Monday, March 18, 2013, Chandigarh, India
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JD-U to be key player in 2014: Nitish
Nitish Kumar and JD-U leader Sharad Yadav in New Delhi on SundayIn Delhi, presses for special status for Bihar; says open to tie-ups with other parties
New Delhi, March 17
Sounding the election bugle, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today sought special status for his backward state and suggested that his support would be crucial for formation of next government at the Centre.
Nitish Kumar and JD-U leader Sharad Yadav in New Delhi on Sunday. Tribune photo: MR Bhui

A first in Pak: National Assembly completes full term
Islamabad, March 17
Breaking a jinx, Pakistani politics has achieved a major milestone with the National Assembly completing its full term for the first time, even as the country's leadership continues to be divided on the issue of choosing a caretaker Premier to oversee polls.

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Govt gets into firefight mode on DMK threat
Will consult allies before vote: Khurshid
New Delhi, March 17
DMK chief M KarunanidhiWith DMK chief M Karunanidhi stepping up pressure on the UPA over taking a stand on the US-backed resolution at this week’s United Nations Human Rights Convention at Geneva this week, time for the Congress to launch a firefighting operation has come. Hours after Karunanidhi fired another salvo at the UPA, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said in Lucknow that the government would take a call on the vote after talking to its allies, especially the DMK.

At all-party meet, SP, BSP may oppose anti-rape Bill
New Delhi, March 17
The tedious run of the Criminal Laws Amendment Bill is far from over. Fresh indications are that the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party may oppose the inclusion of stalking and voyeurism as specific offences under the proposed draft anti-rape Bill.

Editorial: Finally, new anti-rape law



HARYANA: Go by panel suggestions, high court tells govt

J&KMufti defends party’s decision to boycott Budget session

HIMACHAL: Govt taking steps to prevent its recurrence

CHANDIGARH: Records of 4 depts reduced to ashes

LUDHIANA: Holi rush: No room in trains

DELHI: Ex-JCOs clamour for equal pension
BUSINESS: RBI policy review key for stock markets this week
OPINIONS: Budget as usual

NATION: Five held for Swiss tourist’s gang-rape

SPORTS: Australia on the brink
WORLD: China’s new leadership promises renaissance


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Look-out notices issued against IAF former chief Tyagi
New Delhi, March 17
The CBI has issued look-out notices for former IAF Chief SP Tyagi, his three cousins and five other Indians who have been named in its FIR in the alleged kickbacks received by them in Rs 3,600 crore VVIP copter deal. CBI sources said a look-out notice has been issued to prevent them from leaving the country from any airport.

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VVIP copter probe may blow lid off deal for aerial recce systems
Former IAF Chief SP TyagiIAF ex-Chief Tyagi’s name figures in $300 mn contract for intelligence multi-sensors
New Delhi, March 17
The investigation into the controversial VVIP helicopter deal could bring another mega military aviation contract related to an aerial surveillance spy agency, the Aviation Research Centre (ARC), into focus.

Curfew & confession: Valley pours its heart out
Srinagar, March 17
Ever wondered what Kashmiris do when they are grounded inside their houses under lengthy spells of curfew? They pour  their heart out, and that too online. In the Valley, which is reeling under shutdowns, the trend of making confessions has caught up in a big way. The people are talking about their school days, childhood chums, “teen crushes”, lost love and lot more.


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