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Bedi backs Lokpal Bill, Hazare accuses govt of betrayal...more
Diesel prices to be hiked 40-50 paise
every month: Moily

SC stays arrest of Ashis Nandy...more
 Kargil: 'Musharraf himself crossed LoC in 1999'...more
 China's rise welcome if it plays a constructive role: Clinton
 Nukes could be hijacked by radicals: Pak scientist

Cabinet rejigs anti-graft Bill; delinks Lokayuktas in states
PM, CJI, LS Oppn leader to select CBI chief; no transfer powers with Lokpal
New Delhi, January 31
Setting the stage for the enactment of the anti-graft institution of Lokpal, the Union Cabinet today cleared amendments suggested by a select parliamentary panel to the proposed legislation and decided to delink setting up Lokayuktas in the state, as against the demand articulated by Anna Hazare.

Decision on CBI BJP flays Govt Can’t trust PM: Anna

Brahmaputra Dams
Ensure India’s interests are not hit, China told
New Delhi, Jan 31
Alarmed over reports suggesting that China proposed to construct three more dams on river Brahmaputra in Tibet, India today asked Beijing to ensure that the interests of downstream states were not harmed by any activities in upstream areas.

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Antony for wait and watch policy on ties with Pak
New Delhi, January 31
Defence Minister AK Antony today reiterated a “wait and watch” policy in normalising relations with Pakistan while dismissing its claims of the Indian Army having beheaded Pakistani soldiers in the past.

Drug lord Kandola acted as ‘frontman’ for bigwigs
Chandigarh, January 31
Investigations carried out by the Enforcement Directorate have revealed that drug kingpin Ranjit Singh, alias Raja Kandola, was just a frontman for “well-connected bigwigs in politics, administration and even police” engaged in shady drug and property deals. The NRI drug kingpin was arrested in August 2012 in connection with a drug smuggling case worth at least Rs 200 crore.

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India, Pak came close to N-confrontation 5 times
Shyam Bhatia in London
India and Pakistan came dangerously close to a nuclear confrontation on at least five occasions in the past 20 years, according to a visiting Pakistani nuclear physicist, defence analyst and editor of a new book “Confronting the Bomb: Indian and Pakistani Scientists Speak Out.”


PUNJAB: Re-auction of 13 quarries on Feb 14

HARYANA: Hooda-Selja tug-of-war reaches Sonia Gandhi

J&KIndustrial body for Rs 50,000-crore package to boost state’s economy

HIMACHAL: Govt not to hike bus fares

CHANDIGARH: EX-IB officer, son commit suicide

LUDHIANA: 2 hurt in firing over piece of land

DELHI: CRPF official’s wife hangs herself
BUSINESS: India faces less risk of credit rating downgrade: S&P
OPINIONS: Badals enter Delhi

NATION: Pawar backs Telangana; raises issue with PM

SPORTS:  Kamini sets India soaring over Windies
WORLD: 300 injured in S Africa rail crash


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Amarnath Yatra to begin from June 28; health certificate must
Jammu, January 31
The Shri Amarnath Shrine Board has decided not to allow anybody to undertake the arduous pilgrimage without a health certificate this year. The duration of the pilgrimage will be 55 days and it will begin on June 28. No one below the age of 13 or above 75 years would be allowed to undertake the yatra.

Special coins on J-K shrine board silver jubilee released
Jammu, January 31
Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh today released commemorative coins specially designed by the Reserve Bank of India to mark the silver jubilee of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board in New Delhi.

PM Manmohan Singh releases commemorative coins on the silver jubilee of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board in New Delhi on Thursday. Those present are JK Governor NN Vohra (2-L), CM Omar Abdullah (L), Union Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah (2-R) and ICCR chief Dr Karan Singh (R).
PM Manmohan Singh releases commemorative coins on the silver jubilee of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board in New Delhi on Thursday. Those present are JK Governor NN Vohra (2-L), CM Omar Abdullah (L), Union Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah (2-R) and ICCR chief Dr Karan Singh (R).


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