Tuesday, November 27, 2001, Chandigarh, India

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US marines seize airstrip
Decisive battle for Kandahar begins

Islamabad, November 26
Marking a new phase in the military offensive, over 1,000 elite US marines today landed in southern Afghanistan in what could be a decisive battle for the capture of Taliban’s last remaining stronghold Kandahar as nearly 400 Taliban rebels, who staged a bloody uprising in a jail, were killed by American-backed Northern Alliance forces.



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An officer briefs U.S. marines of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard the USS Peleliu before making the four-hour non-stop flight to Afghanistan on Sunday. — Reuters photo

Emergency in Nepal, army deployed
Kathmandu, November 26
A state of emergency was declared in Nepal tonight empowering the government to use the army for the first time against the Maoists after nearly 250 persons, including 76 securitymen and civil officials, were killed in a series of attacks by the ultras across the kingdom.

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Prime Minister Atal Behari VajpayeePOTO: PM to call all-party meeting
New Delhi, November 26
With sharp differences persisting between the government and the Opposition on the various provisions of the controversial POTO, Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee has decided to convene an all-party meeting.

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Laden hijacked Taliban, says Benazir
Benazir BhuttoNew Delhi, November 26
Ms Benazir Bhutto today said that the Taliban, though created during her tenure as Pakistan Prime Minister in 1994, would not have been allowed to be hijacked by fundamentalists and Osama bin Laden.

Laloo Prasad YadavLaloo denied bail, lands in jail
Ranchi, November 26
Former Bihar Chief Minister Laloo Prasad Yadav was today denied bail in a fodder scam case and sent to jail after he gave himself up before a CBI court here.
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USA has joined India’s war on terrorism: Jaswant
New Delhi, November 26
External Affairs Minister Jaswant Singh today said that by its actions in Afghanistan the USA had joined India’s war against terrorism which was nearly two decades old.

Third Test “official”
Sehwag eligible for Mohali: BCCI
SehwagNew Delhi, November 26
The BCCI Working Committee, which met here today under the chairmanship of its president, Mr Jagmohan Dalmia, unanimously adopted a resolution that the third Test between India and South Africa was an "official Test."

PAC for front against Congress
Badal to nominate SGPC chief today
Tribune News Service 
Amritsar, November 26
The Political Affairs Committee meeting of the ruling Akali Dal held here today gave a call for floating a united front of like-minded parties to defeat the Congress.
Capt Kanwaljit Singh, General Secretary, Shiromani Akali Dal, addresses a joint meeting
Capt Kanwaljit Singh, General Secretary, Shiromani Akali Dal, addresses a joint meeting of the Political Affairs Committee and SGPC members in Amritsar on Monday. — Photo Rajiv Sharma

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