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Come to terms with reality, Pak. told
India has ruled out a dialogue with Pakistan till Islamabad created a proper environment by adjuring violence, giving up encouragement to cross-border terrorism and ending the daily cry of Jihad against it.

 U.S.' strong message to Pak.
A strong, unequivocal message on the need to curb terrorism from Pakistani soil was delivered by the visiting U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia, Mr. Karl Inderfurth, in a meeting with the Pakistani Foreign Secretary, Mr. Shamshad Ahmad, today.

Talks today on port strike
Talks between the Government and the representatives of the striking port and dock workers will be resumed tomorrow over the latter's demand for a better wage settlement.

Talks, tough line to tackle U.P. power strike
The Uttar Pradesh Government today continued its efforts in two different directions to overcome the crisis arising out of the power workers' strike by simultaneously engaging employees' leaders in talks and ordering termination of recalcitrant workers.

EC derecognises Fernandes, others
The Samata Party faced a serious embarrassment tonight when the Election Commission derecognised the party president and Defence Minister, Mr. George Fernandes, and along with him virtually the entire top brass and debarred them from allotting the party symbol to candidates in the Assembly elections scheduled next month on the ground that as per the Commission records they are members of the Janata Dal (United).

Mahajan clarifies stand on TRAI
The Government today clarified that implementation of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's recommendations was not mandatory. ``I made a mistake while announcing the details of the proposed TRAI ordinance and I wish to issue a clarification,'' Mr. Mahajan said at a public function this morning.

 Naidu's 'vision' impresses Goh
The Singapore Prime Minister, Mr.Goh Chok Tong, was today appreciative of the Andhra Pradesh Government for promoting Information Technology but added that ``there was still a long road ahead''.

Advani working for Samata-JD(U) patch-up
The Union Home Minister, Mr. L. K. Advani, today stepped in directly to try and bring about a settlement between the warring National Democratic Alliance partners over seat-sharing for the Bihar Assembly elections.

RAW fomenting terrorism: Pak.
Pakistan today said that the ``biggest player'' in fomenting terrorism was the Indian intelligence agency, RAW, but added that there were some ``domestic players'' as well.


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