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 Jogi elected Chattisgarh CLP leader unanimously
The All-India Congress Committee spokesman, Mr. Ajit Jogi, was today unanimously elected leader of the Chattisgarh Congress Legislature Party (CLP). He would be administered oath of office as the first Chief Minister of Chattisgarh shortly after the new Governor is sworn in after midnight, the AICC observer, Mr. Ghulam Nabi Azad, said.

SC reserves orders in Veerappan case
The Supreme Court today reserved judgment on the appeals challenging the August 19 order of the Designated Court, Mysore giving consent to the special public prosecutor (PP) for withdrawal of TADA charges against certain Veerappan associates- accused.

J&K Govt. accepts Pandian panel report
The Jammu and Kashmir Government has accepted the Justice S R Pandian commission report on the Brakpora police firing on April 3 and also the report of the probe into the firing at Amarnath pilgrims on August 1.

People cheer as work on Narmada dam resumes
As hordes of people on the banks of the Narmada raised slogans of ``Jai Narmada Ma'', construction work resumed at the site of the Sardar Sarovar project today after a gap of four years. At exactly 12.39 p.m., the Union Home Minister, Mr. L.K. Advani, pressed the button to operate the ropeway trolley which deposited concrete on the unfinished dam.

Azhar fixed matches, Jadeja, Mongia helped: CBI
In a damning expose, the Central Bureau of Investigation has alleged that Mohammed Azharuddin has ``fixed'' cricket matches with the help of Ajay Jadeja and Nayan Mongia for large sums, and has listed England's Alec Stewart, Australia's Mark Waugh as well as Sri Lanka's Arjuna Ranatunga among the foreign players who were either offered or paid money by bookies.

 Tie-up likely with U.K. on IT
India and the U.K. may enter into collaboration in the cutting edge of software development though manpower sourcing from here is also not ruled out.

'LTTE plotting to kill top U.P. politicians'
The Uttar Pradesh Government has issued a high alert following intelligence reports that two Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)militants, one of them a France-based member of its suicide squad, were planning to sneak into the State to kill prominent political personalities.

 Use IT to boost bilateral trade: Grimsson
The visiting Iceland President, Mr. Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, today stressed that modern technology, especially information technology, should be used as a vehicle to bring about a change in the volume of bilateral trade and industrial cooperation between India and Iceland.


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