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Tuesday, February 18, 2014, Chandigarh, India
Edition update time 2:30 am (IST)

Latest news, updated at 4:35 pm

Telangana Bill moved in Lok Sabha...more
BJP ready to support Telangana Bill but not without discussion...more
SC grants life term to 3 death convicts in Rajiv Gandhi case...more
NZ clinch series victory after McCullum triple ton...more 
Quite a good performance by team...more
Parliament adjourned till noon...more 
Sensex down 21 points in early trade...more
Microsoft IT to set up an excellence centre in Bengal
Tejpal fails to get relief from court on bail plea
Chidambaram hits out at critics

No populist giveaways in UPA-II pre-poll Budget
* Chidambaram woos middle class & youth
* Unveils indirect tax cuts to boost manufacturing
Finance Minister P ChidambaramNew Delhi, February 17
Coming months before the General Election, the 2014 Interim Budget presented by Finance Minister P Chidambaram was devoid of any big populist giveaways. It offered relief in indirect taxes to boost manufacturing that made consumer items such as cars, two wheelers and soap cheaper, but entry-level mobile handsets may get a tad dearer.
Finance Minister P Chidambaram

Nation page: Defence budget up by 10%
Business page:
India Inc welcomes Interim Budget
Editorial: Not too populist

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Nod to one rank-one pension
New Delhi, February 17
In election mode, the Congress-led UPA Government today formally announced the much-awaited one rank-one pension (OROP) scheme for retired soldiers, benefiting some 46 lakh families of retired and serving servicemen in the Army, the Navy and the Indian Air Force.

Consensus on Pratibha�s name for Mandi LS seat
New Delhi, February 17
Himachal Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh�s wife and sitting Lok Sabha MP from Mandi Pratibha Singh is almost certain to be the party�s candidate from Mandi segment in the forthcoming Lok Sabha poll.

Goa Police charge Tejpal with rape
Panaji, February 17
The Goa crime branch on Monday formally charged Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal with raping a junior colleague after a two-and-half-month-long investigation. Tejpal was also charged with sexual harassment and other Sections of the new Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013, in the 2,846-page chargesheet.
Police officials take the 2,846-page chargesheet to a Panaji court on Monday Police officials take the 2,846-page chargesheet to a Panaji court on Monday. PTI


PUNJAB: Anti-Sikh riots: Apex court asks for Nanavati report

HARYANA: 50,000 contractual staff set to be regularised

J&KAnganwadi, ICDS workers seek hike in honorarium

HIMACHAL: In BJP�s absence, Budget session a sheer formality

CHANDIGARH: UT's share in Budget slashed

LUDHIANA: Meat shops run illegally

DELHI: Delhi police gets Rs 4,630 cr allocation in interim budget

OPINIONS: Not too populist

BUSINESS: India Inc welcomes Interim Budget

NATION: President�s Rule imposed in Delhi

SPORTS: McCullum came, saw and never left
WORLD: Pak Taliban claim on troops� beheading jolts peace plan


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Rs 80-m facelift for Bhagat Singh�s house, school in Pak Punjab
Lahore, February 17
Freedom fighter Bhagat Singh's ancestral house, school and his village in Punjab Province of Pakistan will be restored under a Rs 80-million project. "We have allocated Rs 80 million for restoration of the house and school of Independence war hero Bhagat Singh.
The facade of Bhagat Singh�s house in Chak No. 105, Bangay, Lyallpur (now Faisalabad), where he was born

The facade of Bhagat Singh�s house in Chak No. 105, Bangay, Lyallpur (now Faisalabad), where he was born.

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Rahul first in three generations with a world university degree
Rahul Gandhi has emerged as the first in the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty in three generations to obtain a degree from a respected world university. Unlike his father Rajiv Gandhi who failed to obtain a degree from Cambridge, and his grandmother Indira Gandhi who failed to complete her course at Oxford, Rahul can be proud of his academic credentials.


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