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BJP rubbishes Geelani's claim, seeks apology
NEW DELHI: The BJP today demanded an apology from Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani for his claim that Narendra Modi had sent emissaries to meet him on the Kashmir issue.

South Korea ferry tragedy: Captain arrested; divers spot bodies
JINDO, South Korea: Investigators on Saturday arrested the captain accused of abandoning the South Korean ferry that capsized three days ago with 476 people on board, as divers finally accessed the submerged vessel and spotted bodies inside.

Search resumes for bodies after Everest's worst tragedy
KATHMANDU: Sherpa climbers aided by helicopters resumed search on Saturday for four missing guides after an avalanche swept the lower slopes of Mount Everest, killing at least 12 in the deadliest accident on the world's highest mountain.

White House names Indian-American 'Solar Champion of Change'
WASHINGTON: The White House has named Indian-American Professor Rajendra Singh as one of ten "Solar Champions of Change" who are taking the initiative to spur solar deployment across America.

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Superseded Vice-Admiral wants justice or retirement
Finding new Vice-Chief to be Admiral Dhowan’s priority

New Delhi, April 18
New Chief of Naval Staff Admiral RK Dhowan has his priorities clearly laid out. These include boosting morale of the force whose image has taken a beating following a spate of accidents and look for a new deputy-the Vice-Chief. Admiral Dhowan still holds the charge as the Vice-Chief, a post to which he was appointed in August 2011. He needs to take a call on whether to move one of the three remaining Vice-Admirals into the office or bring in someone from the next in line of succession and groom him.






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PMO defends Manmohan, trashes weak PM remarks
Admits UPA-II not as successful as UPA-I; blames slowdown

New Delhi, April 18
The Prime Minister’s Office on Friday vehemently denied that Manmohan Singh was a weak PM who turned a blind eye to cases of corruption during his two terms in office.

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Congress picks Rana’s wife for HP’s Sujanpur Assembly seat
Shimla, April 18
The Congress has finally decided to field Anita Rana, wife of Congress candidate from the Hamirpur Lok Sabha seat Rajinder Rana, as its candidate for the Sujanpur Assembly byelection to be held on May 7 along with the parliamentary polls. Anita will file her nomination paper in Sujanpur tomorrow in the presence of senior party leaders.

NRI struggles to clear husband’s name
Chandigarh, April 18
This is a story of Punjab’s infamous drugs case, false alibis, alleged police torture and money changing hands. Struggling to bring this all out through secret audio/video recordings is a Canada-based woman, Amarjit Kaur Basra. Her husband, Manpreet Singh Gill, is behind bars in the Nabha jail in the Anup Singh Kahlon drug case in which Jagdish Singh Bhola is a prime suspect.

Nobel laureate Garcia Marquez dies at 87
Mexico City, April 18
Gabriel Garcia Marquez Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed millions outside Latin America to its passions, violence and social inequality, has died at home in Mexico City. He was 87.
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