Thursday, December 13, 2012, Chandigarh, India
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Govt agrees to probe by retd judge into Walmart lobbying
LS adjourned four times, now on coal block issue
New Delhi, December 12
Under pressure from Opposition parties to come clean on the charges of US retail giant Walmart spending money in India to lobby for 51 per cent FDI in multi-brand retail, the Government today agreed to get the matter probed by a retired judge.

Mayawati salvo at Ansari stuns RS
Oped: The maestro leaves a void

SC clears HUDA’s Pinjore-Kalka project
New Delhi, December 12
The Supreme Court today cleared the Pinjore-Kalka Urban Complex project of the Haryana Urban Development Authority covering residential, commercial and industrial areas at Panchkula on both sides of the National Highway 22.

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Pandit Ravi Shankar 1920-2012
Pandit Ravi Shankar dies at 92 in US
Suffered complications from a heart surgery
San Diego, December 12
Legendary sitar maestro and composer Pandit Ravi Shankar, who popularised Indian classical music in the West and had a major influence on icons such as The Beatles’ George Harrison and Yehudi Menuhin, died here today at the age of 92.

Haryana accepts 10% quota for five ‘special backward classes’
Jats, Bishnois, Rors, Tyagis & Jat Sikhs to benefit
Chandigarh, December 12
The Haryana Cabinet on Wednesday accepted in principle a 10 per cent reservation for five “special backward classes”, including Jats.

Special to the tribune
Indian-origin nurse’s kin turn to Keith Vaz in hour of grief
Shyam Bhatia in London
Keith Vaz may be the chairman of the House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee and MP for Leicester East, but as the recent tragic cases of both Jacintha Saldanha and Anuj Bidve show, he has also become the first and possibly only port of call for Indians who get into trouble in the UK.





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New Chinese leader sends alarming signals to neighbours
New Delhi, December 12
In what is bound to further increase tension between Beijing and its neighbours over territorial and maritime disputes, new Chinese Communist party leader chief Xi Jinping, who assumed the role of military chief about a month ago, called on the 2.3-million-strong People's Liberation Army (PLA) to "push forward preparations for a military struggle".

Tarn Taran village ready to roll out red carpet for Shahbaz Sharif
Jatti Umra (Tarn Taran), Dec12
There is hectic activity in the sleepy village of Jatti Umra, some 35 km from Tarn Taran, as it prepares to give a red carpet welcome for ‘son of the soil’ and Pakistan Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on December 16.
Editorial: The Punjab factor

A file photo of Jatti Umra villagers with Nawaz Sharif; the gurdwara that stands on land that once belonged to the family of Nawaz and Shahbaz Sharif.
A file photo of Jatti Umra villagers with Nawaz Sharif; the gurdwara that stands on land that once belonged to the family of Nawaz and Shahbaz Sharif. Tribune photo


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