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 India must trust me, says Gen. Musharraf
General Pervez Musharraf, Chief Executive of Pakistan's military-led Government, has said that India's attitude of questioning the legitimacy of his regime and its consequent reticence to engage him diplomatically, is not in the interest of progress in bilateral relations.

Jaswant-Talbott talks to focus on terrorism
Even as efforts to hammer out an Indo-U.S. nuclear accommodation reach a crucial stage, Pakistan and its support for international terrorism are looming large over the tenth round of the dialogue between the External Affairs Minister, Mr. Jaswant Singh, and the U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, Mr. Storbe Talbott, in London this week.

Karmapa can stay on: Fernandes
The Defence Minister, Mr. George Fernandes, today became the first member of the Vajpayee Government to express a view on the question of the future of the 17th Karmapa, Ugyen Trinley Dorje, in India.

 Central team 'quizzes' Karmapa
With uncertainty still surrounding the ``status'' of the 17th Karmapa, Ugyen Trinley Dorje, a high- level Central team consisting of members of the Intelligence Bureau, Research and Analysis Wing(RAW) and the Ministry of Home, quizzed the Karmapa, his 24-year old sister and five other associates on Saturday on their arduous journey into India.

Russia names India, China as allies
Russia has updated its military and security doctrines, naming India and China among its ``allies and strategic partners'' and pointing to the West as the source of potential military threats.

India asks Pak. to extradite hijackers
India on Saturday asserted that the five hijackers of the Indian Airlines plane were in Pakistan and asked Islamabad to extradite them to this country to stand trial.

BJP, JD(U), Samata talks today
In a bid to defuse the tension over seat adjustments in Bihar, the BJP president, Mr. Kushabhau Thakre, has invited top leaders of the Samata Party and the Janata Dal(U) tomorrow for talks on the issue.

Singapore PM coming today
The Singapore Prime Minister, Mr. Goh Chok Tong, will begin a six-day State visit to India tomorrow with a diplomatic agenda suited to ``make friends'' with the present coalition Government in New Delhi as he himself has indicated.

U.S. Embassy announces reward
In an apparent sign of frustration at the lack of progress in the investigation into the November 12, 1999, serial rocket attacks on United States and United Nations installations in Islamabad, the American Embassy here announced a ``substantial monetary reward'' for information about the attacks.

Blast damages power tower
The Uri-Wagoora power transmission line at Kutipora in Budgam was damaged in a blast which disrupted the power supply in Kashmir Valley.

Indian diplomat beaten up
An Indian High Commission staff member, Mr. P. Moses, was badly beaten up by Pakistani intelligence operatives after he left his Islamabad home late this afternoon to go to church.


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