U.S. planes pound Kabul, Herat
Kabul, Oct. 9. Striking the Taliban on home ground, the U.S.
warplanes pounded the area around the southern Afghan city of
Kandahar on Tuesday night for the second time in 12 hours. The
remote northwestern city of Herat was also hard hit.
First daylight attacks
Washington. Oct. 9. In continuing its air raids over Afghanistan
for the third day in a row, the U.S. jets took to the skies in
the morning itself on Tuesday. It was the first daylight raid on
Afghanistan and the targets were military facilities that
included airfields, airplanes, anti-aircraft and missile sites.
India not averse to talks with Pak.
New Delhi, Oct. 9. A day after the telephone call by the
Pakistani President, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, to the Prime
Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, the debate within the
Government to re-engage Islamabad in a dialogue is beginning to
'Tackling J&K terrorism is our job'
New Delhi, Oct. 9. The primary responsibility of fighting
terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir is India's. This, despite recent
events such as the suicide bomb attack in front of the State
Assembly which have led to a greater understanding of India's
concern by other countries, the Congress president, Ms. Sonia
Gandhi, said here today.
Khaleda takes oath as MP
Dhaka, Oct. 9. Begum Khaleda Zia, whose four-party alliance swept
last week's parliamentary elections in Bangladesh, took oath of
office as MP, a day before she is to be sworn in Prime Minister.
PM seeks Sonia's cooperation
New Delhi, Oct. 9. In an unusual development, the Prime Minister,
Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, and the Leader of the Opposition and
Congress President, Ms. Sonia Gandhi, had a meeting late this
evening. It could not be confirmed who took the initiative, but
the interaction is being described as an attempt by Mr. Vajpayee
to evolve a consensus on India's response to the fast-changing
SC order on contempt
New Delhi, Oct. 9. In a significant judgment, the Supreme Court
has held that an advocate punished for contempt of court cannot
appear thereafter as a counsel in the courts, unless he purges
himself of such contempt.
Stockholm, Oct. 9. Mr. Eric Cornell and Mr. Carl Wieman of the
U.S. alongwith Mr. Wolfgang Ketterle of Germany today won the
Nobel physics prize for 2001 for discoveries of principles
governing the behaviour of matter.