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The new gold rush
Yellow fever: As demand shoots up, gold imports set to rise steeply
New Delhi, May 30
The old saying that nothing glitters like gold is playing out again. Following a sharp dip in gold prices in April due to a sell-off in global investment markets, India is seeing a surge in demand for physical gold, including bars, coins and jewellery. The World Gold Council (WGC) estimates that the explosion in demand could be as high as 150 per cent in April-June this year compared to the same period last year.

Spot-fixing money paid to Sreesanth seized in Mumbai
New Delhi, May 30
With the recovery of Rs 5.5 lakh from an apartment in Mumbai, the Delhi Police has claimed to have taken account of the entire money allegedly paid to arrested cricketer Sreesanth for spot-fixing by bookies.

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Eye on Dawood aide, India inks extradition treaty with Thailand
Bangkok, May 30
In a "major boost" to bilateral security cooperation, India and Thailand today signed the much-awaited extradition treaty after 20 years of intense negotiations, with New Delhi eyeing to bring back a key aide of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.

A Rs 46-cr schoolbook scam interrupted in Punjab
Chandigarh, May 30
To get an assessment of the magnitude of the scandal in the Punjab Education Department procurements — had they not been halted midway — a rough calculation done by The Tribune of the total money that would have been paid to the firms selected through questionable procedures should give some idea: approximately Rs 46 crore.

CBSE X results: Girls outshine boys yet again
New Delhi/Chandigarh, May 30
The Class X CBSE results declared today clearly indicate that the shift to the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) system for Class X has not affected students’ spirit to excel and score better.
Jubilant girls after the Class X results were announced on Friday. Jubilant girls after the Class X results were announced on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


PUNJAB: GMADA to modify New Chandigarh’s master plan

HARYANA: Army team rescues girl from borewell in Palwal

J&KCentre begins scholarship scheme for J&K students

HIMACHAL: Cong turns Pratibha’s nomination into show of strength

CHANDIGARH: A perfect 10 for 1,369 tricity students

LUDHIANA: City fares well in CBSE Class X exams

DELHI: CBSE Class X result out; pass percentage goes up
Business: Re sinks to new 10-month low
OPINIONS: Divided over water

NATION: PM elected to RS from Assam for fifth term

SPORTS: I’ll speak at the right time: Dhoni
WORLD: Pak Taliban confirm death of No.2, say will avenge killing

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‘84 riots: Tytler moves HC against re-probe
New Delhi, May 30
Congress leader Jagdish Tytler today moved the Delhi High Court against the trial court’s order for reopening of investigation against him in a 29-year-old anti-Sikh riots case in which three persons were killed.
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Rituparno, trailblazer of Bengali cinema, dies
Kolkata, May 30
Renowned film director and 12-time national award winner Rituparno Ghosh died following a massive heart attack early this morning. He was 49. Ghosh had been suffering from a pancreatic ailment for some time. He was found dead by his house attendant around 7.30 am. The young film director was also a celebrated writer, poet and a novelist. Credited with ushering in a new wave in Bengali cinema with his trailblazing films like “Unishe April” and “Dahan”, Ghosh was known for glorifying women besides exploring the touchy subject of same-sex relationships.

Film industry mourns the ‘great genius’

UPA govt in saddle because of strife in BJP: Chautala
Gurgaon, May 30
INLD supremo and former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala has stated that the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre was able to continue in power only due to internal strife in the BJP.




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