April 30, 2002, Chandigarh, India
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Maoists bomb control tower
Kathmandu, April 29
Maoist rebels today bombed an airport control tower in an eastern Nepal district where 18 ultra-leftist guerrillas had been killed by security forces, the police said. The rebels completely destroyed the radio-control tower at Lamidanda in Khotang district, preventing any flights from taking off or landing at the regional airport. Nobody was reported injured in the early-morning raid. The attack came a day after security forces gunned down atleast 18 Maoists in six hours of fierce fighting in the district, some 150 km east of Kathmandu.
Osama, accomplice in Pak tribal belt?
Washington, April 29
Terror suspect Osama bin Laden and one of his top lieutenants have reportedly been spotted in Pakistan’s semi-autonomous tribal belt, a leading newspaper here said today. “Reports suggested bin Laden and (Ayman) Zawahiri may be in the village of Maidan in north Waziristan,” the Washington Post reported.
New Delhi, April 29
The Congress today announced rescheduling of the AICC session to May 18 instead of May 10.