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JD(U) parts ways with BJP
Jitters for NDA as JD(U) dumps 17-yr-old ally after Modi elevation
Patna, June 16
Denting the NDA ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the JD(U) today parted ways with the BJP in Bihar to protest against the elevation of Narendra Modi, bringing to an end a 17-year-old alliance that had held firm in national politics.

Nation page: JD(U) split an insult to 2010 coalition mandate, says BJP
Political alternative not possible without us, say Left parties
Sena, SAD call pullout unfortunate
Modi to begin his fresh innings from Punjab

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar (R) with JD(U) national chief Sharad Yadav in Patna on Sunday.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar (R) with JD(U) national chief Sharad Yadav in Patna on Sunday. PTI

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Cong makes key changes, Cabinet expansion today
Ministerial berths likely for Oscar Fernandes, Birender Singh
New Delhi, June 16
The Congress today effected major organisational changes as it prepared to reshuffle the Union Council of Ministers on Monday, hoping these changes will inject new enthusiasm into the party and provide greater momentum to governance in the run-up to the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

India-made trucks may push Tatra out
Will ramp up indigenous production and reduce Army’s dependence on foreign vendors
New Delhi, June 16
Considered as the ‘backbone’ of the Indian Army’s rapid response to any attack along the western front for long, the Czech-built Tatra trucks may not be purchased from now on. The reason: India-built trucks have now An 8X8 heavy duty universal cargo/troop carrier from the house of Tatra. improved a lot and could be selected for forthcoming expansion drive or replacements for Tatra trucks, resulting in saving foreign exchange and unhinging India’s reliance on foreign suppliers.
ON WAY OUT: An 8X8 heavy duty universal cargo/troop carrier from the house of Tatra.


PUNJAB: SAD ‘solidly’ behind BJP: Badal

HARYANA: Raging Yamuna floods Yamunanagar villages

J&KIndian judiciary most powerful in world: CJI

HIMACHAL: War of words between Sukhu, Dhumal

CHANDIGARH: Monsoon is here, early

LUDHIANA: Youth drowns in Sutlej

DELHI: Central funds needed in case of vertical growth of city: Lovely
Business: SEBI finalising new anti-money laundering guidelines
OPINIONS: Pak for Indian power

NATION: JD(U) split an insult to 2010 coalition mandate, says BJP

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Oil on mind, Khurshid to visit Iraq this week
New Delhi, June 16
After China, it’s India’s turn to woo oil-rich Iraq to meet its growing energy needs. With Indian imports of crude from Iran dipping by the day, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid is heading to Iraq this week to discuss the possibility of increasing oil imports from the Arab nation.

Monsoon arrives in Haryana, Punjab a fortnight early
New Delhi, June 16
Monsoon today roared into Delhi and hit Punjab and Haryana almost a fortnight in advance as heavy rains lashed northern India, driving away the heat and spreading cheer among the people. Strong easterlies pushed the monsoon clouds over the national capital with seasonal rains now having covered the entire country almost a month in advance, MeT officials said. "Monsoon reached Delhi today and also covered the entire country," said IMD director Brahm Prakash Yadav. The normal date for the arrival of monsoon in Delhi is June 29.

Rain lashed Chandigarh and its vicinity on Sunday.

Rain lashed Chandigarh and its vicinity on Sunday. A Tribune photograph


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