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Monday, May 9, 2011, Chandigarh, India
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CBI, ED to probe CWG contract
PMO seeks “expeditious action” in the matter
New Delhi, May 8
In a move which could spell further trouble for the sacked Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi, the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) have started to look into the alleged irregularities in awarding of a contract to Event Knowledge Services (EKS), an international private consultant.

Farmers’ stir spreads to Agra, Aligarh & Mathura
Greater Noida toll mounts to 4; construction firm’s office torched
Lucknow/ Greater Noida, May 8
Sparks of the farmers’ violence in Greater Noida today reached Agra and Aligarh where the protesting villagers blocked the highway and set the camp office and vehicles of a private builder on fire. Four policemen were injured in Chaugaan village in Agra when farmers clashed with the police demanding higher compensation for their land acquired for the Yamuna Expressway.

Policemen try to stop Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) supporters on their way to Bhatta village to meet the farmers during a protest demonstration against land acquisition in Noida on Sunday Policemen try to stop Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) supporters on their way to Bhatta village to meet the farmers during a protest demonstration against land acquisition in Noida on Sunday. — PTI

Khurana quits on ‘moral grounds’
Chandigarh, May 8
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Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today prevailed on his coalition partner BJP to force Chief Parliamentary Secretary Raj Khurana to resign from his post to deflect criticism that the coalition was adopting double standards on corruption.
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SC to hear Babri title case today
New Delhi, May 8
The Supreme Court will tomorrow hear arguments in the Ramjanmbhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit in which a bunch of petitions have been filed by various Muslim and Hindu groups challenging the Allahabad High Court verdict.

Celebrating a polymath’s creative genius
From penning words to drawing lines, Rabindranath Tagore has been the all-weather poet-author-painter
Chandigarh, May 8
In a rapturous creative span of over 60 years, poet Laureate Rabindranath Tagore gave to the world 2,500-odd songs, over 2,000 paintings and drawings, 28 volumes of poetry, dramas, operas, short stories, novels, essays, and diaries, and an equivalent number of letters. Researchers have not yet been able to exhaust the source of Rabindanath Tagore’s creative genius.
Works being converted into Braille
n Celebrated Chinese musician a Tagore fan

Lakshmi Mittal tops UK rich-list for 7th year
London, May 8
Indian-origin steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal, with an estimated wealth of £17.51 billion, has retained his position as the richest person in the UK for the 7th year in a row in 2011. However, his wealth declined £4.93 billion during the last one year.



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Militant hideout busted in Kupwara
Srinagar, May 8
A militant hideout was busted and a huge cache of arms and ammunition recovered by the Army in the forest area of Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said here today. “A militant hideout was busted in the Rajwar forest area of Handwara in Kupwara district by troops of the Six Rashtriya Rifles assisted by the police,” a senior army official said.

The Tribune remains No. 1 in the region
The latest ABC and IRS reports show that The Tribune is the most read English daily with the highest circulation in the region comprising Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Union Territory of Chandigarh put together.
Chandigarh , May 8
The latest reports of the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) and the Indian Readership Survey (IRS) reaffirm the dominance of The Tribune as the No.1 English daily of the region.


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