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Pakistan condemns

Pakistan moved fast to condemn the Mumbai bombings. “We condemn all acts of terrorism, and such wanton targeting of civilians should be condemned in the strongest possible terms,” the foreign ministry said.

Pakistani stocks ended down almost 1 per cent on news of the blasts because of fears that the recent bilateral thaw could be affected.

Stocks slump

The aftershocks pulled the sensex down by 120.49 points to 4004.63, the largest single day fall this year. The index plunged below 4,000 — the feel-good milestone crossed recently — at one point but clawed back later.

Powell calls

US secretary of state Colin Powell and British foreign secretary Jack Straw called up foreign minister Yashwant Sinha and offered support in the fight against terror.

Modi meet

Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, who had led an ash yatra in Mumbai on Sunday, chaired a security meeting in Ahmedabad. The government said the blasts had no link to the post-Godhra riots.

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