Saturday, January 5, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Musharraf gets late coming via China
SAARC summit deferred till today
Kathmandu, January 4
With no signs of any let-up in the turbulence in Indo-Pak relations, the inauguration of the Eleventh SAARC summit was deferred to Saturday morning because of the late arrival here of Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf via China.
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No proof given, counters Pak
Kathmandu, January 4
Pakistan continued to harp on lack of proof and evidence in bringing to book those involved in terror against the sovereign people of India and sought to blame New Delhi for not responding to its plaints for resolving disputes, including the core issue of Kashmir peacefully through dialogue.

11 Pak soldiers killed
Lone escapes bid on life
Jammu, January 4
At least 11 Pakistani soldiers were killed while several others were wounded when Indian troops retaliated to silence Pakistani guns across the Poonch, Nowshehra and Hiranagar areas in Jammu sector.

A family evacuates with their belongings after mortar and heavy machinegun fire landed near their border villages in Samba, 40 km south of Jammu, on Friday. 10,000 civilians died in J&K insurgency  
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A family evacuates with their belongings after mortar and heavy machinegun fire landed near their border villages in Samba, 40 km south of Jammu, on Friday. ó Reuters photo
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Omar in Bagran tunnel
New Delhi, January 4
The deposed Taliban supremo Mulla Omar is holed up in Bagran in southern Afghanistan and will be captured very soon ó dead or alive.

Strike hits banking services
Mumbai, January 4
Banking services across the country were today affected during the one-day strike of bank employees even as the Reserve Bank of Indiaís clearing house processed 1.25 lakh instruments, amounting to approximately Rs 20 crore.

ECís directive to Punjab Collectors
Gujarat byelections on February 21
New Delhi, January 4
The Election Commission, which yesterday took a serious view of the violation of the model code of conduct by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, today directed all Collectors in the state to maintain a close watch on any violation of the code and report it to the commission.

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Cong forges poll tie-up with CPI
Chandigarh, January 4
The Congress got a shot in the arm today as it succeeded in clinching an electoral alliance with the CPI, and thus forming a formidable combination against the ruling SAD-BJP combine in the Assembly elections.

Doors open for unity: Badal

Amritsar, January 4
Paving the way for foging Panthic unity, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister, today said the doors of his party were always open for any party which would help defeat the Congress which was responsible for Operation Bluestar and Delhi riots.

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Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal pays his first obeisance at the Golden Temple after recovering from his injury.
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal pays his first obeisance at the Golden Temple after recovering from his injury.
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