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Tuesday, June 17, 2014, Chandigarh, India

updated at 9:20 pm

UP Governor Joshi resigns, more on the way out 
New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Governor B L Joshi today resigned as the Narendra Modi government started the process of removal of those appointed by the previous UPA regime but apparently there was resistance from some of those who were asked to quit.

FIFA World Cup: Dramatic win helps US exact revenge
NATAL (Brazil): The United States got a dream start to their World Cup campaign when Clint Dempsey scored the fifth fastest goal in tournament history to secure a dramatic 2-1 victory over Ghana on Monday.

Iran, Nigeria play a goalless draw
BRAZIL: Iran and Nigeria laboured to the first stalemate of a scintillating World Cup on Monday with a dismal 0-0 draw that left both sides still chasing their first victory at a finals since 1998.

*German media heap praise on Loew's team for Portugal rout

US deploying 275 military personnel to protect embassy in Iraq
WASHINGTON: The US is deploying up to 275 military personnel in Iraq to protect its citizens and property as the war-torn country battles a dramatic sweep by insurgents there.

Jessica murder case:Manu Sharma gets parole to appear in exams
NEW DELHI: Siddharth Vashisht alias Manu Sharma, undergoing life term for killing model Jessica Lall in 1999, has been granted parole for 15 days by the Delhi High Court so that he can appear for his post-graduation exams.

SC vacates stay on trial of Jayalalithaa 
in DA case

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today vacated the stay on trial proceedings against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in a disproportionate assets case.

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Strong India good for neighbours: Modi
Wrapping up his two-day Bhutan visit, PM seeks closer ties in tourism, hydropower projects

Thimphu, June 16
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, affirming that a "strong" and "prosperous" India stood to benefit its subcontinental neighbours, today assured Bhutan that his regime would fulfill all commitments made by its predecessor and announced major trade concessions for the nation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the National Assembly in Thimphu, Bhutan, on Monday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the National Assembly in Thimphu, Bhutan, on Monday. � PTI 



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





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SAD, BJP spat out in open after Tandon remark
Chandigarh, June 16
The ongoing "cold war" between the BJP and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) is now out in the open. A day after senior BJP leader Balramji Das Tandon questioned Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal's visit to Delhi to meet PM Narendra Modi without taking state BJP leaders along, the SAD today said: "Meeting the PM regarding state-related issues was the sole prerogative of the CM, who does not require anybody's permission for the purpose."

Holiday horror in Mandi
Himachal HC dismisses govt's status report
Seeks fresh response by June 19

Shimla, June 16
The Himachal Pradesh High Court today said it was not satisfied with the status report filed by the state government on the June 8 tragedy in which 24 students from a Hyderabad engineering college were swept away in the Beas.

Michael SchumacherSchumacher out of coma
Formula One champion Michael Schumacher was transferred from a French hospital to a facility in Switzerland on Monday after emerging from a coma following his devastating ski accident in December last year. (Details on Sports page)


PUNJAB: Now, Abohar canal throws up explosives, weapons

HARYANA: Nagaland cancels 208 fake arms licences

J&KPandits in Valley seek rehabilitation

HIMACHAL: Search operation enters 8th day

CHANDIGARH:Maintain city�s character: Board

LUDHIANA: Sizzling sun melts down joy, fun

DELHI: Rajnath Singh stresses need to modernise Delhi Police

OPINIONS: Cementing ties

NATION: CBI gets custody of Saradha

SPORTS: Mueller mauling
BUSINESS: Inflation spurts to 5-month high of over 6% in May
WORLD: Pak Taliban warns foreigners to leave country or face violence


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Violent protests erupt in UP over killing of 2 cops
Firozabad/New Delhi, June 16
Violent protests broke out in Uttar Pradesh's Firozabad on Monday over the killing of two police constables by unidentified assailants. Mob violence during the protests also left a DIG of police and several others injured, drawing a strong reaction from the Centre which said it is concerned over the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh.

Comatose Burundi boy Yannick flown to his home
Patiala, June 16
Burundi national Yannick Nihangaza, who slipped into coma after being brutally assaulted in Jalandhar two years ago, was today flown to his country in an air ambulance from Patiala Aviation Club. Yannick was pursuing a bachelor�s degree in computer science at Lovely Professional University. He was on his way to a party on April 22, 2012, when he was attacked by a group of nine students. Seven of the nine attackers have been sentenced to 10-year imprisonment. The other two fled to Australia.

Himalayan Tsunami A year after- II
Kedarnath debris buried these women�s wish to live
Kedarnath, June 16
Sunita Devi has forgotten to smile. Her eyes full of tears still wait for her husband who was one of those who got washed away in June last year when flashfloods wreaked havoc in Kedarnath, Uttarakhand. Similar is the fate of all those women who have been left to fend for themselves and their children in Badasu, Lamgaundi and Deoli Bhanigram villages.


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