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November 28, 2002

US will brook no interference in Afghanistan: Khalilzad
The Bush Administration's point man also warned Afghanistan's other neighbours not to compete for influence by backing or arming one faction or another.

'Osama bin Laden is in excellent health'
'He was walking; he was healthy,' Pakistani Doctor Amir Aziz was quoted as saying.

November 27, 2002

Nepali ex-soldiers awarded compensation by UK court
They had served the British government during the Second World War and suffered when they had been taken as prisoners-of-war by the Japanese.

Lady Mountbatten's tiara on sale
The platinum tiara, made by a French jeweller in 1910, is estimated to be worth about 150,000.

US WAR AGAINST TERROR
Kissinger to head 9/11 investigation commission
The commission would investigate the US government's failure in preventing the September 11 terrorist attacks on America.

November 26, 2002

Afghanistan frees 87 Pak prisoners who allegedly fought for Taliban
Released under a deal negotiated by the UAE and supervised by the Red Cross, they were handed over to the Pakistani embassy in Kabul.

November 25, 2002

Saudi envoy may have unwittingly helped terrorists
Prince Bandar and his wife Princess Haifa thought they were helping some people in distress, according to a report in Time.

November 23, 2002

FBI probing Saudi link to September 11 attackers
A draft report by a joint US congressional committee accuses the FBI and CIA of 'not aggressively pursuing' leads linking the hijackers to Saudi Arabia.

November 22, 2002

Mahatma's grandson to deliver lecture at University of Leicester
Arun Gandhi will be joined by speakers from the Hindu and Islamic faiths for the conference on religious fundamentalism in South Asia and how this is affecting India.

November 18, 2002

US concludes Laden tape is real
But it gives little clue to Laden's location and his health, officials said.

November 15, 2002

We made mistakes in India, Pakistan: Straw
In an interview, the British foreign secretary lamented the complacency of publishing the 'boundaries two days after [Indian] independence. Bad story for us, the consequences are still there'.

Top Al Qaeda official captured: US Official
The official refused to name the identity of the man, who was arrested last week.

November 14, 2002

Hyderabadi family of six killed in Wyoming
They were travelling from their home in Fridley, Minnesota, to examine prospects of starting a new life in California. The accident took place on November 6.

NRI industrialist survives assassination in Moscow
Assassins shot at Sudheer Gupta's (Amtel Group) driver through the tinted glasses of his car in what police termed as a case of 'mistaken identity'.

Ashoka-AIF fellowships for entrepreneurs
Twelve leading social entrepreneurs in India whose work spans the subcontinent, from Nagaland to Tamil Nadu, have been selected.

November 13, 2002

Parliamentarian of Indian-origin exchanges barbs with Prince Philip
Asked what he did before becoming MP, Parmjit Dhanda explained politely. The Prince said, 'You did not do anything then.' The young MP shot back: 'What did you do before becoming the Duke of Edinburgh?'

November 11, 2002

Tornadoes in US kill 35 people
Tennessee was one of the hardest-hit states, with cars flipped over and houses reduced to rubble.

November 9, 2002

Canada may upgrade Chandigarh liaison office
'We have an option either to upgrade it [the liaison office] to consulate or consulate-general,' Canadian Minister for Natural Resources Herb Dhaliwal said.

November 8, 2002

Britain warns nationals of terrorist attack
'The message we are trying to get out is that terrorists will use anything at their disposal,' a home office spokesman said.

Canada may upgrade Chandigarh liaison office
'We have an option either to upgrade it [the liaison office] to consulate or consulate-general,' Canadian Minister for Natural Resources Herb Dhaliwal said.

November 6, 2002

Dandekar first Indian American woman lawmaker
The 51-year-old Nagpur native won even though her opponent questioned her ethnicity and her qualifications to contest.

British minister hopes polls will help restore peace
Foreign Office Minister Mike O'Brien said Prime Minister Vajpayee's personal intervention had helped the Election Commission to run free and fair elections.

Concern over English vicar's decision to forbid yoga
Reverend John Walker of St Wilfrid's Church of England in Calverley, Yorkshire, has banished a yoga group from its hall because of what he describes as the exercise regime's links to New Age thinking and Hinduism.

Three Pakistanis held for bid to buy Stingers
They were trafficking 600 kilos of heroin and five tonnes of hashish to buy the missiles and supply them to the Al Qaeda, US Attorney General John Ashcroft said.

'Diana was prepared to convert to Islam'
Nahid Khan, Lahore-based mother of heart surgeon Hasnat Khan, told this to the British media after Diana's relationship with Khan became an issue of gossip following the trial of her butler, Paul Burrell.

November 1, 2002

Rohinton Mistry leaves US tour halfway
The novelist is sick and tired of facing `unbearable' humiliation at the hands of US customs.

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