Thursday, January 24, 2002, Chandigarh, India

 Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Kolkata attack: no breakthrough yet

61 detained, motor cycle recovered
Kolkata, January 23
The police failed to make any breakthrough in the yesterday’s dastardly terrorist attack on Kolkata’s US center even after 36 hours today. They appear to be groping in the dark about the identity and whereabouts of those involved. In the attack, five police constables were killed and 20 injured.
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Is ISI behind attack?
USA believes so, India not sceptical
New Delhi, January 23
Washington believes and the Vajpayee government is “not sceptical” that yesterday’s incident at American Centre in Kolkata was the handiwork of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence but the Pervez Musharraf regime was apparently aware of what the ISI was up to.

The Agni-II missile on display Mauritius President to be chief guest at R-Day parade

The Agni-II missile on display during the full-dress rehearsal of the Republic Day parade at Rajpath in the Capital on Wednesday.  — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal

USA allowed use of Karachi airport
Islamabad, January 23
Amidst reports that the USA was pushing Pakistan to permit the long-term presence of American forces on its soil, Islamabad has agreed to provide Washington and its allies full operational facilities at Karachi International Airport to make it the hub of the US-led peacekeeping operations in Afghanistan.

Pak ready to sign no-war pact
Washington, January 23
Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf said today that he was prepared to accept denuclearisation of South Asia and would sign a no-war pact with India. In an interview to NBC-TV, he, however, said he would not reciprocate India’s no first use of nuclear weapons pledge.


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Vij transferred, says Fernandes
New Delhi, January 23
The government today continued with the damage control exercise in the incident of movement of Lt-Gen Kapil Vij, commander of 2 Corps, which is deployed along the international border in Rajasthan, with Defence Minister George Fernandes saying he had been transferred and not removed.

Laloo released
Patna, January 23
RJD President Laloo Prasad Yadav was today released from high-security Beur jail here after 59 days of incarceration in connection with fodder scam cases.

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Fly ash flows into Sutlej
Thermal plant dyke breached
Ropar, January 23
Even when the issue of the mass death of fish in Sutlej river near Nangal, allegedly due to release of polluting effluents has been taken up by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, another major ecological catastrophe occurred, when thousands of tonnes fly ash flowed into the river.

Amandip Kaur13-yr-old schoolgirl abducted
Irate residents take to streets
Noormahl (Jalandhar), January 23
The poll hue and cry got mingled with panic in this sleepy historical township this morning when a schoolgirl was abducted in daylight by three car-borne unidentified youngsters from near Punjab Public School here stirring irate residents to lay a siege to the township for about two hours.

Cong, SAD may not get majority
New Delhi, January 23
Despite the veneer of emerging victors being displayed by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal’s Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and its main Congress rival, there is apprehension in both the camps that the outcome of next month’s Assembly elections might leave them tantalisingly short of a majority.

Militancy now irrelevant, fear no longer stalks Zaffarwal
Zaffarwal(Gurdaspur), January 23
‘‘Hurry up, hurry up’’. This is how ex-soldier Charan Singh, sporting a white turban and wearing a creamish jacket over snowwhite ‘‘kurta-pajama’’, calls the local village boys to board a truck bearing the flags of a particular party. Another village elder, Mr Chaman Lal, assists him. And the boys, obeying his command, gleefully jump into the truck.


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