Monday, July 16, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

Parleys constructive, very cordial
Cross-border terrorism, LoC discussed; 
PM accepts invitation to Pak
Agra, July 15
Expressing their keenness to put the bitterness and mistrust of the past behind them, India and Pakistan are on the threshold of taking a careful and measured step forward in evolving a mechanism for dealing with the protracted issue and addressing the pressing concerns of the two neighbours.


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Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf making a point intently to Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee before the two began their summit in Jaypee Palace Hotel in Agra on Sunday. Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf making a point to Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee before the two began their summit in Jaypee Palace Hotel in Agra on Sunday. — PTI

General Musharraf and wife Begum Sehba in front of the historic Taj Mahal on Sunday.  Taj grandeur stuns General
Talks fruitful, he tells scribes
Agra, July 15
Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf described his summit with Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee as “fruitful.” Confronted by mediapersons when he visited the Taj Mahal, General Musharraf gestured with his hands that the talks were continuing.

General Musharraf and wife Begum Sehba in front of the historic Taj Mahal on Sunday. — Reuters photo

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Win-win diplomacy at work
Hari Jaisingh

Agra, July 15
It is a positive step forward after the intense diplomatic war of nerves before and during the India-Pakistan summit. This psychological warfare had all the ingredients of high drama conducted amidst high expectations, considerable cynicism, tough posturings, plain speaking and hard bargaining on both sides.

Capital virtually shifts to Agra
New Delhi, July 15
With the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, along with his senior Cabinet colleagues and bureaucrats camping in Agra for the Indo-Pak summit, the nation’s Capital has virtually shifted to the historic city which was once the Capital of the Mughal emperors.

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Pak, Indian scribes agree to disagree
Agra, July 15
The anxiously awaited summit between Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and Pakistan President Gen Pervez Musharraf began here today raising hopes of a new beginning in the bilateral relations between the two neighbours after a two-year hiatus in the wake of Pakistan’s misadventure in the Kargil region of Jammu and Kashmir.

‘Pak not sheltering Dawood’
Agra, July 15
The Pakistan Government today clarified that it had not given shelter to underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, who is wanted in India in connection with the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts.

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China ready for pact with India
Beijing, July 15
In what could be the most important political development in the post- cold war period, China has shed its initial inhibitions to form a strategic triangle along with India and Russia. “On many international issues, China, Russia and India have a similar or near-identical stand and concerns,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Zhang Qiyue said.

UTI creates liquidity option
Mumbai, July 15
All US-64 investors holding units on June 30, 2001, may offer repurchase up to 3,000 units per unit holder from August 1, 2001 to May 31, 2003, at the price beginning with Rs 10 or the net asset value whichever is higher.

Prayers for summit’s success
Jammu, July 15
While the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee and the Pakistan President, Gen Pervez Musharraf, were engaged in a one-to-one dialogue in Agra, both the BSF and the Pak Rangers were busy monitoring the situation along the international border in Jammu sector.

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