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Monday, April 28, 2014, Chandigarh, India,

updated at 9:30 pm

Congress has a lot at stake in Punjab
CHANDIGARH: When Punjab votes Wednesday, the Congress will have its fingers tightly crossed. The party has gambled by fielding its top leaders like Amarinder Singh to defeat the ruling Akali Dal-BJP combine.

Modi hits back at Farooq Abdullah
AHMEDABAD/NEW DELHI: Narendra Modi today hit back at Farooq Abdullah for his remark that those voting for the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate should drown in sea.

SC suspends death sentence of Red Fort shootout convict
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Monday stayed the execution of December 2000 Red Fort terror shootout convict Mohamed Arif's death sentence on the grounds that he has already undergone life sentence of nearly 14 years.

EC restricts Bikram's movement
Chandigarh: The Election Commission today restricted the movement of Punjab Revenue minister Biwkram Singh Majithia to his polling station area from where he is an elector.

Giriraj�s anticipatory bail rejected
BOKARO (Jharkhand): A local court today rejected the anticipatory bail petition of BJP leader Giriraj Singh who is facing non-bailable arrest warrant in connection with his hate speech made ten days ago.

Bihar minister files case against Ramdev
PATNA: Bihar Minister and JD(U) leader Shayam Rajak today filed a complaint case against yoga teacher Ramdev for his uncharitable remarks on Congress Vice-president Rahul Gandhi pertaining to Dalits.





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BJP ups the ante with Vadra video
* Bollywood-style film asks Sonia to explain �Vadra model of development�
* Priyanka hits back
BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad releases a booklet on Robert Vadra's alleged land dealsNew Delhi, April 27
In the fiercest attack on the Gandhis this election season, the BJP today unveiled a video film and a booklet titled �Damaadji� questioning the land deals of Congress president Sonia Gandhi�s son-in-law Robert Vadra and asking her to come clean on the �Vadra model of development�.
BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad releases a booklet on Robert Vadra's alleged land deals.

Twin blasts target Farooq rallies, 17 hurt
Srinagar, April 27
A securityman at the site of the first attack in SrinagarTwin explosions within minutes of each other targeted election rallies of Union Minister and ruling National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah in Kashmir on Sunday and left 17 persons wounded.
A securityman at the site of the first attack in Srinagar. Yawar Kabli



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Judges� selection to be made transparent: CJI
New Delhi, April 27
RM Lodha, Chief Justice of IndiaChief Justice of India RM Lodha today said he had decided to introduce transparency in the appointment of judges to high courts and the Supreme Court under the present collegium system by widening the consultation process to ensure that only lawyers with good legal acumen and impeccable integrity made the grade.

India test-fires new interceptor missile
Prithvi Defence Vehicle (PDV) being test-fired from Balasore, Odisha, on SundayBalasore (Odisha), April 27
In a significant milestone in the direction of developing a two-layered ballistic missile defence system, India today successfully carried out its maiden Prithvi Defence Vehicle (PDV) test-fire meeting the mission objectives.
Prithvi Defence Vehicle (PDV) being test-fired from Balasore, Odisha, on Sunday. Two-layered Ballistic Missile Defence system, successfully carried out, meeting the mission objectives. PTI


PUNJAB: Another bid to �scuttle� Rahul�s rally

HARYANA: BJP leaders up in arms against state unit chief

J&KNo system in place to upgrade data on MC website in Jammu

HIMACHAL: Road, rail network Shanta's priority

CHANDIGARH: Punjab unmoved, sticks to its decision

LUDHIANA: Poll shadow on wheat procurement

DELHI: Metro engineers to learn latest skills in tunnelling

OPINIONS: To release convicts or not

NATION: Varanasi fight not a battle of prestige, but one to save nation, says Kejriwal

BUSINESS: Tax implications of investing in MFs

SPORTS: Mission impossible for Mumbai
WORLD: Obama urges united riposte to Russia for crisis in Ukraine


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Majithia 'tankhaiya': Takht Sri Hazur Sahib
Amritsar, April 27
The controversy surrounding the blasphemous speech of Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia took a new turn today with Takht Sri Hazur Sahib, Nanded, issuing an edict and declaring him �tankhaiya� (guilty of religious misconduct). During a public rally here on April 25, Majithia had recited Guru Gobind Singh�s �Shabad� and distorted it by using Arun Jaitley�s name in it. Instead of saying �nischay kar apni jeet karu� at the end, Majithia said, �nischay kar Arun Jaitley ki jeet karu�.

The Tribune investigation: Part-III
Badal govt�s �energy� link with the Majithias
With the renewable energy sector in Punjab becoming a major thrust area of the SAD-BJP government, among the beneficiaries in the Badal extended family were the Majithias. Here is the third in the series of reports.
Chandigarh, April 27
Bikram Majithia, Punjab revenue, information & renewable energy minister
Besides the Badal and Kairon families, the Majithias, too, have had business dealings with the Punjab Government headed by Parkash Singh Badal. The Badals came closer to the Majithias after Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal married Harsimrat Kaur. While Harsimrat Kaur is an MP, her brother, Bikram Singh Majithia, is currently Punjab Minister of Revenue, Information & Public Relations and Renewable Energy.


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