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'Group of Ministers' to review national security
The Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, has constituted a ``Group of Ministers'' that will ``review the national security system in its entirety'' in the light of recommendations of the Kargil Review Committee.

 Britain to work with India on U.N. reforms: Cook
Britain today said it would work with India on the reforms in the United Nations, but did not make its support for New Delhi's presence in an expanded Security Council explicit.

TANSI cases: SC adjourns hearing
The Supreme Court today adjourned to April 25 hearing on a special leave petition (SLP) filed by the Tamil Nadu Government against the judgment of the Madras High Court discharging the AIADMK leader, Ms. Jayalalitha, in the `TANSI land deal cases'.

Chandrachud panel report to be made public
The Board of Control for Cricket in India today decided to make the Justice Chandrachud committee report on match-fixing and betting public and welcomed a fresh probe by police or any other investigating agency to clean up any mess relating to the game in the country.

France backs India for Council seat
The French President, Mr. Jacques Chirac, has announced - categorically and without ambiguity - his country's support to India's claim to be a permanent member of an expanded U.N. Security Council. ``India is naturally destined to become a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council.

None can stop jehad in Kashmir: Harkat
The Harkat-ul-Mujahideen has said that ``nobody'' could ``dare'' stop its fighters entering India- ``occupied'' Kashmir.

 We have a stake in Pakistan's stability, says Narayanan
It was a blend of the scholar and political scientist, besides, of course, the President, that stood out as Mr. K. R. Narayanan interacted with some 15 French intellectuals, fielding questions with aplomb and ease. In the process, he yielded quite a few newsy points (in journalistic parlance), apart from reflecting conceptually on the problems of the day. First, the newsy aspect.

Sensex down again
After an initial sharp rally, equities once again collapsed bringing the Sensex down by over 135 points at close on the Bombay Stock Exchange today in the wake of late selling pressure from speculators.


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