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Qureshi's usefulness doubted
Mr. Hashim Qureshi, the 1971 hijacker, who returned to India yesterday and surrendered, must be surprised at the kind of media attention he has got. He must also be surprised at the speculations about a possible ``role'' for him in the unfolding Kashmir drama.

APHC wants passports for all
The All-Party Hurriyat Conference (APHC) today refused to accept the Government's decision to grant travel documents to only four members of its executive for visiting Pakistan.

Jaish too threatens suicide attacks
The Jaish-e-Mohammad, a Pakistan-based militant organisation operating in Kashmir, today threatened to carry out suicide attacks in various Indian cities in retaliation to the blast that wrecked its office in Karachi on Friday night.

 Serial blasts kill 11 in Manila
At least 11 persons were killed and over 70 wounded today as unidentified attackers planted five bombs in the Philippine capital, Manila, two days before the New Year.

PM's meeting with bishops runs into rough weather
The much-awaited meeting of the Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, with the Kerala Church leadership, during his vacation at Kumarakom, has run into rough weather.

Stir against Manisha film
NSUI activists today prevented screening of a film starring Nepal-born Manisha Koirala here in the wake of anti-India violence in Kathmandu against the alleged remarks of the Hindi film actor, Hrithik Roshan.

Kapil, Wadekar summoned
Former Indian skippers, Kapil Dev and Ajit Wadekar, have been summoned to appear before the Board of Control for Cricket in India's anti-corruption commissioner, Mr. K. Madhavan, on January 6 and 7 respectively, at the Delhi District Association office at Firoz Shah Kotla grounds.


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