.

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Code of conduct for MPs, MLAs adopted
New Delhi, November 25
In a fresh effort to restore and revive the fast eroding credibility and standards in Parliament and legislatures, a one-day all-India conference of major political leaders here today adopted a set of recommendations, including a 59-point code of conduct.

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Attack on Jawahar tunnel picket
Three securitymen killed
Srinagar, November 25
Two police personnel, an ITBP jawan and a civilian were killed when militants opened fire on a police and ITBP picket near the Jawahar tunnel on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway in the Banihal area of Doda district at 5.30 a.m. today.

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Maoists gun down 6 cops
Kathmandu, November 25
Maoists struck afresh in Nepal killing seven persons, including six policemen, in an ambush in southwestern Surkhet district and the government said about 80 rebels probably perished in encounters during a series of attacks they launched across the country.

Economy tops PPCC agenda
Ferozepore, November 25
The revival of agricultural and industrial economy in Punjab would be the priority of the Congress. This was stated by the PPCC president, Capt Amarinder Singh, at a rally here today.
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From left, PPCC President Amarinder Singh, AICC Treasurer Moti Lal Vora and former Union Minister Bal Ram Jakhar at the Congress rally in Ferozepore on Sunday. — Photo Kulbir Beera

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