Monday, April 15, 2002, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

TDP stops short of withdrawal
To demand Modi’s ouster in Parliament
Hyderabad, April 14
The TDP tonight stopped short of withdrawing support to the Vajpayee government over the continuance of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in office but said it would persist with its demand in Parliament and oppose fresh Assembly poll in the state.
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No immediate poll in Gujarat, says BJP
New Delhi, April 14
As a sop to its angry ally, TDP, opposing fresh Assembly poll in Gujarat, the BJP tonight told the NDA that there was no proposal to go in for such an exercise immediately in the state, even as the coalition appealed to its key ally from Andhra Pradesh not to withdraw support to the Vajpayee government.


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BJP hints at new allies
BJP President K. Jana KrishnamurthiPanjim, April 14
The Bharatiya Janata Party today expressed confidence that the Vajpayee government faced no crisis in the wake of a possible withdrawal of support by the Telugu Desam Party.

‘Hindutva’ agenda put on hold
Panjim, April 14
The three-day session of the Bharatiya Janata Party National Executive ended this afternoon with party President K. Jana Krishnamurthi making a determined effort to underplay the aggressive ideological “Hindutva” statements of the top leadership in the wake of the TDP threat to withdraw support to the Vajpayee government.


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HUJI chief among 11 killed
Srinagar, April 14
A self-styled supreme commander of Harkat-ul-Jehad Islami and another top Jaish commander were among 11 persons killed in the valley overnight while elsewhere ultras attacked a border security force picket with rifle grenades and detonated an IED.

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Indian soldiers take up positions during search of an area after a gunbattle with militants at Bandipora, 57 km north of Srinagar, on Sunday. — Reuters photo
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Mann back from Pakistan
Wagah, April 14
The Sikh militants who figure in India’s “most wanted” list have gone underground in Pakistan, even as the radicals displayed neither placards carrying inflammatory slogans nor distributed literature among the devotees during pilgrimage to Sikh shrines in Pakistan to mark the Baisakhi celebrations.
Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, who returned from Pakistan after celebrating Baisakhi there, at the Wagah border on Sunday.
Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, who returned from Pakistan after celebrating Baisakhi there, at the Wagah border on Sunday.
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NASA to send teacher into space
London, April 14
The American space agency NASA is to complete the unfinished business of sending a teacher into space. Ms Barbara Morgan, from McCall, Idaho, has been scheduled to be blasted into orbit on a space shuttle and to visit the International Space Station in 2004.

Islamic school — a nursery for ultras
Ferozepore, April 14
Despite the efforts made by Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf to curb the activities of fundamentalists operating from Islamic centres of learning, the Lashkar-e-Toiba has consolidated its base in Pakistan.


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