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 India, Russia to discuss n-issues
As part of their efforts to build a new partnership in a changing world, India and Russia are likely to discuss various issues relating to nuclear non-proliferation and cooperation in the peaceful uses of atomic energy during the four-day visit by the Russian President, Mr. Vladimir Putin.

 Nation pays homage to Gandhi
The nation today fondly remembered the Father of the Nation on his 131st birth anniversary with leaders saying that the Gandhian philosophy was relevant even after more than 50 years of Independence.

'Another emissary must accompany Gopal'
The Film Federation of India (FFI) has appealed to the Governments of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu to send one more emissary along with Mr. R. R. Gopal to secure the release of the Kannada actor, Mr. Rajkumar, and two others from the brigand Veerappan.

'Aim is to wipe out oil pool deficit'
The Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Mr. Ram Naik, today categorically ruled out the possibility of reducing the oil prices in view of the protest resignations of Ms. Mamata Banerjee and Mr. Ajit Panja from the Union Cabinet.

Trinamool for partial rollback?
Scaling down its demand of total withdrawal of the price hike of the petroleum products, the Trinamool Congress today demanded ``some relief'' in the form of a partial rollback fuelling hopes that the impasse arising out of the resignation of the Railway Minister, Ms. Mamata Banerjee, might come to an end.

Putin to seek joint action with India against Taliban
The impressive military gains of the Taliban forces on the border with Tajikistan have rattled Russia and given a new urgency to its President, Mr. Vladimir Putin's current visit to India.

PM undergoes 'tests'
The Prime Minister, Mr. A.B. Vajpayee, today visited the All India Institute of Medical Sciences for ``pre- operative evaluation'' ahead of his knee-joint surgery scheduled for October 10 at Mumbai's Breach Candy hospital, a PMO spokesman said.

20 killed in Sri Lanka
A candidate of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) contesting in Trincomalee was among at least 20 killed in a suicide bomb attack today in Trincomalee in eastern Sri Lankan as one of the party's leaders and the deputy minister for telecommunication, Mr. M L A M Hisbullah, escaped yet another attempt on his life in Batticaloa.


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