Sunday, November 25, 2012, Chandigarh, India
Edition update time 2:30 am (IST)

Cash transfer of subsidies in 51 districts begins on Jan 1
Scheme will be based on Aadhaar cards
PM to chair national panel meeting tomorrow

New Delhi, November 24
The government is going full throttle to implement the Aadhaar-based direct cash transfer scheme. This will be a landmark shift in the way government benefits and subsidies are distributed.

Namdhari fired bullets at Ponty’s brother: Police
New Delhi, November 24
Former Uttarakhand Sukhdev Singh Namdhari at a court in New Delhi. Tribune photo Minorities Commission Chairman Sukhdev Singh Namdhari had fired at Ponty Chadha’s younger brother, Hardeep Singh, during the gun battle outside Chadha’s farmhouse in Delhi on November 17 in which both brothers were killed, the Delhi Police told a local court today.

Sukhdev Singh Namdhari at a court in New Delhi. Tribune photo

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Curfew in Sirsa as dera followers, opponents clash
Sirsa, November 24
A curfew has been Seven vehicles were set afire allegedly by dera supporters in Sirsa on Saturday . Tribune photo imposed in Sirsa town after more than 12 persons were injured in clashes between followers of Dera Sacha Sauda and some anti-dera organisations today. 

Seven vehicles were set afire allegedly by dera supporters in Sirsa on Saturday . Tribune photo

Top Jaish commander killed in J-K
Srinagar, November 24
The security forces today killed a top commander of militant outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad at Chatloora village in Baramulla district. (Details on Nation page)

Vigilance gives clean chit to Ranike
Amritsar, November 24
Giving a clean chit to former Cabinet minister Gulzar Singh Ranike, the Vigilance Bureau has served lookout notices for associates of his former PA Sarabhdyal Singh, who acted as fake sarpanch to open bank accounts and siphoned off money to be used as border area development fund. (Details on Nation page)





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Pietersen, Cook fuel England’s dream
Mumbai, November 24
The second day of the second Test today revived England’s hope in a manner easily surpassing the fourth day of the first Test at Ahmedabad. They are 178 for two in the first innings, still 149 behind India’s 327 all out. Yet, they can aspire for a win here, which wasn’t the case on Day 4 at Ahmedabad. (Details on Sports page)

Mursi faces judicial revolt over decree
Cairo, November 24
Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi faces a rebellion from judges who accused him on Saturday of expanding his powers at their expense, deepening a crisis that has triggered calls for more protests following a day of violence across Egypt. (Details on World page)

Himachal EMTA’s coal block de-allocated
New Delhi, November 24
Accepting the recommendation of the Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) on coal, the Coal Ministry yesterday de-allocated the coal block allocated to the joint venture company of Himachal EMTA Power Corporation Limited and JSW Steel Limited, besides deducting 50 per cent of their bank guarantee (BG). (Details on Himachal page)

HC raps Punjab Police for shielding culprits
Chandigarh, November 24
In an unusual and damning judgment by the Punjab and Haryana High Court on the functioning of the law enforcement agency in Punjab, the Bench has minced no words to say that the tendency to prepare multiple reports by Punjab Police officers for exonerating the accused or substituting them was “tremendously” increasing. (Details on Punjab page)

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