Saturday, May 11, 2013, Chandigarh, India
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Bansal, Ashwani sacked
Cong acts after govt forced on backfoot over a series of scandals

New Delhi, May 10
PK Bansal leaves Rail Bhavan in New Delhi on Friday. The Congress tonight directed the government to remove Union Ministers Pawan Bansal and Ashwani Kumar from the Council of Minister after having resisted the fusillade from the Opposition gunning for their removal in the wake of allegations of varying nature.
PK Bansal leaves Rail Bhavan in New Delhi on Friday. — PTI

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Pakistan votes today in turning-point elections
Sharif, Imran & Zardari’s parties in 3-way fight
Poll pundits predict a hung National Assembly

Raj Chengappa in lahore

Pakistan has rarely witnessed an orderly transition of power of its civilian government in its independent history. But with its 86 million electorate, just one-seventh the size of India’s, voting on Saturday for the National Assembly and the four provincial assemblies, Pakistan is all set to usher in a new era for democracy that may prove to be a turning point for this troubled nation. An estimated 4,600 candidates are in the fray for the 272 directly elected seats in the 342-member lower house of the Majlis-e-Shura (Parliament).

Lahore Log
By Raj Chengappa
Balle balle! People power on Pak doorstep
The Pakistan General Election is turning out to be a test of the country’s political maturity and democracy. Raj Chengappa, Editor-in-Chief, The Tribune Group of Newspapers, captures the heat, dust and flavour as the historic elections reach the climax

Entry by foot, mix masala & 'Urdinglish'

“Entry by air or by foot” was the cryptic stamp on the visa issued to me by the Pakistan High Commission in Delhi to cover the last mile of the 2013 General Election for which voting happens on Saturday. From Chandigarh it made more sense for me to drive to Amritsar and then enter “by foot” via the Wagah border late Thursday afternoon.

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Siddaramaiah is K’taka CM
Bangalore, May 10 
SiddaramaiahSiddaramaiah, who led the Congress battle against the BJP government's corruption in Karnataka, was today chosen to be the new Chief Minister in a hotly-contested race, edging out party veteran and Union Labour Minister M Mallikarjuna Kharge. (Details on Nation Page)

Court charges Kanda with raping former airhostess
Key aide Aruna Chadha in dock for abetting 23-yr-old’s suicide 

New Delhi, May 10
Gopal Goyal Kanda Former Haryana Minister Gopal Goyal Kanda was charged with rape and unnatural sex by a Delhi court, while his aide Aruna Chadha was charged with abetting the two offences in the former air hostess suicide case. District and Sessions Judge S K Sarvaria framed the charges today. New charges that have been added against Kanda are the IPC sections 376 (rape) and 377 (unnatural sex). Chadha has been charged with sections 376 and 377, both read with the IPC section 109 (abetting the offences).

‘93 blasts: SC rejects Dutt’s plea 
Will have to surrender before Mumbai jail authorities on May 16 

New Delhi/Mumbai, May 10
Sanjay Dutt Barring any last-minute reprieve, Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt o serve his remaining 42 months’ sentence with the Supreme Court today rejecting his plea for reviewing his conviction and five-year prison term in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. In Mumbai, top lawyers involved in the case said the 53-year-old actor has no option but to surrender and start serving his term before seeking any relief.




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