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 Putin against foreign interference in Kashmir
The collective will of Moscow and Delhi to combat the menace of the ``terrorist international'' with its dangerous global spread - India was as much a victim of it in Kashmir as Russia in Chechnya - was emphasised by the Russian President, Mr Vladimir Putin, here today.

Putin strikes a nuclear deal
The visiting Russian President Mr. Vladimir Putin, today breached the long-standing international nuclear blockade against India by committing his nation to expand atomic energy cooperation with India.

Vajpayee warns against terrorism
The Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, today cautioned against the use of terrorism as an instrument of state policy saying that this cannot be allowed.

Rollback uncertain
Uncertainty surrounds the expected rollback in prices of petroleum products as the Trinamool Congress leader, Ms. Mamta Banerjee has been told the issue will be considered after the Prime Minister, Mr. A.B. Vajpayee's knee operation in Mumbai.

 Putin feels 'good to be at Taj'
Awed by the lyric in marble that is the Taj Mahal, the President of the Russian Federation, Mr. Vladimir V. Putin, today saw in the historic monument of love an opportunity to reaffirm the pride his country takes in its long friendship with India.

PA's campaign lacklustre without Chandrika
When the Sri Lankan President, Mrs. Chandrika Kumaratunga, left on a private visit to London late last week, it might have been out of sheer confidence that her party, the People's Alliance (PA) coalition, was so sure of victory in the October 10 parliamentary elections that her guidance was not required in the final crucial days of the campaign.

 Mixed reaction in NDA over PM's decision on rollback
The decision of the Prime Minister, Mr. A.B. Vajpayee, agreeing for a partial rollback of petroleum product prices under pressure from the Trinamool Congress Chief, Ms. Mamata Banerjee, has received a mixed response from some allies of the National Democratic Alliance.

Mamata to announce her plans after Oct. 6
The process of the Trinamool Congress chief Ms. Mamata Banerjee's return to the Union Cabinet suffered a big blow today following the Centre's announcement that it would address the issue of rollback of petro prices only in the last week of October.


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