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 9 killed as militants trigger car-bomb at Army HQ
In a devastating car-bomb explosion outside the highly-guarded 15 Corps headquarters here, at least nine persons, including five Army soldiers, were killed and 25 others injured. A shopping complex also caught fire after the explosion and a number of shops were gutted.

 Vajpayee takes a dig at Shiv Sena
The Prime Minister, Mr. A.B. Vajpayee, today indirectly criticised the BJP's allies for the manner in which they expressed discontent with the party.

BJP to change stand on J&K?
There are early signs that the Bharatiya Janata Party is ready to give up its tough stand on Kashmir and adopt the reasonable stance that when India sits down for talks with Pakistan, it can perhaps talk about converting the Line of Control (LoC) into a Line of Actual Control to eventually move towards making it the international border.

CPI(M) wants Centre to talk to militants, Pak.
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has emphasised that the Central Government must utilise the extended ceasefire period to resolve the Kashmir problem by opening negotiations with militant groups and could even talk to Pakistan within the framework of the Shimla Agreement.

End 'atrocities' in J&K: Musharraf
Despite the Indian Ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan's military ruler, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, continues to harp on ending ``brutal acts'' in the valley before the militants could halt their operations.

Advani rules out divide in NDA
The Union Home Minister, Mr.L.K. Advani, has ruled out any differences in the ruling National Democratic Alliance following the Ayodhya controversy and said the defeat of the censure motion in the Lok Sabha had given a ``sense of stability.''

The victims prevented their real plan?
The men who raided the Red Fort here on December 22 may have garnered more accolades than they actually deserved. Investigations by the Delhi police have now revealed that the three persons who fell victim to the terrorists' bullets may have actually prevented them from carrying out their real plan.

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