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Thursday, April 29, 2010, Chandigarh, India
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Jharkhand heads for Presidentís Rule
Miffed BJP does a flip-flop on support to BJP

New Delhi, April 28
A miffed BJP today decided to withdraw support to the four-month old JMM-led government in Jharkhand, in which BJPís Raghubar Das is the Deputy Chief Minister. The decision taken by the partyís parliamentary board followed Sorenís surprise vote for the UPA in the Lok Sabha yesterday.

Regional ties need of hour: PM
n Calls for freer movement of people, goods, services
n Announces setting up of fund to tackle climate change 
Thimphu, April 28
Prime Minister Manmohan Prime Minister Manmohan Singh along with his Bhutanese counterpart Jigme Y Thinley inspects the guard of honour on his arrival at Paro Airport in ThimphuSingh today cautioned the SAARC member states that the regional grouping runs the risk of marginalisation and stagnation if it failed to influence the global discourse on issues of concern to humankind.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh along with his Bhutanese counterpart Jigme Y Thinley inspects the guard of honour on his arrival at Paro Airport in Thimphu on Wednesday. ó PTI

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The 16th SAARC summit began here on Wednesday with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and leaders of seven other member nations pledging to combat extremism and terrorism, launch joint initiatives to deal with climate change and boost intra-regional trade.

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Itís official now. After days of speculation, decks were cleared today for the much-anticipated meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Yousaf Raza Gilani here tomorrow on the margins of the SAARC Summit.

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Top justice officials from India and the U.S. on Tuesday agreed to work toward providing India direct access to David Coleman Headley, the Pakistani American who had admitted to carrying out reconnaissance ahead of the Mumbai attacks in 2008.

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Potable water scarcity hits Punjab
Chandigarh, April 28
Supply of potable water through pipelines will soon be part of history. People will have to get their daily quota of potable water from the nearest reverse osmosis (RO) centre. However, this quota of purified water will be just enough to meet an individualís demand for drinking and cooking purposes. The National Public Health Organisation has recommended 150 litre per capita per day (LPCPD). Instead of meeting that requirement, Punjab is still making efforts to enhance the quota of daily potable water supply from 40 LPCPD to 70 LPCPD.

Joint Secretary  held for graft
New Delhi, April 28
Two senior bureaucrats posted in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) were today arrested on corruption charges in two separate cases by the CBI which also conducted raids at their houses. A case under the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against O Ravi, Joint Secretary (Disaster Management), MHA, two excise inspectors ó Ramesh Mahyavanshi and Vijay Halpati ó and sub-inspector Suresh Dhodi, said the CBI. They along with directors of six distilleries have been accused of causing a loss of Rs 340 crore to the state exchequer.





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