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Thursday, April 17, 2014, Chandigarh, India

updated at 11.40 pm

Admiral Robin K Dhowan takes over as Navy chief
Robin K. Dhowan NEW DELHI: Robin K. Dhowan on Thursday took over as chief of the Indian Navy nearly two months after Admiral D.K. Joshi quit the post in the wake of a series of mishaps. Admiral Dhowan (59) has been appointed the Navy chief superseding Western Naval Commander Shekhar Sinha.  

CAG can audit accounts of private telecom firms: SC
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today held that the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) can audit the account books of private telecom companies which share revenue with the government for using spectrum.

TDP miffed at BJP�s 'weak' candidates for AP state polls
HYDERABAD: Expressing displeasure over fielding of �weak� candidates by the BJP for the May state Assembly elections, TDP has said the move will only be �detrimental� to the alliance.

Heart-wrenching texts from students on
sinking South Korea ferry

SEOUL: Heart-wrenching messages of fear, love and despair, sent by high school students from a sinking South Korean ferry, added extra emotional weight on Thursday to a tragedy that has stunned the nation.

LS poll 2014: West Bengal records 72 per cent polling till 4 pm 
Kolkata: Nearly 72 per cent votes were polled peacefully till 4 pm today in the first of the five-phase Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal, which will determine the electoral fate of 47 candidates.

Hema Malini, Jaya Prada and other star politicians' films banned on Doordarshan
Hema MaliniLUCKNOW: Films of stars Hema Malini, Jaya Prada, Nagma, Smriti Irani and Jaaved Jaaferi, who are all contesting Lok Sabha elections, have been banned from being telecast on the national television channel Doordarshan, officials said.

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I never remained silent on Gujarat riots, says Modi
Asserts conflict with Pak not in India�s interest
Favours debate on Art 370
New Delhi, April 16
BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi today denied that he had always preferred to remain silent on the 2002 riots in his Gujarat, saying no one ever tried to "understand the truth."

BJP�s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Dhar, MP. PTI



Special Features






Big day: Polling for 121 LS seats in 12 states today
New Delhi, April 16
Udhampur votes today: A security man stands guard at a polling booth in Udhampur.Polling for the fifth and the biggest of the nine phases of the 2014 General Election will take place tomorrow covering 121 seats across 12 states.

Udhampur votes today: A security man stands guard at a polling booth in Udhampur. A Tribune photo

Keep off BCCI affairs, SC tells Srinivasan
New Delhi, April 16
N Srinivasan The Supreme Court today made it clear that it would allow the BCCI to probe the match-fixing allegations against some players and officials of the IPL, instead of handing over the investigation to the CBI or a special team, only if N Srinivasan was kept out of the board. A bench comprising Justices AK Patnaik and FMI Kalifulla asked the board and Srinivasan to choose between a probe by a special investigation team (SIT)/CBI and a BCCI panel, upon which the senior advocates appearing for the two sought time till April 22.


PUNJAB: Sonia, Rahul to visit state on April 24

HARYANA: Kosli-Bhakli row takes new turn

J&K: Consumer Affairs Dept fails to notify rates of bread

HIMACHAL: Anurag files papers from Hamirpur

CHANDIGARH: Despite HC orders, NCERT fails to rectify errors

LUDHIANA: Gang busted, cop�s kidnappers held

DELHI: 40-yr-old builder shot dead

OPINIONS: Rising defence spending

BUSINESS: Global banks, Indian firms under SEBI scanner for round tripping

NATION: 50 injured as train derails in Assam

SPORTS: I'd start as fresher in world title match
WORLD: S Korean ferry sinks, over 280 missing


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S Korean ferry sinks, over 280 missing
Jindo (South Korea), April 16
More than 280 persons, many of them students from the same high school, were missing after a ferry capsized off South Korea on Wednesday, in what could be the country's biggest maritime disaster in over 20 years. (Details on World page)

CBI to question ex-Secy Parakh in Coalgate
New Delhi, April 16
Probe into alleged irregularities in allocation of Talabira-II coal blocks has gained momentum as the CBI has started questioning top executives of the Aditya Birla Group and were likely to quiz former Coal Secretary PC Parakh next week. Official sources said that some of the top executives of the Rs 2.4 lakh crore Birla company were called in connection with the allocation of the coal block in Odhisa.

�Bhaag Milkha...� bags national award
New Delhi, April 16
�Bhaag Milkha Bhaag�, the Farhan Akhtar-starrer Hindi film on former ace athlete Milkha Singh was adjudged the best popular film for providing wholesome entertainment at the 61st National Film Awards announced here today. Anand Gandhi�s debut film �Ship of Theseus� (English-Hindi) was named the best feature film while the Indira Gandhi award for the best debut film of a director went to Marathi film �Fandry�.


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