Thursday, June 20, 2013, Chandigarh, India
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Toll touches 150, hundreds missing
* PM releases Rs 1,000-cr for Uttarakhand
* Rescue ops stepped up
Dehradun/New Delhi, June 19
There was no let-up in the monsoon fury with the death toll due to landslips and flash floods mounting to 150 in Uttarakhand today. The number could zoom up substantially as hundreds of pilgrims were still missing in the hill state.
Haryana page: Yamuna floods 2 Palwal villages
Nation page: Environmentalists blame flood fury on rampant urbanisation
Himachal page: Death toll 14 in Kinnaur
Armymen rescue pilgrims en route Hemkunt on Wednesday Editorial: Raining destruction


Armymen rescue pilgrims en route Hemkunt on Wednesday. PTI

Nitish wins confidence vote, dismisses ‘Modi wave’
BJP members walk out, Cong votes in favour of JD(U)
Patna, June 19
After dumping ally BJP, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday comfortably won a vote of confidence in the Bihar Assembly amid signals of a new political alignment as the Congress backed the motion.

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Punjab Cong stalwarts should fight LS poll: Brar
Chandigarh, July 19
Senior Punjab leader Jagmeet Singh Brar today said the Congress should make stalwarts, including former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, Pradesh Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa and former minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, contest the forthcoming parliamentary elections to give a befitting fight to the SAD-BJP combine.

Punjab page: With Brar back on scene, state politics may heat up
CWC ex-member Jagmeet Brar and district Congress committee president Gurdass Kirat in Chandigarh on Wednesday CWC ex-member Jagmeet Brar and district Congress committee president Gurdass Kirat in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Parvesh Chauhan

CBI registers 13th FIR in coal scam
Delhi company booked for giving false data
New Delhi, June 19
The CBI today registered a fresh case in coal blocks allocation scam against the Chief Executive Officer of a Delhi-based private steel and power company and its directors and others for allegedly giving false data about its land holdings and capacity in allocation of Kesla North coal block in Chhattisgarh, sources said.


PUNJAB: Early rains catch govt off guard, bandhs yet to be strengthened

HARYANA: Yamuna floods 2 Palwal villages

J&KWar of words between NC, Congress deepens

HIMACHAL: Death toll 14 in Kinnaur

CHANDIGARH: UT fails to act against Acropolis

LUDHIANA: City bus service loses Rs 50,000 per day

DELHI: 5,000 flood victims evacuated
Business: EU fines Ranbaxy, others for blocking cheaper drugs
OPINIONS: Raining destruction

NATION: Import of shale gas high on agenda

SPORTS: Charge of the red brigade
WORLD: Obama calls for one-third cut in US, Russia nuke weapons




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Bhullar hanging: Delhi Govt refers case to MHA
* Medical report finds 1993 blast accused mentally unsound
* New board constituted
New Delhi, June 19
The Delhi Government has stayed the execution of 1993 Delhi blast case convict Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar on grounds of mental health and referred his case to the Union Home Ministry after a medical board examining him said he was in severe depression.

PM congratulates Iran’s President-elect Rowhani
Seeks further strengthening of ties
New Delhi, June 19
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today congratulated Iran's President-elect Hassan Rowhani and said India looked forward to strengthening of ties between the two nations in the coming years.

Shinde confirms terror threat to Amarnath yatra
Srinagar/New Delhi, June 19
With less than 10 days left for the start of the annual Amarnath yatra, the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir Government said there is a terror threat to the pilgrimage and that additional security forces were being deployed to provide safety.


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