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Our report vindicated by Tehelka tapes: CVC
The Central Vigilance Commissioner, Mr. N. Vittal, today said the Tehelka tapes ``expose'' had vindicated the interim report on defence deals which was submitted last August, but refrained from disclosing the contents of the final report now with the Government.

Milosevic surrenders ending standoff
The former Yugoslav President, Mr. Slobodan Milosevic, gave himself up to police today, ending a 24-hour armed standoff with security forces.

Govt. tapping Opposition leaders' phones: Mulayam
The Samajwadi Party chief, Mr. Mulayam Singh Yadav, today alleged that telephones of all the main Opposition party leaders were being ``bugged'' on the instruction of the Prime Minister's Office in the wake of the Tehelka expose.

Baseless, says PMO
The Prime Minister's Office today denied as ``baseless and unfounded,'' allegations levelled by the Samajwadi Party chief, Mr. Mulayam Singh Yadav, that the telephones of all the main Opposition leaders were being ``bugged'' and that the CBI was being pressurised to implicate these leaders by framing charges against them.

Cong. tie-up with Trinamool 'very soon'
The Congress is working to give a final shape to its pact with the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal with senior party leaders stating that the tie-up had more or less come through.

Cong. 'open' to sharing power with PMK
The Pondicherry unit of the Congress appears to be relenting on the question of sharing power with the pro-LTTE PMK in the Union Territory.

 10 killed in Sri Lanka blast
About 10 people were killed and over 100 injured in a blast at a stadium in central Sri Lanka on Sunday.

Govt. directive to cost BCCI $300,000
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday received a letter from the Government asking it not to take part in any cricket tournament in non-regular venues such as Sharjah, Singapore and Toronto for three years.

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