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Sunday, May 11, 2014, Chandigarh, India

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7 cops killed in Maoist attack in Maharashtra
NAGPUR: Seven policemen were on Sunday killed and two others injured when Maoists carried out a landmine blast in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district.

EC officials, police raid BJP office in Varanasi
VARANASI: A day before polling for the high stake contest here, the Uttar Pradesh Police and Election Commission (EC) officials on Sunday conducted search at BJP's regional office in the city and seized campaign material.

Leaving the dream: Infosys battles worker exodus
MUMBAI: Infosys Ltd, once a bellwether for India's $100 billion-plus IT outsourcing industry, is losing its cachet as the employer of choice for a generation of young IT workers, with staff leaving at an unprecedented pace as the Bangalore-based company struggles to regain ground lost to rivals.

CBI to form SIT to probe Saradha chit fund scam 
NEW DELHI: The CBI will form a Special Investigation Team soon to probe the Saradha chit fund scam in which investors in West Bengal, Odisha and Assam were allegedly duped of Rs 10,000 crore besides examining the role of market regulators like the SEBI and the RBI.

Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC
JAMMU: Pakistani troops again targeted Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, drawing retaliation from Indian troops. This was the fifth ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in the last fortnight.

10 Indians among 15 Asian workers killed in Dubai road mishap
DUBAI: At least 10 Indian workers were among 15 persons killed when the bus they were travelling in rammed into a parked truck on the busy Emirates road here.




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Stage set for last leg; all eyes on Varanasi seat
Campaigning ends * Voting for 41 Lok Sabha seats on Monday
New Delhi/Varanasi
Over a month into the election exercise, the Indian democracy�s juggernaut today signaled the final push to the finale: the rhetorical campaigning came to an end at 6pm, two days before the ninth phase. Over to May 12, when the world�s largest exercise will shed its accompanying ennui and redefine its meaning in 41 seats � six in Bihar, 18 in Uttar Pradesh and 17 in West Bengal. And on May 16, expect to know what it all has boiled down to.

Strains of shehnai at Rahul road show
Lucknow, May 10 
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday took out a massive road show in Varanasi, BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi 's constituency, hours before the campaigning came to a stop for the final phase of polling. Matching Modi's foray into Amethi this week, Rahul arrived in the holy city and rolled out his journey from the Muslim-dominated Gol Gadda area.







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Jind woman�s suicide: Family alleges threat from cops
Jind, May 10
The suicide by a victim of sexual assault in Jind�s Dhanauri village on Friday after a year-long struggle for justice seems to have only multiplied her family�s problems.
The victim�s brother Shamsher Singh alleged the police were pressuring the family to �compromise� with the policemen named in her suicide note and the FIR. The family has fled its home and is in hiding. It wants to meet President Pranab Mukherjee for permission to �end their lives�.

Under debt, two farmer brothers attempt suicide
One dies, another battles for life in Mansa
Mansa, May 10
Unable to repay the loan taken by their septuagenarian father, two brothers attempted suicide at Hassanpur village of Mansa district.
Though 33-year-old Jugraj Singh died soon after consuming a pesticide, 30-year-old Jagtar Singh is battling for life at a private hospital. The brothers took the extreme step after receiving a letter from a bank that asked their father Ram Singh to repay the Rs 2.81-lakh loan taken by him 15 years ago.


PUNJAB: Major part of Golden Temple Plaza opens

HARYANA: Fatehabad man barters minor niece for his bride

J&KSSP told to execute fresh arrest warrants against two cops

HIMACHAL: Regulatory panel revival spells relief for students

CHANDIGARH: Demolition squad wipes out 5 slums from UT map

LUDHIANA: NRI �deserts� wife

DELHI: Students protest arrest of DU don for 'Maoists links' 

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NATION: RIL�s arbitration notice to govt over gas pricing

SPORTS: Sunrisers prevail in rain-hit game
WORLD: Merkel, Hollande ready for more sanctions against Putin�s Russia


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Post-poll protests erupt in S Africa; 59 held, army out
Johannesburg, May 10
The South African police arrested 59 persons and the army was called in overnight to quell post-election protests in a Johannesburg slum, police and media said on Saturday, as the ANC government clamped down on disorder following its victory at the polls.
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Dalit girl on indefinite fast against Ramdev�s �honeymoon� remarks
Haridwar, May 10
While the Supreme court has stayed all proceedings against yoga guru Ramdev in different parts of the country for his controversial �honeymoon picnic� remark against Congress vice-president  Rahul Gandhi for visiting the homes of Dalits, a young Dalit girl is sitting on an indefinite fast against Ramdev in Haridwar.
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Hizbul militant held at Pathankot 
Pathankot, May 10
The police today arrested a Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist from the Jammu-bound Sealdah Express at Pathankot Cantonment Railway Station. He has been identified as Ravish Ul Islam from Pulawama in J&K. On a tip-off, a GRP team started a search operation on the train. "During the search, the police found two US-made pistols and 40 live cartridges in his bag," said AIG, Railway Protection Force, Gurdip Singh. Ravish was working as a weapon courier for the outfit, claimed the AIG. � TNS

Complainant in Joshi dual-vote case assaulted, another booked
Amritsar, May 10
A day after a local court issued bailable warrants against Local Bodies Minister Anil Joshi in the dual-vote row, one of the complainants in the case, Vaneet Mahajan, faced a murderous attack while the other complainant, Sandeep Gorsi, along with Congress councillor Gurinder Rishi, was booked in an attempt-to-murder case. Incidentally, Mahajan was attacked in broad daylight by a group of unidentified men just a few minutes after he held a press conference against the �false case� registered against Gorsi and Rishi.

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