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Saturday, February 2, 2013, Chandigarh, India
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Latest news, updated at 6:00 pm

Delhi gang rape: Court frames charges, 5 accused plead not guilty...more
 31 killed as militants attack Pakistan Army check post...more
 Kerry sworn in as US Secretary of State...more
BJP to boycott Shinde meetings...more
 Minimum temperatures rise across Punjab, Haryana...more
 Tendulkar worships at Tirupati...more

Delhi’s shame
Cabinet clears death for rapists in rare cases
Approves ordinance on crimes against women Word ‘rape’ to be replaced by ‘sexual assault’
New Delhi, February 1
The Union Cabinet today approved the promulgation of an ordinance that introduces tougher jail terms for crimes against women, including death penalty for extreme cases of sexual assault.

Diesel rates to go up 40-50 paise per month
New Delhi, February 1
Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily on Friday Diesel prices will be hiked by 40-50 paise per litre every month till losses on the nation’s most used fuel are completely wiped out. "Until further orders, oil marketing companies can increase it (diesel price) by 40-50 paise (per litre) every month," he said.

In Haryana heartland, criminals call the shots 
Sonepat district witnesses highest crime rate; Panchkula among safest districts 
Chandigarh, February 1
Crime continues to be a way life in the land of khaps and honour killings with Haryana recording three murders, two rapes, four kidnappings and three dacoities daily last year. In fact, the state reported 983 murder and 687 rape cases last year, slightly less than the 2011 figures of 1,061 murders and 723 rapes.

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All of us pay our respectful tributes to Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia, who founded The Tribune this day 132 years ago.
FOUNDER'S DAY: All of us pay our respectful tributes to Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia, who founded The Tribune this day 132 years ago.

Sharp dip in learning abilities of HP pupils
Shimla, February 1
The government has not only made a mess of higher education by allowing indiscriminate opening of private universities, but also shattered the very foundation at the primary level.

HC no to institution tax in Punjab
Chandigarh, February 1
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has quashed a February 2, 2011, notification of the Punjab Government for levying institution tax. A Division Bench held the notification was violative of the Constitution of India. Notices raising demand from the institutions and commercial buildings outside the municipal limits have also been quashed.


PUNJAB: Admn prepares remedy to rid Maqboolpura of drug menace

HARYANA: Hooda rolls out direct benefits transfer plan

J&KWork on country’s longest tunnel suspended

HIMACHAL: Tug-of-war overplum postings

CHANDIGARH: 4 outlets of KFC raided

LUDHIANA: Distant relative turns robber

DELHI: Four rape cases reported in 48 hrs
BUSINESS: Factory growth slowest in three months in Jan
OPINIONS: Still divided over Lokpal

NATION: Mamata blocked my Kolkata visit: Rushdie

SPORTS: Korea punish divided Indians
WORLD: 2 dead in suicide attack at US embassy in Turkey


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Principals from Japan, UAE available on CBSE helpline
New Delhi, February 1
The Central Board of Secondary Education started its pre-examination counselling helpline today with principals from Oman, Japan and the UAE counselling students this year. The helpline will remain active till April 17.
(Details on Nation page)

Season’s ‘worst’ fog disrupts 180 flights at IGI airport
New Delhi, February 1
Flight operations went haywire due to fog today at the Indira Gandhi International airport which remained closed for around five hours, affecting over 180 domestic and international flights. (Details on Nation page)

Show is off for Valley’s all-girl rock band after online slur
Srinagar, February 1
The musical journey of Kashmir’s first and only all-girl rock band has come to an abrupt end after an online hate buzz.
The band made its first appearance at the Battle of Bands 2012 in Srinagar. LOST DREAM: The band made its first appearance at the Battle of Bands 2012 in Srinagar. Photo: Yawar Kabli


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