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Gunman kills 27 in US school shooting
18 children among victims Attacker had 4 weapons
Newtown (Connecticut), Dec 14
At least 27 persons, including 18 children, were killed on Friday when a shooter opened fire at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, officials said. The principal and school psychologist were among those dead in one of the worst mass shootings in US history.

Children being taken away from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown after Friday’s shootout.
Children being taken away from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown after Friday’s shootout. — Reuters 

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Pak promises action against Hafiz Saeed
Malik says 26/11 attacks, Babri must never recur
New Delhi, December 14
Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik began his three-day visit to India on Friday with a reference to the demolition of Babri Masjid.
Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rehman Malik in New Delhi on Friday. Little movement in 26/11 trial in Pak: Khurshid

Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rehman Malik in New Delhi on Friday. Tribune photo

India, Pak operationalise liberalised visa regime
New Delhi, December 14
In an effort that is expected to increase people-to-people contact and allow easier travel for pilgrims, tourists and business travellers, India and Pakistan today operationalised a new liberalised visa regime, making a departure from the restrictive visa regime under the earlier agreement inked in 1974.

Ministries told to gear up for direct cash transfers
PMO reviews preparations for Jan 1 launch
New Delhi, December 14
Ahead of the scheduled roll-out of the ambitious direct cash transfer scheme from January 1, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) today directed all ministries to gear up for the event by ensuring swifter enrolment under the Aadhaar scheme.





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HC clears auction of mines in 5 Punjab dists
Chandigarh, December 14
After digging deep into the mining activity in Punjab, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today gave the go-ahead to the auction of mines in five districts — Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Ropar, Mohali and Nawanshahr — but not before passing strictures on the government. Visibly annoyed, the Bench admonished the government for issuing statements that mining activity in the state had been stayed by the high court.

Doctor awarded social punishment for fraud
Chandigarh, December 14
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has awarded “social punishment” for a “fraud” committed by a doctor. It has asked the doctor to “re-compensate” the society he “deceived” by paying Rs 5 lakh for buying medicines for the poor.

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SC issues notice to Centre on Capt Kalia’s parents’ plea
Capt Saurabh KaliaNew Delhi, December 14
Sharing the agony of Dr NK Kalia, father of Kargil War hero Capt Saurabh Kalia, the Supreme Court today issued notice to the government seeking its response to his plea for taking Pakistan to task at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for the inhuman torture of his son for 22 days before being shot dead in gross violation of the Geneva Convention on Prisoners of War.


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