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Army Chief warns Pak on beheading-like incident
NEW DELHI: On his first day in office, Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag on Friday warned Pakistan that India's response to any beheading-like incident in future would be "more than adequate, intense and immediate".

UN, US announce 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza
UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations and US announced that Israel and Hamas had agreed to a "unconditional humanitarian ceasefire" in Gaza for a period of 72-hours starting Friday, allowing both sides to negotiate on a "durable" armistice.

IAF's Jaguar plane crashes near Bhuj; pilot safe
KUTCH (Gujarat): A Jaguar combat aircraft of the Indian Air Force today crashed near Bibber village in this district while on a routine sortie from Bhuj air base but the pilot ejected safely. In 2013, two MIG-29 fighter planes had crashed in June and July near Gujarat's Jamnagar air base.

J-K: Two militants killed in encounter
SRINAGAR: Two militants were killed in an overnight encounter with security forces in Keran sector near the Line of Control in Kashmir.

Congressional resolution honours victims of Wisconsin shootout
WASHINGTON: A bipartisan Congressional resolution introduced on the second anniversary of Oak Creek Gurudwara shooting that killed six people has condemned the murderous attack and honours the memory of its victims.

US Kashmiri Pandits ask Modi to allow Kousar Nag yatra
WASHINGTON: Kashmiri Pandits in the US have sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allowing the Kousar Nag religious yatra in the Valley to proceed after the Jammu and Kashmir government rescinded the order permitting the event.

Grapplers, Gowda bag 3 golds

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Snooping unacceptable, India tells US
* Indo-US strategic talks: Kerry allays fears
* Sushma says no change in policy on Russia
New Delhi, July 31
India today registered with the USA its strong protest over the snooping of Indian entities and individuals by American intelligence agencies and its disappointment over the proposed changes in the US Immigration Act which could affect Indians in a large number.

Nation page: Discusses WTO impasse with Jaitley
Kerry visits IIT, walks out impressed with students

US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) shakes hands with Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj during a meeting in New Delhi US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) shakes hands with Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj during a meeting in New Delhi. Tribune photo Mukesh Aggarwal



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Cong expels Birender from CWC, asks for explanation
Birender SinghNew Delhi, July 31
In a strong message to party dissidents, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday expelled senior Haryana Congress leader Birender Singh from the all-powerful Congress Working Committee and demanded his explanation for "continued anti-party activities."

Sonia says will write a book to reveal the truth
New Delhi, July 31
A file photo of Sonia Gandhi and Natwar SinghIn a rare rebuttal of former Foreign Minister Natwar Singh’s comments on her conduct and demeanour, Congress president Sonia Gandhi today said she will write her own book to reveal the truth. As the Congress chief rose in her own defence, the party stood behind her, led by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who said “no files from the PMO were ever sent to Sonia”.

Jhinda & Co ask SGPC to vacate gurdwaras
Kaithal, July 31
The Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC) authorities today adopted aggressive posturing by warning the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) to vacate Sikh shrines in the state or face legal action.
Jagdish Singh Jhinda, president of the HSGMC along with committee members at Kaithal on Thursday Jagdish Singh Jhinda, president of the HSGMC along with committee members at Kaithal on Thursday. Photo: Ravi Kumar


PUNJAB: Poor rains leave farmers high and dry

HARYANA: After resignation, a face-saver: Yadav made Irrigation Minister

J&KRajouri warms up to Buddha Amarnath pilgrims

HIMACHAL: Fee hike by HPU triggers protests
UTTARAKHAND: Doon hospital starved of funds

CHANDIGARH: JERC pulls up UT Electricity Dept

LUDHIANA: Civic body action reeks of bias

DELHI: Centre hopes for political solution in Delhi

OPINIONSPolitics over taxes

NATION: Railways to spend Rs 73k cr on two freight corridors

SPORTS: Yogi’s twister gets him a gold
BUSINESS: PM to launch financial inclusion plan for 7.5 cr households on August 15
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Gen Suhag takes over as Army Chief
New Delhi, July 31
General Dalbir Singh SuhagGeneral Dalbir Singh Suhag today took over Chief of the Indian Army today. He will be at the helm till December 31, 2016, a 29-month tenure. The outgoing Army Chief General Bikram Singh handed over the charge to his successor this afternoon at a brief ceremony at the South Block here. Gen Suhag’s wife Namita Singh Suhag was by his side when he took over.

NRI brides dump and dupe their Punjabi grooms
Chandigarh, July 31
Surjit Singh (name changed) was on cloud nine when he received a marriage proposal from an Indian- Canadian girl in 2009. Like lakhs of Punjabi youths, the Raikot resident, too, aspired to go abroad. When the girl’s family asked for Rs 25 lakh for taking him abroad, Surjit readily agreed.


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