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 Commandos await orders to hunt down Osama
Washington, Oct. 11. The U.S. has unleashed very heavy attacks on the Taliban militia with land and sea-based planes and jets pounding targets in and around Kabul round the clock for the fifth day in a row.

 'Mullah Omar, Osama safe'
Islamabad, Oct. 11. The Taliban alleged that more than 100 civilians had been killed in a village in today's air raids by the U.S.

Mullah Omar's son killed?
Quetta, Oct. 11. Two relatives of the Taliban leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, killed in a U.S. raid on his house were his 10- year-old son and his stepfather, residents fleeing Kandahar said today.

India won't ignite conflict: Powell
Washington, Oct. 11. The United States does not believe that India might try to take advantage of the prevailing situation in the region and ignite a conflict with Pakistan, the Secretary of State, Gen. Colin Powell, has said.

Operations against terrorists could be stepped up, says PM
Varanasi, Oct. 11. The Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, today warned that operations against terrorists could be stepped up in Jammu and Kashmir and that the Centre would take decisions after due deliberations and wide-ranging consultations which were on.

'Pak. ready to face any aggression'
Islamabad, Oct. 11. Pakistan today said that while it desired settlement of all outstanding issues with India through peaceful means, it was prepared to face any aggression and has the capability to repulse it.

Package to tone up internal security soon
New Delhi, Oct. 11. Following the September 11 terrorist strikes against the United States and the Jaish-e-Mohammad strike on the Kashmir Assembly, the Home Ministry is putting together a new package to take care of the heightened internal security threat perception.

 Naipaul wins Nobel prize
Stockholm, Oct. 11. The Trinidad-born British author, Sir V.S. Naipaul, won the Nobel Literature prize today for works that ``compel us to see the presence of suppressed histories,'' the Swedish Academy said.

4 militants killed
Jammu, Oct. 11. In an operation lasting 12 days in the border district of Poonch four Pakistani militants were shot dead at Gali Pindi.


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