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US hopes diplomat’s arrest won’t hit bilateral ties..more 
AAP seeks 10 days from Lt Governor, sets terms for Cong, BJP...more
Congress to respond to AAP letter soon...more
Hazare softens stand on Lokpal issue...more
New Parliament to be constituted by June 1: Chief Election Commissioner...more
Saurav Ganguly offered BJP ticket to contest LS poll: Report...more
7 die in Mumbai building fire...more

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Ashish Kumar Sen in Washington DC
Indian diplomat’s arrest in US upsets Delhi
Deputy Consul General in New York, Devyani Khobragade, held for visa fraud; released on bail later

An Indian diplomat was arrested in New York on Thursday on the charge that she allegedly used "false and fraudulent" documents to support the US visa application for an Indian woman she employed as a babysitter and housekeeper.

Foreign Secy summons US Ambassador
New Delhi, December 13
India on Friday summoned US Ambassador Nancy Powell to the South Block to register its strong protest over the arrest and 'humiliation'of its Deputy Consul General in New York.

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SP, TDP stall debate as  RS takes up Lokpal Bill
New Delhi, December 13
The much-delayed Bill to provide an institutional mechanism to tackle graft by setting up a Lokpal (ombudsman) was moved today by the Manmohan Singh government for consideration and passage in the Rajya Sabha where it has been lying for the last two years.

Delhi twist: Cong, BJP offer support to AAP to form govt
New Delhi, December 13
A day before Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal's crucial meeting with Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung, both the Congress and the BJP on Friday offered support to the fledgling party to form government.

Bomb falls off IAF jet at Ambala base, explodes 
Ambala, December 13
A bomb mounted on a fighter jet got hooked off during an official drill and went off at the Ambala Air Force Station around 10.30 am here today. 


PUNJAB: Cash seizure from Nabha jail points to drug trade

HARYANA: Oppn seeks judicial probe into HCS selections

J&KMercury dips in Valley, so does power supply

HIMACHAL: Winter session may be stormy affair

CHANDIGARH: 4-yr-old hit by MUV, dies

LUDHIANA: All city roads lead to Guru Nanak Stadium

DELHI: DUTA to take stock of FYUP as semester end
BUSINESS: Torrent Pharma buys Elder’s formulation biz for Rs 2,000 cr
OPINIONS: Withdrawal of terror cases 

NATION: Anna-AAP differences come into the open

SPORTS:Pujara ICC’s emerging cricketer
WORLD: Violence grips B’desh as Jamaat leader buried


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‘Aam aadmi’ to spice up Cong manifesto 
New Delhi, December 13 
Close on the heels of Rahul Gandhi's post poll drubbing remarks that the Congress would now engage commoners in ways no one can imagine; the party today did what it has never done before-got "aam aadmi" to discuss its Lok Sabha election manifesto. (Details on Nation page)

Crisis at PIMS, Punjab’s flagship institution - I
Without salary for 5 months, docs leave; patients follow suit
Jalandhar, December 13
While the Punjab Government is trying to woo more big-ticket investors into the health sector, its earlier experiment to privatise the Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Jalandhar, with much fanfare has been anything but a success.
Unoccupied beds at Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences in Jalandhar say it all. Tribune photo Malkiat Singh
Unoccupied beds at Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences in Jalandhar say it all. Tribune photo Malkiat Singh


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