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41 MLAs swear by Dorendra Singh
The Bharatiya Janata Party-led 41-member five- party Progressive Democratic Alliance in Manipur today demonstrated its resolve to form a government in the State with the presidents of the MSCP, NCP, JD(L) and the Federal Party of Manipur - all constituents of the PDA - writing separate letters to the BJP president, Mr. Jana Krishnamurthi, expressing ``full support'' to their chosen leader, Mr. R.K. Dorendra Singh, the BJP's State Legislature Party leader.

We are going to Delhi with an open mind: Sattar
The Pakistan Foreign Minister, Mr. Abdul Sattar, today maintained that the Kashmir issue would figure prominently at the proposed summit meeting between the Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee, and the military ruler and Chief Executive, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, in New Delhi.

Pak. team to meet Hurriyat leaders
The Pakistani delegation accompanying the Chief Executive, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, to the proposed summit meeting in New Delhi is expected to meet the Executive Council of the All-Party Hurriyat Conference.

Talks offer behind Musharraf's low-key message to nation?
The Pakistan Chief Executive, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, was matter of fact and low-key in his message to the nation, on the eve of the third anniversary of the nuclear tests.

Storm gaining force again
The cyclonic storm in the Arabian sea, which appeared to be dissipating yesterday, seems to be regaining strength again and is threatening the Kutch-Saurashtra region in Gujarat.

Tenth Plan's bitter pill for States
With a majority of the incumbent Governments losing out heavily in the recent Assembly elections, the draft Tenth Five-Year Plan document prepared by the Planning Commission may not pass muster with the States, which have to clear the final Plan at the meeting of the National Development Council.

Fire in BCCL unit
A fire in the Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL) headquarters at Koilnagar near here today destroyed a large number of important documents but there was no casualty, the BCCL chairman-cum-managing director, Mr. B.N. Pan said.

Ranil to meet Vajpayee
The leader of Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party, Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe, is to leave for New Delhi on June 1 where he will meet the Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee.

Lucky escape for Rajnath
The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Mr. Rajnath Singh, today escaped being gored by a cow while performing puja here.

Rajasthan police help sought to arrest Prabhakar
The Uttaranchal police, hot on the trail of the former Indian all-rounder, Mr. Manoj Prabhakar, for his alleged involvement in cases of misappropriation of public funds in the State, today decided to seek the assistance of the Rajasthan police to arrest the ex-cricketer, who is reportedly in Jaipur attending a seminar.

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