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Fidayeen terror back in Valley, 5 dead
Disguised as cricketers, two Hizb ultras enter school compound, open fire on CRPF men
Srinagar, March 13
In the first fidayeen (suicide) attack after nearly three years in the Valley, two militants hiding automatic rifles and grenades in cricket kits opened fire on CRPF personnel near a school in Bemina area in the heart of Srinagar on Wednesday, killing five paramilitary men.
Securitymen carry the injured to a hospital in Srinagar’s Bemina on Wednesday. Securitymen carry the injured to a hospital in Srinagar’s Bemina on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Amin War

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Keep word or be ready for consequences: PM to Italy
New Delhi, March 13
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today made it clear to Italy that there would be ‘consequences’ for bilateral relations if it did not fulfil its commitment to send back the two marines to India and face trial for the murder of two Indian fishermen.

Activists protest near the Italian Embassy in New Delhi on Wednesday. Activists protest near the Italian Embassy in New Delhi on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Mukesh Aggarwal

Punjab Cong MLAs capture Speaker’s chair
Allege raid on CLP leader’s office
Blame Sukhbir, Majithia
Chandigarh, March 13
Parliamentary democracy in Punjab touched a new low on Wednesday, with combative Congress legislators throwing papers and booklets towards the Speaker's podium, manhandling the watch and ward staff and eventually “capturing” the Speaker’s chair in the Vidhan Sabha here after an alleged police raid on the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader’s office.


PUNJAB: Poll victories apart, nothing much to show

HARYANA: Govt spends Rs 60 cr on fungicide not registered for Karnal bunt

J&KFidayeen stage a comeback

HIMACHAL: Pandemonium in House continues for second day

CHANDIGARH: 19 mgd city water goes down drain

LUDHIANA: MC demolition drive hits shopkeepers’ roadblock

DELHI: Decks cleared for street vendors law
BUSINESS: RIL to invest $27 bn in next four years: Report
OPINIONS: Italy is not fair

NATION: Rail Budget passed amid protests

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Copter deal
CBI books IAF ex-chief Tyagi, 12 others
Raids at 14 places, including Chandigarh, Mohali 
& Gurgaon
New Delhi, March 13
Former IAF chief Air Chief Marshal SP Tyagi was today booked by the CBI along with 12 others for alleged cheating, corruption and criminal conspiracy in the multicrore VVIP helicopter deal. The probe agency also carried out searches at 14 locations, including his residence.

Ministers’ group lowers age of consent for sex to 16 yrs
New Delhi, March 13
The Group of Ministers (GoM) set up to finalise the anti-rape Bill to replace the ordinance finalised its report for the consideration of the Union Cabinet tomorrow and agreed to keep the age of consent for sexual engagement at 16 years instead of 18, ending dissent on the issue.


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