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 Kejriwal to be sworn in as Delhi CM on Saturday...more 
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Macchil fake encounter: Colonel, 5 others to face court martial...more
South African all-rounder Kallis to retire from Test cricket...more
 BSF, Pak Rangers discuss ways to counter smuggling...more
 Maoists blow up govt building in Odisha...more

India, Pak DGMOs agree on new peace mechanism along border
Attari (Amritsar), December 24
Pakistan DGMO Maj General Aamer Riaz (R) with his Indian counterpart Lt General Vinod Bhatia at Attari on Tuesday. — PTI After a year of hostility along the border in Jammu and Kashmir, India and Pakistan today agreed to have in place new mechanisms to ensure peace and tranquility along the border.

Pakistan DGMO Maj General Aamer Riaz (R) with his Indian counterpart Lt General Vinod Bhatia at Attari on Tuesday. — PTI

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Amritsar, December 24
Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa (L) has been on fast for the past 40 daysSikh high priests today directed activist Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa, who has been on an indefinite fast for the past 40 days in Mohali, to end his hunger strike with immediate effect. The decision was taken during a meeting at the Akal Takht Secretariat.

Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa (L) has been on fast for the past 40 days

India withdraws ID cards of US Consular officials
New Delhi, December 24
All ID cards provided to US Consular officials stand withdrawn, the government said today as India hardened its position in the ongoing stand-off with Washington over the arrest of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade in New York on December 12. “Notwithstanding reports to the contrary, India has decided to take firm reciprocal steps following the end of the deadline for surrender of ID cards provided to US Consular Staff in India,” sources said.

Why no action against Russians, US Congman  asks Kerry
Washington, December 24
Amid row over the arrest of a senior Indian diplomat on visa fraud charges, a top American lawmaker has asked Secretary of State John Kerry why no action was taken against dozens of Russian diplomats allegedly defrauding US government’s benefits’ programmes.


PUNJAB: Punjabi singer Gill arrested for rape

HARYANA: Rania MLA asks villagers not to pay hefty power bills

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HIMACHAL: Virbhadra targets BJP on govt’s first anniversary

CHANDIGARH: Twist that weakened the case

LUDHIANA: Teachers oppose survey duty

DELHI: Cong workers protest support to AAP
OPINIONS: Back to quota politics

NATION: Kejriwal names 6 MLAs for ministry

SPORTS: SA feel the jitters at Durban
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Ahead of LS polls, Jains to get minority status
New Delhi, December 24
The Congress-led UPA Government is all set to grant the “national minority” status to Jains, fulfilling a long-pending demand of the community.

Kejriwal names 6 MLAs for ministry
New Delhi, December 24
Arvind Kejriwal is understood to have finalised his team of ministers that includes his trusted associate Manish Sisodia and five others to be inducted into his ministry that will be sworn in later this week.
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Diplomat’s Arrest in NY
Visa for maid’s kin: US embassy staff under scanner
New Delhi, December 24
India has irrefutable evidence to prove that there was a conspiracy behind the arrest of beleaguered diplomat Devyani Khobragade in New York on December 12 in an alleged visa fraud case, it is learnt. The role of US embassy personnel in arranging visa for the family members of Devyani’s maid Sangeeta Richard was being probed, sources said. Sangeeta’s kin took an Air India flight from India to the US just two days before the diplomat’s arrest in New York.


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