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Thursday, May 29, 2014, Chandigarh, India

updated at 9:00 pm

Govt to review previous decisions: Civil aviation minister
NEW DELHI: Civil Aviation Minister Pusapati Ashok Gajapathi Raju Thursday said all major decisions taken by the previous UPA government in the sector would be reviewed.

Modi asks ministers to set 100-day agenda
NEW DELHI: Getting down to business, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked his Cabinet colleagues to set a 100-day agenda, with focus on efficient governance, delivery and implementation of programmes.

First session of new Lok Sabha from June 4 to 11
NEW DELHI: The first session of the newly constituted 16th Lok Sabha will be held from June 4 to June 11, with President Pranab Mukherjee addressing the joint sitting of both Houses on June 9.

Ruling on Musharraf's travel ban lifting plea reserved
KARACHI: A Pakistani court today reserved its ruling on former military ruler Pervez Musharraf's plea seeking the lifting of a travel ban on him. Musharraf, 70, is facing treason charges for subverting and circumventing the Constitution by imposing emergency on November 3, 2007.

Ordinance for Misra's appointment smacks of impropriety: Cong
NEW DELHI: The Congress today attacked the BJP over the "urgency" of bringing in an ordinance for the appointment of former TRAI Chairman Nripendra Misra as the Prime Minister's Principal Secretary. Senior party leader Manish Tewari questioned "the urgency of bringing in an ordinance for his appointment when Parliament was scheduled to meet on June 2."

Woman killed as �drunk� TTE pushes her off train in Maharashtra
Jalgaon (Maharashtra): A woman passenger was killed on Thursday after she was pushed off a moving train by an allegedly drunk ticket examiner for trying to board an AC coach while carrying a general class ticket in Maharashtra�s Jalgaon district, the police said. 

Mercury soars in north; Delhi hits 43.7 deg
NEW DELHI: Northern India found itself caught in the furnace of the hot summer sun as the mercury soared above the 40-degree Celsius mark across the region where Sriganganagar in Rajasthan recorded a high of 46.8 degrees. In Delhi, the mercury jumped to a high of 43.7 degrees, three points above normal, while the minimum temperature was recorded a notch below normal at 26.3 degrees. The humidity in air fluctuated between 22 and 80 per cent.

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Talk of Art 370 a political stunt: Cong
NC condemns Jitendra�s statement
PDP�s Mehbooba wants PM�s assurance
New Delhi/Srinagar, May 28
Opposition Congress today questioned the BJP-led government for allowing its Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh to comment on abrogation of Article 370 on the first day in office. The party termed it �a cheap political stunt for electoral gains in the forthcoming state elections�.
NC workers protest against the statement of Minister of State in PMO Jitendra Singh on Article 370, in Srinagar. NC workers protest against the statement of Minister of State in PMO Jitendra Singh on Article 370, in Srinagar. photo: Amin War



A three-part article that sets the stage for a wider debate on national security
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K-trouble for Sharif back home; �anti-Modi� resolution blocked
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today appeared in trouble over his India visit with hardliners accusing him of sidelining the Kashmir issue and allowing his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to adopt an aggressive tone over the issue of terrorism.

Stop terror first, PM told Sharif , says Sushma
New Delhi, May 28
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had told his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif yesterday that a dialogue could not continue in the din of explosions and that its success could be ensured only if cross-border terrorism was brought to an end.

Row over PM Principal Secy�s appointment via ordinance
New Delhi, May 28
The Centre today courted a controversy by promulgating its first ordinance to amend a law clearing the way for appointment of former chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Nripendra Misra, as Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister. The move invited a sharp attack from the Congress.


PUNJAB: Bikramjit�s murder: HC seeks report from police

HARYANA: Cabinet clears two subdivisions, one tehsil, three sub-tehsils

J&KAcademic activities take back seat at JU as campus turns into �battlefield�

HIMACHAL: Upgrade warning system: IMC

CHANDIGARH: KV lad does tricity proud with 98.2%

LUDHIANA: Babita tops the city with 98.2% marks

DELHI: AAP chief brainstorms people-friendly steps

OPINIONSOn trail of black money

NATION: Rejuvenation of Ganga top priority, says Uma Bharti

SPORTS: KKR in final with convincing win
BUSINESS: Losses of top food retailers mount to Rs 13,000 crore
WORLD: Putin, Hollande to discuss Ukraine crisis on June 5


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Storm over twin affidavits by Irani
New Delhi, May 28
The controversy over the educational status of Smriti Irani acquired a legal twist today with the Opposition Congress questioning the new HRD Minister for making varied statements about her qualifications in two different affidavits filed before the Election Commission in 2004 and 2014.

Haryana waives stamp duty on property transfer to kin
Chandigarh, May 28
Days after Punjab waived stamp duty on transfer of immovable property by an owner to any of his blood relations, the Haryana Government today announced to give similar relief to its residents.

Work takes back seat as most Punjab ministers stay away from secretariat
Chandigarh, May 28
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal may have pulled up Deputy Commissioners (DCs) and Senior Superintendents of Police (SSPs) for their absence from their offices but he seems to have overlooked his own �prolonged absence� and that of most of his senior Cabinet colleagues from their offices in the Punjab Secretariat.
The office of one of the ministers wears a deserted look at the Punjab Secretariat in Chandigarh on Wednesday. The office of one of the ministers wears a deserted look at the Punjab Secretariat in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Photo: Manoj Mahajan


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