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 Dhindsa summons BCCI chief
The Government has summoned the Board of Control for Cricket in India president, Mr. A. C. Muthiah, here on November 3 to discuss the fallout of the report on match- fixing submitted by the Central Bureau of Investigation.

 10 Indians killed in plane crash
Ten of the 11 Indian passengers on board the ill-fated Singapore Airlines plane, which crashed at Taipei airport last night, were among the 79 persons killed.

Sonia sees contest as proof of internal democracy in party
The AICC President, Ms. Sonia Gandhi, said here today that the fact that Mr. Jitendra Prasada was contesting against her was a proof of the existence of internal democracy in the organisation.

Sweden may lift sanctions
The Swedish Environment Minister, Mr. Kjell Larsson, today indicated that his Government was actively considering the lifting of sanctions imposed after the Pokhran blasts in May 1998.

Guilty could face life ban, says Muthiah
The president of the Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI), Mr. A.C. Muthiah, today said players `found guilty' of match-fixing could face life ban.

Ranatunga denies charges
The former Sri Lankan cricket captain, Arjuna Ranatunga, today categorically denied the reference in the CBI report on match-fixing that he had been offered or accepted bribe from any Indian bookie or any other person at any time.

Norwegian envoy meets LTTE chief
The Norwegian Special Envoy to Sri Lanka, Mr. Eric Solheim, today met the leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, Mr. Velupillai Prabhakaran, in the northern Vanni mainland, the separatists' clandestine radio, Voice of Tigers, said.

Plane bombing accused held
Ripudaman Singh Malik, one the Sikhs accused of murdering 329 people in the 1985 bombing of Air India flight 182, was preparing to travel to Pakistan when he was arrested, according to his lawyer.


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