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Monday, May 26, 2014, Chandigarh, India

updated at 9:45 pm

Narendra Modi sworn in as 15th Prime Minister of India
NEW DELHI: Narendra Modi, who led the BJP to an astounding victory in the Lok Sabha poll, was Monday evening sworn in as India's 15th Prime Minister at a glittering ceremony attended by around 3,000 guests.

Indian-Americans celebrate Modi's elevation as PM
Washington: The Indian-American community today greeted the elevation of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister with a series of celebrations across America and hoped that it would usher in a new era in India's development.

Freed Indian prisoners handed over by Pak at Wagah border
LAHORE: Pakistan on Monday handed over 150 Indian fishermen and another prisoner held for crossing the border to Indian authorities at the Wagah border.

10 killed, 40 injured as bus falls into gorge near Shimla
Shimla: At least 10 persons, including eight women, were killed and 40 others injured when a Himachal Road Transport Corporation bus fell into a 150-foot gorge at Balghar near Theog, 35 kms from here, this evening.

40 feared dead in UP train accident; Modi offers condolences
Sant Kabir Nagar (UP): At least 40 passengers were today feared killed and over 100 injured as the Gorakhdham Express rammed into a stationary freight train in the district. Officials in the Railway Board said the mishap occurred due to derailment of the express train.

SC stays assets case trial against Jayalalithaa
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday stayed for 10 days the ongoing trial in a disproportionate assets case before a Bangalore court against Tamil Nadu CM J. Jayalalithaa.

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Fortress Delhi: Team Modi checks in today
* Prez to administer oath in front of SAARC heads, 4,000 guests
* Unprecedented security for biggest such event
New Delhi, May 25
The entire world has its eyes fixed on the Indian capital. A man who once helped his family make ends meet by vending tea at a railway station in between his classes will take oath as India's 15th Prime Minister on Monday.

Final touches: The forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan gets ready for PM-elect Narendra Modi�s swearing-in
Final touches: The forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan gets ready for PM-elect Narendra Modi�s swearing-in. Tribune photo



A three-part article that sets the stage for a wider debate on national security
By Lt Gen SS Mehta





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Nation page: Sharif�s visit to India could give peace a chance: Pak media
VVIP guests to have the taste of India at President�s dinner
Punjab page: Pakistan Premier Sharif�s native village Jatti Umra prays for peace
Delhi page: Over 6,000 personnel to keep vigil during Modi's swearing-in
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One minister may head a cluster of ministries
New Delhi, May 25
While there is still no official confirmation on the size and constituents of Narendra Modi�s Council of Ministers, it is now certain that big changes can be expected in the government contours and functioning beginning with downsising. A statement issued by the Prime Minister-elect�s secretariat from Gujarat Bhawan said one minister will head a cluster of ministries in complimentary sectors.

Sharif not to meet Kashmiri separatists
Srinagar, May 25
In an unusual break from the tradition, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will skip any meeting with Kashmiri separatists during his visit to the country tomorrow. Sharif, who will visit New Delhi to attend the oath-taking ceremony of Indian Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi, has not invited any Kashmiri separatist for a meeting, which is rare in recent decades.


PUNJAB: Pakistan Premier Sharif�s native village Jatti Umra prays for peace

HARYANA: Ties under strain, Bishnoi meets Sushma, Gadkari

J&KCity lacks solid waste treatment facility

HIMACHAL: Tribals seek exemption from permits to cross Rohtang Pass

CHANDIGARH: PU to hike fee by 5%

LUDHIANA: One killed, 3 hurt as bus rams into railing

DELHI: Over 6,000 personnel to keep vigil during Modi's swearing-in

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NATION: SAARC leaders start arriving, focus on Modi-Sharif talks

SPORTS: Mumbai miracles stun Royals
BUSINESS: The perks of staying invested
WORLD: Thai protesters test military's resolve


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Fate of Governors hangs in balance
New Delhi, May 25
Fate of more than 10 state Governors, including Karnataka�s HR Bhardwaj and Punjab�s Shivraj V Patil, appointed by the outgoing UPA government hangs in balance with indications that the new dispensation may politely ask them to vacate the Raj Bhawans.

SAARC leaders start arriving, focus on Modi-Sharif talks
New Delhi, May 25
The spotlight will once again be on the leaders of India and Pakistan when SAARC leaders assemble here tomorrow for the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi.
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Drizzle brings respite from heat in North
Chandiagrh, May 25
Drizzle accompanied by strong winds lashed the northern region bringing down the day�s temperature today. While the maximum temperature hovered around 42 �C in the region, the evening temperature fell by five degrees. The minimum temperature in the plains stayed around 28 �C.

Black money cases
SIT to be notified by next week
New Delhi, May 25
The government is expected to bring out a notification by next week for creation of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) that will have �jurisdiction over all cases� of unaccounted funds or black money stashed by Indians abroad. The SIT will be headed by former Supreme Court judge MB Shah with Justice Arijit Pasayat (retd) being the vice-chairman.


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