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 Right climate must for talks with Pak.: PM
There would have to be the right conditions for a dialogue with Pakistan, the Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, said at a gathering of Indian Americans here last night.

Vajpayee's wit to the fore
It was vintage Atal Behari Vajpayee all the way when the Prime Minister addressed a rally of the Indian community here last night.

Hizb threat to intensify strikes?
The Hizb-ul-Mujahideen today threatened to enlist an increased number of ``skilled militants'' and acquire modern and sophisticated weapons while reiterating its offer to hold bilateral talks with the Centre if New Delhi accepted that the final solution to the Kashmir issue would be reached through a tripartite agreement between India, Pakistan and the people of Kashmir.

6 killed in Gujarat civic poll violence
At least six persons were killed and about 20 others injured in firing, by the police and by one member of a mob, and stabbing in the Dariapur locality in the heart of Ahmedabad during the elections to the municipal corporation here today.

Sri Lankan Army captures Chavakachcheri
Sri Lankan forces claimed to have recaptured Chavakachcheri today from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam following yet another offensive in the Jaffna peninsula in which at least four soldiers including an officer were killed and over 40 injured.

'Vajpayee's visit a success'
Describing the visit of the Prime Minister, Mr. A.B. Vajpayee, to the U.S. as a great success, the BJP today accused the Congress(I) of lowering the prestige of the country by belittling the results of the visit.

India campaigns against jehad
The Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, has inserted ``jehad'' into India's diplomatic lexicon. At every major opportunity over the last two weeks in the United States, Mr. Vajpayee hammered away relentlessly at the forces of religious extremism and international terrorism being nurtured by Pakistan.

Indian warships on a goodwill mission to China
In an expression of goodwill as well as technological prowess, India's two key warships, for the first time after the Pokharan nuclear tests, are in China.

India starts off in style
Playing with a new-found confidence, the Indian men's hockey team defeated Argentina 3-0 to open its Olympic campaign in a superb fashion, while the rest of the contingent continued their bumpy ride here today.


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