Tuesday, July 17, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

Talks collapse, Musharraf leaves for home
Differences on Kashmir persist: Agra declaration dropped: Pak blames ‘invisible’ hand
Agra, July 16
The summit between Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf came crashing down late tonight with the two sides failing to reconcile their differences on the critical Kashmir issue and cross-border terrorism.

(Updated on July 17, 2001, at 2 pm IST)


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Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf at a breakfast meeting with Indian Editors at Amar Vilas Hotel in Agra on Monday. Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf at a breakfast meeting with Indian Editors at Amar Vilas Hotel in Agra on Monday.
 — PTI photo

When Ajmer waited endlessly for General
Ajmer, July 16
Disappointment was writ large on the faces of the members of the three committees — Anjuman Syed Zadgan, Dewan of dargah and Nazim — when the news trickled in the evening that President Pervez Musharraf would not be able to travel to the dargah of the revered Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti.

A khadim receiving the information of the cancellation of Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf's visit to the dargah of Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, in Ajmer, on Monday. — PTI photo

A khadim receiving the information of cancellation of Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf visit to dargah of Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, in Ajmer on Monday.

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Pervez savours Cuban cigar
Was it tension of talks or . . .

Agra, July 16
Was it tension that forced Pakistan President to smoke a Cuban cigar today? Following a morning of hard negotiations with the Indian side, Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf had a Cuban cigar after an Indian lunch in his luxurious $ 1500 Kohinoor suite at the Amar Vilas hotel.

Extradite hijackers, India asks Pak
Agra, July 16
India has made a formal request to Pakistan to hand over the hijackers of the Indian Airlines flight IC-814 and the kingpin of the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts that killed more than 250 persons.

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Musharraf to look into PoWs issue
Agra, July 16
Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf today said that he would personally look into the issue of Indian prisoners of war in Pakistan ‘for the last time.’ 

Mr Parkash Singh BadalCM calls top officials to Delhi
To return from USA on July 20
Chandigarh, July 16
The Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, who will return to New Delhi from the USA late in the evening on July 20, has summoned his top officials there for taking up pending issues pertaining to the state with the Union Ministries concerned. Informed sources said that Mr Badal was fully satisfied with his eye treatment in the USA.

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Top US General heads for India
Washington, July 16
Army General Henry Shelton, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, departs today on a trip to South West Asia, including the highest-level US military visit to India since it conducted an underground nuclear test in 1998.

Day two of summit: 34 die in valley
5 Army men killed in attack on security camp
Srinagar, July 16
Militants today attacked two Army camps killing five soldiers and injuring 13 others in the Kashmir valley, where the BSF foiled an attempt by the ultras to target Amarnath pilgrims.

Militants engineer 16 bomb blasts
Bid to disrupt border fencing

Jammu, July 16
In a bid to mount pressure on Delhi to grant concessions to Pakistan during the two-day summit, militants tried to disrupt the fencing of the 187-km long international border by triggering 16 bomb blasts on this side of the border in Akhnoor sector and by engaging the troops in heavy fire at nine places in different parts of the state during the past 24 hours.


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