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Thursday, June 26, 2014, Chandigarh, India

updated at 9:25 pm

PM for centre-state coordination to deal with inflation
New Delhi: Amid weakening of monsoon and rise in food prices, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today pushed for close coordination between the centre and states on implementing contingency plans and asked states to set up fast-track courts to deal with hoarders and black-marketeers.

DU sends proposal to UGC; admission process still on hold
NEW DELHI: Ignoring UGC�s directive to start the admission process for undergraduate courses, Delhi University on Thursday threw the ball back in the Commission�s court by sending it a proposal suggested by academicians to resolve the issue.

N Srinivasan is new ICC chief
MELBOURNE: N. Srinivasan was on Thursday formally appointed the first Chairman of the ICC after its 52-member council approved a controversial revamp of the body�s administrative structure.

Sushma holds talks with Bangladesh counterpart
DHAKA: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday held talks with her Bangladeshi counterpart Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali on key bilateral issues.

FIFA World Cup
FIFA bans Suarez for 4 months for biting opponent
RIO DE JANEIRO (Brazil): FIFA banned Uruguay striker Luis Suarez from all football activities for four months on Thursday for biting an opponent at the World Cup, a punishment that rules him out of the rest of the tournament and the start of the upcoming English Premier League season.

France clinch top spot in Group E; Ecuador out
RIO DE JANEIRO (Brazil): A second-string France side clinched top spot in World Cup Group E while Ecuador, who had captain Antonio Valencia harshly sent off, were eliminated after a sprightly 0-0 draw at the Maracana stadium on Wednesday.

Messi magic helps unconvincing Argentina top group
Porto Alegre (Brazil): Argentina beat Nigeria 3-2 in their last World Cup group match on Wednesday, with Lionel Messi and Ahmed Musa scoring two goals each before Marcos Rojo kneed in the winner. Argentina won Group F while Nigeria also advanced despite the loss.

Hate Argentina but love Messi, say Brazil fans
Shaqiri's hat-trick steers Switzerland into last 16
Bosnia beat Iran 3-1

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Subramanium slams govt, says he doesn�t want to be SC judge
Ex-Solicitor General writes to CJI, says govt has no business to assess his character
New Delhi, June 25
Former Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium today shot off a letter to Chief Justice of India RM Lodha stating that he did not want to be appointed as a judge of the Supreme court in the wake of the Narendra Modi government�s reported reluctance to accept the recommendations of the SC Collegium for his elevation.

UT cops gun down robbery accused, gunman in Moga
Moga, June 25
The Chandigarh Police shot dead a Moga resident and his gunman on the outskirts of Moga this evening.



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





Special Features


news analysis : Row over 4-yr courses
UGC versus DU: Who is right? 
New Delhi, June 25
Even as the UGC issued another order to the Delhi University tonight asking it to comply with its directions to rollback the controversial Four Year Undergraduate Programme by noon tomorrow and start admissions on the old 10+2+3 pattern, the DU appeared in no mood to oblige.
Students burn an effigy of Delhi University VC Dinesh Singh at the university�s North Campus on Wednesday. Students burn an effigy of Delhi University VC Dinesh Singh at the university�s North Campus on Wednesday. Manas Ranjan Bhui

Five road projects in Punjab, Haryana to be put on fast track
Chandigarh, June 25
The BJP-led NDA government will put five major road projects worth Rs 4,570 crore in Haryana and Punjab on fast track. The Central Government will also review the National Toll Policy for commuters� convenience. 


PUNJAB: Govt did nothing for those stuck: Capt

HARYANA: BJP-HJC alliance inches towards break-up

J&K: Terrorists blow up revenue office near LoC in Poonch

HIMACHAL: Heavy showers lash state

CHANDIGARH: High drama at MC house meeting

LUDHIANA: Parents fault handling of case 

DELHI: Students, TUs protest rail fare, freight increase

OPINIONSBattle at Delhi University

NATION:  Iraq turmoil matter of concern: Rao

BUSINESS: Excise duty sop for automobiles, durables extended till Dec 31
SPORTS: Now FIFA�s turn to bare teeth
WORLD: Militants attack Iraq air base


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4 killed, 23 injured as Rajdhani derails
Chapra, June 25
At least four passengers were killed and 23 others injured, 13 of them seriously, when 12 coaches of the Dibrugarh-bound Rajdhani Express derailed near Chapra in Bihar's Saran district today.

Rescue work in progress after 12 coaches of the Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express derailed near Chapra in Bihar. Rescue work in progress after 12 coaches of the Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express derailed near Chapra in Bihar. PTI

Paddy MSP up by Rs 50 a quintal
New Delhi, June 25
The government today announced Rs 50 per quintal increase in the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy to Rs 1,360 to encourage farmers to cultivate rice, but said the decision would not have an impact on inflation.

Govt hopes to secure safe release of Indian workers
New Delhi, June 25
India is hopeful of securing the safe release of 39 Indian construction workers, mostly from Punjab, who are in the custody of Sunni militants in strife-torn Mosul in Iraq, a top Indian official told The Tribune from Baghdad. "We are working on different channels. We hope to get them released," the official said.


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