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Wednesday, May 21, 2014, Chandigarh, India

updated at 9:15 pm

Gadkari defamation case: Kejriwal sent to Tihar jail
NEW DELHI: Arvind Kejriwal was today arrested and sent to Tihar jail till May 23 by a Delhi court after he refused to furnish bail bond in a criminal defamation complaint filed against him by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari.

Kejriwal apologises for resigning as Delhi CM

Nawaz Sharif, other heads of state invited to Modi's swearing-in cerermony
NEW DELHI: Prime minister-elect Narendra Modi has invited Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as well as other South Asian leaders to his swearing-in ceremony next Monday.

RBI to banks: Make new ATMs talking from July
Mumbai: All new ATMs to be installed by commercial banks from July, 2014, onwards would provide audible instructions and Braille keypads to customers, RBI said today.

Patna serial blasts: Four suspects arrested by NIA
NEW DELHI: In a major breakthrough, the NIA has arrested four persons, including alleged mastermind Hyder Ali, alias 'Black Beauty', in connection with the Patna serial blasts ahead of Narendra Modi's rally last year.

EC wants cluster counting of votes
NEW DELHI: The Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it is against ward-wise declaration of vote count in election as is currently done and has asked the Centre to introduce cluster counting to protect right to privacy attached to voting.

Two car blasts kill 118 in Nigeria
JOS (Nigeria): Two car bombs exploded at a bustling bus terminal and market in Nigeria�s central city of Jos on Tuesday, killing at least 118 people, wounding dozens and leaving bloodied bodies amid the flaming debris.

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NaMo swearing-in on May 26
President appoints Narendra Damodardas Modi Prime Minister after BJP Parliamentary Party and NDA endorse him their leader
New Delhi, May 20
Sixty-three-year-old Gujarat strongman Narendra Damodardas Modi who led the BJP to a historic victory in the 16th Lok Sabha elections will be sworn in as India�s 14th Prime Minister on May 26.
PM-elect Narendra Modi bows down at Parliament House steps to express his respect. PM-elect Narendra Modi bows down at Parliament House steps to express his respect. Tribune photo: Mukesh Aggarwal







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Emotions get better of �strongman� Modi
Narendra Modi breaks down at the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday. New Delhi, May 20
As BJP leaders and allies converged on the Central Hall of Parliament today, what followed was a display of emotions never seen before.

Narendra Modi breaks down at the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday. PTI

BJP displays picture-perfect grand coalition
New Delhi, May 20
The BJP today showcased its grand coalition with allies trooping into Parliament�s Central Hall to felicitate Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi for crafting a superb win.

Punjab realty relief
No stamp duty on property transfer in blood relations
Chandigarh, May 20
The Punjab Government has decided to end stamp duty on registration deeds in case of transfer of immoveable property to blood relations.


PUNJAB: Irked over tardy wheat lifting, labourers block highway

HARYANA: Two PCR cops held on rape charge in Jhajjar

J&K17 killed, 24 injured as bus falls into gorge in J&K

HIMACHAL: Discontent simmers in Cong quarters

CHANDIGARH: A perfect 10 for 1,200 from tricity

LUDHIANA: On cloud 9, they scored a perfect 10

DELHI: CBSE X results out: Delhi posts 98.31 pass percentage

OPINIONSCongress needs to change

NATION: NDA MPs enter Parliament humming Modi�s victory song

BUSINESS: Gold demand falls 26% in January-March quarter
SPORTS: Hyderabad blues for RCB
WORLD: Army clamps martial law in Thailand


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Punjab drug probe: ED to get vital papers
Chandigarh, May 20
Investigation into the Rs 6,000 crore synthetic drug case got a boost today with the special court of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), Patiala, directing the Income Tax Department to provide documents seized from the premises of businessman Chunni Lal Gaba to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on June 4.

Copter service to Kedarnath takes off
Dehradun, May 20
Private companies today started copter service for the pilgrims keen to pay obeisance at the Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath from Fata, Guptkashi and Dehradun.

Four-yr ban on SMS lifted in J&K
Srinagar, May 20
A four-year ban which barred short messaging service (SMS) on prepaid mobile phones in Jammu and Kashmir has been lifted today with Chief Minister Omar Abdullah ordering its immediate revocation.

�Cycle punctured �, Akhilesh offloads 36 enjoying ministerial status
Akhilesh Yadav
Lucknow, May 20
These days Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is busy repairing his cycle (Samajwadi Party�s poll symbol) following its abject defeat in the Lok Sabha elections. In the first step towards fixing responsibility for the debacle, Akhilesh today sacked 36 state leaders with ministerial rank, depriving them of their perks, including red-beacon cars.
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