Pratap Chakravarty
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/ 25 April 2008

Dalai Lama welcomes Chinese offer for talks

The Dalai Lama on Friday welcomed China’s offer to meet his envoy for talks after weeks of protests over Tibet and repeated calls from the exiled spiritual leader for dialogue with Beijing. China’s state-run Xinhua news agency reported that talks would take place in the coming days, which the Dalai Lama’s spokesperson described as "a step in the right direction".

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/ 11 December 2007

Boje denies links to match-fixing scam

South Africa bowler Nicky Boje on Tuesday denied charges of match-fixing under questioning by Indian police probing the scandal that hit cricket seven years ago, officials said. The 34-year-old, who was escorted to a New Delhi interrogation centre by South African diplomats, was grilled for nearly two hours by Crime Branch detectives.