Monday, June 10, 2013, Chandigarh, India
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Modi prevails, gets top BJP poll post
* To lead campaign in 2014
* Detractors fall in line
* RSS gives its go-ahead
Panaji, June 9
Gujarat CM Narendra Modi with BJP chief Rajnath Singh at the party conclave in Panaji on SundayBowing to “popular” sentiments emerging from the grassroots level and overruling the dissidents led by party patriarch LK Advani, the BJP today declared Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as chairman of the election committee and ended the raging speculation on the issue.
Gujarat CM Narendra Modi with BJP chief Rajnath Singh at the party conclave in Panaji on Sunday. — PTI

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‘Killer’ cop, lover nabbed in Delhi
Sonepat, June 9
The Sonepat police has arrested suspended constable of the Chandigarh Police Basant Singh who allegedly killed Inspector Sucha Singh and critically injured his driver Jatinder in Chandigarh yesterday.

Chandigarh page: 6 stabs, four calls over 10 mins and still no response

Basant in police custody in Sonepat on SundaySarita in police custody in Sonepat on Sunday
Basant (left) and Sarita in police custody in Sonepat on Sunday. Tribune photos

No movement on NCTC, says Home Minister
New Delhi, June 9
The much talked-about NCTC may be a non-starter but the government has rejected the demand of non-Congress Chief Ministers for a law to set up the anti- terror body. Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said his ministry was not exploring the option of bringing a Bill in Parliament for the purpose.

Lahore HC panel visits Sarabjit’s cell, interviews prisoners
Lahore, June 9
Sarabjit SinghA judicial commission of the Lahore High Court visited Sarabjit Singh’s cell in Kot Lakhpat Jail and interviewed prisoners as part of its probe into the brutal murder of the Indian death row convict. Justice Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi, head of the commission, collected the complete record of Sarabjit from prison officials.


PUNJAB: Britain’s move to compensate African colonial victims

HARYANA: 4 varsities under lens over fake PhD degrees

J&KQuake-affected people lose hope of govt aid

HIMACHAL: Forest Dept to focus on chilgoza revival, lantana eradication

CHANDIGARH: 6 stabs, four calls over 10 mins and still no response

LUDHIANA: Robbers strike at dyeing unit

DELHI: BJP resolution backs full statehood for Delhi
Business: FIIs pull out Rs 7,600 cr from debt market
OPINIONS: Delayed start

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SPORTS: Champagne moment
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First US C-17 heavy-lift plane arrives next week
New Delhi, June 9
The first of the heavy lift transport planes, the C-17-Globemaster-III, is slated to land at the Hindon airbase near New Delhi on June 17. Once the entire fleet is in place, it will provide India with the ability to rapidly move troops, equipment, tanks and even choppers to far off places.

India to complete Afghan Parliament building by yr-end
New Delhi, June 9
As the deadline for withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan approaches, India is working overtime to complete two of its most ambitious projects in the war-torn country-the new Parliament building and the Salma Dam.

Dirty train toilets? SMS for clean-up
New Delhi, June 9
The Railways have decided to launch an SMS-based service for immediate response to passenger complaints regarding housekeeping service in coaches. The service will be launched on a few select trains to facilitate passengers to contact onboard staff through SMS or phone call for complaints related to cleanliness in coaches, toilets and other problems faced during journey.


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