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Govt to name �snoopgate� judge before May 16: Sibal
NEW DELHI: The UPA government will name a judge for investigating the Gujarat �snoopgate� before May 16, Law Minister Kapil Sibal on Friday said and rubbished BJP leader Arun Jaitley�s claim that no judge will �lend� himself to the �political and malafide� exercise targeting Narendra Modi.

Modi claim of friendship a complete lie: Ahmed Patel
NEW DELHI: The controversy over Narendra Modi�s interview to Doordarshan intensified on Friday with Sonia Gandhi�s political aide Ahmed Patel refuting the BJP prime ministerial candidate�s claims of closeness between them.

11 killed in militant attacks in Assam
GUWAHATI: Heavily armed NDFB (S) militants unleashed violence in two districts of Assam falling under Bodoland Territorial Administration area, killing 11 people, including three children, and leaving three others seriously injured.

India steps up pressure on Switzerland to share bank info
NEW DELHI: India has strongly objected to Switzerland's denial of information about account details of certain Indians at HSBC's Swiss bank branches, in whose cases "incriminating evidence of tax evasion" have been found here.

Chennai blasts: CB-CID team rushes to Bangalore
CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu special investigative wing probing the twin bomb blasts on the Bangalore-Guwahati Express suspect that the explosives could have been planted at Bangalore.

Four Indians win awards at Harvard competition for startups
NEW YORK: Four Indians are among the winners of a Harvard Business School competition that awards prizes worth over $3,00,000 to new and innovative business and social impact startups conceptualised by the US institution's students and alumni.

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Twin blasts at Chennai station; 1 dead
14 hurt in explosions in two coaches of stationary Bangalore-Guwahati Express
Members of the bomb squad inspect the train after the blasts in Chennai on Thursday.Chennai, May 1
Two blasts in quick succession in a passenger train today killed a 24-year old woman techie and injured 14 others at the busy Chennai Central Station in a suspected terror attack.
Members of the bomb squad inspect the train after the blasts in Chennai on Thursday. Inset: The lone fatality, Swathi.  PTI

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Attack on AAP leader: Party protests
police inaction
Patiala, May 1
AAP candidate from Patiala Dr Dharamvir Gandhi with HS Phoolka, Jassi Jasraj and Bhagwant Mann.Aam Aadmi Party�s Patiala candidate Dr Dharamvir Gandhi, three other party candidates and their supporters from various parts of Punjab staged a dharna in front of the Deputy Commissioner�s office here today.

(L-R) AAP candidate from Patiala Dr Dharamvir Gandhi with HS Phoolka, Jassi Jasraj and Bhagwant Mann.

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Sikh clergy awards �tankhah� to Majithia
Bikram Singh Majithia at Akal Takht in Amritsar on Thursday.Amritsar, May 1
Following a six-hour marathon meeting to discuss his blasphemous speech row, the Sikh clergy today awarded �tankhah� (religious punishment) to Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia.

Bikram Singh Majithia at Akal Takht in Amritsar on Thursday.


PUNJAB: Tax cut, private millers on procurement spree

HARYANA: Rohtak IG suspends seven policemen

J&KWorkers� rallies mark May Day

HIMACHAL: Vadra�s firms have not filed returns since 2011: Lekhi

CHANDIGARH: Police, CFSL found wanting

LUDHIANA: BJP bats for �defaulting� allottee

DELHI: Anti-graft drive: Ration shops sealed, petrol pumps booked

OPINIONS: A solemn occasion

NATION: Code violation: Cong moves EC seeking Modi�s arrest

BUSINESS: India defends IPR laws

SPORTS: Magnifying talent the IPL way
WORLD: Russia holds first May Day parade on Red Square since Soviet days


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It�s a fight between Pandavas, Kauravas: Rahul
Bilaspur/Solan May 1
Stepping up his tirade against BJP prime ministerial candidate Narinder Modi, Rahul Gandhi today said it was the common man who would decide in this battle of Mahabharta whether the reins of the nation would be in the hands of the evil forces of Kauravas or the well meaning Pandavas.

Jat, Dalit youths clash at Rohtak village
Sisar Khas, May 1
Tension gripped Sisar Khas village on the Bhiwani road in Rohtak district after nearly 50 armed youth stormed a Dalit locality, assaulted residents and damaged their property over a trivial matter on Wednesday evening.

Hisar touches 45�C as heat sears North
New Delhi, May 1
Intense heat wave conditions swept across the northern region as temperatures in most areas soared past 40 �C today. Haryana and Punjab, including Chandigarh, reeled under severe heat wave with Hisar in Haryana touching a high of 45 �C.

Indian, Chinese troops to hold joint exercises in Bathinda this year
New Delhi, May 1
India and China have decided to conduct a joint military exercise at Bathinda, less than 100 kms from Pakistan. The exercise, planned for the second half of the year, will be the first-ever foray of the People�s Liberation Army of China close to India�s western borders.


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