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Monday, June 9, 2014, Chandigarh, India

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28 killed as Pak Taliban militants attack Karachi airport
Karachi: The brazen attack on Karachi international airport ended this afternoon after a 13-hour gun battle which left 28 people dead, including all the 10 terrorists.

Situation difficult; steps to revive economy on anvil: Pranab
NEW DELHI: Terming the current economic situation as "extremely difficult", President Pranab Mukherjee today expressed the government's commitment to put India back on high growth path, while containing inflation and making tax regime non-adversarial.

Lokpal important to curb corruption: President
NEW DELHI: Lokpal Act is important to curb corruption and rules will be formulated under it, Government asserted today while promising to provide a "clean and efficient" administration.

Security increased at IGIA after terrorist attack on Karachi airport
NEW DELHI: Security at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) here has been tightened following a terrorist attack on Pakistan's largest airport in Karachi in which at least 28 people, including 10 terrorists, were killed.

Life term for 7 cops in U'khand fake encounter case
New Delhi: Seventeen Uttarakhand police personnel, convicted of killing a 22-year-old MBA graduate in 2009 fake encounter, were today awarded life term by a Delhi court, a verdict which the victim's family received with disappointment saying death sentence should have given.

Beas tragedy: Bodies of 4 students and 24 survivors to be flown to Hyderabad
Hyderabad: Bodies of four students from a city-based engineering college, who were among their 24 classmates washed away in Beas river in Himachal Pradesh, will be flown to Hyderabad by tonight, Telangana DGP Anurag Sharma said.

Modi govt promises zero tolerance towards communal violence
NEW DELHI: Promising zero tolerance towards communal violence, the Narendra Modi government today said a national policy will be framed in consultation with states to curb the menace.

RCom launches roaming plan 'One India One Rate'
NEW DELHI: Reliance Communications today launched 'One India One Rate Plans' that will allow customers to pay the same rate for local, STD and roaming calls from anywhere in the country.

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Heavily armed men storm Karachi airport, five killed
Gunfight continues
Army called in All flights cancelled
Karachi, June 8
Heavily armed gunmen have attacked Pakistan's busiest airport in the port city of Karachi, forcing suspension of all flights. According to DawnNews, five Airport Security Force (ASF) personnel have been killed in the attack. A hand grenade attack was carried out on the Isphani Hanger.

24 students go missing in Beas near Mandi
Mandi, June 9
At least 24 engineering college students (18 boys and 6 girls) from Andhra Pradesh are feared to have been washed away in Beas near Thalot in Mandi district on Sunday.



A three-part article that sets the stage for a wider debate on national security
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India, China play down border row
New Delhi, June 8
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (L) shakes hands with Sushma Swaraj before their meeting in New Delhi on Sunday. In its first major high-level contact with the new Narendra Modi government, China today assured India that it would respect New Delhi�s sensitivities and concerns in the interest of bilateral ties
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (L) shakes hands with Sushma Swaraj before their meeting in New Delhi on Sunday. Mukesh Aggarwal

Curfew in Mewat area after youth�s killing
Mewat, June 8
A motorcycle set on fire at Mewat�s Tauru village during communal violence. Tauru village in Mewat simmered with communal violence today. Plundering and rioting went on for several hours. All this while, the district police were reduced to mere spectators.

A motorcycle set on fire at Mewat�s Tauru village during communal violence. S Ahmed

Cong set to stake claim on Leader of Oppn post in LS
New Delhi, June 8
Following the election of Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, the Congress is all set to stake claim on the post of Leader of Opposition in the Lower House.


PUNJAB: Cabinet expansion tomorrow

HARYANA: Congress workers clash at Hisar meeting

J&KMedics divided over molestation case against health officials

HIMACHAL: Lower hills reel under heat wave

CHANDIGARH:2 killed as blaze razes Sec 17 building

LUDHIANA: Tax trouble for Improvement Trust

DELHI: Declare loadshedding schedule: LG to discoms

OPINIONS:Unfortunate clash

NATION: Need skill, scale, speed to compete with China: PM

SPORTS: The Italian stallion
WORLD: Sisi sworn in as Egypt Prez


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Building of National Institute of Electronic and Information Technology collapsed after a major fire in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Sunday.
Chandigarh Building collapses: Building of National Institute of Electronic and Information Technology collapsed after a major fire in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Sunday. Tribune photo: Parvesh ChaUhan (Details on Chandigarh Tribune page)

Azad to lead Cong in RS, Sharma is dy leader
New Delhi, June 8
With an eye on the Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, the Congress today nominated former state Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad as its leader in the Rajya Sabha where it is a potential force with the strength of 68 MPs.

Mumbai�s Metro gets on track
Mumbai, June 8 
After a long wait, the first Metro service in the bustling metropolis was rolled out today with the Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan flagging off the service even as over 1,00,000 passengers enjoyed the train ride within six hours of its operations.


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