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Pak. must drop 'jehadi' mentality, says BJP
The Bharatiya Janata Party today said there could be ``no meaningful dialogue with Pakistan'' as long as the ``jehadi mentality'' dominated Pakistan's establishment even as the Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, blamed the Pakistan President, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, for speaking like a ``fauji'' (armyman) who had ``not come to make peace''.

U.S., China to resume human rights dialogue
The United States Secretary of State, Gen. Colin Powell, today announced after meeting China's leadership that the two countries would resume a human rights dialogue broken off when U.S. jets on a NATO mission bombed Beijing's embassy in Belgrade in May, 1999.

Police transfers heading for Centre-State row?
With the Tamil Nadu Government taking the stand that it is not able to ``spare the services'' of the senior police officers who have been appointed to positions in New Delhi, the issue is clearly acquiring the dimensions of a Centre- State confrontation.

Decision taken at top level
The decision to requisition the services of three IPS officers from the Tamil Nadu cadre is believed to have been taken at the highest level in the Vajpayee Government.

Police interrogate Pankaj
The Delhi police today subjected Sher Singh Rana alias Pankaj Singh, the prime accused in the Phoolan Devi murder case, to sustained interrogation and questioned two brothers of another accused, Ravinder, police sources said.

BJP executive asks Govt. to be vigilant over all FIs
Despite an attempt by the BJP national executive committee to focus on the positive economic achievements of the Vajpayee Government, the ruling establishment came in for sharp criticism from members about the happenings in the financial sector, particularly the stock market crash in March this year and the potential of a scam in the Unit Trust of India (UTI).

Gogoi wants new emissary to talk to NSCN
The Assam Chief Minister, Mr. Tarun Gogoi, today welcomed the Centre's decision to restrict the territorial limit of its ceasefire accord with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Issac-Muivah) to Nagaland. He favoured having a new special emissary for holding talks with the NSCN (I-M).

We will consult allies on PMK re-entry: PM
The Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, was today lavish in his praise for the party president, Mr. Jana Krishnamurthi, on two counts: he had tried to learn Hindi, and he had given valuable suggestions for norms for re-entry into the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).


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