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 Rabri sworn in CM, given 10 days to prove majority
The Rashtriya Janata Dal's Mrs. Rabri Devi, was today sworn in as the Chief Minister of Bihar and administered the oath of office by the Governor, Mr. V. C. Pande, ending the spell of uncertainty in the State.

Clinton trip to Pak. as scheduled: U.S.
The killing of Mr. Nawaz Sharif's lawyer has raised the issue of the U.S. President's safety during his trip to Pakistan, but the White House maintains that Mr. Bill Clinton's trip to that country is on.

BJP blames allies for Bihar bungle
Now that the National Democratic Alliance has lost both the war and battle in Bihar, the BJP has begun blaming its allies - the Samata Party, the Janata Dal (United) and the Bihar People's Party - for the humiliating developments.

CWC defers decision
The Congress(I) Working Committee today deferred for a few days a decision on whether or not to participate in the Rabri Devi Government in Bihar, though the indications are that eventually the party would decide to be ``inside Laloo Prasad's tent'' in the hope of using its presence in the State Government as a leverage in favour of ``development''. Mrs. Sonia Gandhi is said to have had a telephonic chat with Mr. Laloo Prasad Yadav last night.

RSS chief puts Vajpayee Govt. on notice
The new RSS chief, Mr. K.S. Sudarshan, today put the BJP-led Central Government on notice on economic reforms, saying the Prime Minister, Mr. A.B. Vajpayee, should bring in economic advisers who believed in `swadeshi' concept.

 Rebels commit suicide
Four suspected rebels of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam commited suicide here early on Saturday while another was shot dead by army personnel. The shootout in an apartment complex here ended the drama that began last evening. (Picture shows a commando inspecting a cloth worn by one of the rebels.)

 Ramar Pillai arrested
Ramar Pillai, who created a sensation with his `herbal fuel,' was arrested by the CBI here in the wee hours of Saturday on charges of criminal conspiracy and cheating the public by selling industrial organic chemicals as herbal fuel.

Bangladesh scores over Pakistan
``Moderate Islam'' has always had a huge brand value in the American foreign policy market. Bangladesh has now begun to replace Pakistan as one of America's most favoured ``moderate Islamic'' states.

 'Globalisation has negative effects'
Just a week prior to the visit of the U.S. President, Mr. Bill Clinton, to India, the Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, surprisingly, chose the forum of a university in Mauritius to caution against what he called the ``worrisome impact of economic globalisation on our lives.''

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