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 Nationwide swoop on SIMI
New Delhi, Sept. 28. Within a day of the nationwide ban being slapped on the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), as many as 240 activists of the outfit were arrested in several States and their premises were sealed by the police even as the Home Ministry asserted that it had sufficient evidence of SIMI's links with Osama bin Laden's Al-Qaeda group.

Remand for activists
New Delhi, Sept. 28. A Delhi court today remanded four members of the SIMI to judicial custody for 14 days for allegedly continuing with their activity even after they were served with a notice banning the outfit.

U.S. military transport aircraft lands in Delhi
New Delhi, Sept. 28. An American military transport aircraft landed at the Palam Air Force base here today. Though officials were willing to confirm the news, no one was prepared to speculate on the mission.

U.S. forces on hunt for Osama in Afghanistan
Washington, Sept. 28. The U.S special forces have been in Afghanistan for two weeks searching for Osama bin Laden, prime suspect in the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the USA Today reported today.

In hot pursuit: Bush
Washington, Sept. 28. The U.S. President, Mr. George W. Bush, today said the United States was ``in hot pursuit'' of the authors of the September 11 terror strikes on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.

Pak. 'ulema' fails to convince Mullah Omar
Islamabad, Sept. 28. A Pakistan delegation of religious scholars (ulema) accompanied by the chief of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) had a meeting today with the Taliban supremo, Mullah Omar, at Kandahar in what is seen as a last-ditch attempt to convince him to relent to the U.S. demand of handing over the Saudi dissident, Osama bin Laden, and his associates.

CHOGM meet postponed
Singapore, Sept. 28. The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) has been postponed, the Australian Prime Minister, Mr. John Howard, announced today. The conference was to have been held in Brisbane from October 6 to 9.

Couple found murdered
Muzaffarnagar (U.P.), Sept. 28. A boy and a girl, who wanted to get married against the wishes of parents, were found murdered, police said today.

Hoax calls in Delhi
New Delhi, Sept. 28. A series of hoax calls about planting of bombs at some important crowded complexes in the Capital, including the Delhi High Court, kept police on their toes today, with police suspecting some mischief behind these.

CNG deadline relaxed
New Delhi, Sept. 28 The Supreme Court today relaxed till October 18 the deadline for conversion of 10,000-strong bus fleet of the capital to single fuel CNG mode.


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