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TV station attacked in Fiji capital
A new wave of political unrest swept across the Fijian capital of Suva tonight, hours after the ``coup'' leader, Mr. George Speight, had maintained that he could not be blamed for (the previous) law and order problems in the city as ``the Army is deployed all around us'' (the ``coup'' leadership).

 Only the odd apple is rotten: Gavaskar
Batting legend Sunil Gavaskar today said, ``There may be an odd rotten apple but others are clean'' and called for a time-bound and thorough probe into match-fixing allegations particularly in the case of current Indian cricket players.

I've done my job, says Prabhakar
Former Test cricketer, Manoj Prabhakar, today said he had done his job of exposing the match-fixing racket that has plagued Indian cricket for several years saying he was only trying to cleanse the system and not target any individual.

Malicious, says Sinha
The Union Finance Minister, Mr. Yashwant Sinha, today warned his detractors who have been attributing personal motives to him for allowing major foreign companies to abstain from paying tax in India, if they prove that their administrative office is based in Mauritius.

Jaffna remains quiet
A day after the unilateral 12-hour ceasefire of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the Jaffna peninsula remained largely quiet, with only sporadic clashes reported in the Chavakachcheri area.

 Narayanan looks forward to talks with Jiang
Hoping to impart a sense of trust and confidence to Sino-Indian relations, the President, Mr. K. R. Narayanan, will begin an intensive round of consultations with the Chinese leaders tomorrow.

 Disinvestment panel soon
The Disinvestment Minister, Mr. Arun Jaitley, said a new Disinvestment Commission would be appointed very soon to provide input for the privatisation process.

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