Friday, January 25, 2002, Chandigarh, India

 Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

CM rules out FBI probe into blast

Extradition of prime suspect to be sought
Kolkata, January 24
West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee today ruled out an FBI investigation into Tuesday’s attack on the American Centre in which four policemen were killed and 20 injured. “We have not called the FBI and any question of calling them for investigation does not arise at all,” Mr Bhattacharjee told reporters here.


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INSAT-3C placed into orbit
Bangalore, January 24
The country’s yet another multi-purpose communication satellite, INSAT-3C, was successfully blasted into geosynchronous transfer orbit in the 147th flight of Ariane 42L launch vehicle from Korou in French Guyana.
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Western Europe’s 147th Ariane rocket with a communications satellite for India blasts off from the equatorial French Guyana European Space Agency (ESA) launch centre in Kourou on Thursday. 
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Western Europe’s 147th Ariane rocket with a communications satellite for India

India rejects no-war pact offer
New Delhi, January 24
India today rejected Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf’s proposals for a no-war pact and denuclearisation of South Asia, saying that there is “nothing new” in them, and asked Islamabad to forthwith end cross-border terrorism and proxy war.

Resume talks, Annan urges India, Pakistan
UN Chief Kofi AnnanIslamabad, January 24
UN Chief Kofi Annan today called for de-escalation of tension at the Indo-Pak border and the resumption of a dialogue between the two neighbours, stating that they had a lot to lose from tension and confrontation and much to gain through cooperation.


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Tightest-ever security for R-Day
New Delhi, January 24
Facing the ‘toughest challenge’ from terrorist outfits, the Delhi Police and central agencies have mounted the tightest-ever security measures in the Capital for the 53rd Republic Day.

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Ultras attack post, kill cop
Srinagar, January 24
Tight security arrangements have been made across the Kashmir valley to thwart any designs of militants to create trouble on the occasion of the Republic Day. 

DMK finally moves HC
New Delhi, January 24
After failing to get the Election Commission postpone the high-profile Anandipatti assembly election where aiadmk supremo J. Jayalalithaa is a candidate, the DMK today moved the Delhi High Court seeking deferring of the poll.

Virbhadra should tender apology: CM
Shimla, January 24
The Chief Minister, Mr P.K. Dhumal, today said the Cabinet might take a merciful stand if the CLP leader, Mr Virbhadra Singh and the other Congress leaders indicted by the Kainthla Commission tendered a public apology.
Chief Minister P.K. Dhumal and Congress leader Virbhadra Singh
Chief Minister P.K. Dhumal and Congress leader Virbhadra Singh, who have otherwise locked their horns, smilingly discuss a point at Raj Bhavan in Shimla during the swearing-in ceremony of the new Chief Justice on Thursday. — Photo S.P. Sharma

Focus on stability, agriculture
Chandigarh, January 24
The election manifesto of the SAD which is being given a finishing touch will focus on political stability and unfold new schemes aimed at ‘‘resuscitating’’ agriculture and rural economy and accruing benefits to farmers. Restoration of ‘‘dignity’’ of the Punjabis and the Sikhs, besides peace and communal harmony, will also be part of the theme song.


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