Sunday, October 19, 2003, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

2 holed-up militants shot dead

Srinagar, October 18
The security forces shot dead the two Lashkar-e-Toiba militants holed up in a shopping complex here this morning thus ending a 24-hour encounter which began with the attack on the residence of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Friday morning. The first militant was killed at 8 a.m. when he tried to escape from the complex.

A BSF jawan, injured during an encounter with militants being removed to hospital in Srinagar on Saturday. — PTI photo

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A BSF jawan, injured during an encounter with militants being removed to hospital in Srinagar on Saturday.


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Pak must vacate PoK, says PM
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Khora Kheri (Karnal/Panipat), October 18
Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee today lambasted Pakistan President, Gen Pervez Musharraf for raising the demand for the right to self-determination for the people of Kashmir at a meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) held in Kuala Lumpur earlier this week.

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VHP men throng Ayodhya
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A day after the state government thwarted the attempt of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP to organise the ‘sankalp sammelan’, members of the organisation thronged Ayodhya and Karsevakpuram today to renew their pledge to build a Ram temple at the disputed site while senior VHP leader Ashok Singhal asked them to get ready for a decisive battle.


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Panchhi admits securing visas for 15 youths
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Punjabi Singer Sukhwinder Panchhi, arrested for involvement in human trafficking here on Friday, today revealed that he secured visa for 15 Punjabi youths as a part of his cultural troupes to visit the USA in 1997, youths later disappeared as arranged earlier.

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Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden today threatened to carry out new suicide missions in the USA and to attack any forces joining the US-led coalition in Iraq, in a tape broadcast by Qatar’s Al-Jazeera satellite channel.

Sehwag hits unbeaten 128
Chandigarh, October 18
Virender Sehwag slammed an unbeaten 128 to lead a strong Indian reply on the third day of the second and the final Test against New Zealand at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium at Mohali, near here, today. It was his fourth Test century as India finished at 203 for 1 wicket at close with stand-in skipper Rahul Dravid batting on 9.

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India today called to develop a multi-polar world which would be based on partnership rather than confrontation. Delivering the ninth Field Marshal Cariappa memorial lecture on “India and the emerging world order”, External Affairs Minister Yashwant Sinha expressed hope that the menace of terrorism, which threatened most of the world, would soon end and extremist groups would resolve their grievances through the democratic framework.

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