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Tuesday, June 10, 2014, Chandigarh, India

updated at 9:25 pm
Himachal tragedy: Hunt on for missing persons
MANDI: Rescuers today made little headway in tracing 19 students of a Hyderabad-based engineering college and a tour guide who were washed away due to sudden discharge of water from the reservoir of Larji Hydropower Project.

Two Russians killed, one missing as vehicle plunges into river
DEHRADUN: Two Russian nationals were killed and one was missing while nine of their compatriots were injured when a vehicle in which they were travelling from Gangotri to Uttarkashi plunged into Bhagirathi river today.

Pakistani army airstrikes kill 15 militants
PESHAWAR: The Pakistani army said it has carried out airstrikes in a tribal region near the Afghan border, killing at least 15 militants. An army statement said the air raids on Tuesday morning pounded nine hideouts of the militants in the Tirah Valley of the Khyber tribal region.

Another attack near Karachi airport
KARACHI: Unidentified gunmen on Tuesday opened fire outside Pakistan�s Karachi international airport, a day after an all-night siege ended with the killing of more than 30 people, including 10 Taliban militants.

Badal inducts 3 ministers in his cabinet
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today inducted three ministers in his cabinet to fill the vacant berths. Punjab Governor Shivraj V Patil administered the oath of office and secrecy to the ministers at a brief ceremony at the Raj Bhawan here.

More of UPA legacy gone: Modi scraps 4 Cabinet Committees
NEW DELHI: In the second major decision to end the UPA government's legacy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today scrapped four cabinet committees, including one on Unique Identification Authority (UIDAI), as part of his efforts to minimise decision-making processes.

Govt to go in for 54 new ITBP border posts in Arunachal
NEW DELHI: In a major step to fortify defences along the China border, over 50 new border posts are being planned for the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force in the north eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh.

Make Jammu and Kashmir a model of SAARC: Mehbooba
NEW DELHI: PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti today pitched for making Jammu and Kashmir a model of SAARC cooperation and said people of the state face "trust deficit" which has to be removed.

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Prez unveils Modi govt agenda
Tackling poverty, corruption and ushering in transparency top priorities, says Pranab
New Delhi, June 9
President Pranab Mukherjee (C) arrives with PM Narendra Modi to address the joint session of Parliament in New DelhiPresident Pranab Mukherjee on Monday unveiled grand plans prepared by the Narendra Modi government to fulfil promises made to the electorate.
President Pranab Mukherjee (C) arrives with PM Narendra Modi to address the joint session of Parliament in New Delhi. Mukesh Aggarwal

EDIT: The President's Address



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





Special Features


Pandits� return a priority, says Modi govt
Assurance evokes cautious optimism among community members in Jammu and Kashmir
New Delhi/Srinagar/jammu, June 9
The newly elected Narendra Modi government has termed the return of Kashmiri Pandits to the Valley as one of its priorities.

Holiday horror in Mandi
Five bodies recovered, search on for 19 students
Mandi, June 9
Some of the Hyderabad students minutes before they were washed awayThe bodies of five engineering students from Hyderabad were recovered from Pandoh Dam today. Efforts were on to locate the missing 19 students and their tour leader.

Himachal page:
CM orders inquiry, suspends 2 engineers
HC takes suo motu notice

the Last Shot: Some of the Hyderabad students minutes before they were washed away. Photo taken from a student�s camera

Fresh Cabinet inductions trigger trouble in SAD
Senior vice-president Hari Singh Zira quits party post
Chandigarh, June 9
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) is facing bickering over the induction of 'relatively new faces' into the Cabinet.


PUNJAB: SGPC takes control of land at Bhai Rupa

HARYANA: Post-violence, uneasy calm in Tauru

J&KPut an end to internal strife, Farooq tells NC workers

HIMACHAL: CM orders inquiry, suspends 2 engineers

CHANDIGARH: Day after, firefighting operation continues

LUDHIANA: Public feels heat as buses go off road

DELHI: Cong protest power, water crisis; hold Secy, officials hostage

OPINIONSThe President's Address

NATION: China: New visa pact with India soon

SPORTS: The Magicians
BUSINESS: Govt plan to revive investor confidence enthuses industry
WORLD: 25 Shia pilgrims killed near Pak-Iran border


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u�khand fake encounter
17 cops get life term
New Delhi, June 9
A CBI court sentenced 17 Uttarakhand policemen to life imprisonment for killing a 22-year-old MBA graduate in a fake encounter in Dehradun in 2009.

10 militants among 29 dead as Karachi siege ends
Pakistani troops at the Karachi airport on Sunday nightAfter a 13-hour gruelling encounter, Pakistan security forces on Monday gunned down all 10 terrorists involved in the brazen attack on Karachi's Jinnah International Airport.

Pakistani troops at the Karachi airport on Sunday night. AFP

Met predicts deficient rains for Punjab, Haryana, J-K
New Delhi, June 9
The Northwest India will bear the brunt of the 2014 monsoon shortfall. The India Meteorological Department today predicted "deficient" rains.


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