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Saturday, March 1, 2014, Chandigarh, India

updated at 4:50 pm

Three cops killed in Pak blast
Islamabad: Three security personnel were killed and six injured in a blast that targeted their vehicle in Balochistan province of Pakistan today.

SC verdict on death penalty commutation �patently illegal�: Centre
New Delhi: The Centre today moved the SC seeking review of its verdict holding undue delay by the government in deciding mercy plea can be a ground to commute death sentence.

VK Singh joins BJP
New Delhi: Former Army chief Gen VK Singh joined the BJP today. He called it the only "nationalist" party, and said he wanted to see it in power.

Lalu offers 11 seats to Cong
Patna: RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav today offered 11 seats to Congress and asked the party to give its acceptance by tomorrow, when his party's parliamentary board is scheduled to meet here.

Kejriwal launches 3-day road-show in UP
Ghaziabad: The AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal kick-started three-day road-show in UP today. His rally will cover over 15 Lok Sabha constituencies.

Five-year-old raped in M�rashtra
Thane: A five-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a teenager, who was her neighbour in Janaki Pada area here.


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Govt clears 10% DA hike for Central staff, Prez rule in AP
Poll expense limit raised to Rs 70 lakh
No decision on anti-graft ordinances
New Delhi, February 28
The Union Cabinet today raised dearness allowance (DA) for Central Government staff to 100% from existing 90%, benefiting 50 lakh employees and 30 lakh pensioners.

No new taxes in Haryana
Education, sports, power, social welfare get the maximum
Haryana FM Harmohinder Singh Chattha in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, February 28
Haryana Finance Minister Harmohinder Singh Chattha today presented a Rs 73,301.08-crore state Budget for 2014-15. Chattha�s third and the Hooda government�s last Budget before the polls proposed no new taxes. Education, sports, power and social welfare sectors got the largest share.

Haryana FM Harmohinder Singh Chattha in Chandigarh. A Tribune photograph




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Rs 2,246-cr Central aid to combat waterlogging in Punjab
New Delhi, February 28
The Centre today sanctioned a special package of Rs 2,246 crore to address acute water-logging problem in the south-west districts of Punjab like Faridkot, Ferozepur, Muktsar and Bathinda. The integrated project was sanctioned following a report submitted by a high-level expert group headed by Planning Commission member Mihir Shah last year.

Sahara chief surrenders; in police custody
Lucknow, February 28
Sahara chief Subrata Roy after his surrender in Lucknow on FridaySahara chief Subrata Roy surrendered before Lucknow police today, a day after the police failed to arrest him at his residence. A CJM court later remanded him in four-day police custody.

Sahara chief Subrata Roy after his surrender in Lucknow on Friday. pti


PUNJAB: Badals launch new projects, old ones in limbo

HARYANA: Budget sops take Haryana off road to financial health

J&KPandits demand passage of temples� Bill without dilution

HIMACHAL: BJP goes all out to get HLP chief back

sergeant gets life term

LUDHIANA: PSPCL launches VDS for consumers

DELHI: Road rage: Two brothers shot dead

OPINIONS: Stone rush

NATION: Five cops killed in Maoist ambush in Chhattisgarh

BUSINESS: GDP grows 4.7% in Oct-Dec quarter
SPORTS: Sanga century flattens India
WORLD: UK, Spain lead biggest swoop on global fraudsters




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CBI seals bank accounts of Pearl Group
New Delhi, February 28
The CBI has seized the accounts of Pearl Group and its directors and promoters. They have around 1,000 accounts in 35 banks. During investigation, the CBI came to know that Pearl Group, which was allegedly involved in a land scam, has 1.3 crore investors in Uttar Pradesh, 51 lakh in Tamil Nadu, 61 lakh in Maharashtra, 45 lakh in Rajasthan and 25 lakh in Haryana.

Bhangoo, Sukhdev go missing
Chandigarh, February 28
After registration of a case of criminal conspiracy and cheating against Nirmal Singh Bhangoo and Sukhdev Singh, promoters of PACL and PGFL, both of them � along with company directors � have gone missing.
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States alerted on poor Monsoon this year
New Delhi, February 28
Amid reports that El Nino weather pattern could affect the crucial monsoon this year, the Centre has asked states to be fully prepared ahead of the upcoming kharif sowing season. Agriculture Secretary Ashish Bahuguna advised states to be fully geared up to meet any eventuality in the wake of erratic rains at a conference for consultations on preparedness for the sowing season.


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