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Kalam calls for politics of development
Presents awards to PM, Advani, Jaswant
New Delhi, March 21
In a veiled reference to recent developments in Jharkhand, President APJ Abdul Kalam today decried dubious and undemocratic means adopted to cobble up numbers to form governments and called for introspection so that politics did not degrade itself to political adventurism.
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President APJ Abdul Kalam shakes hands with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at Parliament House on Monday.
President APJ Abdul Kalam shakes hands with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at Parliament House on Monday. ó PTI photo




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Union ministers allegedly in sting operatorsí net
New Delhi, March 21
Political circles are agog about an alleged sting operation reportedly catching on camera the misdemeanour and dalliance of certain Union Ministers which can highly embarass the Congress-led UPA government.

US shuts door on Modi again
New Delhi, March 21
Sticking to its stand, the USA today rejected Indiaís request for review of the decision on denying visa to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, citing his role in 2002 riots in the state.

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House okays Presidentís rule in Bihar
New Delhi, March 21
The resolution on the imposition of Presidentís rule in Bihar got the nod of Parliament today, with the Rajya Sabha okaying the proclamation by voice vote amid walkout by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) members.

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PUNJAB: Excise auctions rock House

HARYANA: Review proposal on Kapoor as Lok Ayukta, Kidwai to govt

J&K: Ailing hospitals leave patients in the lurch

HIMACHAL: Obscene MMS racket exposed in Solan

DELHI: Two held with heroin worth Rs 1.5 crore

CHANDIGARH: Congress sway over mining operations in Ghaggar

LUDHIANA: Three undertrials escape from police lockup

OPINIONS: BJP backs out of VAT

BUSINESS: Dell sets foot in Punjab

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SPORTS: India, Pak players take a day off

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Let us not risk it. It is time all of us did introspection and grew up to the expectations that were enshrined so diligently and optimistically by the founding fathers in our Constitution.
ó APJ Abdul Kalam


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Rain damages wheat crop
Chandigarh, March 21
Moderate to heavy rain in various parts of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh has caused considerable damage to the rabi crops especially wheat which is at the maturing stage.
A farmer examines his wheat crop damaged by rain in Gakhal village in Jalandhar district on Monday. Weather page: Hailstorm likely


A farmer examines his wheat crop damaged by rain in Gakhal village in Jalandhar district on Monday. 
ó Tribune photo by Pawan Sharma

Park Plaza hotel served notice
New Delhi, March 21
The government today informed the House that a show-cause notice had been issued to the Park Plaza hotel in Ludhiana which was reportedly involved in the privacy violation case of a young couple.

Chatha elected Speaker
Harmohinder Singh Chatha Azad Mohammed is Deputy
Chandigarh, March 21
Mr Harmohinder Singh Chatha and Mr Azad Mohammed were today unanimously elected Speaker and Deputy Speaker, respectively, of the 12th Haryana Vidhan Sabha. Both belong to the ruling Congress.
Harmohinder Singh Chatha

Nationwide bank strike today
New Delhi, March 21
Banking operations are likely to be hit tomorrow as unions have called a nationwide strike to protest against mergers of PSU banks and the proposed hike in FDI limit to 74 per cent in the sector.

Stop child marriages, SC directs SPs
New Delhi, March 21
Concerned over the social evil of solemnising thousands of child marriages across the country every year, even in a state like Kerala, the Supreme Court has issued direction to the Collectors and Superintendents of Police in every districts to take immediate steps to prevent the illegal practice.



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