Sunday, January 20, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Pakistan prepares wanted list for India

Islamabad, January 19
Pakistan today gave a new twist to the issue of handing over 20 criminals and terrorists sought by India saying that it is preparing its own list seeking extradition of its wanted men allegedly sheltered in India for extradition and dismissed as background material the additional evidence given by New Delhi.

Musharraf backtracked on extradition issue: Advani
L.K. AdvaniNew Delhi, January 19
Stressing that the government will continue with its “hard-hitting” diplomatic campaign against Pakistan till it translates its commitment on suppression of terrorism into action, Home Minister L.K. Advani today said President Pervez Musharraf had backtracked on an extradition treaty when India mentioned the names of those accused in the Mumbai blasts.


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In video: Home minister L.K. Advani asks Pakistan to take firm action. (28k, 56k)

India waits for concrete action by Pak
New Delhi, January 19
Even though there is discernible reduction in the tension on the Indo-Pakistan border, New Delhi is waiting for Islamabad’s tangible action on the ground to stop cross-border terrorism. 

India, Pak exchange heavy firing
Jammu, January 19

Indian and Pakistan forces exchanged heavy machine gun firing on various border outposts in the Ranbir Singh Pura, Ramgarh and Hira Nagar sectors overnight.

An Indian soldier crosses a fence India, Pak clash in UN
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An Indian soldier crosses a fence after placing landmines in farms in a frontline border village with Pakistan on Saturday. — Reuters photo


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Cong charge sheet: Akalis sowed seeds of terrorism
New Delhi, January 19
While “corruption” is the theme of the Congress charge sheet against the Badal government, it also nails the SAD-BJP coalition for failing to fulfil most of the promises made at the time of 1997 elections.

CRPF to guard EVMs
Security to leaders to be reduced
Chandigarh, January 19
The Punjab Government has decided to scale down the security cover provided to the sitting legislators and other political leaders by reverting to the pre-1997 recommendations of intelligence agencies .

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Cong declares UP, Uttaranchal lists
New Delhi, January 19
The Congress today declared its first list of candidates for Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal. While the party has declared candidates for 304 of 403 seats in Uttar Pradesh. 51 candidates have been declared for Uttaranchal.

BJP seat-sharing in final stages
New Delhi, January 19
Even as the Bharatiya Janata Party today released second list of candidates for Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal, the seat-sharing arrangement with its potential allies including the Rashtriya Lok Dal is reportedly in final stages.

It continues to be tough going for Kashmiri Pandits
Jammu, January 19
This day in 1990, Kashmiri Pandits started packing for “exile”. Between January 19, 1990, and April 1990, over 3.5 lakh Hindus fled the valley. Some came to Jammu in trucks loaded with housewares and others fled with whatever they could carry in bags.
A view of tattered camps
A view of tattered camps housing Kashmiri migrants in Jammu.
— Tribune file photo


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