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India launches diplomatic offensive against Italy
New Delhi, March 14
Salvatore Girone (L) & Massimilano LatorreIndia today launched a diplomatic offensive against Italy by explaining to the European Union (EU) the implications of Rome’s refusal to honour its commitment to send back the two Italian marines to this country to face trial for the murder of two Indian fishermen.
Salvatore Girone (L) & Massimilano Latorre

SC: Italian envoy can’t leave India
New Delhi, March 14
The Supreme Court today put Italy in a fix by directing its Ambassador Daniele Mancini not to leave the country as he had failed to honour his undertaking to the court that he would ensure the return of two Italian marines charged with killing two Indian fishermen off Kerala coast on February 15, 2012.

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Day after Assembly chaos, 9 Cong MLAs suspended
Chandigarh, March 14
Punjab Cong MLAs after their suspension from the Vidhan Sabha session with Leader of Opposition Sunil Jakhar in Chandigarh on ThursdayNine Congress legislators were today suspended from the Punjab Assembly for the remainder of the budget session.

Punjab Cong MLAs after their suspension from the Vidhan Sabha session with Leader of Opposition Sunil Jakhar in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

Punjab page: 15 Cong MLAs booked for extortion, rioting, assault
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srinagar Fidayeen attack
Shinde: Pak numbers in slain terrorists’ diaries
New Delhi, March 14
Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde outside ParliamentUnder attack from the Opposition over the killing of five CRPF personnel in a suicide attack in Srinagar’s Bemina area yesterday, the government today said in Parliament that the two terrorists involved in the strike were of foreign origin.
Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde outside Parliament. — PTI

Pak militant held in Srinagar
Srinagar, March 14
The Jammu and Kashmir Police today arrested a suspected Pakistani militant from old Srinagar. Abu Talib alias Riyaz, a Pakistani national, who is believed to be a part of the module that carried out the fidayeen attack in Bemina yesterday.


PUNJAB: 15 Cong MLAs booked for extortion, rioting, assault

HARYANA: Haryana paid MNC 38% more than market price for fungicide

J&KBJP, JSM, Panthers Party stage walkout over fidayeen attack

HIMACHAL: Bouquets & brickbats — Mixed reaction to Budget

CHANDIGARH: UT electricity dept fails to pay interest to consumers

LUDHIANA: MC cracks whip on encroachers

DELHI: Tihar inmate found hanging
BUSINESS: HDFC Bank, ICICI, Axis probing money laundering accusations
OPINIONS: A rattle in the Valley

NATION: Reworked anti-rape Bill gets Cabinet nod

SPORTS: Heavens open up, Aussie hope of a win recede
WORLD: Xi becomes Prez; emerges as China’s most powerful leader


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Pakistan House slams Afzal Guru’s hanging
Islamabad/New Delhi, March 14
In what is seen as a clear attempt by Islamabad to interfere in India’s internal matters, Pakistan Parliament today passed a resolution condemning the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzul Guru and demanding the return of his body to his family.

Sops to various sections, no fresh taxes in budget
Shimla, March 14
A tight fiscal situation failed to deter Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh from announcing sops for various sections without putting any additional burden on the people, except smokers, while presenting his 16th budget on Thursday.

Himachal page; Bouquets & brickbats — Mixed reaction to Budget

Panel finds evidence of land grab on Chandigarh periphery
Calls for fast-track courts Reopening of old cases
Gives clean chit to Badals
Chandigarh, March 14
In a damning interim report submitted to the Punjab and Haryana High Court on the illegal acquisition of property in the periphery of Chandigarh, Justice Kuldip Singh panel has minced no words to say “thousands of acres have either been grabbed or are in process of being grabbed”.


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