Monday, March 28, 2011, Chandigarh, India
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Gilani to join PM at Mohali match
Pakistan Army Chief Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kayani also believed to be on board
New Delhi/ Islamabad, Mar 27
The guessing game is over. Pakistan Premier Yousuf Raza Gilani has accepted Prime Minister Manmohan Manmohan Singh's invitation to visit India to watch the much-awaited India-Pakistan cricket world cup semi-final at Mohali on Wednesday.

India, Pak Home Secys to meet today
New Delhi, March 27
Home Secretaries of India and Pakistan, GK Pillai and Chaudhary Qamar Zaman, will meet here tomorrow. This will be the first formal secretary-level dialogue after the suspension of peace process following the Mumbai terror attacks.

Pakistan’s Interior Secretary Qamar Zaman with his Indian counterpart GK Pillai on his arrival at the IGI airport in New Delhi on Sunday.
Pakistan’s Interior Secretary Qamar Zaman (R) with his Indian counterpart GK Pillai on his arrival at the IGI airport in New Delhi on Sunday. — PTI photo

Pak ready to discuss all issues: Zaman
Editorial: Batting for peace

IAF war-ready as India take on Pak in semifinal
New Delhi, March 27
As Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meets his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani to watch the Cricket World Cup semifinal between the two nations at Mohali, it would be a day to maintain extra vigil for the security forces.

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Zardari remits jail term of Indian convicted for 27 yrs
Islamabad, March 27
Asif Ali ZardariPakistan President Asif Ali Zardari today remitted the remaining jail term of Indian convict Gopal Das, who has been imprisoned in Pakistan for 27 years. The move comes days ahead of a visit to India by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to watch the cricket World Cup semifinal featuring teams of the two countries.

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With focus on youth and ethics, Manpreet floats new party
Khatkar Kalan, March 27
Manpreet Singh Badal has arrived on the political scene of Punjab with a bang as an impressive gathering cheered him at the launch of his new outfit, the People’s Party of Punjab (PPP), here on Sunday. The former Finance Minister made an impassioned speech outlining the reasons for floating the party that would strive to fulfill the dreams of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev, amid slogans and shouts of approval by a responsive and attentive gathering.

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90-year-old woman charged with murder, sent to jail!
Released after spending two weeks in prison
Hyderabad, March 27
Ananta Manikyamma is a 90-year-old woman from fishermen community living in a coastal village in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh. She has just been released from a prison where she spent two weeks, an ordeal she can never forget in her life. Her crime? Attempt to murder policemen with lethal weapons! Manikyamma, who was at the scene of mass protest against a mega thermal power plant in her area last month, was charged under Section 370 of the IPC and sent to jail.



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Five towns recaptured, claim Libyan rebels
Tripoli/Washington, March 27
Libyan rebels celebrate at a checkpoint in Al-Egila, near Ras Lanuf, on Sunday. The rebels claim they have entered Ras Lanuf. — AP/PTILibyan rebels today claimed to have recaptured five strategic towns of Ajdabiya, Brega, Ras Lanuf, Uqayla and Bin Jawad as French fighter jets struck hard at Muammar Gaddafi's forces destroying five fighter planes and two helicopters. y US-led coalition forces.

ULFA calls off bandh as PM puts off visit
Guwahati, March 27
The anti-talks faction of the banned ULFA led by fugitive “commander in chief” Paresh Barua today called off its 12-hour Assam Bandh tomorrow in view of the rescheduling of the visit of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh to the poll-bound state to hit the campaign trail.

This MBA gaon ki gori is an agent of change
Chhavi Rajawat, jeans-clad sarpanch of a remote Rajasthan village, dazzles UN

Chhavi Rajawat addresses the 11th Info-Poverty World Conference at UN recently.  PTIUnited Nations, March 27
There was a sense of disbelief among ministers and ambassadors from diverse nations when the chairperson of the 11th Info-Poverty World Conference held at the United Nations introduced the jeans-clad Chhavi Rajawat as head of a village in India.


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