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Tuesday, June 3, 2014, Chandigarh, India

updated at 9:05 pm

Parliament schedule changes due to Munde's death
New Delhi: With the death of Union Minister Gopinath Munde, the schedule of the first session of the Lok Sabha, beginning tomorrow, has undergone some changes.

Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde dies
NEW DELHI:Rural Development Minister and the OBC face of BJP in Maharashtra Gopinath Munde died apparently of shock and cardiac arrest suffered during a road accident early this morning.

President, PM condole Munde's death
NEW DELHI: President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday condoled the untimely demise of Union Minister Gopinath Munde and said the country has lost a veteran leader who always worked for the common man.

Rahul visits BJP office, pays tribute to Munde
NEW DELHI: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday visited the BJP central office in New Delhi to pay tribute to Gopinath Munde, the Rural Development Minister, who passed away early Tuesday morning following a road accident in central Delhi.

RBI keeps rates unchanged, unlocks Rs 40,000 cr of bank funds
MUMBAI: Committed to keep inflation under check, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan today left key rates unchanged and unlocked about Rs 40,000 crore of funds by reducing the amount of deposits banks are required to park in government securities.

Badaun gangrape case: HC seeks copies of post-mortem reports
LUCKNOW: The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday directed a petitioner to produce the copies of post-mortem reports and FIR filed by the families of victims of the Badaun gangrape.

Assault case: Yashwant Sinha remanded in judicial custody
Hazaribagh (Jharkhand): Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha and 54 others were remanded in judicial custody by a local court on Tuesday after they refused to seek bail in a case of alleged assault of a State Electricity Board official.

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Telangana is country�s 29th state
* K Chandrashekar Rao takes oath as maiden CM
* 11-member Cabinet inducted
Hyderabad, June 2
After leading the statehood movement for 13 years, Telangana Rashtra Samithi founder president Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao (60) was today sworn in as the first Chief Minister of the new state of Telangana amidst massive celebrations.
THE BEGINNING: Telangana first Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao waves to the crowd at the state's Formation Day celebrations in Secunderabad on Monday THE BEGINNING: Telangana first Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao waves to the crowd at the state's Formation Day celebrations in Secunderabad on Monday. AFP



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





Special Features


Post-euphoria, many challenges await Telangana
Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao needs to tackle backwardness, joblessness and fund crunch
Hyderabad, June 2
A complex web of challenges lies ahead for the newly-born Telangana state. Barring Hyderabad, the region is largely backward and cannot boast of any major industries. (Details on Nation page)

UP rape horror
Akhilesh sacks Home Secy
Lucknow, June 2
The Badaun rape case threatens to snowball into a political crisis for the Akhilesh Yadav government. The axe has now fallen on Principal Secretary (Home) AK Gupta, who has been removed from his post and has been put on the waiting list.
Water cannons being used to disperse BJP Mahila Morcha workers during a protest in Lucknow on Monday Water cannons being used to disperse BJP Mahila Morcha workers during a protest in Lucknow on Monday. PTI

Akali MLA Jain, family get 1-yr jail for raising illegal colony
Moga MLA Joginder Pal Jain (L) with his family outside a Moga court on MondayMoga, June 2
In an embarrassment to the SAD-BJP government, a local court today sentenced Akali MLA and chairman of the Punjab Warehouse Corporation Joginder Pal Jain, his wife, younger son and daughter to one-year jail for developing an illegal colony in Moga.

Moga MLA Joginder Pal Jain (L) with his family outside a Moga court on Monday.


PUNJAB: Ludhiana school bags top 3 slots in Class X

HARYANA: Power demand dips, 2 units shut at Panipat

J&KNC goes for �revamp�, loyalist Sagar appointed general secretary

HIMACHAL: Govt to meet realtors, land owners soon

CHANDIGARH: Traffic marshal faces dismissal

LUDHIANA: City students rule state merit list

DELHI: VC, DUTA hold parleys at last

OPINIONSA turn of history

NATION: Post- euphoria, many challenges await Telangana

SPORTS: India succumb to last-minute jitters
BUSINESS: Sensex surges 467 points
WORLD: Russia, NATO trade barbs over Ukraine


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Monsoon delayed, sowing likely to take a hit
New Delhi, June 2
The agriculture sector is expected to be under duress due to a �less than normal� monsoon rains this year. Experts fear if the monsoon is not as strong as it normally is the first spell may be insufficient for farmers� sowing needs. Its arrival has already been delayed and the El Nino factor and current climatic conditions prevailing in the northwest indicate a weakened current and drought in some areas.

Kharge to lead Congress in LS
New Delhi, June 2
The Congress today announced senior leader Mallikarjun Kharge as the Leader of the party in the Lok Sabha. The 72-year-old leader represents the Gulbarga Lok Sabha constituency and has the distinction of having been both a Deputy Leader and Leader of the Opposition in his home state Karnataka.

Punjab�s Drug Menace - II
The flourishing supply chain and its deadly effect
Chandigarh, June 2
The boom in the synthetic drugs business in Punjab has seen addiction among the youth reach menacing levels in the state. An indication is the mushrooming of chemist shops even in villages.


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