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Thursday, May 5, 2011, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 2:30 am (IST)

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Pak either incompetent or involved: CIA chief
US feared roping in Islamabad could have jeopardised Operation Geronimo
Leon E PanettaThe CIA ruled out Pakistan as a partner in the Navy Seals’ operation to capture or kill Osama bin Laden because it feared Islamabad may alert the Al-Qaida leader, according to CIA Director Leon E Panetta. In an interview with Time magazine, Panetta said: “It was decided that any effort to work with the Pakistanis could jeopardise the mission. They might alert the targets.” Panetta briefed US lawmakers on the raid on Tuesday.

World page: US says Osama was unarmed
Laden’s neighbours noticed some unusual goings-on
British MPs question Pakistan role
If this is US victory, does that mean its forces should go home now?

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Demands in US to cut funds for Islamabad
Washington, May 4
US lawmakers stepped up demands to freeze American aid to Pakistan with one of them even announcing a plan to introduce a legislation but the Obama Administration said it will continue to provide financial assistance.

Osama had money stitched in his clothes
Washington, May 4
In indications that Osama bin Laden was prepared to flee at short notice, cash totalling 500 Euros and two telephone numbers were found sewn into his clothing when he was killed by US commandos deep inside Pakistan on Sunday.

After Operation Geronimo:
Pakistan soldiers outside the mansion where Al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden was killed in a secret operation by US special forces. — PTI

After Operation Geronimo: Pakistan soldiers outside the mansion where Al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden was killed in a secret operation by US special forces

Gen VK Singh, Army chief‘India capable of Abbottabad-like strike’
New Delhi, May 4
Even as New Delhi justified the unilateral action by the US to hunt down Osama bin Laden deep inside Pakistan without taking Islamabad into confidence, it indicated that it has no plans to undertake similar strikes against the neighbouring country.





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A panchayat official, close to Khandu, identifies Arunachal CM’s body
Guwahati, May 4
Dorje KhanduA team of villagers on foot finally spotted the wreckage of the Pawan Hans helicopter which had Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu on board along with four others, including two pilots, was spotted by villagers at a place called Luguthang near Jang Falls in Tawang at around 10 am about 96 hours after the chopper lost contact with the ground after it had taken off from Tawang on April 30 morning.

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Dehradun Plus: Pall of gloom descends on Tejpal’s home

CBI sleuths raid Punjab CPS Raj Khurana’s house
Chandigarh, May 4
Raj KhuranaBarely a few days after Sohan Singh Thandal, Chief Parliamentary Secretary (CPS) in the SAD-BJP alliance, was convicted and sentenced in a case of disproportionate assets by a Mohali court, the CBI tonight raided the Chandigarh Sector 39 residence of Raj Khurana, a BJP MLA from Rajpura.

Bride & unbridled courage
Bhiwani girl gallops over stereotypes,village celebrates, blesses Monica
Bhiwani/Chandigarh, May 4
Kaparwas, today, erupted into celebration as a decked-up Monica stepped out of her modest house in the village this evening to trot into history. Attired in a red and blue suit, wearing a pagri on her head and a garland of currency notes around her neck, mehandi adorning her arms and hands, she mounted the horse to break the age-long tradition of limiting “ghurcharhi” to the groom-to-be.
Monica undertakes ‘ghurcharhi’ in Kaparwas village in Bhiwani on the eve of her marriage Editorial:
A whiff of fresh air

Monica undertakes ‘ghurcharhi’ in Kaparwas village in Bhiwani on the eve of her marriage. Tribune photo: Manoj Dhaka


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