U.S. jets bomb Kabul airport
Washington, Oct. 14. The Bush administration has opened the
second week of air strikes against targets in Afghanistan with
American planes and jets blasting select areas, mainly in Kabul
and Kandahar. The Kabul airport, the Taliban Military Academy and
an artillery garrison were the primary targets. Specific targets
around Jalalabad, Herat and Mazar-e-Sharif have also been hit.
One killed in Pak. violence
Islamabad, Oct. 14. There is renewed violence in Pakistan in
protest against the U.S.-led military campaign against
Afghanistan with one person being killed and 10 injured on the
outskirts of Jacobabad town in the Sind province today as
activists of a religious party attempted to march towards an
airfield reportedly placed at the disposal of the U.S.
Bush rejects Taliban's offer on Osama
Islamabad, Oct. 14. The Deputy Prime Minister of the Taliban, Mr.
Haji Abdul Kabir, tonight made a conditional offer to the U.S.
for handing over Osama bin Laden to a ``third country'' if the
U.S. was prepared to provide the necessary evidence about
involvement of Osama or any of his associates in the September 11
Fernandes is right person for Defence: Jaswant Singh
New Delhi, Oct. 14. There seems to be a strong probability of the
Samata Party leader, Mr. George Fernandes, getting back the
Defence Minister's job tomorrow despite the recent comment of the
Venkataswami Commission that the Tehelka tapes were genuine. The
other contender for the Defence portfolio is the Deputy Chairman
of the Planning Commission and Centre's interlocutor in Kashmir,
Mr. K.C. Pant.
Sonia warns PM about 'perilous' situation
New Delhi, Oct. 14. The ``perilous situation'' of war and
conflict in our neighbourhood calls for the exercise of ``extreme
caution and wisdom'' on India's part if it wishes to avoid a
``major communal conflagration'' here, the Congress president,
Ms. Sonia Gandhi, has said in a letter to the Prime Minister, Mr.
A. B. Vajpayee.
Don't back India on Kashmir,Al-Qaeda tells U.S.
London, Oct. 14. For the first time, Osama bin Laden's Al-Qaeda
terrorist network has brought Kashmir into its current conflict
with the U.S. and its allies by demanding that they stop
supporting India on the issue.
''Terrorists' designs exposed''
New Delhi, Oct. 14. India today described the statement by the
Al-Qaeda as yet another illustration of Kashmir being a target of
its international terror network.
More anthrax cases in U.S.
Washington, Oct. 14. A third state in the U.S. has a person
confirmed for exposure to anthrax and authorities are looking at
every possible way to come to grips with a problem that goes
beyond the realm of health into apprehension. In Nevada, a letter
postmarked in Malaysia has tested positive for anthrax spores.