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Protests swell; clamour grows for death to child rapists
* Barricades broken near Sonia’s house
* Entry blocked to police HQ
New Delhi, April 21
Protests raged for a second day in the Capital today over the brutal rape of a five-year-old as scores of BJP women activists marched towards Congress president Sonia Gandhi's house and broke barricades on the way denouncing the barbaric incident. BJP leader Sushma Swaraj's demand for death penalty to child rapists has got the backing of the CPM which said it was open to the idea.
Women protest in New Delhi on Sunday
Women protest in New Delhi on Sunday. Tribune photo: MR Bhui
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PM: Women’s safety a matter of concern
New Delhi, April 21
As Delhi remained on the edge in the aftermath of the brutal rape of a five-year-old and reports of a similar heinous crime pouring in from Madhya Pradesh, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today termed safety, security and status of women an area that was a “matter of concern” and required “vast improvements”.

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Vadra-DLF land deal: Govt panel rejects Khemka claims
Chandigarh, April 21
Ashok KhemkaEntrepreneur Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, can breathe easy, months after the din over his “shady land deal” with DLF in Haryana’s Shikohpur village. A three-member committee formed in October last to go into the land deal has virtually “demolished” the then Director-General, Holdings and Consolidation, Ashok Khemka’s orders of cancellation of the mutation, brick-by-brick.
Nation page: Pyrrhic victory for Vadra as land deal is ‘cleared’

J&K drug scam: Cong gets into action mode
* PCC chief Soz to submit report
* One arrested; drug suppliers, govt officials booked
Jammu, April 21
Saifuddin SozAfter two Congress ministers gave contradictory statements on the alleged involvement of their party colleague in the supply of spurious drugs, the issue, which has kicked up a political storm in the Valley, has reached New Delhi. Sources said the party high command has asked Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chief Saifuddin Soz to look into the matter and submit a report.


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PUNJAB: Power cuts imminent; demand may touch 12,000 MW

HARYANA: Hooda counters Selja’s claims of skewed development

J&K1,300 kanals of state land under illegal occupation outside J-K

HIMACHAL: CM promises to weed out corruption in state

CHANDIGARH: Hiring a maid! Beware

LUDHIANA: Wanted criminal held in UP

DELHI: Police looking into second person’s role
OPINIONS: Package for Bihar

NATION: Pyrrhic victory for Vadra as land deal is ‘cleared’

BUSINESS: RBI’s move to limit FII investment rejected
SPORTS: Viru makes points for DD
WORLD: Imran kicks off campaign, challenges Nawaz Sharif




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Agri sector deserves best of civil servants: PM
New Delhi, April 21
The PM addresses a gathering on Civil Services Day in New Delhi on SundayPrime Minister Manmohan Singh today called for strengthening the rural economy and asked the states to pay more attention to agriculture, terming it a “vital sector” of the economy.
The PM addresses a gathering on Civil Services Day in New Delhi on Sunday. — PTI

Army weighs options to check officer shortage, stagnation
New Delhi, April 21
In an effort to make the career of an Army officer even more attractive and promising, the Ministry of Defence is looking at three additional options aimed at tackling officer-shortage at junior level, opening up new opportunities for jawans to graduate as officers and remove stagnation at the middle level.

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Russian tycoon topples steel baron Mittal to become UK’s richest
London-based NRI billionaire Lakshmi Mittal has been displaced as the richest man in the United Kingdom by Uzbekistan-born Russian tycoon Alisher Usmanov, whose estimated £13.3 billion wealth has been earned from mobile telephone and mining.


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