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Tuesday, June 24, 2014, Chandigarh, India

updated at 9:10 pm

Haryana Cabinet approves rules for HRTS 
CHANDIGARH: In order to ensure time-bound services of various departments to the citizens, Haryana government today approved the implementation of the Right to Services Act.

Govt mulls LPG, kerosene price hike in small doses 
New Delhi: After diesel, the government is considering raising cooking gas (LPG) and kerosene rates in small doses of Rs 5 per cylinder and Rs 0.50-1 a litre every month to wipe out Rs 80,000 crore subsidy on the two fuels.

AP House adopts resolution towards creating a graft-free state
HYDERABAD: The Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly today adopted a resolution requesting the Centre to take all possible measures to create a corruption-free India and eradicate the menace of black money.

Mexico defeats Croatia 3-1 to reach knock-out stage
RECIFE: (Brazil): Mexico score three times in the second half to defeat Croatia 3-1 and set up a clash with the Netherlands in the second round of the World Cup.

Confusion over whether DU VC has resigned
New Delhi: The crisis in Delhi University over continuing the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme deepened today after reports of the resignation of Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh which remained unconfirmed.

SHO gets death, 7 others lifer in fake encounter case
PATNA: The then station house officer of Shastri Nagar police station here Shamse Alam was today sentenced to death by a local court for a fake encounter in which three students were shot dead claiming them to be dacoits, 12 years ago.

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Kerry in Baghdad as another key town falls

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki (R) and US Secretary of State John Kerry meet at the Prime Minister's Office in Baghdad on Monday. AFP US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Baghdad on Monday as Sunni radicals closed in on the Iraqi capital. 

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki (R) and US Secretary of State John Kerry meet at the Prime Minister's Office in Baghdad on Monday. AFP 



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Govt unveils sops for cash-starved sugar sector
New Delhi, June 23
In a major boost to the cash-strapped sugar industry, the Centre today announced an additional interest-free loan of up to Rs 4,400 crore for mills to pay arrears to cane growers.

39 Indian workers in captivity in Iraq unharmed: Govt
New Delhi, June 23
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) is trying to shift all Indians from the conflict zone in Iraq, said MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Monday.

Union Budget on July 10
New Delhi, June 23
The Narendra Modi government will present its first Budget on July 10, three days after the commencement of the Budget session of Parliament that is expected to last six weeks.


PUNJAB: Badal defuses Congress� dharna plan

HARYANA: As CM, I will lead the party in elections, says Hooda 

J&KProtest at GB Pant Hospital as four infants die in 48 hrs

HIMACHAL: Balh residents in Iraq cry for help

CHANDIGARH: Relief for building owners

LUDHIANA: Residents protest illegal digging

DELHI: DU principals' body puts off admissions

OPINIONSAbroad alone

NATION: No info from Switzerland on black money: Jaitley

BUSINESS: ITC losses pull Sensex down to nearly 3-week low
SPORTS: Silvestre�s Stallone act
WORLD: Pak cleric returns to lead �revolution�


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Row over four-year courses
UGC-DU standoff escalates, admission process delayed
New Delhi, June 23
The admission process in Delhi University colleges has been delayed as the institution failed to comply with the directions of the UGC to roll back the controversial Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) and revert to the old 10+2+3 system for fresh admissions. The varsity had been told to comply with new rules by today but no such report had come till late in the evening.

post-poll analysis
Unhappy urbanites voted against alliance in Punjab: BJP 
Chandigarh, June 23
The Punjab BJP�s panel has blamed the SAD for �discrimination� against urban voters, which led to the alliance�s poor performance in the Lok Sabha elections.
BJP leaders will meet Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday to discuss the reasons behind the SAD-BJP�s dismal show in the recent Lok Sabha polls.

HP national park gets UNESCO World Heritage status 
Shimla, June 23
The World Heritage Committee of UNESCO that met at Doha in Qatar has finally bestowed the status of a World Heritage Site on Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) Conservation area in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh.


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