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Nod to Amritsar-Kolkata industrial link
Corridor to attract huge investments 
Spur economic growth & create jobs
New Delhi, June 7
In a big push for industrialisation in the northern states, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today gave the go ahead for the Amritsar-Delhi-Kolkata industrial corridor. It will cover the cities of Amritsar, Jalandhar and Ludhiana in Punjab and Ambala in Haryana.

Goa Meet: Advani’s absence fuels talks of dissent over Modi
Panaji, June 7
The battle within the BJP over Narendra Modi became more than evident today with senior-most party leader Lal Krishan Advani choosing to skip the first day of the all-important party meeting in Goa to discuss the election strategy for the 2014 general election. Though BJP managers tried hard to gloss over the conspicuous absence 

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Pak pounds Indian posts in Poonch; soldier killed
Jammu/Poonch, June 7
Pakistani troops opened heavy fire on Indian forward posts in Sabjian area of Mandi sector along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district on Friday afternoon, killing a Naib Subedar of 3 Garhwal Rifles. The attack comes two days after Nawaz Sharif took over as Pakistan Prime Minister. He had only yesterday vowed to "progressively pursue" normalcy in ties with India while actively seeking solutions to outstanding issues, including Kashmir.

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Shilpa bet Rs 1 lakh on IPL match: Police
New Delhi, June 7
Actress Shilpa Shetty placed bets of Rs 1 lakh for an IPL match, the Delhi Police claimed today even as investigators said they do not believe her husband and co-owner of Rajasthan Royals Raj Kundra's statement that he lost Rs 1 crore in betting. Kundra and Shilpa have denied allegations against them. Police sources said they may quizz Kundra again and call Shilpa for questioning if there is a need.

20 die in Himachal as bus falls into gorge
Nahan, June 7
The bus which fell into a gorge at Bharari village, about 50 km from Solan, on Friday. At least 20 persons were killed and 12 injured, three of them seriously, when a private bus (HP 55 5274) rolled down a 120 metre-deep gorge at Bharari village, 15 km from Nohradhar, around 7.15 am today. The ill-fated bus was carrying 35 passengers from Punndhar to Solan when the accident occurred.

The bus which fell into a gorge at Bharari village, about 50 km from Solan, on Friday. A Tribune photograph


PUNJAB: Farmers of Muktsar village still in hiding, crops continue to suffer

HARYANA: Selja, Birender target CM

J&KHigh Court orders premature retirement of 3 senior judges

HIMACHAL: Bilaspur woman to get back George Cross

CHANDIGARH: Closure report rejected again

LUDHIANA: GLADA officials act tough

DELHI: Lowest gender ratio in 5 constituencies
Business: RIL inks Rs 12,000-cr tower sharing pact with RCom
OPINIONS: US drive against Iran

NATION: Not averse to House debate on Food Security Bill: Cong

SPORTS: Nadal still the king of clay
WORLD: Zardari set to make history; to address joint session






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Punjab bought copter to save money on hired one, ends up using both
Chandigarh, June 7
The cash-starved Punjab Government, which spent Rs 38 crore buying a helicopter to cut down on the expense of hiring one, has instead been using both the hired machine as well as the new one for over a month to ferry the Chief Minister, his deputy and even a few ministers across the state and even to and from Delhi.

Not averse to House debate on Food Security Bill: Cong
New Delhi, June 7
The Congress today sought to dispel the notion that the party wanted to enact the Food Security Bill through the ordinance route instead of a debate and blamed the Opposition for stalling the proceedings in both Houses as the reason for the delay. Responding to questions following the statement by Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar favouring the passage of the Bill through discussion in Parliament Congress spokesperson Renuka Chowdhary maintained there were no differences either within the Congress or with its ally, the Nationalist Congress Party. (Details on Nation page)

14 Indian sailors rescued from Somali pirates 
New Delhi, June 7
Fourteen Indian sailors have been rescued from the clutches of Somali pirates in a joint EU-NATO counter-piracy operation in the Gulf of Aden, the EU said here today. “Fourteen Indian soldiers are now safe, after pirates, who took control of their cargo vessel on June 5 in the Gulf of Aden, abandoned the attack hours later after EU Naval warship HSwMS Carlskrona, together with NATO counter piracy Dutch warship HNLMS Van Speijk closed in,” a statement from the EU office said.


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