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Thursday, May 15, 2014, Chandigarh, India

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Rajnath meets RSS leader Soni to discuss post-poll strategy
NEW DELHI: As part of meetings to discuss the BJP�s post-poll strategy, party President Rajnath Singh on Thursday met RSS leader Suresh Soni.

AIADMK expels former Rajya Sabha MP Malaisamy
CHENNAI: AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa on Thursday expelled former Rajya Sabha MP K. Malaisamy who had recently said that Narendra Modi was a �good friend� of hers.

Curfew continues in riot-hit Hyderabad
HYDERABAD: An uneasy calm prevailed in riot-hit areas of Hyderabad on Thursday, a day after paramilitary troopers opened fire killing three people following communal clashes that left scores injured.

Justice Khehar recuses himself from hearing Sahara case
NEW DELHI: In a sudden twist in the Sahara group case, Supreme Court judge Justice J.S. Khehar has recused himself from hearing the matter.

LS poll: Counting of votes tomorrow
NEW DELHI: Votes polled in the nine-phased Lok Sabha election will be counted tomorrow. The EC said the counting exercise to be held at 989 counting centres is likely to be completed by 5 pm.

Nigeria President rules out release of prisoners for missing girls
ABUJA: Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has ruled out the release of Boko Haram fighters in exchange for the freedom of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the militants a month ago.

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Countdown: BJP brass goes into huddle
Ahead of counting, party discusses Advani, Swaraj�s role; Jaitley, Rajnath, Gadkari meet Modi
New Delhi, May 14
BJP chief Rajnath Singh with party's PM nominee Narendra Modi in Gandhinagar The BJP top brass held a flurry of meetings on Wednesday to discuss possibility of the party forming the government at the Centre and the role for three senior leaders � LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Sushma Swaraj � in the new regime.

BJP chief Rajnath Singh with party's PM nominee Narendra Modi in Gandhinagar on Wednesday. PTI







Special Features


Rahul stuns Cong men, skips Manmohan�s farewell dinner
Sonia to decide on PM�s future role; may join CWC
Manmohan SinghNew Delhi, May 14
Caught in a series of attacks from former aides in the PMO and current colleagues in the Cabinet, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh finally had his share of appreciation from the Congress as it went out of its way today to thank the man who gave India �a decade of growth�.

�A decade of growth�

Cong Dhuri MLA Khanna quits
Arvind KhannaSangrur, May 14
Just two days before the declaration of the Lok Sabha poll results, Congress MLA from Dhuri (Sangrur) Arvind Khanna has resigned from the Punjab Assembly. Khanna has reportedly sent his resignation to the Speaker of Punjab Assembly.

May join SAD
Second Cong MLA to resign


PUNJAB: Rs 14 lakh spent, but villagers yet to get potable water supply

HARYANA: CM, INLD join issue on SYL canal

J&KNC-Congress coalition to review poll performance

HIMACHAL: Kullu airport runway extension a costly affair

CHANDIGARH: Mystery shrouds girl�s death

LUDHIANA: Will police cancel weapon licences?

DELHI: Over 10,000 officials to count votes tomorrow

OPINIONSStreet justice

NATION: Three die in police firing in Hyderabad

BUSINESS: Markets take a breather after zooming on exit poll euphoria
SPORTS: Nothing is impossible for Kings XI
WORLD: Vietnam mobs set fire to foreign factories in anti-China protests


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Haryana clears agri policy as INLD protests
Chandigarh, May 14
The Haryana Government on Wednesday approved a comprehensive agriculture policy aimed at attaining inclusive growth exceeding four per cent in the farm sector, but deferred the agenda item on concessions for state residents at toll plazas as the model code was in force.

245 perish in Turkey mine blast
Nearly 450 other miners rescued, many still trapped
Violent protest erupts in Soma district
Soma (Turkey), May 14
The death toll in the coal mine explosion and fire in western Turkey's Soma district increased to 245 today, officials said. Nearly 450 other miners were rescued, but the fate of an unknown number of others remained unclear in one of the world's deadliest mining disasters in decades.

Pak �expels� 2 Indian scribes, Delhi fumes
Islamabad/New Delhi, May 14
Pakistan has expelled two Indian journalists posted in Islamabad and asked them to leave within seven days without assigning any reason. Press Trust of India�s (PTI) Snehesh Alex Philip and The Hindu�s Meena Menon received letters late last night from Pakistan government�s external publicity wing informing them that an unnamed �competent authority� had decided against any extension of their visas.

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