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Saturday, June 14, 2014, Chandigarh, India

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Modi dedicates INS Vikramaditya to the nation, pitches for self-reliance
On board Aircraft Carrier: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today dedicated India's largest warship INS Vikramaditya to the nation and pitched for making the country self-reliant in manufacturing defence equipment, shedding dependence on imports.

Forces capable of responding to ceasefire violations by Pakistan: Jaitley
SRINAGAR: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley today said the country's forces are capable of responding to ceasefire violations along the Line of Control by Pakistan.

Preity Zinta case
Mumbai cops begin probe; charges baseless, says Wadia 
MUMBAI: The Mumbai Police today said they will collect CCTV footage and other "evidence" on allegations of molestation and abuse levelled by Bollywood actress Preity Zinta against her former boyfriend and businessman Ness Wadia.

After mangoes, now 'Paan' from India may be banned by EU
London: Betel or 'paan' leaves from India may be the next item to be banned by the European Union (EU), which has already imposed an import ban on Alphonso mangoes over claims of a fruit fly infestation.

Chile hold off battling Australia in 3-1 win

Obama sets pre-condition for action in Iraq
Washington: President Barack Obama has said that the US will not indulge in a military action against the Islamist militant group ISIL in Iraq in absence of a political plan by the Iraqi government.

US offers 'groundbreaking' defence technologies to India
WASHINGTON: The US has a number of "groundbreaking" defence technologies to offer to India for co-development and co-production, a top Pentagon official has said.

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Pak violates truce as Modi talks peace
Shelling in Poonch 
LoC calm a must for talks: India

New Delhi, June 13
Pakistani troops today violated ceasefire by targeting Indian posts along the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote to his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif promising to work with the latter in an atmosphere "free from confrontation and violence" to chart a new course in bilateral ties. This is the first major ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops since the new government assumed office in Delhi last month.

CBI books 6 sitting, ex-Rajya Sabha MPs
New Delhi, June 13
The CBI has registered cases against six sitting and former members of the Rajya Sabha in connection with the LTC scam in which travel reimbursement was allegedly claimed by them through purportedly forged bills.  Sources in the CBI said three sitting MPs � D Bandopadhyay of the Trinamool Congress, Brajesh Pathak of the BSP and Lalhming Liana of the Mizo National Front � have been named along with some travel agents in the cases filed.





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





Special Features


I-T exemption limit set to be Rs 5 lakh
Monthly diesel hike of 50 paisa to continue 
No increase in LPG cylinder rate
New Delhi, June 13
In a major bonanza for the salaried class, the government is likely to raise the income tax exemption limit from the current Rs 2 lakh to Rs 5 lakh in the Union Budget in July. The hike in income tax exemption limit will be a big relief for the salaried class. Under the current slabs, no tax is charged on income up to Rs 2 lakh which will go up to Rs 5 lakh.

17 nations to accept Indian engg degrees
New Delhi, June 13
Indian students with accredited technical education degrees will now find it easy to get academic recognition and jobs in 17 major nations across the world, including the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey and Russia. After years of struggle, India today gained the status of permanent signatory to the Washington Accord (WA), a global agreement that covers mutual recognition in respect of tertiary-level engineering qualifications among the signatory countries.


PUNJAB: Badal seeks fresh probe into 1984 riots

HARYANA: Jind DC transfers Rs 5.5 crore to PWD�s account

J&K: Ballistic expert, FSL constable get bail

HIMACHAL: Massive silt, chilling water hamper search

CHANDIGARH: Rain brings relief, misery

LUDHIANA: Night or a nightmare?

DELHI: One dead, four injured in wall collapse in Gokulpuri

OPINIONSExtremist advance

NATION: Speaker keeps up suspense on Leader of Oppn in LS

SPORTS: Neymar at the forefront
BUSINESS: Iraq unrest hits markets, rupee; yellow metal shines
WORLD: Rebels seize two more Iraqi towns


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BMC to begin Campa Cola flats� demolition from June 17
Mumbai, June 13
People show placards in support of Campa Cola residents in Mumbai on Friday The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will begin demolishing the illegal flats at Campa Cola Compound from June 17 after a deadline set by the Supreme Court for its inhabitants to vacate the premises expired on Thursday.

People show placards in support of Campa Cola residents in Mumbai on Friday. PTI

Ahead of Jaitley�s J&K visit, Pak pounds forward posts
Jammu, June 13
Just a day before Defence Minister Arun Jaitley�s maiden visit to Jammu and Kashmir beginning tomorrow, the Pakistani Army today pounded Indian forward posts and half-a-dozen villages with mortar shells and automatic weapons on the north and south of Bhimber Gali (BG) sector along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch and Rajouri districts. The gun fight then spread to Mendhar, Hamirpur and Gambhir forward areas along the LoC in the two border districts.

Maintain sanctity of LoC: Omar


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