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Friday, January 18, 2013, Chandigarh, India
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LPG cap raised to 9; pay more for diesel
Diesel dearer by 45 paise/litre
Petrol cheaper by 25 paise
New Delhi, January 17
The government decisively acted on deregulation of diesel pricing on Friday by allowing oil companies to raise prices periodically and increased the cap on subsidised LPG cylinders from six per year per household to nine.

Snow, rain bring chill back in North
A man walks on a snow-covered street in Shimla on Thursday.
DRAPED IN WHITE: A man walks on a snow-covered street in Shimla on Thursday. Tribune photo: Amit Kanwar
Himachal page: Heavy rain, snow bring cheer
Jammu & Kashmir page: Avalanche warning issued in Valley after fresh snow
Rain in Punjab, Haryana
Punjab and Haryana received moderate rainfall, but the minimum temperatures rose by a few notches in the region. Chandigarh was lashed by showers throughout the day.

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LoC Tension
Khar’s talk offer doesn’t enthuse India
New Delhi, January 17
Though it acknowledges that tension with Pakistan has eased somewhat after yesterday’s meeting between the DGMOs of the two countries, India is not enthused by Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar’s proposal for talks between the foreign ministers at this stage.

LoC peaceful after DGMOs’ parleys
New Delhi, January 17
Some semblance of peace has been restored along the volatile Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir after the Director Generals of Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan spoke to each other yesterday. The Indian DGMO Lt Gen Vinod Bhatia and his counterpart Maj Gen Ashfaq Nadeem had spoken to each other on Wednesday on the hotline.

Pakistani landmines detected in Indian territory along the LoC in Poonch.

Pakistani landmines detected in Indian territory along the LoC in Poonch. — PTI


PUNJAB: SAD quells dissent in Moga, Cong yet to pick candidate

HARYANA: INLD MLAs made job recommendations

J&KOmar aide takes over as NC provincial president

HIMACHAL: Ray of hope for Pong Dam oustees

CHANDIGARH: Majority becomes minority

LUDHIANA: Policewoman commits suicide

DELHI: Govt nod for raising Delhi’s share in central taxes
BUSINESS: CDMA spectrum base price halved to attract bidders
OPINIONS: Pre-budget lobbying

NATION: Nod to President’s Rule in Jharkhand

SPORTS: Agarkar, Tare hit tons as Mumbai prosper
WORLD: Cleric Qadri ends protest after talks with Pak govt


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Omar embarks on 2014 poll trail
Jammu, January 17
After overhauling his council of ministers by inducting 10 new faces and dropping seven, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today virtually kick started his party’s campaign for the 2014 Assembly elections.

Nod to President’s Rule in Jharkhand
New Delhi, January 17
The government today decided to recommend to President Pranab Mukherjee to impose Central rule in Jharkhand, where Chief Minister Arjun Munda has resigned after his government was reduced to a minority.
(Details on Nation page)

CDMA spectrum base price halved to attract bidders
New Delhi, January 17
The cabinet cleared a 50 per cent cut in the auction reserve price for Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) spectrum on Thursday, a move which may not be enough to still attract the pure CDMA operators to bid for the airwaves in the auction slated for March.

(Details on Business page)

Cong brainstorming session begins today
Jaipur, January 17
Congress leaders of the present and future will don their thinking caps to analyse the trends and trajectory of politics, economy and international challenges staring the country and party and craft policies to cater to emerging scenarios beginning Friday.

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