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 Prasada files nomination
Endings days of suspense, the senior Congress leader, Mr. Jitendra Prasada, today filed his nomination papers for the Congress presidential polls, setting the stage for a contest against the incumbent, Ms. Sonia Gandhi.

Match-fixing report today
The much-awaited inquiry report of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the cricket match- fixing and betting scandal will be submitted to the Government tomorrow.

Date of next trip undecided: Nedumaran
The next forest mission of the emissaries team, including the Nakkeeran editor, Mr. R. R. Gopal, and the Tamils Nationalist Movement leader, Mr. P. Nedumaran, to negotiate with the brigand Veerappan for obtaining release of the Kannada actor, Mr. Rajkumar and another hostage is inevitable, but the date remains undecided.

Mourners clash with police
Four persons were killed and many others injured as clashes broke out today in the Tamil-dominated central hills of Sri Lanka between police and mourners protesting the massacre at the Bindunuwewa open prison last week.

Basu's resignation accepted
The West Bengal Governor, Mr. Viren J. Shah, today accepted the resignation of the State's longest serving Chief Minister, Mr. Jyoti Basu, on health grounds and asked him to continue till alternative arrangements were made.

TDP will consider joining NDA Govt.: Naidu
The Telugu Desam Party president and Chief Minister, Mr. N. Chandrababu Naidu, has said that he was prepared to weigh the pros and cons of his party participating in the NDA Government to secure a better deal for the State from the Centre.

Border with China safe, says Fernandes
The Defence Minister, Mr. George Fernandes, today said the border with China was quite safe and there was no cause of any concern.

More arrests likely in Kanishka bombing case
Canadian authorities said on Saturday that further arrests were likely after they charged two Sikh men over the 1985 bombing of the Air India flight `Kanishka' that killed 329 people, as victims' families prepared for a long trial ahead.

Sri Lanka wins Coco Cola trophy
Sri Lanka crushed India by 245 runs in the final of the triangular one-day series here tonight to win the Coca Cola trophy.

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