Wednesday, May 29, 2002, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Pak ‘epicentre’ of terrorism
Musharraf’s speech disappointing and dangerous, says Jaswant
New Delhi, May 28
India today said the world should recognise that the “epicentre” of international terrorism is located in Pakistan and that terrorists targeting not just India but other countries, too, receive support from state structures within Pakistan.

Foreign Minister Jaswant Singh addresses a Press conference in New Delhi on Tuesday. — Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal
Foreign Minister Jaswant Singh addresses a Press conference

In video: Home Minister L. K. Advani expresses disappointment with Musharraf's speech. (28k, 56k)


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Roaring guns defy Pervez speech
Jammu, May 28
Notwithstanding the Pakistan President, Gen Pervez Musharraf’s promise made during his Monday address to the nation that his country’s soil would not be allowed to be used by terrorists, Pakistan troops again resorted to heavy firing and shelling from across Kargil, Dras, Bhimber Gali, Krishna Ghati in Poonch sector, Nowshehra in Rajouri, and R. S. Pora and Samba sectors today to push into Jammu and Kashmir large groups of militants.

Pak test-fires 3rd missile
Islamabad, May 28
Defying international call for restraint, Pakistan today test fired its third nuclear-capable ballistic missile shortly after British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw arrived here to hold talks on defusing tension with India.

Pakistan’s surface-to-surface missile Hatf-II (Abdali) takes off from an undisclosed place for a predestined target on Tuesday. — Reuters 
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George meets Service chiefs
New Delhi, May 28
Defence Minister George Fernandes today reflected the predicament that India was facing when he described the India-Pakistan border standoff as “serious” and that nothing could be predicted as to what would happen, although the country was on the verge of a confrontation.

Vajpayee’s ‘busy’ holiday ends
Manali, May 28
The Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, today left for Delhi after his five-day sojourn at Prini, 4 km from here on the Manali-Naggar road. He refrained from commenting on the Pakistan President, Gen Pervez Musharraf’s address to his nation last night. Mr Vajpayee cut short his visit and returned to Delhi a day earlier.

Narayanan open to second term
New Delhi, May 28
President K. R. Narayanan has an “open mind” for a second term. Mr Narayanan is understood to have conveyed this to Congress President Sonia Gandhi when she called on him this evening to inform him of her party’s decision to back him. During their 20-minute one-to-one meeting, she told the President that her party favoured a second term for him.

SGPC member nabbed in narcotics racket
Bathinda, May 28
The police today arrested Mr Sadhu Singh Ragi, a member of the SGPC and former president, Market Committee, Bhadur, for his alleged involvement in the smuggling and sale of narcotics.

Biggest building bylaws violation scam
Amritsar, May 28
The biggest-ever scam pertaining to the violation of building bylaws involving crores of rupees, which occurred during the five-year tenure of the SAD-BJP-led municipal corporation has been unearthed by the Local Government Department. The scam came to light when Mr Sarvesh Kaushal, secretary, Local Government, sought the record of the legal notices issued to building violators since 1997.

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