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ARD to stay away from all-party meet
The military government's grand plans of building a consensus on the coming summit meeting between the Pakistani President, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, and the Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, suffered a setback today with the Alliance for Restoration of Democracy (ARD) deciding to stay away from the ``all-party meeting'' here tomorrow.

 Sonia for all-out war against AIDS
India today called for global, national and regional level initiatives to meet the challenge of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and internationally-funded research to find vaccines and therapeutic drugs so that benefits were available to all across the globe.

Osama to target U.S. installations in India
Peeved by the arrest of his associates by the Delhi police, international terrorist Osama bin Laden has asked his groups to set off blasts at all United States installations in India, according to a message received from the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

'India, Pak. may withdraw forces from Siachen after summit'
The forthcoming Indo-Pak summit may result in an agreement by both sides to withdraw from Siachen, a newspaper report said here today.

India, U.S. to discuss fight against terrorism
The third round of the India-United States Joint Working Group on counter-terrorism, scheduled to begin later today, is the first such meeting since the Bush administration came to office early this year. A range of issues, including Afghanistan and Osama bin Laden, are likely to figure in the talks.

AP to release water
The Andhra Pradesh Government has agreed to release 190 cusecs of water from the Kandaleru reservoir for mitigating the acute drinking water shortage in Chennai.

14 MCC ultras killed
At least 14 hardcore activists of the outlawed Maoist Communist Centre were killed and two injured in an encounter with police at Samlong and Jamuari forest areas of Latehar district late on Monday night.

Five officials abducted
Five officials of the Irrigation Department were kidnapped for ransom by unidentified persons in Bihar's West Champaran district yesterday but two of them later escaped from captivity.

24 Myanmar nationals held
Twenty-four Myanmar nationals were arrested while trying to sneak into Pakistan, crossing the International Border along Ganganagar district in Rajasthan, the BSF sources said today.

'Which is the real Vajpayee?'
Is the Pakistan President, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, engaged in an exercise to figure out the ``true personality'' of the Prime Minister, Mr. A.B. Vajpayee, before he meets the latter at Agra on July 15? Yes, if one goes by his remarks at a session with a group of Pakistani editors here today where he is believed to have talked about two poems of Mr. Vajpayee, which gave a contrasting picture of his personality.

Chauhan may visit India
Mr. Jagjit Singh Chauhan, a campaigner for Khalistan, may leave for India tomorrow.

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