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Friday, January 10, 2014, Chandigarh, India
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Devyani Khobragade flying back to India, gets full diplomatic immunity...more
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AAP kicks off nationwide membership drive...more
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Criminal procedure code applicable in treason case: Pakistan court...more
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US court rejects Devyani�s plea
Wanted extension of deadline for preliminary hearing; lawyer says mulling other options
New York, January 9
In a major setback to Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, a federal judge has rejected her plea to extend the January 13 deadline for a preliminary hearing on the visa fraud issue, the date by when she has to be charged. Shortly after the issuance of the order in which the judge said �good cause� has not been demonstrated in the plea, Khobragade�s lawyer Daniel Arshack said he is �considering� other options.

Punjab rewards �loyalists� with plum postings
Chandigarh, January 9
The Punjab Government has decided to reward turncoats (who quit the Opposition Congress and joined the Shiromani Akali Dal) and its old-time loyalists with chairmanship of various boards and corporations. While doing so, the government failed to consider criminal cases registered against two of these appointees.

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Virbhadra CD case: Vigilance nod to action against Himachal SP, ex-DGP
Shimla, January 9
The Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau today recommended departmental action against retired Director General of Police DS Manhas and Superintendent of Police Hardesh Bisht for allegedly concealing evidence and recording false statements while investigating the CD case against Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh. A Shimla court has already acquitted the CM in the case. The bureau completed the inquiry and submitted its report to the Home Department today.

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Modi takes a dig at PM
Says good days are just 4-6 months away
New Delhi, January 9
Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was clearly the toast of the Indian diaspora on the concluding day of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) today as he mocked at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the latter�s remark yesterday that the country could look forward to better times.
Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda (left) talks to BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi during the 12th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in New Delhi on Thursday Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda (left) talks to BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi during the 12th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in New Delhi on Thursday. Tribune photo: Mukesh Aggarwal


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Hooda wants diaspora to invest in Haryana
New Delhi, January 9
Haryana today showcased its investment potential to Non Resident Indians attending the 12th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas here today. Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda called upon the Indian diaspora to become �partners� in the growth model of Haryana. Inviting the Indians living abroad to Haryana to see the development of the state, Hooda said the state was according special facilitation to them.

Meet ends; Prez hails NRIs� contribution
New Delhi, January 9
The 12th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas concluded today with President Pranab Mukherjee hailing the contribution of Non-Resident Indians in the growth and development of the country. �The government will continue to actively engage with the overseas Indian community and explore all possible avenues to make them valued partners in building a strong and prosperous India,� Mukherjee said at the concluding ceremony of the three-day meet.

Before SC, Centre admits to flaws in coal allocation
New Delhi, January 9
The Centre on Thursday acknowledged before the Supreme Court that something had gone amiss in the allocation of coal blocks and that corrective steps were required. �In hindsight, we can say something has gone wrong and some correction is required,� Attorney General GE Vahanvati told the three-member Bench headed by Justice RM Lodha that is hearing a batch of PILs seeking cancellation of the coal block allocations in view of irregularities in the exercise.






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