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Friday, May 23, 2014, Chandigarh, India

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Modi condemns Herat attack; closely monitoring the situation
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi today talked to Afghan President Hamid Karzai over the attack on the Indian Consulate in Herat province and was assured that everything will be done to protect the Indian missions in Afghanistan.

Defamation case: Kejriwal's judicial custody extended till June 6 
NEW DELHI: A court here on Friday extended the judicial custody of former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal till June 6.

Vaiko opposes Rajapaksa's presence at Modi's swearing-in
NEW DELHI: MDMK chief Vaiko, an NDA ally, today opposed the invitation extended to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa for Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony.

Sharif must attend Modi's swearing-in ceremony: Pak Foreign Office 
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan�s Foreign Office has recommended Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to accept India�s invitation to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi.

Pak Sikhs protest desecration of holy book
ISLAMABAD: Dozens of angry Sikhs stormed Pakistan's Parliament complex here today in protest against several instances of alleged desecration of their holy book over the past few years.

Black money: SC tells Centre to form SIT within a week
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today granted one week's more time to the Centre to set up a Special Investigating Team (SIT) under its former judge M.B. Shah to monitor all black money cases as per its direction.

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Sharif keeps New Delhi guessing
Modi invite: Warm response from SAARC leaders; TN parties oppose Rajapaksa visit

New Delhi, May 22
While most SAARC leaders today confirmed their participation at Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi�s swearing-in ceremony on Monday, New Delhi continued to wait for Pakistan Premier Nawaz Sharif�s response to the invitation. MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Maldives President Yameen Abdul Gayoom, Bhutan Prime Minister Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay and Nepalese Prime Minister Sushil Koirala would attend the oath-taking ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
PM-elect Narendra Modi gets a warm send-off from new Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel and other party leaders in Ahmedabad on Thursday Goodbye GUJARAT: PM-elect Narendra Modi gets a warm send-off from new Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel and other party leaders in Ahmedabad on Thursday. pti



A three-part article that sets the stage for a wider debate on national security
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Terror groups still active in Pak: Deputy NSA
New Delhi, May 22
Deputy National Security Adviser (NSA) Nehchal Sandhu Even as Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi has extended an invitation to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to attend his swearing-in ceremony, Deputy National Security Adviser (NSA) Nehchal Sandhu today warned that �conflict entrepreneurs� in Pakistan continued to sustain an anti-India rhetoric and the ability to conduct terror attacks.

vvip copter scam
CBI can�t question Guvs, SG tells govt
New Delhi, May 22
Solicitor General Mohan Parasaran has clarified that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has no power to question the Governors of West Bengal and Goa over the alleged kickbacks involving the Rs 3,600-crore VVIP helicopter deal. The Solicitor General has given his opinion in response to a clarification sought by the Law Ministry on behalf of the CBI, which is probing the deal.

Son named in drug probe, Punjab minister resigns
Chandigarh, May 22
Punjab Jails Minister Sarwan Singh Phillaur today resigned from the state Cabinet "on moral grounds" following recent reports of the alleged involvement of his son Damanvir Singh in the Rs 6,000-crore synthetic drug racket.


PUNJAB: Debt forces 2 more Bathinda farmers to commit suicide

HARYANA: Rohtak kid rescued from Bathinda, two arrested

J&KWill have working ties with Modi govt, says Omar

HIMACHAL: Sukhu seeks party bigwigs� report

CHANDIGARH: Probe hints at extramarital affairs

LUDHIANA: Cong questions MC drive

DELHI: AAP hasn't asked for repoll: LG

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NATION: Anandiben sworn in as Gujarat CM

BUSINESS: Industry upbeat over Modi govt�s proposed moves
SPORTS: India beat Indonesia, make history
WORLD: Terror attack rocks China�s Xinjiang, 31 killed


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Assam CM offers to resign, Sonia asks him to stay on
Assam Chief Minister Tarun GogoiGuwahati, May 22
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi today declined to accept Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi�s resignation following party�s dismal performance in the Lok Sabha elections. Gogoi met Sonia in New Delhi and offered to resign taking moral responsibility for the poll defeat in the state.

Talks fail, Thai Army seizes power in coup
Bangkok, May 22
Thailand's Army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha seized control of the government in a coup on Thursday, two days after he declared martial law, saying the military had to restore order and push through reforms after six months of turmoil.

Centenary celebrations
Continuing the voyage of Komagata Maru
On May 23, 1914, a Japanese steamship sailed into Vancouver Harbour carrying 376 passengers from Punjab * 352 were forced to return to India * 19 were shot at Budge Budge

�Jee aayiyan noo� and other welcome signs in Punjabi greet you in Vancouver and Toronto. A park in Calgary is named after Harnam Singh Hari, the first Sikh settler who was a successful farmer in Alberta. Turbaned Sikh officers are part of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Going through the list of names in Canada�s political hall of fame, you could mistake it for any place in North India. The Punjabis have truly arrived in Canada.


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