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 U.S. will not mediate on Kashmir, says Clinton
In a brutally direct message to Pakistan, the visiting U.S. President, Mr. Bill Clinton, called upon Islamabad to create conditions for a dialogue with New Delhi, stop trying to ``redraw'' borders with blood and said the U.S. will not negotiate the Kashmir dispute.

 U.S. denies 'tilt' towards India
The United States has once again rejected that there was a ``tilt'' towards India and away from Pakistan. Talking to White House mediapersons accompanying the U.S. President, Mr. Bill Clinton, to India, a senior administration official said the notion of a tilt was really obsolete and out of date.

Elaborate decoy
The White House staged an elaborate ruse to protect the U.S. President, Mr. Bill Clinton, on his visit to Pakistan today, sending a decoy aircraft ahead of Mr. Clinton's unmarked plane.

All Cong. MLAs made Ministers in Bihar
The Bihar Chief Minister, Mrs. Rabri Devi, today expanded her Cabinet into a two-tier Ministry comprising altogether 82 Ministers - the largest Ministry ever formed in the State.

Militants behind Sikh massacre killed
The Army today claimed to have eliminated five militants responsible for the massacre of 35 Sikhs on Monday at Chatti Singhpora, Anantnag.

Putin emerges favourite
A whole generation of young Russians seem to have made their choice for tomorrow's presidential polls - they are ready to vote for the former KGB strongman, Mr. Vladimir Putin. Thus, while Mr. Igor, 20, a worker at an aluminium metallurgy plant in Samara had previously voted for the communists, he wants to vote for Mr. Putin tomorrow.

Cong. confused over Sonia's remark on n-policy
The Congress(I) has been thrown into confusion over its nuclear policy after the party president, Ms. Sonia Gandhi, was officially quoted as having told the U.S. President, Mr. Bill Clinton, that her party ``was in favour of India maintaining a minimum credible nuclear deterrent''.

Govt. hails Clinton's message to Pak.
As the U.S. President, Mr. Bill Clinton, called on Pakistan to abjure violence and terrorism, the Government today hailed the American message of restraint and reiterated its readiness to engage Islamabad if it ceased cross- border terrorism.

Left parties caution Govt.
The Left parties reacted cautiously to the U.S. President, Mr. Bill Clinton's address on Pakistan Television, saying that they were surprised neither by the tone nor the content of his speech.


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