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Friday, April 25, 2014, Chandigarh, India

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Rajiv assassins to stay in jail, SC refers case to Constitution Bench
NEW DELHI: Supreme Court today referred the matter on remission of life imprisonment of seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case to a Constitution Bench and said its interim order staying the Tamil Nadu government's decision to free them will continue.

Giriraj Singh granted anticipatory bail
PATNA: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Giriraj Singh on Friday got some relief as a Patna court granted him anticipatory bail for his alleged hate speeches during election campaign.

US Sikh barred from carrying 'kirpan' on jury duty
WASHINGTON: An American Sikh man has been denied permission to carry a 'kirpan' or ceremonial dagger while serving on a jury by a California court.

Flight MH370: Malaysia to release preliminary report next week
Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia will release a preliminary report next week on the disappearance of flight MH370, Prime Minister Najib Razak said, as his government battles criticism over the transparency of its investigation.



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High turnout in sixth phase amid violence in J-K, J’khand
Bengal, Puducherry lead voter rush; moderate polling in M’rashtra
New Delhi, April 24
High voter enthusiasm today marked the sixth phase of polling covering 117 constituencies spread across 11 states and one union territory. The turnout in all states was higher than the previous Lok Sabha elections in 2009.

Injured police and polling officials after an attack by Maoists in Dumka district of Jharkhand on Thursday. Injured police and polling officials after an attack by Maoists in Dumka district of Jharkhand on Thursday. PTI





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In Varanasi, Modi files his papers, invokes ‘Ma Ganga’
Varanasi, April 24
BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi today filed his nomination for the high-profile Varanasi electoral battle here after a mega road show, saying "Mother Ganga" had called him and vowed to make this temple town on the banks of the Ganga the world's spiritual capital.

BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi waves to his supporters during a road show before filing his nomination papers in Varanasi on Thursday.
SHOW OF Strength: BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi waves to his supporters during a road show before filing his nomination papers in Varanasi on Thursday. PTI

SAD tells cops to ‘gather’ info on Oppn poll agents
Chandigarh, April 24
Acting “at the behest” of their political bosses from the Akali Dal, the Punjab police are reportedly collecting information on all polling agents employed by various political parties in the 2013 zila parishad, block samiti and panchayat elections.

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PUNJAB: Drugs devouring youth, but leaders unconcerned: Yadav

HARYANA: Govt issues notification on use of beacon

J&KVehicles sans number plates plying on highway pose threat to security

HIMACHAL: Cong opens door for 25 rebels

CHANDIGARH: Girls lock themselves up in dormitory

LUDHIANA: Five-tier security for Modi's rally

DELHI: Five of family charred to death

OPINIONS: Principles of a letter

NATION: Giriraj seeks anticipatory bail

BUSINESS: Forecast of weak monsoon likely to hit market sentiments
SPORTS: Lynn plucks win for Knights
WORLD: 5 rebels killed as Kiev takes key checkpoints



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Italy mulls international arbitration
Marines case: We are sending our ambassador back to India, says Italian defence minister
Rome, April 24
Italy will send its ambassador back to India to helpMarines Massimiliano Latoree (R) and Salvatore Girone. steer the case of its two marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast in 2012 towards international arbitration as bilateral efforts have failed, Defence Minister Federica Mogherini said today.
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No hasty move on Lokpal: Centre to SC
New Delhi, April 26
The Centre today assured the Supreme Court that it was not taking any immediate decision to constitute the proposed anti-corruption body — Lokpal — clearly indicating that the exercise would be left to the post-poll dispensation.

Brace for below-normal monsoon
IMD says will update its forecast in June after rains set in
New Delhi, April 24
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday said the monsoon was expected to be below-normal this year, confirming earlier ominous warnings by international agencies about the possibility of an EL Nino event hitting the crucial seasonal rains.

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