Tuesday, December 11, 2001, Chandigarh, India

 Updated at 3 am (IST)


India, Japan for total elimination of terrorism
Tokyo, December 10
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee today told the Japanese Prime Minister, Mr Junichiro Koizumi, that though India was prepared to talk to Pakistan, Kashmir could not be the focal point of discussion. Mr Koizumi suggested that as the G-8 summit was scheduled to discuss terrorism, the two countries should cooperate with each other at that forum too.

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Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee shares a toast with his Japanese counterpart Junichiro Koizumi during a dinner hosted by Koizumi in Tokyo on Monday.

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Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee shares a toast with his Japanese counterpart Junichiro Koizumi during a dinner hosted by Koizumi in Tokyo on Monday.
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BSF officer killed in encounter
Srinagar, December 10
A Deputy Commandant of the Border Security Force and three others, including two militants, were killed in separate incidents in the Kashmir valley since yesterday.

Ashok Kumar is no more
Ashok KumarMumbai, December 10
Hindi cinema’s leading actor of yesteryear Ashok Kumar, popularly known as Dada Moni, who left an indelible mark on the silver screen with his brilliant portrayals, died after a prolonged illness at his Chembur residence here today, family sources said. He was 90.

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Strategic dialogue with Kabul begins
New Delhi, December 10
The Vajpayee government has already started a strategic dialogue with the soon-to-be-installed interim government of Afghanistan, albeit informally. The process is to get a further impetus when Afghan Foreign Minister-Designate Abdullah Abdullah arrives here on December 12.

US convoy heads for Kandahar
Islamabad, December 10
US armoured vehicles backed by helicopters headed out of a Marine camp in south Afghanistan today towards the former Taliban stronghold of Kandahar, an Afghan news agency reported.







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30 Maoist rebels killed, 35 arrested
Kathmandu, December 10
Unleashing a fresh wave of offensives, the Nepalese security forces shot dead at least 30 Maoists rebels in separate encounters as Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba today vowed to disarm all guerrillas.

Kofi Annan UN, Annan collect Nobel Peace Prize
Oslo, December 10
The United Nations and its Secretary-General Kofi Annan collected the centenary Nobel Peace Prize today for their work for a better organised and more peaceful world.

Passport (Amendment) Bill passage deferred
New Delhi, December 10
Opposition parties’ forceful argument, especially from legal luminaries, today forced the government to defer the passage of the Passport (Amendment) Bill, 2001, in the Rajya Sabha.


CM’s residence hums with activity

Chandigarh, December 10
If the meeting of active Shiromani Akali Dal and Bhartiya Janta Party workers of Ropar district held today is any indication, the nerve centre of activity for the ruling alliance in Punjab for the next several days will be Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal’s official residence here.

Active SAD and BJP workers of Ropar present flowers to Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal wishing him speedy recovery from the hip injury at his residence in Chandigarh on Monday.
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