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Narayana Murthy back as Infosys Executive Chairman...more
BCCI meet to decide fate of Srinivasan
 Naxalites kill CRPF officer in Chhattisgarh...more 
 Naxal attack: Mahendra Karma’s PSO succumbs to injuries...more
 DMK to explore legal options in 2G case...more
New Pakistan Parliament sworn in...more

Pressure mounts on Srini as two key BCCI members quit
Board on the back foot over ICC ‘warning’ to Meiyappan on bookies
Mumbai/New Delhi, May 31
In a severe blow to BCCI president N Srinivasan, two top board officials today resigned piling more pressure on him to step down in the wake of the spot-fixing scandal. BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale and treasurer Ajay Shirke sent their resignations to Srinivasan saying they were “deeply hurt” by recent developments in cricket.

Chennai hotelier appears before police
Mumbai, May 31
Chennai hotelier Vikram Aggarwal wanted in the spot-fixing case appeared before the Crime Branch of the Mumbai Police for questioning this morning, sources said. Aggarwal appeared at the Crime Branch office in response to summons issued to him earlier this week, the police said.
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No rift with Sonia, we work in tandem: PM
Rejecting reports of a rift between him and Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday asserted that there was no truth in it as the two worked together almost on all issues. "In all truthfulness, there is no difference of opinion between me and the Congress president," he told reporters on his way back from the five-day visit to Japan and Thailand.

Punjab Govt fixes cane SAP at Rs 290
Chandigarh, May 31
The Punjab Government on Friday announced a state agreed price (SAP) for sugarcane for the 2013-14 crushing season. While the price for the advanced variety will be Rs 290 per quintal, the medium and late varieties will fetch farmers Rs 280 and Rs 275 per quintal, respectively.

Centre, Chhattisgarh to launch joint action against Maoists
Says Bastar attack bigger than a terror strike
Raipur, May 31
Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and CM Raman Singh at a press conference in Bastar on FridayThe Centre and Chhattisgarh Government will launch joint action against Maoists in Bastar in the days to come, Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said today.
Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and CM Raman Singh at a press conference in Bastar on Friday. — PTI


PUNJAB: Govt policy to elevate non-PCS officers to IAS draws criticism

HARYANA: 1,683 candidates in the fray for 7 MCs

J&KCabinet defers decision on panchayat powers

HIMACHAL: Take over five-star HPCA hotel: HLP

CHANDIGARH: Fresh trouble for I-T officer

LUDHIANA: Five get life term

DELHI: Plan panel okays outlay of Rs 16,000 crore
Business: Carlyle, other majors eyeing HP’s $1 bn stake in MphasiS
OPINIONS: Growth slumps

NATION: Chennai hotelier appears before police

SPORTS: Sachin wants sincere steps to curb fixing
WORLD: Beleaguered Assad says he may open front against Israel

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Gloomy picture: Growth slips to decade low of 5%
Sensex tumbles 455 points
Rupee at 11-month low
New Delhi, May 31
The Indian economy had its worst year in a decade as growth rate slumped to 5 per cent on account of slowing consumption hit by inflation and lack of investment due to slow project clearance and low investor confidence.

Kaul is Chief Justice of Punjab & Haryana HC
Chandigarh, May 31
The balance is clearly tilted in favour of reforms in the justice delivery system. A day before taking over as the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul today made it clear that he has done his homework well; and would be looking at various “aspects” of the High Court functioning even during the summer vacations.

Indian-American wins Spelling Bee for sixth straight year
Arvind Mahankali holds the trophy after winning the National Spelling Bee in Maryland on ThursdayIndian-Americans spelled their way to success on Thursday night bagging the top three spots in the Scripps National Spelling Bee contest. Thirteen-year-old Arvind Mahankali won first place becoming the sixth consecutive Indian-American to win the contest.

Arvind Mahankali holds the trophy after winning the National Spelling Bee in Maryland on Thursday. — Reuters




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