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 Senate 'go-ahead' for Bush
Washington, Sept. 14. The U.S. Senate on Friday gave its consent for the President to use force against those responsible for this week's terrorist attacks in New York and Washington. It earlier approved $40 billion in emergency aid to help the victims and hunt down the perpetrators of the attacks.

Commanders back Musharraf
Islamabad, Sept. 14. Within hours of the U.S. making known the list of things it expected Islamabad to do in helping it track down the culprits of Tuesday's terrorist attacks, the Pakistan President, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, today secured the support of the entire top military brass to extend fullest cooperation to Washington.

Bush declares national emergency
Washington, Sept. 14. The U.S. President, Mr. George W. Bush, today declared a national emergency in the wake of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.

 Strike at the roots of terrorism: PM
New Delhi, Sept. 14. The Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, today demanded that ``the world must join hands to overwhelm (terrorists) militarily, to neutralise their poison'' and called upon the nation that ``every Indian has to be a part of this global war on terrorism''.

FBI questioning two 'Indians'
Washington, Sept. 14. With officials casting the net far and wide to apprehend those involved in the attacks on New York and Washington, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating in Texas two individuals, who claim they are from India.

 India pledges support to fight terrorism
New Delhi, Sept. 14. The Government today strongly signalled that India was willing to help ``in every possible way'' the global fight against terrorism even as it pressed its long-held view that terrorist acts against any one country cannot be seen as problems of that country alone.

 Taliban denies Osama's involvement
Islamabad, Sept. 14. Striking a tough posture against any possible retaliation by the U.S., the Taliban today not only denied the involvement of Osama bin Laden in the attacks in the U.S. on Tuesday but also maintained that it would take revenge in the event of strikes against Afghanistan.

Indian embassy concerned about attacks on Indians
Washington, Sept. 14. Indian missions in this country - the Consulate in New York and the Embassy in Washington - are doing their best to help the community in the aftermath of the tragedy that struck New York and Washington on Tuesday.

SC rejects T.N. CM's plea
New Delhi, Sept. 14. The Supreme Court today rejected the plea of the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Ms. Jayalalithaa, for an early hearing of her appeals pertaining to the TANSI land scam case by the Madras High Court.

Akash test-fired
Balasore (Orissa), SEPT. 14. India's most sophisticated integrated medium-range surface-to-air missile `Akash' was successfully test-fired today from the Interim Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur-on-sea about 15 km. from here.

Shares crash
Mumbai, Sept. 14 Shares succumbed to heavy panic selling on the National Stock Exchange here today and nosedived, following fears of an immediate U.S. assault on Afghanistan in retaliation to Tuesday's terrorist attacks.


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