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Copter scam looms over budget session
New Delhi, February 17
The VVIP helicopter scandal could not have surfaced at a worse time for the beleaguered United Progressive Alliance Government that is bracing to face the Opposition during the budget session that opens this week. The budget session is always critical for any government as its Parliamentary managers have to exhibit dexterity in handling issues till the Finance Bill gets approved by the Lok Sabha.

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Copter scam set to impact Defence modernisation
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Cameron to be pressed for info on copter deal
British PM begins his 3-day visit from today
New Delhi, February 17
Close on the heels of French President Francois Hollande’s visit, New Delhi is set to host British Prime Minister David Cameron next week and all attempts are being made by the two sides to ensure that the visit is not clouded by the corruption scandal over British-built helicopters.

Jaitley spars with Katju over Modi remarks
Says PCI chief playing politics, must quit
Jaitley lying, should quit instead: Justice Katju
New Delhi, February 17
Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley today questioned Press Council of India Chairman Justice (Retd) Markandey Katju’s recent criticism of non-Congress states of Gujarat and Bihar triggering a war of words between the two.

Geetika’s mother feared for son’s life
New Delhi, February 17
Ankit, son of Anuradha Sharma who committed suicide on February 15 six months after her daughter Geetika too ended her life at their Ashok Vihar residence, says his mother feared for his life, and that her fears grew further after he received several blank calls.

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PUNJAB: All recent crimes have SAD link: Amarinder

HARYANA: Girl’s grit sees molester teacher behind bars

J&K: After weeklong curfew, Hurriyat strike disturbs life in Kashmir

HIMACHAL: CM seeks Rs 7,565-cr special package

CHANDIGARH: Bird watchers have a field day

LUDHIANA: Encroachments removed from service lanes

DELHI: Six held for thefts on trains
BUSINESS: FIIs pour in $8 billion into equities this year so far
OPINIONS: Indo-French ties

NATION: CBI-MoD team to meet Italian prosecutors

SPORTS: Tiwary hits ton, makes a statement
WORLD: Quetta blast toll rises to 84


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Bangladesh PM pins hopes on India
Dhaka, February 17
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today hoped that India would take a “liberal view” to resolve the longstanding Teesta river water sharing issue. Hasina made the remarks when visiting External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid called on her here and assured India’s support to further strengthen bilateral cooperation and taking forward the friendly ties. 

In India, one convict sentenced to death every 3 days since 2001
New Delhi, February 17
With countries across the globe increasingly acknowledging the futility of capital punishment as a deterrent to crime, India has been awarding death penalty to one convict every three days since 2001. As many as 1,455 convicts were given death penalty between 2001 and 2011.
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Milkha among 5 booked for Golf Club fracas
Chandigarh, February 17
Milkha SinghFormer athlete Milkha Singh along with four others has been booked in connection with Saturday’s brawl at the Chandigarh Golf Club. Milkha and three others, including former Punjab Chief Secretary RS Mann, Congress MLA from Nabha Randeep Singh and former captain of Golf Club SS Laihal, were party to a violent scuffle with Lt Col (retd) Vijay Singh Sandhu, who in turn attacked them with golf clubs and hurled abuses during the scuffle.


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