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Friday, February 21, 2014, Chandigarh, India

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BSP to prevent Modi from becoming PM
NEW DELHI: Mayawati on Friday said her party will make all-out efforts to prevent Narendra Modi from becoming the Prime Minister of the country.

SC to hear AAP's plea to dissolve Delhi Assembly
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear on Monday the Aam Aadmi Party�s plea seeking a direction to the Lt Governor to dissolve Delhi Assembly.

Rajmohan Gandhi joins AAP
NEW DELHI: Aam Aadmi Party got a shot in the arm when Rajmohan Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, joined the party on Friday.

Fresh row over 2012 troops movement
NEW DELHI: A fresh controversy has erupted over the movement of two Army units near Delhi in 2012 with the then DGMO Lt Gen A.K. Choudhary saying there may have been �distrust� between the Army and government on the issue, a view rejected by the National Security Advisor on Friday.

Apps that help detect, treat strokes
NEW YORK: These new apps on your smart phone may help you detect epileptic seizures and get better stroke treatment.

Shahid Afridi hurts jaw in practice match
LAHORE: The Pakistan cricket team suffered an injury scare ahead of the Asia Cup when Shahid Afridi hurt his jaw during a practice match.


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Friday, February 21, 2014, Chandigarh, India
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Don�t free Rajiv Gandhi killers, SC tells Jaya govt
New Delhi, February 20
The Supreme Court today directed the Tamil Nadu Government not to release the three life convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case till further orders. A three-member Bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam passed the order on a petition filed by the Centre objecting to Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa�s hasty move to release them after their death penalty was commuted to life sentence by the Supreme Court on February18.
Congress workers shout slogans against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in Haridwar on Thursday Editorial: Politics over terror

Congress workers shout slogans against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in Haridwar on Thursday. PTI



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RS stamps Telangana; PM�s special grant for twin states
BJP backs Bill as Seemandhra, TMC MPs protest
New Delhi, February 20
Parliament approved the creation of Telangana as country's 29th state on Thursday with the Rajya Sabha clearing the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill by voice vote amid ugly scenes and frequent adjournments of the House. After a five-hour noisy debate on the contentious legislation, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced a six-point development package for the successor states of Andhra Pradesh.
MPs protest bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh in Rajya Sabha MPs protest bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh in Rajya Sabha. PTI

Sop spree: Haryana to regularise illegal colonies
Chandigarh, February 20
The Hooda government is set to regularise illegal residential colonies that had come into existence by January 1, 2014. A Bill to regularise such colonies will be brought in the Budget session of the Vidhan Sabha beginning tomorrow. The move is likely to benefit several lakh residents of hundreds of illegal colonies that had come up between June 30, 2009, and January 1, 2014.


PUNJAB: Atta-Dal Scheme relaunched, without list of beneficiaries

HARYANA: Over 25 injured in caste violence in Sirsa

J&KCity hit by protests

HIMACHAL: Non- payment of land cost delays NDRF battalion: CM

CHANDIGARH: Protest delays Shatabdi

LUDHIANA: Traffic plan for Modi�s rally out

DELHI: Theft inside Metro train, Rs 4 lakh stolen

OPINIONS: Politics over terror

BUSINESS: Cabinet approves setting up of coal regulator

NATION: SC asks SEBI to sell Sahara�s properties, summons Subrata

SPORTS: Judokas on the mat, literally
WORLD: 40 dead as Pak jets pound Taliban hideouts


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Saini row: Badal govt ready with face-saver
Chandigarh, February 20
DGP Sumedh Singh SainiCaught on the back foot on the Congress demand to transfer state Director General of Police (DGP) Sumedh Singh Saini, the Punjab Government has quietly chalked a way out of the controversy. The state government is reportedly concerned that once the model code of conduct comes into force, the Election Commission (EC) will recommend a DGP of its own choice, so it is going to ask Saini to proceed on leave.

Facebook to acquire WhatsApp for $19 bn
New York, February 20
Facebook will acquire popular mobile messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion in a cash-and-stock deal, bolstering the social networking giant�s presence in mobile communications through its largest-ever acquisition. The hefty transaction�that includes $12 billion worth of Facebook shares, $4 billion in cash and $3 billion in restricted stock units � will boost the world�s biggest social network by adding the 450 million users of WhatsApp, including a significant number of youth.


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