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India steps up vigil along border
India today said it was keeping a close vigil along the international border with Pakistan following media reports from Islamabad that the latter was conducting a major military exercise near the Rann of Kutch.

Routine training, says Pak.
Pakistan today denied reports of a large- scale build-up of its troops on the Indian border saying the ``troops are busy in routine training within their respective units and their training areas''.

Official records support the CJI
Though the former Law Minister, Mr. Ram Jethmalani, has expressed doubts over the ``real age'' of the Chief Justice, Dr. A. S. Anand, in his new book, records support the latter.

Israel used excessive force, says Arab League
An emergency summit of the Arab League heads of state, which began in the Egyptian capital of Cairo today, blamed Israel for setting off the conflict and using excessive force during the clashes with Palestinian demonstrators.

Ram Jethmalani at it again
After days of political unexcitment and with only the Prime Minister's wounded knee to talk about, the Capital's know-all-and-know-nothing class of self-appointed busy- bodies will have something to talk about: Mr. Ram Jethmalani's presumed revelations in his book, `Big Egos, Small Men,' to be released officially on Monday.

Kannada writers meet emissary
A group of Kannada writers from Bangalore led by Mr. Chandrasekhara Patel, State president of the `Kannada Kriya Samithi' and Mr. Sridhar, editor of Agni, today met the Tamils Nationalist Movement leader, Mr. P. Nedumaran, here and thanked him for his efforts to secure the release of the Kannada actor, Mr. Rajkumar, held hostage by the brigand Veerappan.

Realignment of forces likely in Goa
In a development indicating a new realignment of forces in Goa, all the three BJP Ministers pulled out of the Francisco Sardinha coalition government reducing it to minority even as the Congress Legislature Party suffered yet another split.

Judge shifted
The Kerala High Court Judge, Mr. K. Narayana Kurup, has been transferred to the Madras High Court.

Goa Govt. collapses,BJP to stake claim
The 11-month-old Francisco Sardinha coalition Government in Goa was today reduced to a minority, with the BJP withdrawing its support and staking claim to form a new government after nine Congressmen joined the party.


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