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Sunday, May 5, 2013, Chandigarh, India
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Bansal faces heat over Ďrailgateí
BJP guns for Rail Minister Cong backs him Minister distances himself from nephew
New Delhi, May 4
The Congress today stood firmly behind Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, who denied any wrongdoing and business links with his nephew Vijay Singla arrested by the CBI yesterday for allegedly fixing top-level appointments in the Railway Board.
Nation page: Rise & fall of Bansalís nephew
Vijay Singla, Railway Minister PK Bansalís nephew, being taken to Delhi from Chandigarh on Saturday. Vijay Singla, Railway Minister PK Bansalís nephew, being taken to Delhi from Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

4-day CBI remand for Singla, three others
New Delhi/Chandigarh, May 4
A Special Court today remanded Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansalís nephew Vijay Singla along with three others in four-day CBI custody. The probe agency has so far arrested six persons, including Railway Board member Mahesh Kumar, in the graft case.


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In PGI, Pak prisoner remains critical 
Chandigarh, May 4
The condition of Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah Khan, who was injured in a scuffle with another inmate in Jammu jail, remained critical today. Doctors treating Sanaullah at the PGI said he was currently on ventilator and had not shown any sign of improvement. A hospital source, however, said the patient is Ďbrain deadí

spurt in rape cases
Time to reset nationís moral compass: Prez
New Delhi, May 4
President Pranab Mukherjee today called for resetting the nationís ďmoral compassĒ for effectively dealing with crimes against women and children which have witnessed a spurt in recent months. ďThe recent incidents of brutal assault and child rape in Delhi have shaken our societyís collective conscience.

Champions Trophy
Karthik back; selectors dump Gambhir, Yuvi
G GambhirMumbai, May 4
Dinesh Karthik earned a recall to the Indian ODI squad after a gap of three years while the selectors dumped Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh as they picked a 15-member squad for next month's Champions Trophy in England and Wales. Besides Karthik, Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Irfan Pathan, Umesh Yadav and Vinay Kumar also made their way into the side.

Army officer graft case: CBI may conduct more raids
Jammu, May 4
A day after the CBI conducted raids on the premises of a senior Army officer of Northern Command in Udhampur, Pathankot, Delhi and Gurgaon, the premier investigation agency today said a similar exercise may be conducted again to get to the bottom of a graft case involving supply of rations.
(Details on Nation page)


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PUNJAB: Customs supdt held with 10-kg heroin in Jalandhar

HARYANA: 22-year-old woman kidnapped, raped

J&K150 Pak prisoners isolated

HIMACHAL: Better prospects for quality apple

CHANDIGARH: Leaders clash at Bansalís residence

LUDHIANA: 50 year old woman stabbed to death in Bazigar Basti

DELHI: Minor girl missing, residents disrupt traffic at Nandnagri
BUSINESS: Govt taking steps to spur investment: PM
OPINIONS: Justice delayed, and perpetually denied

NATION: Rise & fall of Bansalís nephew

SPORTS: Super Sindhu wins Malaysia GP
WORLD: Musharraf's party to boycott election





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Musharraf's party to boycott election
Musharraf's All-Pakistan Muslim League (APML) has announced the boycott of May 11 elections. Musharraf himself has been disqualified from contesting on four seats in the country ó Karachi, Islamabad, Chitral and Kasur. (Details on World page)

Govt taking steps to spur investment: PM
New Delhi, May 4
 Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said the Asian Development Bank (ADB) should look at enhancing the level of lending by finding innovative ways to channelise global savings for development of infrastructure projects in the region.
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Varun Gandhi gets clean chit in hate speech case
Lucknow, May 4
Controversial BJP general secretary and Pilibhit MP Varun Gandhi have finally been cleared of all charges related to hate speeches reportedly made during various election rallies in 2009.
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Maharashtra mangoes to sweeten Londonís Vaisakhi festival
Unsuspecting Londoners are about to be deluged in a flood of mangoes as part of the Vaisakhi festival that opens on Sunday in the British capital. The event is supported by Punjabi Mandal, Sony TV and the popular Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, who will be chief guest next week at an event organised by the Indian Journalists Association. Some 20,000 boxes of Alphonsos have been flown to London and will be distributed free.


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