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'Pak. will not raise Kashmir at SAARC meet'
The Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, today suggested that India had arrived at a broad `framework' with Pakistan to continue the dialogue and sought to put an end to doubts over the outcome of last month's Agra summit.

'Meet at New York unlikely'
Pakistan today hinted that the President, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, and the Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, might not meet on the sidelines of the General Assembly of the United Nations scheduled for the fourth week of September.

 22 killed in explosives factory blast
At least 22 persons were killed and five seriously injured when an explosion ripped through a unit of the State-owned Tamil Nadu Industrial Explosives Ltd. factory at Christianpet near Katpadi in Vellore district today.

Opposition sees red in 'saffronisation'
The Opposition today, for the first time, joined hands in the Lok Sabha to nail the Government for ``saffronising'' education in pursuit of its ``narrow and divisive'' agenda.

Priest, son manhandled
The All-India Christian Council has claimed that a priest and his son were beaten up by some Hindu fundamentalists in Pipalwada village in Vyara taluka of south Gujarat.

T.N. relieves police officer
The Tamil Nadu Government today issued orders relieving Dr. R. Rajagopalan from his post as the Director- General of Police (Training) to allow him to join as chief of the National Security Guards as requested by the Centre.

 Milkha Singh rejects award
`Flying Sikh' Mr. Milkha Singh today refused to accept the Arjuna award for lifetime contribution, saying ``I have been clubbed with sportspersons who are nowhere near the level that I had achieved''.

N-bomb off Georgia coast
A nuclear bomb 100 times more powerful than the one dropped on Hiroshima, is lying 10 km off the east coast of America. Pentagon has rejected demands for its recovery, saying it is too dangerous to be touched now, a newspaper report said here today.

15 run over by train
A speeding train mowed down 15 persons, including eight women and five children, on the Mumbai-Bhusaval section of the Central Railway today. Two children were injured.


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