Monday, March 26, 2001, Chandigarh, India
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Make party funding transparent: PM
Says media not to be blamed for expose

New Delhi, March 25

The National Executive meeting of the BJP today concluded its two- day session, finalising an elaborate strategy for regaining people’s confidence with Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee stressing the need for introspection.


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Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee waves during a rally as George Fernandes looks on in New Delhi on Sunday.

Govt not to resign, says Vajpayee
New Delhi, March 25
Making a frontal attack on the Congress, Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee today said that his government would not bow to the Opposition’s demand for its resignation.

Bid to lower forces’ morale: Fernandes

Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee waves during a rally as George Fernandes looks on in New Delhi on Sunday. — Reuters photo

Congress observes ‘dhikkar divas’
Demands govt’s dismissal
New Delhi, March 25
The Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) workers today held a unique rally of tempos and trucks here to press for the dismissal of the Vajpayee government and arrest of those accused of taking bribe in the Tehelka expose.




Army court summons Gen Murgai
New Delhi, March 25
The Army court of inquiry has summoned retired Major-Gen S.P. Murgai, a key figure in the expose by on defence deals, to appear before it next week, Army sources said. Maj-General Murgai, who retired recently as Additional Director-General, Quality Assurance, Army Headquarters, has reportedly been missing since the expose.

Crisis deepens for Rabri
Patna, March 25
The threat perception to the Rabri government attained a new high on Sunday, as dissidents came out openly rolling the red carpet for the dissident leader and RJD MP, Mr Ranjan Yadav, at the Patna airport. The leader was received at the airport by a number of ministers, party legislators and known dissidents in an apparent show of strength that might send caution signals for RJD boss Laloo Yadav.


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Four killed in IED blast
Probe ordered into youth’s killing

Srinagar, March 25
Thirteen persons, including a foreign mercenary and two policemen, were killed as a powerful blast destroyed a residential house in Jammu and Kashmir since last night, official sources said today.

HP rebels firm on showdown
Shimla, March 25
With the rebels firm on “exposing” the Dhumal government in the Vidhan Sabha, peace brokers of the BJP-led by Mr Maheshwar Singh, MP and a former state BJP chief, are making frantic efforts to prevent the impending showdown in the House tomorrow.

Medical teachers oppose circular
Promotion rules may leave many ineligible
Amritsar, March 25
Even though about 40 per cent posts of medical teacher are lying vacant in medical colleges of the state, a new circular issued by the Punjab Government is likely to make most of the medical teachers “ineligible” for promotion. If the medical teachers do not get promotions following the circular which lays down strict guidelines, the medical colleges may get derecognised.


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