Monday, February 4, 2002, Chandigarh, India

 Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

PM’s no to convert LoC into border
Patna, February 3
Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee today ruled out conversion of the Line of Control into the international border between India and Pakistan and asked the opposition parties to desist from raising contentious security-related issues as the border stand-off has created an “undeclared emergency-like situation” in the country.

India, Pak clash at security meeting
Frankfurt, February 3
India and Pakistan traded charges against each other at an international meeting in Munich to which both were invited in the hope they will meet on the sidelines to resolve their differences.
Mr Brajesh Mishra, India’s National Security Adviser (left) passes by Mr Abdul Sattar, Foreign Minister of Pakistan, during the 38th Munich Conference on Security Policy in a Munich hotel on Sunday. 
— Reuters photo


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India, Russia ask Pak to end cross-border terrorism
New Delhi, February 3
India and Russia have asked Pakistan to take “sustained and irreversible steps” to end cross-border terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir and create a conducive atmosphere for resuming Indo-Pak dialogue in accordance with the Simla Agreement and the Lahore Declaration.

Indian Foreign Minister Jaswant Singh gestures as he meets his Russian counterpart

Russia slams ‘double standards’ on terrorism

Indian Foreign Minister Jaswant Singh (R) gestures as he meets his Russian counterpart Igor Ivanov in New Delhi on Sunday. 
— Reuters photo

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US scribe’s fate still uncertain
3 held for sending fake e-mails

Islamabad, February 3
The fate of kidnapped US reporter Daniel Pearl continued to remain unclear today as the police reported no fresh clues on the 10th day of his abduction, despite the arrest of the person who phoned the US consulate in Karachi for a $ 2-million ransom and three others for sending fake e-mail messages.

Indo-US army-level talks from today
New Delhi, February 3
In a bid to give a fillip to military cooperation, India and the USA will begin week-long top level Army and naval interactions from tomorrow aimed at kickstarting joint exercises and building mechanism to exchange information on terrorist organisations.

UK reopens Hinduja passport inquiry
London, February 3
The Prime Minister, Mr Tony Blair has reopened an inquiry into the so called Hinduja affair, a controversy over passports granted to two wealthy Indian brothers, his Downing Street office said today.

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2 militants holed up in mosque
Srinagar, February 3
The Army and police have laid a siege around a mosque where two militants have been holed up at Tarzoo, near Sopore, in Baramula district this afternoon.

CRPF guard shoots man
Trespassing on EVM store alleged
Jalandhar, February 3
A local resident accompanying the editor of a vernacular news paper published from here was shot dead late tonight on the Ladowali Road premises of Punjab Technical University by a party of the CRPF deployed there for the protection of the electronic voting machines.

7 Cong workers hurt in attack
Bandh in Mehta Chowk
Chowk Mehta, February 3
Seven Congress workers were injured when followers of the Damdami Taksal (Bhinderanwale) allegedly attacked the house of a former sarpanch with lethal weapons here today.

Sikh agenda tops morcha manifesto
Chandigarh, February 3
Sikh agenda dominates the manifesto of the Panthic Morcha, which has promised a clean and transparent political system in the state. It has promised the waiver of loans up to Rs 50,000, a ban on the tobacco, the revamp of the top-heavy administration with the supremacy of the civil authority over uniformed services and the free play of market forces.


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