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JD-U puts NDA on notice over PM candidate
Sets year-end deadline for BJP 
Reiterates Modi not acceptable 
To quit alliance if demand overlooked
New Delhi, April 14
Sharad Yadav being greeted by Bihar CM Nitish Kumar after he was re-elected JD-U president on Sunday. The Gujarat Chief Minister’s prime ministerial ambition suffered a setback today when his Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar made it clear that the Janata Dal (United) would not accept at any cost the projection of Narendra Modi as the NDA’s nominee for the country’s top executive’s job.

Sharad Yadav being greeted by Bihar CM Nitish Kumar after he was re-elected JD-U president on Sunday. Tribune photo: Manas Ranjan Bhui

BJP rejects JD-U’s ‘unfounded inferences’ against Modi
New Delhi, April 14
In a stern message to the JD-U, which today issued a veiled threat to the BJP over Narendra Modi’s much speculated projection as the prime ministerial candidate, the lead NDA party ticked off its key ally for making “unfounded inferences” against the Gujarat CM.

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No ‘Rahul vs Modi showdown’ in K’taka
Bangalore, April 14
There is not going to be any “Modi vs Rahul showdown” in Karnataka ahead of the May 5 Assembly elections. While it was hoped that Karnataka will provide the ground for the Prime Ministerial candidates of two opposing camps to test their respective charisma, neither Modi nor Rahul seem to be interested in such a contest before the main battle (read Lok Sabha elections).

I-T Dept to ‘name and shame’ habitual evaders
New Delhi, April 14
The Income Tax Department has decided to name and shame “chronic” tax defaulters by publicising their names and addresses. It is in the process of finalising the procedure of compiling names and cases pertaining to habitual tax dodgers and subsequently uploading these on its website.

India to develop Iran port for access to Afghanistan
New Delhi, April 14
With Pakistan continuing to deny India transit access to Afghanistan, New Delhi is trying to complete as early as possible the formalities for entering into an agreement with Iran for the development of the Chabahar Port which will provide it a vital link to transport its goods to the war-ravaged nation.


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By women, for women: Punjab to have special security squads
Badal (Muktsar), April 14
Sukhbir Badal flags off the Women Armed Special Protection Squad at Badal village on Sunday. The Punjab Government will deploy security squads of armed policewomen in each district of the state to enhance security of women and check crimes against them.

Sukhbir Badal flags off the Women Armed Special Protection Squad at Badal village on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Posters appear seeking ‘armed struggle’ for Telangana
Hyderabad, April 14
A set of posters, calling for an “armed struggle” for separate Telangana state, has sprung up on the Osmania University campus here, the nerve centre of the statehood movement.

Govt mulls night flights to boost J&K tourism
Jammu, April 14
The government is contemplating night flights on the New Delhi-Srinagar-Jammu sector in a bid to give a boost to tourism in Jammu and Kashmir. Commercial flight operations are halted at both Jammu and Srinagar currently at 5pm. The proposal was discussed at a high-level meeting held here yesterday between state and Central officials led by Union Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth.


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