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 India, Russia to strive for multipolar world order
Proclaiming a strategic partnership for the new century, India and Russia today agreed to develop a common approach towards Afghanistan and coordinate political, diplomatic and military steps towards the unfolding crisis there.

 Cong. retains 3 Assembly seats
The Congress(I) today bagged the Dausa Lok Sabha Constituency with its candidate, Ms. Rama Pilot, winning the seat represented by her late husband Rajesh Pilot by a margin of 65,264 votes.

Karnataka to continue with present strategy
The Karnataka Government, after holding extensive consultations with Opposition leaders and MPs here today, concluded that the strategy of negotiations for the safe release of the veteran film actor, Mr. Rajkumar should continue.

PM buys peace with Mamata
The Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, is reported to have bought peace with the Trinamool Congress chief, Ms. Mamata Banerjee, by promising an additional berth to her party in the Council of Ministers and agreeing to at least a partial rollback of the recently announced increase in the price of petroleum products. The partial rollback decision is expected to be taken after a Cabinet meeting on October 6.

Musharraf rules out n-war
The Pakistan military ruler, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, has ruled out any threat of a nuclear war with India saying as long as Islamabad's ``deterrence is in place''. Speaking at the All-Pakistan Newspapers Society award-giving ceremony in Karachi on Monday, the General said ``no harm can be done to us because we have the potential and capability to ensure our security and integrity''.

U.S. bill approves 6 lakh hitech visas
At a time when both the major party Presidential candidates are keeping an eye out for the immigrant vote, the U.S. Senate in Washington passed a legislation on Tuesday approving nearly 600,000 high tech visas over the next three years.


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