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Partap Bajwa replaces Capt as MP Partap Singh Bajwa. Punjab Congress chief
New Delhi, March 5
The Congress tonight effected a generational shift in its Punjab unit. Capt Amarinder Singh, 71, has been removed from the post of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president and replaced by Gurdaspur MP Partap Singh Bajwa. 

Rahul’s visit behind change of guard : Punjab page
Bajwa: No coterie, will take everyone along : Punjab page

CAG finds major lapses in farm debt waiver scheme
New Delhi, March 5
Signalling more trouble for the government, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has discovered serious lapses in the UPA’s 2008 “game-changer”, the Agricultural Debt Waiver and Debt Relief Scheme.

Protest turns violent in Baramulla; youth killed, another hurt in firing
Srinagar, March 5
A youth was Securitymen disperse protesters in Srinagar on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Amin Warkilled and another injured when Army soldiers allegedly opened fire in Baramulla district on the second day of shutdown against the death of a student in Hyderabad today.

Securitymen disperse protesters in Srinagar on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Amin War

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Maldives ex-President Nasheed arrested
India expects rule of law will be followed
New Delhi, March 5
Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed was arrested today ahead of his trial on the charge of abusing office at a magistrate court tomorrow. Tension mounted in the archipelago, as Nasheed was taken into custody after failing to attend a hearing and ignoring two arrest warrants, local media quoted police as saying.

Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed (C) is surrounded by police personnel following his arrest in Male on Tuesday. — AFP

Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed (C) is surrounded by police personnel following his arrest in Male on Tuesday. — AFP 

Panabaka Lakshmi gets additional charge of textiles
New Delhi, March 5
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today effected a minor change in his Council of Ministers by giving additional charge as Minister of State for Textiles to Panabaka Lakshmi, a Rashtrapati Bhawan communique said this evening. The Andhra Congress leader is the Minister of State Petroleum and Natural Gas. — TNS


PUNJAB: Rahul’s visit behind change of guard

HARYANA: CM refutes Oppn charge with data

J&KOmar breaks down in Assembly over protester’s killing in Baramulla 

HIMACHAL: Cong protests statewide against phone tapping

CHANDIGARH: Big, beautiful, green plans for city

LUDHIANA:MC deals a blow to school

DELHI: Traders call for ‘Delhi Bandh’ tomorrow
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OPINIONS: A question of dignity

NATION: Haryana MPs air grouses before Rahul Gandhi

SPORTS: Embarrassing Australia go down under
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Pak PM to visit Ajmer; no official meeting on agenda
New Delhi, March 5
Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Pervez Ashrafwill visit India on Saturday to offer prayers at the Ajmer Sharif shrine for the success of his Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) in the upcoming polls. As of now, no meeting is scheduled between the Pakistani Premier and Indian leaders since it is purely a religious trip.

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Embarrassing Australia go down under
Hyderabad, March 5
The Australian team has proved to be an embarrassment to captain Michael Clarke.
(Details on Sports page)

Jalandhar mishap
Crackdown on school buses flouting rules

Five vehicles impounded; 38 others challaned
Jalandhar, March 5
A day after 13 schoolchildren A bus being checked at a naka in Jalandhar. Tribune photo: Malkiat Singhwere killed in a road accident involving a school van being plied illegally, transport and traffic police officials impounded five school buses and challaned 38 others for flouting the rules today.

A bus being checked at a naka in Jalandhar. Tribune photo: Malkiat Singh

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