Thursday, November 17, 2011, Chandigarh, India
Edition update time 2:30 am (IST)

Latest news, updated at 11:50 am

 Top Hizbul militant killed
 Debate on AFSPA withdrawal to "weaken" the country: BJP
 8 get death, 27 given life term in honour killing case 
 Chavan hails office of CAG

Delhi HC grants bail to Kulkarni, 5 others
New Delhi, November 16
The Delhi High Court today granted bail to six persons accused in the cash-for-vote scam, observing that they appeared to have participated only in a sting operation as there was no prima facie evidence to show that bribe was demanded and paid.

Special to the tribune
Rare Sikh memorabilia to go under hammer in UK today
A controversial 1854 memorandum to Maharaja Dalip Singh that tells of his duties as a Christian, including the need to nominate a Christian heir, is being offered for auction tomorrow (Thursday)  in the UK. The author of the hand written memorandum is Sir John Spencer Login, who was appointed by the East India Company as guardian to the young and inexperienced heir of Ranjit Singh, shortly after he was deposed by the British in 1849.

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Reveal names of top 100 loan defaulters, RBI told
Panipat/New Delhi, Nov 16
The Central Information Commission has directed the Reserve Bank of India to reveal the names and other details of the top 100 industrialists of the country, who have defaulted on loans from public sector banks.

Cabinet nod to 26% FDI in pension funds
New Delhi, November 16
The Union Cabinet today approved amendments to the Pension Fund Regulatory Development Authority (PFRDA) Bill-2011 allowing 26 per cent foreign investment in the pension sector. The Bill with the amendments would be brought before Parliament during the forthcoming winter session.

Manu Sharma gets five-day parole for brother’s wedding
New Delhi, November 16
The Delhi High Court today granted five days parole to Manu Sharma, serving life term in Tihar Jail for killing model Jessica Lall in 1999, on the condition that he will not visit night clubs or discotheques during the period.










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US, Australia ink defence pact
Canberra, November 16
US President Barack Obama and Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard today unveiled plans to deepen the US military presence in the Asia-Pacific, with 2,500 US marines operating out of a de facto base in northern Australia. (Details on World page)

It’s girl for Ash-Abhi
Mumbai, November 16
Actress Aishwarya Rai gave birth to a baby girl at the Seven Hills Hospital in suburban Mumbai early this morning. According to a bulletin put out by the hospital, the delivery was normal and came a few minutes before 10 am.

Agni-V with 5,000-km range to be test-fired in coming Feb
New Delhi, November 16
India today announced its intent to test a nuclear-warhead capable ballistic missile in February 2012 that can travel more than 5,000 km - bringing vast parts of its rapidly emerging neighbour China within striking range. Named Agni-V, it can be fired from a road-mobile launch pad and this will put India closer to the missile capabilities of nations like the US, Russia and China. 




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