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Friday, April 18, 2014, Chandigarh, India

updated at 8:00 pm

PMO defends Manmohan, says GDP has grown three times during UPA rule
NEW DELHI: Economic data shows unprecedented development in the last decade which would have been impossible if Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had been "weak", his Communications Adviser Pankaj Pachauri said today.

Ajit Pawar threatening villagers: AAP to EC
PUNE: Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar has landed in a fresh controversy after a video purportedly featuring him surfaced in which he allegedly threatened to cut off water supply to a village if people there did not vote for his cousin.

Ferry mishap: Rescued vice-principal found hanged
JINDO: A high school vice-principal rescued from a sinking South Korean ferry that sank with hundreds of his students on board was found dead on Friday.

12 die in Everest avalanche
At least 12 Nepalese guides preparing routes up Mount Everest for commercial climbers were killed on Friday by an avalanche in the most deadly mountaineering accident ever on the world's highest peak, officials and rescuers say.

Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87 
MEXICO CITY: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose intoxicating novels and short stories exposed millions outside Latin America to its passions, superstition, violence and social inequality, has died at home in Mexico City. He was 87.

PDP Sarpanch shot dead in Kashmir
SRINAGAR: Suspected militants killed a sarpanch affiliated to opposition People's Democratic Party in Pulwama district of Kashmir, the police said today.

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Voter surge continues; 12 states see high turnout in fifth phase
New Delhi, April 17
Voters wait for their turn at a polling booth in Ramban in Jammu regionHigh turnout was witnessed in 121 constituencies across 12 states in the fifth phase of LS polls today in which the political fate of prominent leaders is at stake.
Voters wait for their turn at a polling booth in Ramban in Jammu region. Inderjeet Singh



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Admiral Dhowan takes charge as Navy Chief
New Delhi, April 17
New Navy Chief Admiral Rabinder Kumar Dhowan outside South Block in New Delhi on ThursdayAdmiral Rabinder Kumar Dhowan today assumed charge as the Chief of Naval Staff, after officiating in the position for around two months.

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New Navy Chief Admiral Rabinder Kumar Dhowan outside South Block in New Delhi on Thursday. Mukesh aggarwal

Freak showers hit wheat harvest
Chandigarh, April 17
Farmers try to save their produce from water in Sirhind on ThursdayInclement weather, accompanied by strong winds, has been playing spoilsport with the wheat crop in the region in the past 48 hours.
Rain punch: Farmers try to save their produce from water in Sirhind on Thursday. Vicky Gharu

Fatehgarh Sahib expenditure observer shifted
Chandigarh, April 17
The Election Commissionhas shifted Fatehgarh Sahib expenditure observer MP Yadav out of Punjab.


PUNJAB: Untimely rain further delays wheat harvest

HARYANA: Weather hits harvesting, procurement of wheat

J&K: Border dwellers turn out in large numbers to vote against terror

HIMACHAL: Virbhadra rips into Shanta

CHANDIGARH: Girl's death triggers public outrage

LUDHIANA: Complainant concocts Rs 24 lakh snatching

DELHI: Cops to learn skills to tackle cyber crime

OPINIONS: Modi remains evasive

BUSINESS: Piramal to buy 20% stake in Shriram Capital for Rs 2,014 cr

NATION: Cong compares Modi with Hitler, Mussolini

SPORTS: Trouble for Srini as BCCI agrees to hold emergency meeting
WORLD: Russia, West reach surprise deal on Ukraine crisis


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SC sets one-yr deadline for work to be completed
New Delhi, April 17
The Supreme Court today set March 31, 2015 as the deadline for completion of the widening work on the 291-km Panipat-Jalandhar highway, forming part of NH-1, to lay two additional lanes by Soma Isolux and clarified that the company would have to pay penalty if it overshot the timeline.

CAG can audit telecom firms, rules apex court
New Delhi, April 17
The Supreme Court today ruled that the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) had the right to scrutinise the accounts of private sector telecom companies to ensure that the government got its �due share� under the revenue-sharing agreement for letting them use spectrum, a scarce natural resource.

3 youths burnt alive as car catches fire after crash in Sonepat
Sonepat, April 17
The car that caught fire after an accident near Kurar village on NH-1 in Sonepat districtThree youths were burnt alive when the car that they were travelling in caught fire after hitting a Canter on the GT road, near Kurar village, late last night.

The car that caught fire after an accident near Kurar village on NH-1 in Sonepat district. A Tribune photograph


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