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Monday, April 14, 2014, Chandigarh, India

updated at 5:30 pm

Decision not to contest is �personal�, says Priyanka
NEW DELHI: Priyanka Vadra on Monday trashed reports that she wanted to challenge Narendra Modi for the Lok Sabha seat from Varanasi and was stopped by the party high command, stating it is a �personal� decision not to contest and that her family would �wholeheartedly support� her if she ever wanted to.

MH370 search to shift focus to underwater scan
PERTH, Australia: Australia decided on Monday to deploy a mini-submarine to scour the unmapped Indian Ocean seabed for missing Malaysian jet MH370 at a daunting depth of 15,000 feet, ending the search for black-box signals.

BJP dancing to the tune of RSS: Sonia
MORADABAD: Terming the Lok Sabha elections a battle between two completely different ideologies, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday alleged that the BJP was dancing to the tune of the RSS.

Stones pelted at Shazia Ilmi's rally
NEEMUCH (MP): Unidentified men raised slogans in support of BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and pelted stones at the dais during an Aam Aadmi Party rally addressed by Shazia Ilmi here today.

Fresh FIR against Azam Khan
BIJNOR: Another FIR has been lodged against Samajwadi Party leader Mohammad Azam Khan for allegedly making a provocative speech at an election rally in Nehtaur in the district. The FIR was lodged by Assistant Returning officer Sanjay Kumar Singh yesterday at Nehtaur Police Station.

Deepika Pallikal loses in Texas Open final
HOUSTON (USA): Deepika Pallikal stumbled on the final hurdle against Egyptian teenager Nour El Sherbini in the title clash of the Women�s Champion Fiberglass Texas Open on Monday. Eyeing maiden major title of her career, world No 12 Deepika faltered against the 18-year-old qualifier 7-11, 11-5, 7-11 to lose in 48 minutes.

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PMO rubbishes Baru�s claims, says no files shown to Sonia
New Delhi, April 13
The PMO today hit out at Sanjaya Baru, former media adviser, saying his book contending that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was undermined by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi smacks of �fiction� and is a �coloured� view and rubbished as �baseless and mischievous� that its files were seen by her.

After Manpreet, namesake worries for Bhagwant Mann
Sangrur Independent Bhagwant Singh gets �kite� symbol
Sangrur, April 13
Like People�s Party of Punjab (PPP) leader Manpreet Singh Badal, namesake worries are there to haunt Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate Bhagwant Mann in the Sangrur Lok Sabha constituency. Incidentally, Bhagwant Mann was also in the PPP earlier.



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A view of illuminated Takht Shri Keshgarh Sahib on the eve of Baisakhi at Anandpur Sahib on Sunday
A view of illuminated Takht Shri Keshgarh Sahib on the eve of Baisakhi at Anandpur Sahib on Sunday. Tribune photo

Security personnel in Khrew village of PulwamaMilitants attack NC leader�s house; 2 cops dead
Srinagar, April 13
Two policemen were killed when two militants attacked the residence of a senior high court judge, whose son is a leader of the state�s ruling party, in south Kashmir�s Pulwama district today. The security forces later pinned down both militants in a nearby field and killed them.

Security personnel in Khrew village of Pulwama.


PUNJAB: Campaign in own seat or face music: Cong to MLAs

HARYANA: LS poll results to decide fate of candidates' deposits

J&KPolitical change inevitable in J&K and Centre, says Mufti

HIMACHAL: Urmil quits BJP for Congress

CHANDIGARH: 2,715 POs and counting

LUDHIANA: 2 swept away by Sutlej current

DELHI: Delhi Cong leaders to go to Amethi to �expose� AAP

OPINIONS: Reining in hate-mongers

BUSINESS: Dealing with insurance policy without agent

NATION: PMO query to Modi: Can letters he exchanged with Atal be revealed?

SPORTS: Football takes the IPL route
WORLD: Ukraine in bloody battle to oust pro-Russian gunmen


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Missing Flight MH370
Batteries powering black boxes may have died
Perth, April 13
Amid fears that batteries of the crashed Malaysian plane's black boxes may have died, authorities today began to narrow the search area in the Indian Ocean to deploy an underwater drone to spot the debris.

A naval aircrewman on a search mission in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region

A naval aircrewman on a search mission in the Indo-Asia- Pacific region. AFP

Horrifying tales of Punjabi youths stuck in Texas jail
Sister of Amritpal Singh, a Jalandhar  youth detained in Texas, show his pictureChandigarh/Jalandhar, April 13
The well-oiled human trafficking network and business, involving the ferrying of hundreds or thousands of Punjabis to North America, is alive and kicking. Unscrupulous travel agents operating from the USA and New Delhi are minting money from these shady deals.

Sister of Amritpal Singh, a Jalandhar youth detained in Texas, show his picture.


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