Sunday, January 4, 2004, Chandigarh, India
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PM keeps door open for talks
Islamabad, January 3
Even as Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee gave ample indications of “interacting with our hosts” and having bilateral meetings with other SAARC leaders, Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri reaffirmed the desire of his country’s top leadership for a dialogue with India “any time, any place” by moving away from the existing situation of “no war, no peace.”

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Ideological roadblocks on the road to peace
Vajpayee’s trip to Islamabad generates goodwill all around


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Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is received by Pakistan Prime Minister Zafarullah Khan Jamali in Islamabad on Saturday. Jamali hopeful of summit with Vajpayee

India hints at gas pipeline via Pak

India asks Pak to remove curbs on media

Pak denies visa to 5 Indian scribes
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is received by Pakistan Prime Minister Zafarullah Khan Jamali in Islamabad on Saturday.
— Reuters photo

Kashmir issue will take time: Vajpayee
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Islamabad, January 3
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has emphasised that India has never shied away from discussing Jammu and Kashmir with Pakistan and rejected suggestions that New Delhi had become a junior partner of Washington like Israel.

ISLAMABAD DIARY: Pak unrolls red carpet for PM
PM to interact with hosts
Islamabad Fortified for SAARC Summit


In Spectrum today

Pictorial art and the Indian ethos
by Usha Bande

From pin-up girl to actress of substance
by Rakhee Gupta


Book reviews
Seeking Asian paradigms
V.N. Datta
and more


On alternate Mondays
On Sundays
On Saturdays


Madam, the BSP and the SP are highly inflammable catalysts.

by Sandeep Joshi
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Mulayam, Pawar posing problems for Congress
Mulayum Singh Yadav New Delhi, January 3
Two key players and both former defence ministers — Samajwadi Party’s Mulayum Singh Yadav and Sharad Pawar of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) — are posing a major problem for the Congress as it gets down to the serious business of building a broad coalition of secular forces.

 Opinions page
Anti-incumbency will help Cong in LS polls: Jaipal

148 killed as plane plunges into Red Sea
Cairo, January 3
An Egyptian plane carrying 135 French tourists and 13 Egyptians crashed into the Red Sea shortly after take-off from the resort of Sharm el-Sheikh early today, killing all on board, officials said.

Telgi’s nephew held
Mumbai, January 3
The Special Investigating Team, probing the fake stamp paper scam, today arrested Tabrez Telgi, nephew of prime accused Abdul Karim Telgi and a key operative of the multi-crore racket, under a stringent law of Maharashtra.

Science Congress focuses on biotechnology

Chandigarh, January 3
Biotechnology, youth and women occupied centre-stage at the inaugural session of the 91st Indian Science Congress which began at Panjab University here today.

A taste of agriculture
A TASTE OF AGRICULTURE: Union Minister of HRD Murli Manohar Joshi on a tractor during the Indian Science Congress at Panjab University in Chandigarh on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Pankaj Sharma

13 scientists get awards
Opening of economy speeded growth, says expert
CSIO’s mission for physically challenged
Chandigarh page
Scientists called upon to create new paradigm
Impressive display of innovative exhibits
Exploring new dimensions of chemistry

Real hero Lieut Triveni
Jammu, January 3
Unlike screen heroes, Army officer Lieut Triveni Singh played the real hero at the Jammu railway station as he gunned down the militants in a virtual one-to-one battle last night before laying down his life.

 J&K page
Rly station attack: death toll 7

In Her World today

Draconian dimensions of gender crime



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