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January 7, 2002

'Pakistan rejects terrorism in all forms'
President Musharraf also accused India of making 'belligerent statements'.

India's list of 20 being analysed: Musharraf
The Pakistan president also said he would be addressing the nation to spell out the measures being taken to contain activities of militant groups.

India rejects Pak's call to ease build up
'Who is he (Musharraf) to ask us to pull back,' Defence Minister George Fernandes asked.

No change in Pakistan's attitude: Advani
India has to decide whether to deal with terrorism the way it has been doing or take steps to end it once for all, the home minister said.

'Pakistan has double stands on terrorism'
Jaswant Singh said there was no change in Islamabad's stand vis--vis terrorism in J&K.

PERES'S VISIT
Israel offers India help to counter terrorism
Foreign Minister Shimon Peres also said Tel Aviv is seeking New Delhi's support to advance the West Asia peace process.

Peres urges Pakistan to uproot terrorism
`The world is divided between countries that harbour terrorists and countries which fight them,' the Israeli deputy prime minister said.

OTHER REPORTS
Teen pilot expressed sympathy to Laden in suicide note
Declining to elaborate on the contents of the note, Tampa police chief Bennie Holder said Bishop clearly stated in it that he had acted alone.

India tests Indigenous UAV
The vehicle, named Nishant, has been developed for battlefield surveillance and the army's reconnaissance needs.

China may walk out of Pakistan port project
Beijing is against Islamabad's handing over of two airports to the US for operations in Afghanistan.

COLUMN
That tired formula again...
'Why is offering the other cheek held as a virtue? Why is compromise preferable to confrontation?' asks Varsha Bhosle.

CRICKET
Australian media slams South Africa
"Most of the players have never been beaten so badly, never mind three times in a row," said the Herald Sun.

Kiwis can achieve something great: Cairns
'The experienced players will win the majority of games for you,' the Kiwi all-rounder added.

Have your say
What did Shaun Pollock and his men do wrong? What were the reasons for their 3-0 whitewash by Australia?

January 6, 2002

SAARC SUMMIT
Musharraf refuses to hand over terrorists
While conceding that terrorist acts, sectarian and religious violence and intolerance were there in Pakistan, Musharraf claimed that action has been initiated against such elements.

What did Vajpayee, Musharraf discuss?
The two leaders discussed a few proposals jotted on a piece of paper. The problem? No one knows what that A4 size paper contained.

SAARC meet condemns terrorism in all forms
'Terrorism is a challenge to all states and to all of humanity, and cannot be justified on ideological, political, religious or any other ground', the Kathmandu declaration said.

PM denies talking shop with Musharraf
The prime minister described Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf meeting him as a 'mere courtesy call'.

Musharraf confirms Indo-Pak talks
'I believe in substantive action, not cricket and bus diplomacy', said Musharraf.

Next SAARC meet in Pakistan
Under SAARC custom each country's turn to host the meet is decided according to alphabetical order.

THE BLAIR VISIT
India, Britain condemn supporters of terrorism
'We reject arguments of those who attempt to justify terrorism, which in all its forms must be condemned unambiguously and eradicated wherever it exists', British Premier Tony Blair said at a joint press conference with Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

India, Pak should cool down: Blair
The British prime minister, however, said that he was not in the region to broker peace between India and Pakistan

GUEST COLUMN
Pakistan forces in dilemma
With India losing its patience, and a substantial chunk of Pakistan's forces deployed along Afghanistan border, the country is faced with the proverbial catch-22 situation in trying to manage two fronts, says Rahimullah Yusufzai.

CRICKET
Indian eves crush England by eight wickets
After dismissing the visitors for paltry 106 in 44.4 overs, India scored 110 for 2 in just 27.2 overs.

Have your say
What did Shaun Pollock and his men do wrong? What were the reasons for their 3-0 whitewash by Australia?

SPORTS
Tata Open: Paes-Bhupathi win doubles final
The Indian duo defeated the Czech pair of Tomas Cibulec and Ota Fukarek 5-7, 6-2, 7-5 to lift the title.

January 5, 2002

AMERICA'S WAR
Pak to hand over top Al Qaeda functionary, Taliban official
The Al Qaeda leader is Ibn al Shaykh al Libi, who ran training camps in Afghanistan. The Taliban official is the militia's former ambassador to Pakistan, Mullah Abdul Salaam Zaeef.

Ex-Taliban envoy to Pakistan in US custody: Report
CNN said Mullah Abdul Salaam Zaeef was in the custody of US forces after being deported to Afghanistan by Pakistan.

US wants more Pak action against terrorists
But Secretary of State Colin Powell appreciated the efforts made so far by the Pakistan president against those associated with terrorist activities.

January 4, 2002

Omar may have been arrested: Afghan minister
However, Minister for Reconstruction Amin Farhang told a German TV channel that he did not have any details.

Pakistan arrests ex-Taliban envoy
Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef, who had applied for asylum, was arrested for overstaying.

Pakistani fundamentalists go underground
Families of missing volunteers who were asked to go to Afghanistan and fight alongside the Taliban are hounding them, reports said

Pakistan continues crackdown on militants
Reports said the police had arrested 80 militants belonging to the Lashkar-e-Tayiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed on Thursday.

Full Coverage of America's War

January 3, 2002

AMERICA'S WAR
French terror suspect to be tried on Oct 14
Zacarias Moussaoui was indicted for conspiring with Osama bin Laden to carry out the September 11 attacks.

January 2, 2002

Pak hands over 85 Al Qaeda fighters to US
Pakistan newspaper Ausaf reported that the captured Al Qaeda fighters were blindfolded and handed over the US commandos at Kohat air base.

January 1, 2002


Give Pak a chance, Bush asks Vajpayee
'Musharraf is cracking down hard and I appreciate his efforts. The fact that the Pakistani president is after terrorists is a good sign,' the US president said.

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