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Pak PM to visit Ajmer today; shrine head to boycott him
Jaipur, March 8
Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf’s visit to India tomorrow to offer prayers at the famous Sufi shrine at Ajmer has generated yet another controversy. First, it was the Indian Government which made it clear that it would not hold any substantive talks with the Pakistan Premier, now the Ajmer Sharif spiritual head has said that he would boycott the visit in protest against the recent killing and beheading of two Indian soldiers by the Pakistani Army.

Vijender’s name crops up in drug haul; boxer denies link
Fatehgarh Sahib, March 8
The names of international boxers Vijender Singh and Ram Singh have cropped up in connection with the Rs 130-crore drug trafficking racket busted by the Fatehgarh Sahib police yesterday. Around 26 kgs of heroin was seized from an NRI’s house in Zirakpur.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh speaks in the Rajya Sabha on FridayNew Delhi, March 8
Expressing concern over the plight of Tamils in Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today made it clear that political reconciliation is a must for calm in that country.
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Strike at Pb & Haryana HC
Lawyers’ stir brings Bar rift to the fore
Chandigarh, March 8
This is perhaps the first time in the recent past that the Bar members have come out in the open to attack each other so blatantlyThe storm brewing in the Punjab and Haryana High Court over the advocates’ decision to put down the briefs for protesting against the alleged slapping of their colleague has lost some of its intensity following judicial intervention.
This is perhaps the first time in the recent past that the Bar members have come out in the open to attack each other so blatantly.


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Slapping case heading for an amicable end
Chandigarh, March 8
The controversy in the alleged advocate slapping case is learnt to be heading for an amicable end. Available information suggests both the advocate and the policeman have made it clear that they do not want to pursue the matter.

Chopper Deal
CBI quizzes brother of former Union Minister
New Delhi, March 8
The CBI today quizzed the industrialist-brother of former Union Minister Santosh Bagrodia, Satish Bagrodia, who is the Chairman of the Chandigarh-based IDS Infotech, one of the suspect companies in the alleged bribery scandal in Rs 3600-crore VVIP chopper deal.
CBI sources said IDS Infotech, a software company, has been named in its preliminary inquiry as one of the companies which was allegedly used to route the bribe money from Tunisia and Mauritius under the garb of engineering and other contracts.

Raise voice against crime, Sonia tells women
Khanpur Kalan (Sonepat), March 8
“We hang our heads in shame because of the recurring crimes like rape, molestation and female foeticide committed against women. It is the responsibility of educated girls and everyone to raise their voice against these social ills,” said UPA Chairperson.
Sonia Gandhi honours a student of Bakth Phul Singh Women University in Sonepat on Friday
Sonia Gandhi honours a student of Bakth Phul Singh Women University in Sonepat on Friday. Tribune photo: Ravi Kumar


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