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 Makeshift PMO at hospital
The Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, will arrive in the city by a special aircraft tomorrow for his knee surgery to be performed at the Breach Candy hospital on Tuesday by the New York-based orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Chittaranjan Ranawat.

Amitabh's humour, one-liners are also borrowed
`Confident?' `Final answer?' `Absolutely sure?' `You still have two lifelines left, you can phone a friend or ask the audience...'

 Uma Bharti links return to OBC quota
The former Union Minister and MP from Bhopal, Ms. Uma Bharti, today set new conditions for her return to Parliament and active politics. Ms. Bharti, who was in the capital on Saturday, ending her 42-day self-imposed exile in the Himalayas, had a 45-minute meeting with the Prime Minister, Mr. A.B. Vajpayee, who asked her to fulfil the mandate given to her as an MP.

State unity tops Kostounica's agenda
The new Yugoslav President, Mr. Vojislav Kostounica, has said his first priority as President would be to resolve problems between Yugoslavia's two remaining republics, with the former strongman, Mr. Slobodan Milosevic's future low down on his list of priorities.

`Unusual' deposits in cricketers' accounts
The Income Tax Department has detected some ``unusual'' deposits and withdrawals in the bank accounts of cricket players, bookies and administrators even as it is compiling the ``appraisal report'' on raids conducted so far.

Gopal awaiting Veerappan's signal
The official emissary, Mr. R. R. Gopal, is still awaiting ``clear signals'' from the brigand, Veerappan, for leaving on his fifth mission to the forests to negotiate the release of abducted actor, Mr. Rajkumar, and two others held hostage. Till 9.30 p.m. he had not received any message.

Tiger killing: CM's directive
The Andhra Pradesh Government today announced a thorough probe by a senior IAS officer, Mr. A. V. S. Reddy, into the killing of a female tiger at Nehru Zoological Park on October 4.

Bofors shells abandoned
A big cache of 170 Bofors shells left abandoned on the roadside at Dhaneli village near here were recovered by police yesterday.


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