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Wednesday, May 7, 2014, Chandigarh, India

updated at 8:45 pm

Setback for Kerala as SC allows TN to increase Mullaperiyar water level
NEW DELHI: In a setback to the Kerala government, the Supreme Court today struck down a law promulgated by it declaring Mullaperiyar dam as endangered, and restrained it from obstructing the Tamil Nadu government to raise the water level.

CBI gives Amit Shah clean chit in Ishrat Jahan case
AHMEDABAD: The CBI on Wednesday gave a clean chit to former Gujarat Home Minister Amit Shah, a close aide of BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case.

India makes real time tracking of aircraft mandatory
NEW DELHI: The Indian civil aviation regulator has instructed airlines to track all aircraft in real time, a decision, the regulator said, was prompted by the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

SC lifts stay on nursery admissions in Delhi 
NEW DELHI: In a major relief to parents, the Supreme Court today cleared the decks for nursery admissions in the Capital and asked the government to accommodate 24 students under the inter-state transfer category whose parents approached it.

Indian among 6 charged in $30 million bank fraud
NEW YORK: An Indian-origin man is among six persons charged with carrying out a $ 30 million bank fraud conspiracy and faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted.

It�s not caste, but the ideology that is low: Rahul tells Modi
AMETHI: Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday hit out at Narendra Modi for dubbing his sister Priyanka�s �neech rajniti� remark as an attack on his caste, saying people�s actions are low, not their caste. �Jaati nahi, karm neech hote hain (It is not caste, but ones action that are low), he said 

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Phase 8: Spotlight on HP, U�khand, 
J-K, Andhra

All eyes on Rahul, Varun, Paswan
New Delhi, May 6
Children play with poll campaign material in Kaza, HP, on TuesdayThe General Election will enter its penultimate phase on Wednesday as voters in seven states will pick candidates for 64 constituencies.

Children play with poll campaign material in Kaza, HP, on Tuesday. PTI

High stakes in Devbhoomi contests
Cong , BJP slug it out on all 5 U�khand seats
Tight security in Baramulla







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SC: CBI needs no govt sanction to quiz officials
New Delhi, May 6
The Supreme Court today empowered the CBI to interrogate top Central government officials facing corruption charges without taking appointing authority�s permission, a pre-requisite since 2003. A five-judge Constitution Bench said this was necessary to effectively deal with corruption at high places.

States can�t force mother tongue on pvt schools: SC
New Delhi, May 6
The Supreme Court today ruled that unaided private schools and minority schools were free to choose their medium of education and the state governments had no right to force them to teach only in the mother tongue. While linguistic and religious minority institutions enjoyed freedom under Articles 29(1) and 30(1) of the constitution respectively, other private schools had their right to carry on any occupation under Article 19(1)(g), a five-member Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha held.

Pvt schools bound to offer free education to poor: SC
New Delhi, May 6
The Supreme Court today ruled that unaided, non-minority private schools were bound to offer free education to poor students in the 6-14 age group under the Right to Education (RTE) Act by allotting a minimum of 25 per cent of the seats to children from weaker sections.


PUNJAB: Price revision delay forces Panem to cut coal supply

HARYANA: Post HC order, students get raw deal

J&KPower cuts return to haunt residents

HIMACHAL: Over 48 lakh likely to cast vote today

CHANDIGARH: UHBVN MD�s car attached

LUDHIANA: MC again �succumbs� to political pressure

DELHI: LG directs DCs to report on basic amenities

OPINIONSNo country for women

NATION: Legal profession is a service, not a business: Experts

BUSINESS: Economy to gain momentum, to grow 4.9% this year: OECD
SPORTS: RCA suspended after Lalit Modi wins poll
WORLD: Both sides bury the dead as Ukraine slides towards war


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Woman moves SC against �snoop� probe
New Delhi, May 6
The woman, who was placed under surveillance allegedly at the behest of the Narendra Modi government in Gujarat, today approached the Supreme Court pleading for restraining both the Centre and the state from holding any probe in order to protect her privacy and reputation and of her family members.

BSF constable shoots his boss at border post
Amritsar, May 6
A BSF constable allegedly shot dead an Assistant Commandant of the force last night at the Indo-Pak border outpost of Rattokey that falls in the Khemkaran sector.

Price revision delay forces Panem to cut coal supply
New Delhi, May 6
The Punjab Government has carried out a review of the coal supply situation to the state thermal power plants even as the supplier, Panem, has been insisting on an independent arbitrator for revising coal rates.
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3,000 �fake� arms licences in Haryana
Rohtak, May 6
Reported acquisition of fake arms licences by Haryana residents and subsequent purchase of firearms on the basis of such licences have become a cause for concern for the state administrative and police authorities. According to official sources, around 800 such cases have been detected in the Rohtak range alone and the number is said to be around 3,000 in the state.




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