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Sunday, March 23, 2014, Chandigarh, India,
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Ignored veterans sulk, BJP fights dissent
Jaswant attacks leadership over Barmer seat
Sena angry over raw deal to Advani
New Delhi, March 22
Jaswant Singh has known his party and the company he keeps. Yet, so little did he know: the BJP he knew for decades denied him the party nomination from Barmer, his native place in Rajasthan. Today, the maudlin party veteran talked of the "real" and "fake" BJP being "encroached upon."

Big guns revive Congress hopes in Punjab
Amarinder SinghChandigarh, March 22
The chips were down for the faction-ridden Punjab Congress some days ago, but the high commandís strategy to have its big guns lead from the front has enlivened the battle in the state.

Amarinder Singh was initially reluctant to contest from Amritsar, but fell in line after Sonia Gandhi intervened





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China said on Saturday it had a new satellite image of what could be wreckage from the missing Malaysian airliner, as more planes and ships headed to join an international search operation scouring some of the remotest seas on Earth.

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Coalgate: CBI questions PM aide Nair
New Delhi, March 22
The Central Bureau of Investigation has questioned TKA Nair, Adviser to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, over alleged irregularities in the allocation of coal blocks. As the agency prepares its submission before the Supreme Court later next week, CBI sources said a detailed questionnaire had been sent to Nair, which was replied by him.

Reliance biz jet grounded for safety violation
New Delhi, March 22
The DGCA today grounded a business jet owned by Reliance Industries for carrying expired safety equipment on board and suspended its pilot for flying without a licence. The aviation regulator, which carried out surprise inspection at Delhi's IGI Airport this afternoon, also searched Jindal Steel and Power Limited's Global Express BD 700 aircraft and found several major lapses, official sources said.

CRPF to build first road in Maoist hotbed
New Delhi, March 22
With civil contractors reluctant to take up road construction work in Naxal-hit areas, the CRPF has for the first time taken upon itself to build a 7-km stretch in the Maoist hotbed of Sukma in Chhattisgarh. The force, which is guarding a number of road projects in the state, one of which came under attack in Tongapal last week killing 15 securitymen, will soon bid for the tender and related procedures of gaining rights to construct the particular patch considered one of the lifelines of the area.

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