Tuesday, January 29, 2002, Chandigarh, India

 Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Two Pakistanis shot dead
ISI operating terrorist outfit in Hazaribagh
Hazaribagh (Jharkhand),  January 28
In a pre-dawn crackdown here the police today shot dead two Pakistani terrorists involved in the attack on American Center in Kolkata on January 22.

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The Jharkhand police displays AK-47 assault rifles, bullets, etc seized from the bodies of Pakistani citizens, Zahid, alias Idrish of Multan, and Salim of Punjab, who were killed in an encounter on Monday. — PTI photo


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Return PoK before talks: PM
Raipur, January 28
Injecting a new angle, the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, today ruled out talks with Pakistan until it returned the occupied Kashmir and said the short-range Agni missile was not directed against any country.

Night illumination at Raisina Hill Night illumination at Raisina Hill on the occasion of the Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi on Monday. — PTI

25 Pak troops killed 
Jammu, January 28
In a fierce gunbattle between Pakistani and Indian troops in the Poonch sector, Pakistan suffered heavy casualties and other losses during the past 12 hours.

Seven cops hurt in Srinagar blast
Srinagar, January 28
At least seven policemen and two civilians were injured in a grenade blast near Khanyar police station in the city this evening. Official sources said militants hurled a handgrenade towards the police station, resulting in injuries to the policemen and civilians.


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India to start flights to Kabul
New Delhi, January 28
In a diplomatic coup of sorts, India would be starting a direct flight to Kabul very soon through the Pakistani airspace, beating Islamabad’s ban on New Delhi over the use of its airspace. 

Residents flee as tremors rock Himachal
Dharamsala, January 28
Panic gripped residents of Baijnath and Palampur when the area was rocked by tremors in the wee hours of today. According to Dr R.S. Negi, in charge, Wadia Institute of Seismology at Naddi, the first tremor was recorded at 3.52 a.m. and it measured 4.0 on the Richter scale.

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HP nod to five storeys
Shimla, January 28
Succumbing to the pressure of the builders’ lobby, the Himachal Pradesh Cabinet today scrapped its earlier restrictions on the height of the buildings and allowed the construction of five storeys, including one for parking, in all residential, commercial and hotel buildings.

7 charred to death in road mishap
Kurukshetra, January 28
Seven persons were charred to death and three seriously injured when a Tata Sumo carrying 10 persons of a marriage party collided with a canter near Gumthlagarhu village, 45 km from here, last night.

Withdrawals clear some mist
Chandigarh, January 28
As the time for the withdrawal of nominations ended, feverish activity set in all 116 constituencies (poll in one, Malout, in Muktsar stands adjourned) spread over 17 districts to tabulate the final tally of contestants left in the fray. An election office spokesman said 918 candidates were in the fray in 17 districts.


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