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Thursday, March 20, 2014, Chandigarh, India,

updated at 5:10 pm

Author Khushwant Singh dead 
NEW DELHI: Noted author and journalist Khushwant Singh died here today at the age of 99. His son and journalist Rahul Singh said he passed away very peacefully at his residence in Sujan Singh Park here.

Two objects possibly related to missing plane spotted 
MELBOURNE: Australia on Thursday said objects as large as 24 meters long possibly related to the search for the missing Malaysian plane have been spotted in the southern Indian Ocean, about 2,500 km south-west of Perth.

Court holds all accused guilty in Shakti Mills gangrape case 
MUMBAI: Five men were today held guilty of gangrape of two women in the abandoned Shakti Mills compound here last year by a sessions court here.

President, PM condole Khushwant Singh's demise 
NEW DELHI: President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today paid rich tributes to renowned author and journalist Khushwant Singh, describing him as a "fearless intellectual" and a "gifted author".

Sensex down 86 points in early trade 
MUMBAI: Snapping its three-session rising streak, the BSE benchmark Sensex on Thursday fell over 86 points in early trade on selling by funds and retailers amid a weak trend in the global markets.

Not interested in fighting from Amritsar: Amarinder 
CHANDIGARH: Former Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today made it clear he is not interested in fighting the Lok Sabha elections from Amritsar where BJP has fielded senior leader Arun Jaitley.

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Vadodara is Modi�s 2nd seat; Advani stays in Gandhinagar
Modi meets RSS chief Bhagwat to clear air over Advani's candidature
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, March 19
The BJP�s Central Election Committee (CEC) today �unanimously� decided to field veteran leader LK Advani from Gandhinagar in Gujarat overruling his desire to contest from Bhopal.
Narendra Modi, Vadodara /LK Advani, Gandhinagar/Hema Malini,Mathura/Rajyavardhan Rathore,Jaipur (Rural)
Narendra Modi, Vadodara /LK Advani, Gandhinagar/Hema Malini,Mathura/Rajyavardhan Rathore,Jaipur (Rural)



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Cong gets Manish Tewari on board for Ludhiana seat
New Delhi, March 19
The Congress today got Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari on board to contest from his current parliamentary constituency of Manish Tewari Ludhiana. His name will be announced as and when the party�s fourth list of candidates is released which could be late tonight. Former Punjab MP Surinder Singla today wrote to party�s central leaders suggesting name of AICC general secretary Ambika Soni for the Amritsar seat.

Manish Tewari

Chander Mohan won�t contest from Karnal
Karnal, March 19
Chander MohanChander Mohan, Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) leader and former Deputy Chief Minister, today withdrew his candidature for the election to the Karnal parliamentary constituency. The party had announced his name yesterday for the seat.

Chander Mohan


PUNJAB: Can�t contest Amritsar seat, says Capt

HARYANA: They vote, but do not exercise their franchise

J&KIt�s final, Azad to contest from home turf Doda

HIMACHAL: Cong rebel Mehra set to join BJP

CHANDIGARH: Won�t replace Kirron: BJP

LUDHIANA: Interstate gang of criminals busted

DELHI: EC issues guidelines on using social media

OPINIONS: No longer a secret

BUSINESS: Credit profile of India Inc improving, says S&P

NATION: Khurshid questions �clean chit� to Modi by court in 2002 riots

SPORTS: India warm up to a win
WORLD: Russian forces storm Ukraine naval HQ in Crimea


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Human bomb threat to Sukhbir, warns Intel
Sukhbir BadalBathinda, March 19
The security of Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal has been tightened after Central intelligence agencies alerted the state police about the threat posed to him by a human bomb. 

Sukhbir Badal

Kiran Choudhry attacked at poll meet; hospitalised
Narnaul, March 19
Haryana Minister Kiran Choudhry at Narnaul hospital on Wednesday.Haryana Public Health Minister Kiran Choudhry was injured when some unidentified persons pelted her with stones during campaigning in Koriyavaas village, about 7 km from here, on Wednesday evening.

Haryana Minister Kiran Choudhry at Narnaul hospital on Wednesday.

Pak to decide on MFN tag to India tomorrow
New Delhi, March 19
New Delhi is hopeful that the Pakistan Cabinet will decide in favour of granting the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India when it meets in Islamabad on Friday. �We have been hearing that the Pakistan Cabinet will finally accord the MFN status to India...let�s hope it happens now...it�s already too late,� an official source said. It is, however, learnt that instead of the MFN status, Pakistan could announce Non-Discriminatory Market Access (NDMA) for India.


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