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 U.S. orders deployment of warplanes in Gulf
Washington, Sept. 19. The U.S. Defense Department on Wednesday ordered combat aircraft to begin moving to bases in the Gulf area, the first concrete sign of preparations to retaliate for last week's terrorist attacks, a senior defence official said.

Give concrete proof: Taliban
Islamabad, Sept. 19. The agonising wait, over whether or not Afghanistan and the other countries in the region are going to be plunged into a bloody conflict, continues as the grand council of pro-Taliban clerics postponed its meet to decide on the fate of the Saudi dissident, Osama bin Laden, by another day.

Russia to allies: do not join U.S.military action
Moscow, Sept. 19. Russia will not take part in any U.S. strikes against terrorists in Afghanistan and has strongly advised its allies in Central Asia to refrain from opening up their territory for American forces.

 Keep off, Musharraf tells India
Islamabad, Sept. 19. In one of the sharpest-ever attacks on India since the Agra summit, the Pakistan military leader and President, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, today accused New Delhi of attempting to take full advantage of the crisis arising out of the terrorist attacks on the United States and said preserving the unity and integrity of Pakistan was a primary consideration behind his decision to extend unstinted cooperation to the U.S. against the Taliban regime and Osama bin Laden.

Hand over Osama, U.N. tells Taliban
United Nations, Sept. 19. The United Nations Security Council said on Tuesday it had one message for Afghanistan's Taliban rulers: hand over the suspected terrorist, Osama bin Laden, and close all terrorist training camps ``immediately and unconditionally''.

India criticises Musharraf remarks
New Delhi, Sept. 19. India has taken strong exception to the attempt by the Pakistan President, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, to turn his televised address today into a tirade against New Delhi.

Missile boat for Essel World
Mumbai, Sept. 19. The Navy has handed over a decommissioned missile boat, ex-INS Prabal, to an amusement park, Essel World, here to convert it into a naval monument for its visitors.

Yograj Singh remanded
New Delhi, Sept. 19. A Delhi court, trying the Jessica Lal murder case, today remanded the former cricketer, Mr. Yograj Singh, to judicial custody after he deposed before the court following the non-bailable warrant issued against him last week.

Virus alert
Chennai, Sept. 19. A new computer virus W32.Nimda has been spreading rapidly across the Internet since early Wednesday and, with its multiple spreading methods, is reportedly worse than the Code Red worm that affected systems worldwide in July.


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