The Army seized another key town, Pallai, Thursday, and has squeezed the rebels from north and south.
An Indian warship sank a Somali pirate 'mother ship.' At least 91 ships have been hijacked this year off the coast of Somalia.
The longtime rivals exchanged goods across the divided territory for the first time in 60 years.
Muslim separatists celebrated the revocation of a controversial land-transfer decision, using the occasion to agitate for independence from India.