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Monday, March 31, 2014, Chandigarh, India,

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Business comfortable with UPA; Modi for crony capitalism: Chidambaram
New Delhi: The Indian economy is more stable than itwas 20 months back and businesses are comfortable with the UPA,Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said Monday hitting back at BJP'scriticism of economic mismanagement.

Congress fighting for secularism: Sonia
MEWAT (Haryana): Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday said this election is not just about development and her party is fighting for safeguarding the secular values enshrined in the Constitution.

Supreme Court commutes Bhullar�s death sentence
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday commuted the death sentence of 1993 Delhi bomb blast case convict and Khalistani terrorist Devinderpal Singh Bhullar to life term on the ground of delay in deciding his mercy plea and his medical condition.

US envoy Nancy Powell resigns
New Delhi: In a sudden development, US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell has resigned from her post, days after media speculation that she may be shipped out.

Modi deranged, needs help: Pawar
JALANA (Maharashtra): Launching a scathing attack on BJP�s Prime Ministerial candidate, NCP chief Sharad Pawar has said that Narendra Modi needs to be treated in a �mental hospital for talking rubbish�.

President confers Padma awards
NEW DELHI: Eminent scientist R A Mashelkar was today conferred the Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award, while acclaimed artiste Kamal Haasan and ace shuttler P Gopichand were among the 12 personalities conferred the Padma Bhushan by President Pranab Mukherjee here.


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Can�t ban opinion polls, says CEC
Says bringing a law would be a better idea
Ranchi, March 30
VS Sampath Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) VS Sampath said here today that the Election Commission cannot ban opinion polls as Parliament has already framed a law. �Parliament has framed a law and the exit poll has been under it. But there is no prohibition on opinion poll so we cannot ban it,� he said at a press conference here.

Modi a divisive leader, says Maya
Chandigarh, March 30
BSP chief Mayawati with party�s Chandigarh LS candidate Jannat Jahan and other leaders on Sunday.BSP supremo Mayawati here today launched a blistering attack on Narendra Modi, BJP�s PM candidate.

BSP chief Mayawati with party�s Chandigarh LS candidate Jannat Jahan and other leaders on Sunday. Photo: Pradeep Tewari




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Political rivalry: 2 killed in Faridkot
Faridkot, March 30
Rivalry between two groups owing allegiance to two senior Akali leaders led to two murders in the Jaitu area of Faridkot today. Riding in three cars, 11 members of one group allegedly opened fire on two members of the rival group who were travelling on a bike.

India brush aside Australia
This game wasn�t about result for India; it was more about ironing out the rough edges and testing themselves in different conditions and circumstances before heading into the semifinals. The massive 73-run win was like icing on the cake that will further bolster their confidence as they storm into the knockouts undefeated, not even run close by any of their opponents. (Details on Sports page)


PUNJAB: 4 youths die of electrocution in Patti

HARYANA: Mayawati dubs BJP, Cong pro-capitalist

J&KNC minister Sakina�s video invoking religion goes viral

HIMACHAL: Future of 122 school kids uncertain

CHANDIGARH: Kejri draws people in hordes

LUDHIANA: Man crushed to death

DELHI: Running a govt is not child's play: Sonia
BUSINESS: Essentials of financial planning for women

OPINIONS: Baser notes of discourse

NATION: Five cases pending against Imran Masood

SPORTS: India brush aside Australia
WORLD: Crimea switches to Moscow time


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People are looking for change: Kejriwal
Chandigarh, March 30
AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal at a road show in Chandigarh on Sunday.Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal today lambasted Narendra Modi, claiming that the BJP leader had written to  the Centre demanding a three-fold hike in gas prices to help industrialist Mukesh Ambani.

AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal at a road show in Chandigarh on Sunday. Photo: S Chandan

Evicted Sikh farmers in Haryana to boycott polls
Chandigarh, March 30
Participating in the ongoing parliamentary elections is the last thing on their mind.

Farmers of Kupian Palt in Kurukshetra hold a meeting to announce poll boycott. Tribune photo


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