Wednesday, January 23, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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US Information Center in Kolkata attacked

Five killed; Pakistan denies involvement
Kolkata, January 22
In a daring shoot-out in front of the US Information Center in the Chowringhee area today terrorists carrying AK-47 rifles killed five policemen on duty, and injured 20 others, some of them seriously.
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FBI chief gives no assurance on Indian list
New Delhi, January 22
The visiting Federal Bureau of Investigation chief, Mr Robert S. Mueller, will be leaving tomorrow for Islamabad and will take up among other things the issue pertaining to the list of 20 wanted persons handed over by India to Pakistan and also address New Delhi’s concern relating to terrorism emanating from the neighbouring country.
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List not ready yet: Pakistan
Islamabad, January 22
Apparently cornered by the Indian offer of quick action on its list, Pakistan today changed tactics and declined to give details of terrorists alleged to have taken refuge in India but called for talks to discuss and sort out differences arising out of the Indian demand for extradition of 20 criminals and terrorists.

Advani: show proof of abandoning terror
New Delhi, January 22
Home Minister L.K. Advani said today India will believe that Pakistan has abandoned sponsoring terrorism only if it hands over 20 terrorists named in the list given to it and stops facilitating infiltration from across the border.
Union Home Minister L. K. Advani
Union Home Minister L. K. Advani delivers the wrap-up keynote speech at "India Tomorrow 2002: Opportunities and Threats," the India Today conclave, in New Delhi on Tuesday. — PTI photo


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India to accede to convention on nuclear material
New Delhi, January 22
As part of the fight against global terror, the Cabinet approved India’s accession to the convention on the physical protection of nuclear material reinforcing New Delhi’s commitment to international legal instruments against terrorism, particularly of the nuclear variety.

Gen Vij on “annual leave”
New Delhi, January 22
The government today launched a firefighting operation in the wake of the sudden movement of Lt-Gen Kapil Vij, commander of 2 Corps deployed in the Rajasthan sector, by observing that he had proceeded on “annual leave” due to “pressing personal reasons.”

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17 labourers shot in Assam
Guwahati, January 22
Seventeen Bihari labourers, including nine women, were killed, four others were injured and 20 houses set ablaze by the banned National Democratic Front of Bodoland in Assam’s Darrang district, official sources said here today.
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Afghan interim leader Hamid Karzai listens to a reporter's question during a news conference at the Japan National Press Club on Tuesday. Karzai unhurt in car accident
Tokyo, January 22
Afghan interim leader Hamid Karzai escaped unhurt from a multiple-vehicle collision today on the high-speed Shuto expressway here, the police said.

Warrant against Bhattal
Bathinda, January 22
The case of corruption registered against a former Chief Minister, Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, under Sections 13 of the Prevention of Corruption Act and 409 of the IPC for her alleged involvement in bungling of the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, took a new turn today when a Special Judge issued non-bailable warrant against her.

Badal, Amarinder file papers as 484 candidates enter poll fray

Chandigarh, January 22
The Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, and some members of his Council of Ministers, the PPCC chief, Capt Amarinder Singh; the leader of the BJP Legislative Party, Mr Balramji Dass Tandon; and the Bahujan Samaj Morcha chief, Mr Satnam Kainth, were among the 484 candidates who filed their nomination papers for various Assembly seats in Punjab on the fifth day of filing of nominations today.

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal files his nomination papers
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal files his nomination papers for the Lambi Assembly seat. He is accompanied by his wife, Mrs Surinder Kaur Badal, and son, Mr Sukhbir Badal. — PTI

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