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 Military takes over in Fiji, Mara resigns
The Chief of Fiji's Military Force, Commodore Frank Bainimarama, proclaimed martial law tonight and assumed executive powers in a new twist to the South Pacific nation's raging constitutional crisis. A countrywide blanket curfew was imposed - although it is doubtful whether the duration is 24 hours or 48 hours - and the Army began guarding strategic installations.

 India, China against global terrorism
Recognising that they are not political rivals, India and China today agreed to take a longer view of their bilateral relations and move towards greater cooperation on global issues, including the war against international terrorism.

Kapil serves legal notices on Prabhakar, portal
Kapil Dev today sent legal notices to cricketer Manoj Prabhakar and the owners of the portal, demanding a public apology from them for causing damage to his reputation by levelling ``false'' allegation of match-fixing against him, his counsel Mr. V.N. Koura said.

 U.S. concern over fate of Jaffna civilians
The United States Under-Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Mr. Thomas Pickering, on Monday reiterated his country's opposition to an independent Tamil Eelam and voiced the concern of the international community about the fate of around 4.5 lakh civilians trapped in the embattled Jaffna peninsula.

Telecom gift for workers
The Government today announced rent-free telephone connection to 3.2 lakh employees of the Department of Telecom and the Department of Telecom Services from June.

Big win for Rabri Devi
The Bihar Chief Minister, Mrs. Rabri Devi, and the younger son of the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Abhay Chautala, have won with impressive margins.

Suharto under house arrest
The former Indonesian President, Mr. Suharto, currently under investigation for alleged corruption, has been put under house arrest, the Attorney General's office said today.

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