Friday, November 30, 2001, Chandigarh, India

 Updated at 3 am (IST)

7 BSF men killed in militant attack
Pak troops open fire on Indian posts
Srinagar, November 29
At least seven Border Security Force personnel, including an Assistant Commandant and an Inspector, were killed and three others injured when militants attacked a BSF party at Achhabal near Sopore in Baramula district late last evening.

A jawan conducts a search operation on Thursday at Achhabal village, north of Srinagar. — Photo Amin War

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Maoists bomb Coke plant
High alert along Indo-Nepal border

Kathmandu, November 29

In their first attack in the capital since Monday’s declaration of countrywide emergency, the Maoist rebels today bombed a Coca Cola factory at Balaju even as the army killed at least 11 insurgents at Baragachhi in the western Dang district.

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US planes pound Kandahar
Islamabad, November 29
US war planes struck the Taliban’s lone remaining stronghold of Kandahar and deployed more marine troops around it hunting for Al Qaida and militia leaders as Northern Alliance troops closed in on the southern Afghanistan city.

Sustained efforts vital to end terrorism: USA
New Delhi, November 29
Pointing out that India had a big role to play in the security scenario in Asia, Commander-in-Chief of the U S Pacific Command Admiral Dennis Blair today said sustained military cooperation was vital to root out terrorism in the region even after groups like Al-Qaida were eliminated in Afghanistan. 

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ICC gives India 24 hrs more
London, November 29
The International Cricket Council have given India one last chance to salvage the crisis surrounding the selection of suspended batsman Virender Sehwag by extending their Friday deadline by 24 hours.


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HC imposes costs on free Test plea
Chandigarh, November 29
Dismissing a petition filed by a Panchkula resident seeking directions to the Union of India, the BCCI, and the PCA, against charging visitors entry fee to the Test between India and England to be played at the PCA Stadium in SAS Nagar, a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today imposed costs of Rs 5,000.

Laloo moves SC for bail
New Delhi, November 29
Former Bihar Chief Minister and RJD supremo Laloo Prasad Yadav today filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking bail in a fodder scam case in which the Ranchi court had sent him into judicial custody after rejecting his bail plea.


Rs 30-cr benefit in house tax relief
Chandigarh, November 29
The concessions announced by the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, in house tax yesterday will provide relief worth about Rs 30 crore to the people. The recovery of house tax in the state would have gone up from the existing about Rs 20 crore to over Rs 60 crore per annum under the controversial new house tax policy, according to the Urban Development Minister, Mr Subhash Goyal. 

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