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President rejects recommendation
NEW DELHI, Sept 25 — President K.R. Narayanan tonight rejected the Union Cabinet’s recommendation for imposition of President’s Rule in Bihar and sent it back to the BJP-led coalition for "reconsideration" giving a major setback to the Vajpayee government.

Police and fire personnel trying to extinguish the blaze of a government vehicle set afire by miscreants at Mall Avenue in Lucknow on Friday during the nationwide agitation by opposition parties to protest against Vajapyee government's recommendation to impose President's rule in Bihar—PTI photo.

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Indian, Pak offers on CTBT: USA not to lift sanctions
WASHINGTON, Sept 25 — The USA has made it clear that it will not lift sanctions against India and Pakistan merely on the basis of their willingness to sign the comprehensive test-ban treaty and said both countries had a long way to go before the punitive measures could be eased.

"No trading of Indian interests"

From Hari Jaisingh
NEW YORK, Sept 25 — Is India ready to sign the comprehensive test ban treaty? Going by indications available here, a simple and straight answer is yes, but officially there are numerous buts and ifs attached to the whole exercise. There are reasons for India’s cautious approach on this count.


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3 dead, 10 hurt in Pak shelling
JAMMU, Sept 25 — Three civilians were reportedly killed and 10 injured in heavy Pakistani shelling in the Shia-dominated Kargil town today. Normal life in the town, especially in the Kaksar area, which was pounded by Pakistani artillery and motor shells, was paralysed.

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