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2002 riots: Modi says he was �shaken to the core�
Breaks silence, blogs his �pain, agony, grief� but stops short of apology 
Narendra ModiAhmedabad, December 27
Just short of tendering an apology, Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP�s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Friday bared his heart to say how deeply hurt he was at the �mindless violence� of 2002 and the �inner turmoil and shock� he suffered at being accused of complicity in the riots that �shattered� him.

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Cong-ruled states to have Lokayuktas by Feb-end
Reconsider Adarsh report, says Rahul; puts Chavan in bind
New Delhi, December 27
Eager to establish his image as a practical crusader against corruption, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi today challenged the Opposition to join hands and legislate on a slew of bills pending in Parliament to tackle graft in public life through a framework and system.
AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi addresses a press conference along with Chief Ministers of Congress-ruled states at the AICC office in New Delhi on Friday. AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi addresses a press conference along with Chief Ministers of Congress-ruled states at the AICC office in New Delhi on Friday. PTI

Cong high command�s please-all PPCC list out
New Delhi, December 27
With the 2014 General Election a few months away, the Congress today announced the members of much-delayed Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) that comprises 292 members, including 14 vice-presidents, 35 general secretaries, 61 secretaries and 34 permanent invitees. The new state Congress� Executive Committee will have 148 members and the party high command also named 27 new urban and rural district presidents.


PUNJAB: 2 more out on parole, Khalsa ends fast

HARYANA: INLD disowns MLA�s action

J&KRs 4 lakh stolen from Nanak Nagar ATM

HIMACHAL: Industrial areas running out of groundwater

CHANDIGARH: City gets automated paid parking

LUDHIANA: Rs 1,600 cr for strengthening power infrastructure

DELHI: Vardhan tells MLAs to be ready for snap polls
OPINIONS: Victims twice over

NATION: Adarsh society scam: NCP puts Maharashtra CM on back foot

SPORTS: Six-pack Steyn guns down India
BUSINESS: FIIs allowed to buy shares of Axis Bank
WORLD: Obama signs budget Bill to avert shutdown


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Punjab Govt ready to release 145 convicts undergoing life term
Chandigarh, December 27
The Punjab Government is mulling the premature release of 145 convicts undergoing life term in jails across the state. The case files are being cleared at a fast pace and the release orders are expected by December 31.

Valley �half-widows� can remarry after 4 yrs
Srinagar, December 27
For years, the 'half-widows' of Kashmir have suffered silently, forgotten by society and the government. Now, a group of prominent Islamic scholars (or Ulemas) in the Valley have held that women in Kashmir, whose husbands went missing during the over two-decade militancy period, can remarry if their spouses remained untraced for four years.

Diplomat�s Arrest in NY
US embassy yet to file details of Indians employed by mission
New Delhi, December 27
The US embassy has not yet submitted the details of the salary and income tax details of the Indian staff working for the mission as well as consulates, as sought by India following the diplomatic row over the Devyani Khobragade episode.

AAP team to take Metro to reach oath venue
New Delhi, December 27
Determined to retain the �Aam Aadmi� label, Delhi Chief Minister-designate Arvind Kejriwal and his ministers will take the Metro to reach Ramlila Maidan for the public ceremony where Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung will administer the oath of office at noon. Kejriwal, who will be accompanied by family members including wife, parents and children, plans to take the Metro coach from Kaushambi near his residence in Ghaziabad at 10 am.


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