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 World reaffirms faith in U.N.
The historic Millennial Summit of the United Nations concluded on Friday with the 150-odd world leaders assembled here adopting a wide-ranging declaration to deal with peace and security, eradicate poverty, fight disease and protect the earth.

Jehad unacceptable: India
As pronounced as are the repeated expressions of eagerness for the consolidation of the emerging Indo-U.S. equation, on the part of the Prime Minister and his senior colleagues during their various interlocutions here, is the determination on their part to highlight what they perceive is Pakistan's incendiary role in promoting cross-border terrorism.

Harsh decisions on n-issue if necessary: PM
The Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, asserted that his Government would not hesitate to take harsh decisions on nuclear and other international issues if the country's interests so demanded.

 Bush, Vajpayee talk over phone
In a signal intended to emphasise the Vajpayee administration's strong interest in maintaining the current strategic course of developing closer ties with the administration in the United States, regardless of its party affiliation, the Prime Minister, Mr. A.B Vajpayee, told the Republican presidential candidate, Mr. George W. Bush, who had telephoned him on Friday afternoon that in his view, India and the U.S. were ``natural allies''.

Opposition backs Krishna Govt. strategy
The Karnataka Government today received a shot in the arm in its efforts to obtain the release of the Kannada actor, Mr. Rajkumar, and three others with the leaders of the Opposition parties, by and large, standing by it.

Curfew along Pak. border
A dusk-to-dawn curfew has been imposed in all villages within 500 metres from the Indo-Pak. border in the district till October 31 in the wake of rise in cross-border crime.

27 Kashmiris detained
Nepal police arrested 27 Kashmiri businessmen in Kathmandu in the last one week and detained them in secret centres, according to the Kathmandu Post.

GSLV flight delayed
The maiden flight of the Geostationary Launch Vehicle (GSLV) will not take place this year as planned, according to officials of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in Bangalore.


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