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Tuesday, April 8, 2014, Chandigarh, India,

updated at 9:00 pm

Amarinder aims to encash army background
AMRITSAR: Eyeing the large number of votes of ex-servicemen, Capt Amarinder Singh has been repeatedly invoking his army background and participation in the 1965 Indo-Pak war, an averment which his main rival BJP's Arun Jaitely may find hard to match in the April 30 polling.

US H-1B visa cap reached in five days 
WASHINGTON: For the second consecutive year, the US has received sufficient number of applications in five days for its much coveted H-1B work visas to meet the Congressional mandated cap of 65,000.

Three killed in J&K encounter
SRINAGAR: A Junior Commissioned Officer and two militants were killed, while four policemen were injured in an encounter between security forces and ultras in Kralpora area of Kupwara district.

For Shinde, fourth term likely to be a cakewalk
SOLAPUR (Mah): Even though controversy dogged him since he took over as Union Home Minister for making some questionable statements, Sushil Kumar Shinde looks well set to romp home to a fourth Lok Sabha term from this traditional Congress bastion where the BJP challenge appears insipid despite the perceived "Modi wave".

Blast on train kills 12 in SW Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: At least 12 people were killed and 30 others injured in a bomb blast on a train in Pakistan's restive southwestern Balochistan province today.

Kejriwal slapped again
NEW DELHI: Arvind Kejriwal was today slapped by a man during a roadshow in North West Delhi in second such attack in last four days.

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Manifesto End �tax terrorism� Art 370, Ram Temple included  No to FDI in retail

BJP�s PM candidate Narendra Modi and senior leader LK Advani during the release of manifesto in New Delhi.New Delhi, April 7
The much-awaited BJP manifesto promising an �end to policy paralysis, corruption and tax terrorism� was released by a galaxy of BJP leaders, including Narendra Modi and LK Advani, today. Through the manifesto, the party promises to give high priority to the revival of economic growth and job creation while containing inflation and pursuing tax reforms.
BJP�s PM candidate Narendra Modi and senior leader LK Advani during the release of manifesto in New Delhi. photo: MR Bhui

In Jhajjar, Modi says Hooda duping hapless farmers
Jhajjar, April 7
BJP�s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has lambasted Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda for cheating hapless farmers of the state by wresting their land and later handing it over to the rich and powerful to further their commercial interests.




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Dissent threatens to hurt BJP in Punjab
Chandigarh, April 7
The Punjab BJP continues to be a divided house. The party is contesting three seats. The dissent can only help the Congress. The saffron party is grappling with dissidence in Gurdaspur and Hoshiarpur.

Three-time SAD MLA files papers as Independent

76% polling in Assam, 85% in Tripura
Women pose with their voter IDs before casting their ballot at a polling station at Dibrugarh in Assam on Monday.
Out in full strength: Women pose with their voter IDs before casting their ballot at a polling station at Dibrugarh in Assam on Monday. PTI


PUNJAB: Jaitley, wife own assets worth Rs 113 cr

HARYANA: Just 2 days for LS poll, INLD, BSP, HJC yet to release manifestoes

J&KBJP projects poor Muslims as worst victims of Article 370

HIMACHAL: CM didn't allow IPL matches: Anurag

CHANDIGARH: Old warhorses add bite to campaign

LUDHIANA: Heavyweights file nomination papers

DELHI: Guidelines for police officers to monitor expenses of candidates

OPINIONS: India votes

BUSINESS: Holcim-Lafarge merger to create world�s largest cement company

NATION: 76% polling in Assam, 85% in Tripura

SPORTS: Lanka had been on the money right through
WORLD: Two new �pings� best lead in jet search


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Hate speech: EC finds Amit Shah �prima facie� guilty
New Delhi, April 7
The Election Commission today issued a notice to BJP general secretary Amit Shah saying he had prima facie violated provisions of the model code of conduct that restrain parties and candidates aggravating communal hatred, personal attacks on rival party leaders and stoking communal feelings to secure votes.

Sun Pharma to acquire Ranbaxy in $3.2 bn deal
New Delhi, April 7
Sun Pharma, India�s most valuable pharma company by market capitalisation, today said it is acquiring Ranbaxy Laboratories from Japanese MNC Daiichi Sankyo in an all-share deal for $ 3.2 billion. The ownership of beleaguered Ranbaxy has now changed hands twice in six years. In 2008, Daiichi had acquired the once iconic Ranbaxy from the Singh family, Malvinder and Shivinder Singh.

Now, Badal�s photographs appear in school board textbook
Muktsar, April 7
In this academic session, students in the schools affiliated with the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) will learn about the SAD-BJP state government�s populist schemes as these have been made part of the syllabus. Questions on various Punjab Government schemes like the Shagun scheme will feature in their examinations.


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