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Monday, April 21, 2014, Chandigarh, India

updated at 5:45 pm

Will put corrupt politicians behind bars, says Modi
HARDOI (UP): BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Monday said all corrupt leaders in the country would have to face trial if he is voted to power in the general elections.

India does not need a govt that makes Hindus fight Muslims: Rahul
Ramanathapuram: Making a strong pitch for a �pro-poor, secular government� at the Centre, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday said India does not need a government that �makes Hindus fight Muslims� in an apparent dig at BJP.

2G case: A Raja, 16 others to record statements on May 5
NEW DELHI: A Delhi court on Monday fixed May 5 for commencement of recording of statements of former Telecom Minister A. Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and 15 others facing trial in the 2G spectrum allocation case.

Akalis protest over Capt Amarinder's 'clean chit' to Tytler
NEW DELHI: A large number of SAD workers protested outside the Congress headquarters here on Monday over former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh giving a "clean chit" to Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. 

PMO seeks status report on gas pricing
NEW DELHI: The Prime Minister�s Office has sought a status report from the Petroleum Ministry on issues around the implementation of the Cabinet decision to almost double natural gas rates.

Two-thirds of underwater search done, no sign of MH370
PERTH, Australia: Two-thirds of the planned underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has been completed, with no signs so far of the jet, Australian officials said on Monday. As many as 10 military aircraft and 11 ships are taking part in the search for the aircraft.

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Halt move to appoint Lokpal, says BJP
Jaitley: UPA�s unholy haste will destroy Lokpal�s credibility; appointment will damage PM�s reputation
New Delhi, April 20
Mid-way through the Lok Sabha elections, the UPA�s move to go ahead with the appointment of the first Lokpal to effectively deal with corruption has met with stiff resistance from the BJP with its Rajya Sabha leader Arun Jaitley today questioning the government�s �unholy haste� on the issue.
BJP candidate Arun Jaitley with party leader Harshvardhan in Amritsar on Sunday. BJP candidate Arun Jaitley with party leader Harshvardhan in Amritsar on Sunday. Tribune photo



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BJP raps Giriraj for Pak remark
Says statement irresponsible, Cong, JD(U) complain to EC
Giriraj SinghNew Delhi/Patna, April 20
The BJP today pulled up its Bihar leader Giriraj Singh for his �back Narendra Modi or go to Pakistan� remark, but he stood by his controversial comment that has been slammed by rival parties.
Giriraj Singh

Met Geelani but carried no message: LJP leader
Srinagar/Lucknow, April 20
Mystery surrounded the claim by Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani that Narendra Modi had sent two emissaries to him carrying a message with an LJP leader whose named surfaced maintaining today he met him but not as an emissary.

Fake voters dot Badals� battleground Bathinda
Bathinda, April 20
Reports of fake votes in the Bathinda parliamentary constituency, where Harsimrat Badal and Manpreet Badal are pitted against each other, have sent the authorities into damage control mode.

IPL spot-fixing: BCCI suggests 3-member panel to SC
Mumbai, April 20
Faced with a credibility crisis arising out of the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal, the BCCI today suggested to the Supreme Court a three-member committee made up of eminent persons to probe the corruption case on the directives of the apex court.


PUNJAB: �Lack of will in leadership hitting state hard�

HARYANA: Father booked for suspected honour killing in Gurgaon

J&KTravelling on circular road unsafe, say residents

HIMACHAL: Top leaders, film stars to woo voters

CHANDIGARH: Morni hills mishap leaves lawyer dead

LUDHIANA: Election rallies choke city roads

DELHI: DMRC completes 21-mt high crossover viaduct

OPINIONS: Not just God's act

NATION: Kejriwal hits out at Rahul, Modi

BUSINESS: Link tax planning with retirement goal
SPORTS: Maxwell, Miller do it again
WORLD: Gunfight shatters Easter truce in Ukraine


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Probe report holds auction of trees in Sirsa division unlawful
Sirsa, April 20
An inquiry report into the allegations of irregularities and misappropriation of funds in the auction of trees by Sirsa Forest Division in Kalanwali range of the Haryana Forest Department points towards a massive cover-up of illicit felling of green trees.

Historic move: Hisar khap agrees to climb down on gotra, caste marriages
Hisar, April 20
A skewed sex ratio has driven the mahapanchayat of the Satrol khap, comprising 42 villages in the Narnaund region of the district, to allow inter-gotra and inter-caste marriages in these villages with the exception of marital ties in the same gotra and same village.

The Satrol khap meets in Narnaund town of Hisar. The Satrol khap meets in Narnaund town of Hisar. Tribune photo


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