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 Nitish back in Cabinet, BJD gets two berths
The Atal Behari Vajpayee Council of Ministers was both mini-expanded and minor-reshuffled today when three new faces were inducted and portfolios of a few incumbents got swapped. Also, Mr. Dilip Ray, Minister of State for Steel (with independent charge) has resigned. With today's arrivals and departure, the membership of the Vajpayee Council of Ministers adds up to 73.

 Prabhakar releases secret video
Manoj Prabhakar's allegations against Kapil Dev may or may not be proved. But he added a whole new dimension to the ongoing match-fixing controversy on Saturday by revealing the results of his ``undercover investigations'' carried out with the help of ``tehelka.com'', a website which has been making waves, true to its name.

Colombo denies knowledge about ceasefire
Fighting eased in the Jaffna peninsula today even though the Sri Lankan Government asserted it had ``no information'' about the 12-hour ceasefire called by the LTTE in the Thenmarachchi division. The LTTE had said the temporary ceasefire, which began at 10 a.m. today, was to enable the civilian population to move out. Aid workers said the truce had enabled some civilians to get out but details were not available.

Indian envoy calls on Musharraf
The outgoing Indian High Commissioner, Mr. G. Parthasarathy, called on the Pakistani Chief Executive, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, today. The meeting lasted one hour.

Chaudhry dismissed
The Fiji President, Ratu Kamisese Mara, today dismissed the Prime Minister, Mr. Mahendra Pal Chaudhry, who is still being held hostage by the ``coup'' leader, Mr. George Speight.

New virus in computers
A new and dangerous computer virus dubbed ``killer resume'' is spreading through e-mail systems using the Microsoft Outlook programme, the FBI has said.


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