Saturday, December 15, 2001, Chandigarh, India

 Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Arrest Lashkar & Jaish leaders,
India tells Pak

Major breakthrough in attack case
New Delhi, December 14
Security and intelligence agencies have achieved “silent breakthroughs” in yesterday’s terrorist attack on Parliament and are confident of unravelling the entire conspiracy within the next 48 hours. Well-placed sources here today said there was no evidence yet to link Osama bin Laden’s Al Qaida’ terrorist network to yesterday’s attack.

In video: Lashkar-e-Taiba is behind the attack, claimed Indian External Affairs Minister Jaswant Singh at a joint press conference with Afghan Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah. (28k, 56k)

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A CRPF jawan keeps a vigil as vehicles go through security checks inside the Parliament House complex in New Delhi on Friday. Nation page: Business as usual, but with tighter security



A CRPF jawan keeps vigil as vehicles go through security checks inside the Parliament House complex in New Delhi on Friday. 
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Two Pakistanis detained
They had plans to go to Canada, USA

New Delhi, December 14
A team of senior intelligence and security officers were today interrogating two Pakistani nationals who were picked up from the Ambassador Hotel early this morning during extensive raids in the wake of Thursday’s terrorist attack on Parliament.

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Blackwill offers FBI help
New Delhi, December 14
The Vajpayee Government today blamed the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba for yesterday’s terrorist attack in Parliament and a demarche was handed over to Pakistan High Commissioner to India Ashraf Jehangir Kazi.

In video: US Ambassador to India Robert Blackwill offers FBI assistance to India. (28k, 56k)

Pak troops on high alert
Islamabad, December 14
Pakistan has put its troops along the Line of Control on a high alert following terrorist attacks on Indian Parliament and tough statements emanating from New Delhi, a media report here said today.

Speaker’s no to armed force inside Parliament
New Delhi, December 14
Lok Sabha Speaker G.M.C. Balayogi today rejected the Vajpayee government’s proposal to replace the watch and ward Staff of Parliament House with an armed crack force.

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MPs pay homage to dead
New Delhi, December 14
Paying respect to these killed in terrorist attack, Parliament was today adjourned till Tuesday after adopting resolutions condemning the “cowardly terrorist attack on the Parliament House yesterday.

In video: Parliament adjourned till December 18 after condemning yesterday's terrorist attack. (28k, 56k)

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Do you think we will finish terrorism with this pro-active strategy?

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Congress remarks absurd: BJP
New Delhi, December 14
The Congress’s description of yesterday’s terrroist attack on Parliament as “monumental security and intelligence failure” of the government has been strongly criticised by the Bharatiya Janata Party which termed the comment as —”height of absurdity”.

Analysis
BJP flummoxed at Oppn reaction

New Delhi, December 14
The top central leadership is highly perturbed that the Congress and some other opposition parties and groups in Parliament have been highly partisan in their approach to the Vajpayee government’s “do or die” battle against terrorism.


More explosions rattle border belt
Jammu, December 14
At least 34 IED blasts rattled the border belt between Narainpur and Chamlial in Samba sector late last night, according to delayed official reports reaching here today. Senior BSF officials said in all 61 IED blasts were registered, 27 in the Kanachak area of Akhnoor sector, and 34 in Samba sector yesterday. There was no loss of life or property on this side of the border.

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