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Pak. not diluting proxy war, says Vajpayee
Accusing Pakistan-backed terrorist organisations of sabotaging peace talks in Jammu and Kashmir, the Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee, today said there was no dilution of Islamabad's proxy war.

 Second gold for Marion Jones
For Marion Jones, athlete extraordinaire, it was not the destination. Merely, stop no. 2. And the gifted American superstar arrived there well in time in the millennium Olympic Games on Wednesday, winning the 200 m gold in patented style.

Abducted asst. director reaches Gajanur
Mr. Nagappa Maradagi, assistant film director, who was abducted along with the Kannada thespian, Mr. Rajkumar, on the night of July 30 by the forest brigand Veerappan, today escaped from the abductors in Thalamalai forests and arrived at Gajanur around 6 p.m. Now he is said to be in the house of Mr. Rajkumar.

Bofors: Hinduja claim lends new twist
The Bofors case has taken a startling twist with the Hindujas, the NRI industrialist family, claiming that the Swiss Investigating Judge has clarified that the money paid to them by the Swedish arms manufacturer had no relation to the infamous 155 mm howitzer contract.

Hinduja clarifies
LONDON, SEPT. 28. The following is a statement issued by Mr. Srichand P. Hinduja, London-based chairman of Hinduja Group of Companies. A few weeks ago, our lawyers were informed by the Swiss Investigating Judge, that in June 2000, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had sent a letter seeking additional information.

 'Centre playing politics over floods'
The Congress(I) president, Mrs. Sonia Gandhi, today supported West Bengal's ruling communists when she criticised the BJP-run Centre for not declaring the Bengal floods as ``a national disaster.''

Central team for Bengal: PM
The Prime Minister, Mr. A.B. Vajpayee, today said that a Central team would soon tour the flood-affected areas of West Bengal and assess the losses.

 Jammanlal award for Tutu Save
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, an apostle of equality anti-apartheid movement in South Africa gets this year's Jamnalal Bajaj International Award for promoting Gandhian values outside India.

Chhota Rajan in court
The mafia don, Chhota Rajan, who was produced in a Bangkok court today, refused to identify his attackers in a reported bid to get away from Thailand as quickly as possible.

Suharto acquitted
A Jakarta court today threw out the Government's anti-corruption case against the former President, Gen. Suharto.


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