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Speight supporters go on rampage
Chaudhry govt ‘not to be restored’

SUVA, May 31 — Fiji’s new military ruler today said there was no chance ethnic Indian Prime Minister Mahendra Chaudhry’s government, which is being held hostage in parliament, would resume its leadership of the Pacific island nation.

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Rebels armed with clubs and spears take a driver away from his vehicle outside the gates of Parliament House in Suva, Fiji, on Wednesday. The driver was taken to nearby bushes and his vehicle taken by the rebels. — AP/PTI

Students stone shops, vehicles

SHIMLA, May 31 — Tension gripped the Boileauganj area of the city as students of Himachal Pradesh University went on a rampage in the main bazaar, damaging about a dozen vehicles and shops, last night.

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National security panel recast
NEW DELHI, May 31 — The government today reconstituted the National Security Advisory Board (NSAB) re-appointing noted defence analyst K Subrahmanyam as its convener and including for the first time three former service chiefs in the board.

India’s terms for talks with Pak
NEW DELHI, May 31 — Pakistani chief executive Gen Pervez Musharraf today said he was ready to travel anywhere to have talks with the Indian leadership, but India reiterated that any dialogue could be held only after Islamabad created a suitable environment by bringing an end to cross-border terrorism.

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Air-Taxi service for Punjab
CHANDIGARH, May 31 —Punjab will soon have an air-taxi service linking some of its key cities and major destinations outside the state. The Punjab State Industrial Development Corporation (PSIDC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Vikram Aviation Pvt Ltd (VAPL) company of New Delhi which has further separately entered into a management and equity participation agreement with an Israel company, Messers TIL Defence Systems. 

IT dept identifies Kapil, Azhar’s assets 
NEW DELHI, May 31 — The Income Tax Department had identified assets of some present and past cricketers in the light of match-fixing allegations against them highly-placed sources in the department said tonight.

No move to free TADA detainees: DGP
JALANDHAR, May 31 — Punjab Police chief Sarabjit Singh today said no directions had been received from any quarters for the release of militants booked under the Terrorist and Disruptive Practices (Prevention) Act.

Staff play truant to do business
HISAR, May 31 — Truancy among government employees is on the rise. While no department seems to be totally immune to it, the tendency is more pronounced among employees of the Education, Veterinary and Health Departments, especially those posted in the rural areas where day-to-day monitoring is difficult.
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