Wednesday, December 18, 2013, Chandigarh, India
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Parliament passes Lokpal Bill; Anna Hazare breaks fast...more
Outrage in Parliament over diplomat Khobragade's arrest...more
Khobragade has diplomatic immunity, says her attorney...more
Will ensure security of diplomats, India tells US...more
Jessica murder case: Manu Sharma gets 9-day parole...more
RBI keeps key rates unchanged...more
Sonia to cadre: Donít lose heart, be ready for 2014...more
Ruckus in Andhra House, no debate on Telangana Bill...more

India downgrades US diplomatsí privileges
Delhi acts tough over arrest of Deputy Consul General in New York
New Delhi, December 17
The diplomatic stand-off between India and the US over the humiliation of Indiaís Deputy Consul General in New York last week intensified today with New Delhi announcing A bulldozer removes a barricade in front of the US Embassy in New Delhi on Tuesday. AFP a series of retaliatory measures which are bound to badly hit both American and Indian staff working for the American administration in this country.

A bulldozer removes a barricade in front of the US Embassy in New Delhi on Tuesday. AFP

No violation of diplomatic immunity, claims US : Nation page


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Lokpal Bill gets RS nod; LS to consider it today
New Delhi, December 17
Sending out a clear message against corruption in high places ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Rajya Sabha today passed by voice vote a Bill for setting up a Lokpal with vast powers to look into complaints against the Prime Minister, his Cabinet colleagues and Central Government officials, conduct searches, attach property and supervise the CBI and the CVC.

Communal violence in Karnal village
Kutel (Karnal), December 17
Grieving relatives of Ravinder, who was allegedly murdered. Tribune photo: Ravi KumarA place of worship and three houses of members of a religious community were damaged while another house was torched as communal violence erupted in the peaceful village of Kutel in Karnal.

Grieving relatives of Ravinder, who was allegedly murdered. Tribune photo: Ravi Kumar

India, Pak DGMOs to meet on Dec 24
New Delhi, December 17
The Director Generals of Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan will meet at the Wagah-Attari land crossing between the two neighbours on December 24, the first-ever such meeting since July 1999. Indian DGMO Lt Gen Vinod Bhatia has been invited by his Pakistani counterpart Maj Gen Amir Riaz for talks through diplomatic channels of the foreign offices on either side.


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Rs 400-kit makes thalassaemia testing cheaper
New Delhi, December 17
Scientists today launched the countryís first indigenous thalassaemia detection kit that will test an individual for all eight major thalassaemia mutations which account for 90 per cent of the molecular defects in Indians.

3 get 20-yr jail for US touristís rape in Manali
Kullu, December 17
Almost six months after a 31-year-old US tourist was gang-raped in Manali, a Kullu court today sentenced three Nepalese youths to 20 years of rigorous imprisonment for the crime.

Delhi voters to take final call: AAP
Party seeks peopleís views on government formation; decision on Dec 23
New Delhi, December 17
Caught in a fix over government formation in Delhi, especially after the BJP and the Congress offering it Ďunconditionalí support, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday said it will take views of Delhi voters before taking a final call. The party will make its decision public on Monday.

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