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Justice Mansour sworn in as Egypt interim President...more
RBI not targeting any exchange rate: Subbarao
 Ishrat case: Guilty should be punished, says Shinde...more
 Food Security Bill is political gimmick in hurry: Rajnath...more
Jet-Etihad deal: Ajit Singh meets Sonia Gandhi...more
Infiltration bid foiled along LoC in Poonch...more

Ishrat encounter was fake: CBI
Names 7 police officers in 1,500-page chargesheet
No mention of Modi, Amit Shah
Ahmedabad, July 3
The CBI today claimed that Ishrat Jahan and three others were killed in a “fake encounter” in a joint operation by the Gujarat Police and the The encounter took place on the outskirts of Ahmedabad in 2004. Intelligence Bureau near Ahmedabad in 2004. The investigating agency, however, maintained silence over the role, if any, played by Chief Minister Narendra Modi and his then deputy Amit Shah in the case.

The encounter took place on the outskirts of Ahmedabad in 2004.

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Cabinet clears food security ordinance
New Delhi, July 3
Preparing for the 2014 General Elections, the Congress-led UPA today decided to take the ordinance route to provide India’s two-third population the right to food at subsidised rates.
Opposition parties, primarily the BJP and the Left, wanted National Food Security Bill, Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s pet project, to be discussed in Parliament.

SAD stamp on Punjab panchayat poll
Party-backed candidates lead in skirmishes as well
Chandigarh, July 3
While candidates backed An estimated 84% voters exercised their franchise by the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) won most of the seats in the elections to 13,080 panchayats in the state today, the ruling party also emerged as the lead participant in majority of skirmishes reported from different places in the state.

An estimated 84% voters exercised their franchise 

 More reports on Punjab page

India to take up with US ‘snooping’ on its embassy 
New Delhi, July 3
India today expressed concern over ‘disconcerting’ reports that its embassy in Washington was under surveillance by the American National Security Agency (NSA) and said it would take up the matter with the US.


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PUNJAB: 84% turn out for panchayat poll

HARYANA: Cong-backed Independent elected Panipat Mayor

J&KCurfew in Naidkhai area of Bandipora

HIMACHAL: HP govt seeks Punjab’s nod to appoint SK Sharma as DGP

CHANDIGARH: MC not to impose congestion tax

LUDHIANA: District records 85 pc polling

DELHI: Annashree Yojna Eligibility criteria relaxed
Business: FM asks public sector banks to cut lending rates
OPINIONS: Securing networks

NATION: Will insulate CBI from political meddling, Centre tells SC

SPORTS: Tough day at office for captain Kohli
WORLD: Egypt army topples President Mursi


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Anti-Maoist combing operation launched in J’khand, Bengal
Kolkata, July 3
A massive combing operation was conducted jointly by paramilitary forces and the state police last night and in the morning today at the spot on the Jharkhand-West Bengal border where Pakur SP Amarjit Balihar and five other policemen were killed by Maoists yesterday. But there were no arrests.
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Mumbai truckload raids yield Rs 10 crore
Mumbai, July 3
Nearly two days after investigators from the National Investigating Agency and the Income Tax department claimed to have seized a truckload of expensive cargo there seem to be red faces all around.
(Details on Nation page)

Antony says no to hiking defence FDI to 49%
Terms it a ‘retrograde’ step, says it will ‘stymie’ the growth of the domestic industry
New Delhi, June 3
Defence Minister AK Antony has ticked off Commerce Minister Anand Sharma for his persistence in demanding increased foreign participation in defence manufacturing.Antony, who has been holding the defence portfolio for the past seven years, has warned against raising foreign participation beyond the present level saying it will increase our dependence on foreign countries.


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