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 Red Fort attack suspect gunned down
A suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba militant involved in the Red Fort shootout last Friday was gunned down by commandos of the Delhi police Special Cell in a ``fierce encounter'' in South Delhi early this morning.

Threat to foreign airlines in India
The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) under the Ministry of Civil Aviation has beefed up security at all functional airports in view of intelligence reports about the threat perception to international airlines operating from India.

Lashkar threatens to target PMO
The Pakistan-based militant organisation, Lashkar-e-Taiba, has threatened more strikes against Government installations and buildings in Delhi including that of the office of the Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee.

 Committed to ceasefire: PM
The Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, today reiterated India's commitment to the peace process in Jammu and Kashmir and said the ceasefire in the Valley would be reviewed only after January 26.

'Decision soon on Hurriyat visit to Pak.'
The Government would soon decide on the issue of allowing the Hurriyat Conference leaders to travel to Pakistan for parleys in connection with the peace process in Kashmir valley, the Home Minister, Mr. L.K. Advani, said today.

 Stop training militants, Fernandes tells Pak.
The Defence Minister, Mr. George Fernandes, today said Pakistan would have to dismantle terrorist camps inside its territory providing training to militants to establish the basis for a meaningful dialogue between the two countries.

 Suicide-bomber or explosives-laden car?
As the death toll in Monday's blast outside the Army headquarters here climbed to 11, police and Army authorities are yet to ascertain whether it was a suicide-bomber who wanted to sneak into the cantonment who caused the damage or was the explosives- laden Maruti car triggered by a remote.

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