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All in a day: Relief, jolt for Modi
Zakia’s plea against CM rejected

Ahmedabad, December 26
Zakia Jafri (R), wife of Ehsan Jafari, in tears after the court verdict in Ahmedabad on Thursday. A metropolitan court today rejected a protest petition filed by Congress former MP’s wife Zakia Jafri against clean chit given to Narendra Modi and others by the Special Investigation Team in a 2002 Gujarat riots case. Metropolitan Magistrate BJ Ganatra told Zakia’s counsel Mihir Desai that her petition had been rejected; and that she had the liberty to approach a higher court.
Zakia Jafri (R), wife of Ehsan Jafari, in tears after the court verdict in Ahmedabad on Thursday. PTI

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Snoopgate: Centre orders judicial probe
New Delhi, December 26
Narendra Modi The Centre today instituted a Judicial Commission of Inquiry into physical and electronic surveillance against a woman allegedly involving Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. The Bharatiya Janata Party called the move “political vindictiveness” indicating it could be challenged in court.

Pilgrims at the Shaheedi Jor Mela in Fatehgarh Sahib on Thursday.
jor mela spirit: Pilgrims at the Shaheedi Jor Mela in Fatehgarh Sahib on Thursday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

Judges’ appointment panel gets Constitutional status
New Delhi, December 26
Amid demands by jurists and the Opposition led by the BJP, the government today gave a go-ahead to grant constitutional status to a proposed commission for appointment and transfer of judges to the higher judiciary.


PUNJAB:  SAD, Cong lambast each other at Shaheedi Jor Mela

HARYANA: FIR lodged against Rania MLA, others

J&KPDP protests against erratic power supply

HIMACHAL: HC bans polythene-packed edible items from Jan 26

CHANDIGARH: Now, Jain in FB ‘likes’ web 

LUDHIANA: Violations go unchecked

DELHI: Cong protests 'tainted' ministers in Gujarat
OPINIONS: Unsafe in South Sudan

NATION: AAP’s foreign funding under scanner; MHA to inspect party’s accounts

SPORTS: India in cruise control mode
BUSINESS: Air India gets go-ahead to sell five Boeing planes
WORLD: B’desh police lay siege to Zia’s house


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Punjab Govt takes PRTC for a ride
Bathinda, December 26
The Punjab Government, which has been using state-owned Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) for various political errands, has failed to clear Rs 2.52 crore in dues towards the corporation thereby adding to the mounting losses that stand at Rs 150 crore.

Khobragade had full diplomatic immunity at time of arrest
New Delhi, December 26
In a new twist to the Devyani Khobragade case, New Delhi has claimed that the Indian diplomat was accredited as an "Adviser to the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations" by the world body on August 26, 2013.

Icy winds sweep North India; Adampur shivers at -1.2° C
New Delhi, December 26
Large swathes of North India bore the brunt of a cold wave and icy winds as temperatures in several parts of the region breached the sub-zero level, with Leh in Jammu and Kashmir witnessing the coldest day of the season.

Another winter in tattered tents for Mirchpur victims 
Hisar/Mirchpur, December 26
As Hisar shivered at 2.1°C on Thursday, five notches below normal, the battle for survival got tougher for the caste violence-affected Dalit families of Mirchpur village living in makeshift accommodation at a farmhouse near here. Among the worst sufferers are the elderly, children and infants.


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