Tuesday, September 3, 2013, Chandigarh, India
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Food Bill gets Parliament nod
Rajya Sabha passes historic legislation; Rejects 200 amendments by Oppn
New Delhi, September 2
Parliament stamped its approval to the National Food Security Bill with the Rajya Sabha tonight passing by voice vote the landmark legislation aimed at providing cheap foodgrain to nearly 82 crore people in the country.

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Cash crunch: Punjab staff will have to wait for salaries
Chandigarh, September 2
Three lakh employees of Punjab will have to wait for some more days to get their salary for August. With the state government having used its revenue receipts for the last month in order to clear its ways and means advances (a kind of overdrawal) and disburse pensions, it has been left with no money to pay almost Rs 1,200 crore as salary to its employees.

Asaram sent to 14-day judicial custody, facing ‘strong case’
Asaram Bapu is escorted by police to a court in Jodhpur on Monday.Jodhpur, September 2
Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl at his ashram here, was remanded in 14-day judicial custody by a local court. Wearing a white dhoti and kurta and a red skull cap, the controversial godman was produced amid tight security before the district and sessions court where the magistrate Manoj Kumar ordered to send him to judicial custody till September 15.

Asaram Bapu is escorted by police to a court in Jodhpur on Monday. — AFP


PUNJAB: Highway project yet to be completed, but toll rates up

HARYANA: Gurgaon, Faridabad among 31 over-exploited areas

J&KIntense firing by Pakistani troops in Balakote sector

HIMACHAL: Ban on carrying construction materials to other states soon

CHANDIGARH: Who let the cattle out?

LUDHIANA: 3 bikers crushed to death

DELHI: Resettlement colonies to get ownership rights
Business: Core sector growth at 4-mth high of 3.1% in July
OPINION: Oil on the boil

NATION: Modi as PM candidate: BJP struggles to build consensus

SPORTS: Runaway wins for Djoko, Hewitt
WORLD: Taliban attack US base in Afghanistan








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Indians took over the heart of Toronto at the recent India Independence Day Parade
Barring individual community events held by various Indo-Canadian groups, Toronto’s India Independence Day parade and related functions are the biggest collective Indian event in Canada. (Details on Opinions page)

Syria regime behind gas attack: France
Paris, September 2
France was set today to provide what it says is clear evidence that the Syrian regime was behind a devastating chemical attack, as Western leaders bid to overcome widespread scepticism to military action.

World page: To sway Syria vote, Russian MPs want to fly to Washington 
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U-turn: Moily says not shutting petrol pumps at night
M Veerappa MoilyNew Delhi, September 2
The Petroleum Ministry today clarified that there is no proposal under consideration of the government to allow sale of petroleum products from the retail outlets only during certain hours. In a statement, the ministry has denied the media reports in this regard which had stated that petrol pumps may be ordered to shut operations between 8 pm and 8 am.

Punjab penalises 2 IAS officers for irregularities, lowers their grade pay
Chandigarh, September 2
The Punjab Government has decided to lower the grade pay of two IAS officers — Kripa Shankar Saroj and B Sarkar — as a punishment for financial irregularity and misuse of official position.

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