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 Nationwide IT raids on cricketers
In a nationwide swoop today, officials of the Income Tax Department conducted searches and surveys at the residential and official premises of leading cricketers, their associates, high-profile bookies and sports administrators, including former Indian captains, Kapil Dev and Mohammad Azharuddin, Ajay Jadeja and former International Cricket Council Chairman, Mr. Jagmohan Dalmiya.

When one led to the other
One thing leads to another. That is how most investigators generally crack cases. The Income Tax officials raiding cricketer Ajay Jadeja's residence this morning stumbled upon evidence that one house in a ``village'' in South Delhi could also be searched profitably.

DF Govt. keen on prosecution
The Democratic Front Maharashtra Government appears determined to go ahead with the proposed prosecution of the Shiv Sena chief, Mr. Bal Thackeray, as soon as adequate paramilitary forces are made available to it.

BJP, Sena to take to the streets
The BJP and the Shiv Sena today jointly announced their decision to ``take to the streets of Mumbai'' their struggle against what they describe as ``illegal'' attempts by the Maharashtra Government to foist a seven-year old case against the Shiv Sena chief, Mr. Bal Thackeray, for instigating communal hatred through his writings in the Sena's official mouthpiece, Saamna.

'Anjuman plot to invade India'
Police say that there was a deeper conspiracy behind the serial bomb blasts to destabilise the country and that a Pakistani national had organised and supervised the blasts at Guntur and Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh.

No fresh proposals on autonomy: Farooq
The Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Dr. Farooq Abdullah, today maintained that it was ``a misnomer'' to say that the National Conference Government was demanding a return to the pre-1953 situation in his State.

India told of Pak. assurance on pipeline
Pakistan had given written assurances to protect the proposed overland natural gas pipeline from Iran to India, a senior Iranian official said here today.


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