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Tuesday, July 29, 2014, Chandigarh, India

updated at 4:45 pm

Modi greets people on the occasion of Eid
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday greeted people on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr and hoped that the festival strengthens the bond of peace, unity and brotherhood in the country.

*Curfew relaxed in Saharanpur; Eid prayers offered 

Several parts of Kashmir witness protests on Eid ul-Fitr

Ajay Yadav quits Hooda Ministry
CHANDIGARH: Haryana Power Minister Ajay Yadav resigned here on Tuesday from the Bhupinder Singh Hooda-led Congress ministry alleging “bias” in several matters including recruitment and induction of members to various commissions and statutory bodies.

61 Indians arrive from Iraq
CHENNAI: Sixty-one Indian nationals hailing from Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh arrived here on Tuesday from Iraq following their evacuation from the strife-torn Gulf country.

Allahabad University V-C resigns
ALLAHABAD: Against the backdrop of protests on the Allahabad University campus, Vice-Chancellor A. K. Singh has tendered his resignation, a top varsity official said on Tuesday. “Prof Singh sent his resignation by fax to the President of India, who happens to be the Visitor of the University”, the varsity’s Registrar B. P. Singh said.

Girl gang-raped by five at gunpoint in Delhi 
NEW DELHI: A class X student was allegedly gang-raped by five persons, including two minors, at gunpoint in Uttam Nagar area of west Delhi. The girl alleged in her complaint that the accused also made an MMS of the act and threatened to upload it on the Internet if she revealed her ordeal to any person.

Israel intensifies Gaza attacks
GAZA/Jerusalem: Fighting between Israel and Hamas intensified in Gaza today after a brief lull as both sides ignored international calls for restraint and the Jewish state warned of a "prolonged" war.

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Snooping: Cong seeks PM's reply
Surveillance at Gadkari’s house haunts
Modi BJP dismisses reports, says no to probe
New Delhi, July 28
The controversy surrounding the alleged bugging of union minister Nitin Gadkari’s residence snowballed today with the Opposition Congress seeking an inquiry into the matter and asking Prime Minister Narendra Modi to explain the issue in Parliament.

Snooping issue likely to figure in India-US talks
New Delhi, July 28
Reports of listening devices being found at Union Minister Nitin Gadkari’s residence have added a new dimension to the upcoming India-US strategic dialogue here on July 31. Snooping by the US’ National Security Agency on the BJP is likely to figure during the talks to be co-chaired by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and US Secretary of State John Kerry. 



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Saharanpur peaceful during curfew relaxation
Saharanpur, July 28
Curfew relaxation today passed off peacefully with no untoward incident being reported from any part of the city.
People went out to shop for the essential goods. Residents stepped out of their houses after two days following a relaxation in curfew in two phases.

People buy essential commodities after curfew was relaxed in in Saharanpur on Monday. A Tribune Photograph People buy essential commodities after curfew was relaxed in in Saharanpur on Monday. A Tribune Photograph

Central intervention unlikely now 
Chandigarh, July 28
With the Punjab and Haryana High Court issuing a notice to Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Centre, UT and some others on a petition regarding the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara (Management) Act, chances of an extra-judicial intervention by the Governor or the Central Government are remote.


PUNJAB: Tension at Amritsar temple over its possession

HARYANA: Two dozen appointments in three days, Oppn fumes

J&KAmid calls for austerity, Valley to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr today

HIMACHAL: Select Committee may differ on suggestions

CHANDIGARH: Ruckus in General House meeting

LUDHIANA: Three-hour rain and its aftermath

DELHI: Cops looking for 11 citizens who tried to enter UK on forged visa

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NATION: Punjab seeks Central aid, but forgets to declare drought

SPORTS: Together, soldiers create magic
BUSINESS: Adani gets Australia’s nod for $15.5 bn coal project
WORLD: Ukraine claims more territory as fight intensifies with rebels


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Sikh Gurdwara Act Central or provincial subject, asks HC 
Chandigarh, July 28
HSGMC president Jagdish Singh Jhinda (C) along with his team members pays obeisance at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Monday. Tribune photoThe Punjab and Haryana High Court today wanted to know whether the Sikh Gurdwara Act was enacted as a Central or provincial subject.

HSGMC president Jagdish Singh Jhinda (C) along with his team members pays obeisance at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Monday. Tribune photo

Customs official’s wife shot at in Gurgaon 
Gurgaon, July 28
A 50-year-old woman, wife of a customs official, was shot at by three masked men at her house in Sector 31 here today. She was taken to a hospital where her condition was stated to be critical.

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HP babus peeved at being ‘targeted’ by Vigilance Bureau
Shimla, July 28
Upset over inquires being conducted by the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau against decisions taken by them during the previous BJP regime, bureaucrats in the state have decided to approach the government.


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