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Security forces to turn the heat on militants
As many as 92 militants have been gunned down by the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir in this month so far in what is seen as part of a `go after them' strategy. The idea behind this pro-active approach, that came into play with the formal termination of the ceasefire, is that the security forces should be able to retrieve as much lost ground as possible before Gen. Musharraf visits New Delhi.

 PM takes a walk
The Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, recuperating after a right knee joint surgery, today undertook a prolonged walk up and down the seventh floor corridor of the Breach Candy Hospital. He was expected to take the support of a walker for a few more days, hospital sources said.

Army storms mosque
After a 40-hour standoff in village Shangus, all the six militants holed up in the Jamai mosque were killed today when the Army stormed in with sharp-shooters. One soldier lost his life and two were injured in the operation.

Indo-Russian missile tested
India and Russia today tested a state-of-the- art supersonic cruise missile, jointly developed, which may be unrivalled in the region.

Spare mosques, says Hurriyat
The All-Party Hurriyat Conference (APHC) today urged militant groups to spare places of worship from being used for operations. It also echoed the views of the Pakistan military ruler, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, on restraining activities against India.

'Summit after Vajpayee recovers'
Pakistan today announced that the summit meeting between the Chief Executive, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, and the Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, would take place ``shortly'' after Mr. Vajpayee recovers from his knee-surgery.

Devyani 'summoned'
The two-member committee probing the Nepal palace massacre has summoned Ms. Devyani Rana in view of media reports about her relations with the Prince Dipendra,who is alleged to have carried out the mayhem before shooting himself, media reports said here today.

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