Saturday, December 8, 2001, Chandigarh, India

 Updated at 3 am (IST)


Taliban regime collapses
Omar men run away with weapons

Islamabad, December 7
The most repressive Islamic regime in Afghanistan which bred international terrorism finally collapsed today with Taliban surrendering its only remaining bastion Kandahar but the whereabouts of its leader Mullah Mohammad Omar were not known.

In video: A group of anti-Taliban fighters advanced on the Tora Bora cave complex in Afghanistan as the hunt for Osama bin Laden continues. (28k, 56k)

Younous QanooniQanooni talks tough against Pak
New Delhi, December 7
Interior Minister-designate of Afghanistan’s interim government Younous Qanooni, who flew in here unexpectedly directly from Bonn last night, today did some hard talk suggesting that his government would be tough vis-a-vis the Taliban and its creator, Pakistan.

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Helicopter crash
A fire rages following a UH1-N Huey helicopter crash near the airstrip in Camp Rhino Marine base in southern Afghanistan on Friday. Shortly before the crash, US forces fired volleys of high explosive mortar rounds into the desert and small-arms fire was heard near the camp. Two servicemen suffered minor injuries and no deaths were reported. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
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India, Japan to work for global security: PM
Osaka (Japan), December 7
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee said today that a comprehensive security dialogue with Japan would be institutionalised; and that the two countries “have a number of contributions to make not only to peace and stability in the region but also to the strategic and economic dialogue within the international community.”

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Wickremasinghe to be new Lanka PM
Colombo, December 7
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Riding on an anti-establishment wave and promising free markets and peace talks, the UNP-led opposition front won a simple majority in Wednesday’s parliamentary elections forcing Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga to invite Ranil Wickremasinghe to be the next Prime Minister of the country.

Racket to fund militancy busted
Rs 40 lakh seized from Hizb ultra
Srinagar, December 7
The Jammu and Kashmir Police today achieved a major breakthrough against the funding of militant activities with the seizure of Rs 40 lakh in cash and a satellite telephone from a hardcore militant of Hizbul Mujahideen.




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Indian, Pak troops exchange fire
Jammu, December 7
Indian and Pakistani soldiers exchanged heavy artillery fire at various border outposts in Jammu and Kathua districts overnight. 

Meghalaya Govt voted out
Shillong, December 7
The minority E.K. Mawlong coalition ministry in Meghalaya was today voted out of power when it was defeated in a trial of strength in the 60-member Assembly.

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Hume to get Rs 1-cr Gandhi Peace Prize
New Delhi, December 7
Nobel Laureate John Hume, the main architect of the Northern Ireland peace process, has been chosen for the Rs 1 crore Gandhi Peace Prize for 2001, the Tourism and Culture Minister, Mr Jagmohan, announced today.

PSEB told to ensure 3 pc return
HC order setback to free power policy
Chandigarh, December 7
The Punjab Government’s decision to give free power to tubewells in the state suffered a setback today after a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court directed the Punjab State Electricity Board to manage its affairs in view of Section 59 of the Electricity (Supply) Act specifying a 3 per cent rate of return.

Army on track of militants
Armed youths spotted near military range
Dharamsala, December 7
A joint search operation by the Army, Himachal and Punjab Police is on in the Bhadroah forest, near Damtal, to track down two armed terrorists spotted near the Army firing range in Nurpur area yesterday. The Army has cordoned off the entire area and launched a search operation along with the police force from Himachal and Punjab.

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