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Italian marines back in India
Delhi promises no arrest, no death penalty Khurshid denies any deal
New Delhi, March 22
A bitter diplomatic stand-off between India and Italy over the two Italian marines ended today with Rome sending them back to this country to face trial for the killing of two Indian fishermen after New Delhi’s assurance that they would not attract the death penalty.

MPs damage mikes in Rajya Sabha fracas
DMK, AIADMK members raise slogans
New Delhi, March 22
The Rajya Sabha today witnessed a new low with AIADMK members breaking mikes and tossing papers in the air while raising Sri Lankan Tamils’ issue. The House also witnessed acrimonious exchanges between DMK members and Renuka Chowdhury of the Congress over certain remarks made by her soon after she left the Chair while adjourning the House for the day.

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India, China discuss irksome issues in fledgling defence cooperation
New Delhi, March 22
In a move that would be keenly watched among strategic circles, India and China today moved ahead to work on their fledgling defence cooperation, discussing issues in the Asia-Pacific region, resumption of joint-military exercises, an expansion of military-to-military exchanges and consolidation of measures to maintain peace along the frontiers.

Defence Ministry fears power duel in Asia-Pacific region

Auction for Punjab liquor vends, govt aims to collect Rs 4,000 cr
Patiala, March 22
The state Excise and Taxation Department today held the auction for liquor vends in all districts for the financial year 2013-14 through draw of lots.
Draw of lots for liquor vends being held. Punjab page: Govt imposes cess on big investors

Draw of lots for liquor vends being held. A Tribune photograph

Even teens get freedom fighter pension in Jammu & Kashmir!
Jammu, March 22
Ali Mohammad Zargar is 28-years-old and has been drawing a freedom fighter pension of Rs 16,775 every month for nearly 38 years! Similarly, sisters Shazia and Nazia, both aged 27, have been getting freedom fighter pension of Rs 3,975 every month for over 40 years! Incredible?


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PUNJAB: CAG shock to power corporation

HARYANA: Five convicted, sentenced in Gurgaon kidney scam

J&KState shelling out hefty sum to protect separatist leaders

HIMACHAL: Govt to frame policy on exploitation of herbs

CHANDIGARH: Pvt schools put their foot down

LUDHIANA: Shingaar Cinema manager shot at

DELHI: Govt allows registration of sale deeds of properties in illegal colonies
BUSINESS: Stocks slide to new 4-month low; politics, Cyprus weigh
OPINIONS: Tragedy of errors

NATION: HC allows media coverage of trial

SPORTS: Aussies show signs of Delhi belly
WORLD: Myanmar riot toll 20, emergency declared


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Geetika suicide: SC rejects Kanda’s bail plea
New Delhi, March 22
The Supreme Court today refused to entertain the bail plea of former Haryana minister Gopal Goyal Kanda, arrested on the charge of driving former air hostess Geetika Sharma to commit suicide on August 5, 2012.

Governor has power to pardon if Sanjay appeals: Minister
Sanjay DuttNew Delhi, March 22
With Press Council chief Markandey Katju asking Maharashtra Governor to pardon film star Sanjay Dutt in 1993 Mumbai blasts case, the government today indicated that the matter will be looked into and an “appropriate” decision taken once such a plea is made by the actor.

HC allows media coverage of trial
New Delhi, March 22
The Delhi High Court today allowed the media to cover the trial of the four accused in the case relating to the gang rape and murder of a physiotherapy student.

India’s Aakash dream runs into rough weather
Datawind fails to supply orders; govt rethinks project
New Delhi, March 22
India’s best international showpiece - Aakash tablet - is strugglingz for survival. The Government is rethinking the Aakash (cheapest tablet) project wherein it had promised to offer the Rs 2250 low cost computing device to all higher education students at a subsidy of 50 per cent (Rs 1125).


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