Pak. wants Taliban to hand over Osama
Islamabad, Sept. 16. An official delegation of the Pakistan
military Government is leaving for Kandahar tomorrow for a
meeting with the Taliban chief, Mullah Mohammad Omar, to persuade
him to hand over the fugitive Saudi billionaire, Osama bin Laden,
to avoid possible retaliation from the United States.
Osama again denies role in attacks
Islamabad, Sept. 16. The Saudi dissident, Osama bin Laden, wanted
by the United States in connection with the terrorist attacks,
has once again ``categorically denied'' his involvement even as
the Taliban chief, Mullah Omar, ruled out handing him over.
Cheney, Rumsfeld warn Afghanistan
Washington, Sept. 16. The U.S. Vice-President, Mr. Dick Cheney,
today warned fugitive terrorist Osama bin Laden and nations
supporting him that they faced the ``full wrath'' of the United
Bush calls up Vajpayee
New Delhi, Sept. 16. The U.S. President, Mr. George Bush, tonight
spoke to the Prime Minister, Mr. A.B. Vajpayee, over telephone
and discussed with him the situation arising out of the terrorist
strikes of September 11 in New York and Washington.
Indian shot dead
New York, Sept. 16. A 52-year-old Indian of Sikh denomination and
a Pakistani were shot dead in Arizona and Texas in continuing
attacks on ethnic immigrants, following last week's terrorist
strikes in the U.S. Four gunmen drove up in two pick-up trucks to
the gas filling station owned by Balbir Singh Sodhi at Mesa in
Arizona and shot him dead last night, possibly mistaking him for
India for concerted action
New Delhi, Sept. 16. India does not support any hasty military
action in Afghanistan and would like the campaign against
international terrorism to be a collective exercise by world's
U.S. told to reject Pak. ploy
New Delhi, Sept. 16. In defining a global campaign against
terrorism, the U.S. should clearly reject Pakistan's ``bargaining
tactics'', former Indian envoy, Mr. Naresh Chandra, associated
with the turnaround in Indo-U.S. ties said.
Imphal NRI dead in WTC crash
New York, Sept. 16. Jupiter Yamben, a Non-Resident Indian from
Imphal was killed when one of the towers of World Trade Center
collapsed following the terrorist attacks in the U.S.
Tiff with preachers: 5 remanded
Gangtok, Sept. 16. A Sikkim court on Saturday remanded to 15
days' judicial custody five persons, including two school
teachers, arrested on September 12, after an altercation with a
group of Christian preachers, led by a senior official, at
Khamdong in east district, police said today.