Thursday, September 18, 2003, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Decision on troops after UN action: PM
India, Turkey to fight terrorism jointly
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee during a press conference in Ankara on Wednesday.
Ankara, September 17
India and Turkey today set up a joint working group on terrorism, signed agreements to bolster economic ties and said they would wait for the UN Security Council’s decision on its role in Iraq before taking a decision on sending troops to the embattled country.
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee during a press conference in Ankara on Wednesday.
— AFP photo
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* India, Turkey set up joint working group on terrorism.
* To establish direct air links.
* Sign three key agreements.
* India opposes Arafat’s removal.


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Turkey backs Simla accord
Ankara, September 17
In a major boost to India’s stand on the Kashmir issue, the Turkish government has made it known that it is in favour of a resolution of the Kashmir issue between India and Pakistan on the basis of the Simla agreement.

Top Jaish militant shot 12 hideouts busted
Srinagar, September 17
The police today claimed to have achieved a major success with the killing of a top militant of the Jaish-e-Mohammad in an encounter here last night and busting of 12 hideouts and arrest of 11 workers of the outfit. Identified as Nasir Mehmood Ahwan, alias Ansaar, the militant was killed in a two-hour encounter at Dana Mazar in Safakdal last night.
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No decrease in infiltration, says Army Vice-Chief


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Mumbai blasts not linked to
terrorism: George
Beas, September 17
Defence Minister George Fernandes today said recent bomb blasts in Mumbai were not linked with terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir.

Defence Minister George Fernandes interacts with schoolchildren at Army Public School in Beas on Wednesday. Defence Minister George Fernandes interacts with schoolchildren at Army Public School in Beas on Wednesday.
— AFP photo

Chargesheet against Badal by Oct-end
Amarinder sits in dharna with protesting Punjab farmers
New Delhi, September 17
Former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his associates will be chargesheeted by the end of October on corruption charges, the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, said here today.

Punjab page: Anti-corruption drive hollow, says Badal

No differences with Shourie, says Naik
New Delhi, September 17
Asserting that the intrinsic value of all oil PSUs was strong enough, Petroleum Minister Ram Naik today maintained that his reference to Supreme Court’s verdict staying the disinvestment of BPCL, HPCL as “historic” should not be misconstrued as reflection of differences between him and Disinvestment Minister Arun Shourie.

Editorial: Selloff on slippery slope

Arvind Kaul may be Chief Secy
Top-level changes on cards
Shimla, September 17
Mr Arvind Kaul, senior most IAS officer of the state cadre, is likely to succeed Mrs Rajendra Bhattacharya, Chief Secretary, who is retiring on September 30.

India moots ‘rainbow coalition’ to take
on G-8
New Delhi, September 17
After proving its burgeoning diplomatic strength at Cancun, the rejuvenated Indian diplomacy is now aiming higher: evolving a tri-continental “rainbow coalition” for the sake of the developing world.

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To space on a thin rope?

SC stays disinvestment in HPCL, BPCL
September 17, 2003
Dara, 12 others convicted for killing Staines
September 16, 2003
India threatens to walk out of meeting
September 15, 2003
Kukka Parray shot dead
September 14, 2003
Quit if you can’t protect citizens, SC tells Modi govt
September 13, 2003
Al-Qaida vows more attacks
September 12, 2003

India, Israel vow to end terror
September 11, 2003

India, Israel to fight global terrorism
September 10, 2003

Mamata returns sans portfolio
September 9, 2003

Mamata to be reinducted into Cabinet today
September 8, 2003

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