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Friday, June 15, 2012, Chandigarh, India
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 Kalam will contest presidential poll: Mamata...more
 
Andhra bypolls: YSR Congress bags Nellore Lok Sabha seat...more
 
Autonomy of IITs will remain intact: PM to federation...more
 Petrol price likely to be reduced...more

Cong, TMC head for a showdown
PRESIDENTIAL RACE: Confrontation brews over names; Pranab-Kalam contest likely
New Delhi, June 14
Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee interacts with the media in New Delhi. Even as its most troublesome ally Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee insisted that APJ Abdul Kalam was her first choice in the presidential race, a combative Congress hit out at her.

Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee interacts with the media in New Delhi. Tribune photo: Mukesh Aggarwal
  (Edit page) Disgraceful power play

Focus on AFSPA as Army Chief visits J-K today
Jammu, June 14
When Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh lands in Jammu and Kashmir tomorrow, he will bring with him a new message of ending clash of egos that had erupted between his predecessor Gen VK Singh and the state government over the revocation of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA).



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Govt hikes paddy MSP by Rs 170
New Delhi, June 14
Accepting Commission for Agriculture Costs and Pricesí suggestions for 2012-13 kharif season, the government today announced a Rs-170 hike in the support price of paddy to boost production and procurement and also counter fears of erratic monsoon in key rice producing states Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh where elections are due this Crop Year.

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External Affairs Minister SM Krishna and US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in Washington on Wednesday.The Obama administrationís decision to exempt India from sanctions for its oil imports from Iran.

External Affairs Minister SM Krishna and US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in Washington on Wednesday. ó PTI

Delhi to revive links with Cuba
New Delhi, June 14
Who can forget the famous bear hug Fidel Castro gave to Indira Gandhi when the Cuban leader passed on the chairmanship of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) to the Indian Prime Minister in New Delhi in 1983. But with the end of the Cold War, India drifted away from Cuba with small bilateral trade and even smaller political exchanges between the two countries.

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No let-up in firing from Pak side in Poonch
Jammu/New Delhi, June 14
While a soldier who had been critically injured in Pak firing on Indian forward posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in KG sector of Poonch district yesterday, was brought dead last night, calibrated response of the Indian Army injured two Pak soldiers. Reports from agencies say there has been no let-up in the firing. The slain soldier has been identified as Lance Naik Harvinder Singh.
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Today is WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY
1 in 3 elderly faces abuse in India; sons chief culprits
New Delhi, June 14
One in three elderly in India is facing abuse and a majority of them is residing with their families. The third annual HelpAge Survey on Elder Abuse in India released today revealed details of how an ageing India is silently suffering abuse to preserve family honour.

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