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Wednesday, March 19, 2014, Chandigarh, India,

updated at 5:00 pm

Don't commit suicide, Chavan's appeal 
to farmers

MUMBAI: Alarmed by the renewed spate of farmers' suicides - at least 32 since Sunday - Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Wednesday appealed to them not to end their lives.

Govt will provide maximum relief: CM
MUMBAI: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan today assured that his government is committed to provide relief to hailstorm-hit farmers in the state and appealed to them not to take any "untoward decision".

Malaysian police investigate pilot's flight simulator
KUALA LUMPUR: Police in Malaysia are investigating whether Captain Zaharie Ahmad  who flew the missing Malaysian Airlines plane had practised landing on his home flight simulator.

IT dept creates 56 new ASK offices for taxpayers 
NEW DELHI: In order to create better facilities for taxpayers, the Income Tax department has created 56 new outreach centres across the country during this financial year.

Russia remains G8 member: German chancellor
BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that Russia remains a member of the G8 in response to reports saying it was booted out of the group after signing a treaty accepting Crimea as a part of the Russian territory, a German government statement said.

BJP in favour of Gorkhaland: Ahluwalia
SILIGURI: BJP vice president and nominee for the Darjeeling LS seat, S S Ahluwalia today voiced support to the formation of a separate state of Gorkhaland.

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Planning flaws cost �62 war: Report
Top secret document that critiqued India�s preparedness in war against China leaked
New Delhi, March 18
More than 52 years after India�s humiliating military defeat at the hands of China in 1962, serious flaws in India�s planning of the war against its neighbour and the much-debated �forward policy� have been pointed out.
Former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru with senior Army officers during the 1962 war Former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru with senior Army officers during the 1962 war.
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Forward policy raised chances of conflict
New Delhi, March 18
Military circles in India often debate that the India-China conflict was caused due to wrong forward policy and its wrong implementation by India.

Contents of war report accurate: 1962 veterans
Chandigarh, March 18
The leak of the closely guarded Henderson Brooks report detailing the reasons for India�s defeat at the hands of the Chinese in 1962 by an Australian journalist Neville Maxwell has kicked off an intense debate in military and security circles.

Bajwa, Tanwar on Cong list of 58; tainted Kalmadi denied ticket
New Delhi, March 18
The Congress today named most of its sitting Lok Sabha members as candidates in the upcoming elections. The party further denied ticket to Suresh Kalmadi, against whom the court has framed corruption charges during the Commonwealth Games.

Cong, BJP spar over war report
New Delhi, March 18
The Congress and the BJP today sparred over the classified report on the 1962 Sino-Indian war with the former accusing the BJP of politicising the issue on the eve of the elections reminding that the Congress never questioned the government on the 1999 Kargil conflict during the General Election then.


PUNJAB: Balloon blast at Jaitley�s roadshow, 12 hurt

HARYANA: Kuldeep retains Karnal seat for family, fields brother Chander Mohan

J&KPressure to field Azad from Udhampur-Doda mounts

HIMACHAL: Solan, Sirmaur tough for Cong

CHANDIGARH: Black flags greet Kirron

LUDHIANA: Youth murders employer�s daughter

DELHI: Fianc�e killed by ex-naval officer

OPINIONS: Infighting in BJP

BUSINESS: Sensex, Nifty recede after hitting new record high

NATION: BJP workers protest ticket to �outsiders�

SPORTS: Don�t fret, just play
WORLD: Putin signs treaty to annex Crimea


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Close call: Balloons filled with gas exploded during a roadshow of BJP leader Arun Jaitley (2L) in Amritsar on Tuesday Punjab page: Balloon blast at Jaitley�s roadshow, 12 hurt

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Close call: Balloons filled with gas exploded during a roadshow of BJP leader Arun Jaitley (2L) in Amritsar on Tuesday. SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia (L), and BJP leaders Kamal Sharma (3R) and Anil Joshi (R) were standing alongside Jaitley. A Tribune photograph

Missing Malaysian airliner: On Day 11, no headway in one of the most baffling mysteries in the history of modern aviation
China deploys 21 satellites to scour its territory
Kuala Lumpur/Beijing, March 18
China deployed 21 satellites to scour its territory for a missing Malaysian jetliner, while Australia said it had drastically narrowed its sector of the search area but was still looking in an expanse of ocean the size of Spain and Portugal.

Angry families threaten fast
Beijing, March 18
Furious Chinese families threatened on Tuesday to go on hunger strike until the Malaysian government tells them the truth about the fate of their relatives aboard a Malaysia Airlines flight which went missing en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.


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