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Legal status of J&K unquestionable: India
Next round of talks
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ISLAMABAD, Oct 17 — India today put it across firmly to Pakistan that the best confidence-building measure would be an immediate cessation of terrorist activities in Jammu and Kashmir and that the legal status of this Indian state was in no way under question.Three hours of concerted talks here this morning did not bring the 50-year- old problem any closer to solution but ...
Pakistani and Indian delegations seated at a meeting table for bilateral peace talks

Pakistani and Indian delegations seated at a meeting table for bilateral peace talks headed by Mr Shamshad Ahmed, Pakistan (second from left in front row) Secretary, Foreign Affairs, and his Indian counterpart, Mr K. Raghunath (second from right in rear row) at Punjab House in Islamabad on Saturday.
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Red alert on rain damage: Punjab SOS to PM
CHANDIGARH, Oct 17 — Unprecedented rain for the past 48 hours has added to the agony of the farmers of Punjab as the state government sounded a "political and administrative red alert," apprehending a major economic disaster in the farming sector.
Three die in rain-related mishaps First bollworm, now rain hits cotton crop Crops damaged in Haryana

Taliban lose capital town
ISLAMABAD, Oct 17 — Opposition forces retook the important town of Taloqan in northern Afghanistan from the ruling Taliban militia late last night, the Afghan Islamic Press Agency reported today.

Salman Khan granted bail
JODHPUR, Oct 17 — Actor Salman Khan, under judicial custody here in two cases relating to the shooting of protected antelopes, was today released on bail.

Women queue up for ticket as Cong prepares for poll
NEW DELHI, Oct 17 — Irrespective of the fact that the Congress is yet to set aside a definite quota for women in allotment of seats for the forthcoming assembly elections in four states, a large number of them are queuing up for the ticket.


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Chautala authorised to take decision on support to BJP
HISAR, Oct 17 — The working committee meeting of the Indian National Lok Dal concluded at Jind on expected lines today with the party authorising Mr Om Prakash Chautala to take the final decision on the issue of support to the BJP-led government at the Centre.

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