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September 26, 2003

'When I stood at Ground Zero, I understood sorrow'
'When I arrived at Ground Zero there was a feeling of disbelief. I felt as if I had landed on the moon,' says Daniel Daly, former chief of the New York fire department.

September 23, 2003

'God has been vulgarised and overused'
'I believe the possibility of any serious movement towards a monolithic Muslim world force seems absurd and improbable,' says Vartan Gregorian.

September 18, 2003

'We are a government organisation, not a company'
'Our space programmes are all geared to cater to the country's national needs. Commercialisation is not a priority at all' says former ISRO chairman Dr K Kasturirangan.

September 17, 2003

'Hindus are at the end of their tether'
'If the government does not summon a special session of Parliament to enact legislation to facilitate the construction of the temple in Ayodhya, the Hindus will explode,' says Mahant Avaidyanath.

September 16, 2003

'The enemy's face is unknown'
'It's not a question of trusting or not trusting the police. We are not discussing trust in the police, we are taking on terrorism,' says Mumbai Police Commissioner R S Sharma.

September 9, 2003

'Relations with Israel of tremendous significance'
'But we must make sure it should not be seen as if we are distancing ourselves from our Arab friends. We should not accept the communal tinge some terrorist groups may like to exploit,' says former foreign secretary Salman Haider.

September 8, 2003

'When they play politics, the nation can go to hell'
'This politics doesn't care for the prosperity of people. It evokes communal feelings, and in the end some get killed,' says BSP MP Rashid Alvi.

September 6, 2003

Palestinian envoy on Sharon's visit
'India understands our point of view, that is why they invited our foreign minister to visit India before Sharon's visit,' says the Palestinian ambassador to India.

September 4, 2003

'The military wants to eliminate me'
'Because I speak about accountability in the army, because I speak about the armed forces reforming themselves, the greedy generals don't like it,' says Benazir Bhutto.

September 3, 2003

The Benazir interview Pakistan finds treasonous!
'Musharraf presented me with a plan about how mujahideen would infiltrate an area like Kargil.' Former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto tells Shyam Bhatia.

September 2, 2003

'The SIMI I founded was completely different'
'SIMI has been hijacked by elements in other countries. Some of them at least have become misguided and radical in their beliefs,' says SIMI founder Dr Mohammad Ahmadullah Siddiqi in an exclusive interview.

September 1, 2003

'Police intelligence in Mumbai is very poor'
'We are blaming Pakistan and ISI for everything. It is as if Pakistan and ISI have captured India. Isn't it a disgrace to our internal security?' says V Balachandran, former special secretary of the Research and Analysis Wing.


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