Wednesday, January 16, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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India gives Pak more time to act
New Delhi, January 15
The Cabinet Committee on Security today decided to give more time to Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf to crack down on cross-border terrorism and infiltration into Jammu and Kashmir and act on India’s demand for extradition of 20 wanted terrorists and criminals based in Pakistan.

The Cabinet Committee on Security demands extradition of all wanted terrorists from Pakistan. (28k, 56k)
Home Minister L. K. Advani says America understands India's concerns over cross-border terrorism. (28k, 56k)


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Pak moves missiles near border
Washington, January 15
Pakistan is constructing missile launch sites near its border with India and recently moved a number of missiles towards the area, claims The Washington Times. 

India takes up issue of Chinese funding to PoK
New Delhi, January 15
While having fruitful discussions with the visiting Chinese Premier, Mr Zhu Rongji, and making significant progress on setting up a joint anti-terrorism mechanism, the Indian leadership has at the same time put forth its reservations on a major irritant: Beijing’s “developmental assistance” to Islamabad for Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
In video: Chinese Prime Minister Zhu Rongji on Tuesday met Sonia Gandhi and G. M. C. Balayogi in New Delhi.(28k, 56k)


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SC directs Punjab to complete SYL canal
New Delhi, January 15

Taking exception to the non-completion of Sutlej-Yamuna link canal by the Punjab Government, the Supreme Court today directed that it should be completed with in a year from now to augment the water supply to Haryana and Delhi. In case the Punjab Government failed to accomplish the task with in the stipulated period, the Centre should get the work done through its own agency, the court said.

A view of the SYL canal near Fatehgarh Sahib.

Haryana page: Chautala govt, Oppn hail verdict on SYL 

A view of the SYL canal near Fatehgarh Sahib. 
— Tribune file photo Karam Singh



In Health Tribune today 

Old hearts do well in surgery



We don’t want to put an extra burden on public. So, we have decided to provide Balenos for Ministers instead of Opel Astras.

by Sandeep Joshi

Snow blocks Jammu-Srinagar road
Shimla experiences first snowfall
Jammu, January 15
Heavy snow in the Pirpanjal Ranges in the Doda-Poonch belt blocked the 300-km Jammu-Srinagar highway today, official sources said here. Heavy snow blocked Jawahar tunnel causing vehicular traffic to come to a standstill, the sources said.

4 LeT ultras held in Delhi with RDX
New Delhi, January 15
With the arrest of four terrorist suspects, the Delhi police today claimed to have foiled a bid by the banned terrorist outfit Lakshar-e-Toiba to create panic and disturbance before and during the Republic Day parade.

Display of Tricolour made easy
New Delhi, January 15
The public will be able to display the National Flag with lesser restrictions with the Union Cabinet today deciding to amend the Flag Code from January 26.

Time to restore rights to Afghan women
Mohammed Zahir ShahM
ohammed Zahir Shah is the exiled king of Afghanistan. He was interviewed by Rina Amiri, senior associate for research at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy’s School of Government, in Rome last week.


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