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Allahabad HC puts on hold caste-based rallies in UP
Notices to Centre, state govts, EC, 4 parties Told to present point of view 
Lucknow, July 11
Throwing a spanner in the works of Uttar Pradesh’s caste-dominated politics, the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court today stayed rallies based on caste in the state with immediate effect.

Fire destroys Srinagar civil secretariat annexe
Srinagar, July 11
A major fire destroyed a two-storey wooden annexe on the premises of the civil secretariat here on Thursday.
Firefighters try to douse rising flames at the secretariat in Srinagar on Thursday.
Firefighters try to douse rising flames at the secretariat in Srinagar on Thursday. The fire started in a building adjacent to the main complex that houses the office of CM Omar Abdullah, his ministers and other top bureaucrats. Tribune photo: Amin War

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Cabinet okays mega plan for smoother NCR traffic
New Delhi, July 11
In an effort to decongest the growing traffic in the National Capital region (NCR), the Union Cabinet today gave its approval for the setting up of a National Capital Region Transport Corporation Limited (NCRTC) under the Companies Act with an initial seed capital of Rs 100 crore.

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India has exploration right in South China Sea, says Vietnam
Minister for External Affairs Salman Khurshid with Vietnam Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh in New Delhi on Thursday.New Delhi, July 11
Notwithstanding growing Chinese assertiveness in the South China Sea, Vietnam today made it clear that India has every right to carry on with ‘exploration and exploitation’ work it was undertaking in the blocks allotted to it by Hanoi in the disputed sea.

Minister for External Affairs Salman Khurshid with Vietnam Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh in New Delhi on Thursday. A Tribune photo


PUNJAB: Punjab rural doctors refuse to be shifted to Health Department

HARYANA: Tariff hiked by 34 paise

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HIMACHAL: Tussle with Bali costs Addl Chief Secy dear

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DELHI: Janakpuri residents fear for their homes
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Apex court: Those in jail can’t vote, contest polls 
New Delhi, July 11
The Supreme Court has upheld a 2004 Patna High Court verdict debarring those in lawful police custody and serving jail terms from voting or contesting elections to Parliament and Assemblies even if they are enrolled as voters.

Ramdev, Jethmalani pitch for Modi as PM
RamdevNew Delhi, July 11
Influential yoga guru Ramdev and maverick lawyer Ram Jethmalani, recently expelled by the BJP for “breach of discipline”, today backed party’s poster boy Narendra Modi for the post of Prime Minister. The Gujarat CM is understood to be considering contesting the next Lok Sabha elections from home state Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh.

Egypt PM struggles to form Cabinet
Cairo, July 11
Egypt's new Prime Minister was faced with road blocks in forming a new  Cabinet and steering the deeply polarised nation through a transition phase, as the Muslim Brotherhood today vowed to continue protests against the ouster of President Mohamed Mursi by the army.

UPSC cracks whip on 2 Punjab IAS officers
Lokpal Principal Secretary CS Srivastava let off by commission
Chandigarh, July 11
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has recommended disciplinary action against two senior Punjab IAS officers even as it has overruled the state government to let-off a third officer.In a letter received by the Punjab Government a week ago, the UPSC is learnt to have conveyed that action be taken against Punjab Agro Financial Corporation (PAFC) former managing director Kripa Shankar Saroj in the iron ore scam case.




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