Sunday, February 3, 2002, Chandigarh, India

 Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Pak: PoK not to be used for terrorism

Advani's query made Powell extract promise
Home Minister L. K. AdvaniHari Jaisingh

NEW DELHI: President Pervez Musharraf is committed to not using Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) for terrorist activity. Pakistan's undertaking in this regard was specifically conveyed to US Secretary of State Colin Powell following Home Minister L.K. Advani's query whether the Pakistani General's speech of January 12 not to use terrorism for the Kashmir cause included PoK.


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No troop de-escalation: India
Munich, Germany, February 2
India today said its troops massed along the frontier with Pakistan would not stand down until there was clear evidence that “terrorism from across its borders” had slowed. “We sincerely hope that we will achieve our purpose without use of unnecessary force,” National Security Adviser Brajesh Mishra told an international defence conference in Munich.

No proof yet of India’s involvement: Pak
Daniel PearlIslamabad, February 2
Pakistan’s Interior Minister, Moinuddin Haider said today that Islamabad had not yet got a conclusive proof but only indications about India’s involvement in kidnapping of US journalist Daniel Pearl.

The Wall Street Journal said on Saturday that it believed their reporter Daniel Pearl, shown here in an undated photo, was still alive.
— Reuters photo

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Indo-Russia talks to begin today
New Delhi, February 2
The government is going to undertake a thorough review of the ongoing military stand-off with Pakistan after crucial Indo-Russia talks beginning tomorrow which are going to focus on defence cooperation and supply of strategic weapons, including nuclear submarines.

Ayodhya: BJP stands by NDA agenda
Lucknow, February 2
The BJP today stood by the NDA agenda on the Ayodhya issue favouring a solution through a mutual dialogue among the parties concerned or a speedy court settlement acceptable to all. The election manifesto released by the BJP for the UP Assembly elections promises to bring a POTO-type law in the state and take steps to identify the illegal Bangladeshi migrants and for their deportation.

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CPM’s tacit support to Cong
Verka (Amritsar), February 2
In a significant development, Mr Harkrishan Singh Surjeet, CPM General Secretary, today extended “indirect” support to the PPCC which has reached an alliance with the CPI. In a categorical statement, Mr Surjeet appealed for votes for Left candidates.

Manifestoes: SAD tough on SYL, BJP cautious
Chandigarh, February 2
The ruling partners, SAD and BJP, today separately released their respective election manifestos. The texts are woven around the same issues in the two documents but are different in syntax and idiom. 
SAD President Parkash Singh Badal releases his party’s manifesto
SAD President Parkash Singh Badal releases his party’s manifesto in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photo


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