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Friday, June 27, 2014, Chandigarh, India

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15 killed, 18 injured in GAIL pipeline blast
Rajahmundry (AP): Fifteen persons were killed and 18 injured when a massive blaze raged through a village in Andhra Pradesh's east Godavari district following a blast in an apparently leaking gas pipeline this morning.

VVIP chopper deal: CBI grills Bengal Governor Narayanan
NEW DELHI: The CBI on Friday questioned West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan as a �witness� in connection with its probe into allegations of bribery in the Rs 3,600-crore VVIP chopper deal with Anglo-Italian firm AgustaWestland.

Pakistan violates ceasefire, fires at forward Indian posts
JAMMU/POONCH: Pakistani troops today violated the ceasefire and targeted Indian posts with automatic and small weapons along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district, prompting Indian Army to retaliate effectively.

DU scraps FYUP, reverts to 3-year format
NEW DELHI: Under pressure from the UGC to act on its directive, Delhi University today scrapped its controversial four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP) and reverted to the previous three-year structure.

Never proposed ban on sex education, Vardhan clarifies 
New Delhi: Under attack over his views on sex education in schools, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan today dismissed reports that he has proposed such a ban.

Slimani�s heads Algeria to their first-ever Round of 16
CURITIBA (Brazil): For the Algeria squad, this has been a tournament of breaking new ground. First, Algeria won its first World Cup match since 1982 � a 4-2 victory over South Korea, and then on Thursday it qualified for the knockout stages.

Following exit, Russia sets sights on 2018 

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Centre, states must team up to check price rise: PM
States told to implement food law in 3 months, crack down on hoarders
New Delhi, June 26
Amid weakening of monsoon and rise in food prices, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today stressed on close coordination between the Centre and the states on implementing contingency plans and asked the states to set up fast-track courts to deal with hoarders and black-marketeers.

PM Narendra Modi chairs a meeting to curb inflation in New Delhi on Thursday.
PM Narendra Modi chairs a meeting to curb inflation in New Delhi on Thursday. PTI



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





Special Features


Modi: My govt didn�t get any honeymoon period
New Delhi, June 26
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today sought to emphasise that unlike in the past, his government did not get indulgence of a hundred-day �honeymoon period� and was hit by a series of allegations in less than 100 hours of assuming charge.

Magisterial probe ordered into Moga shootout
Moga, June 26
District Magistrate Parminder Singh Gill on Thursday asked Sub-Divisional Magistrate Mahinder Pal to conduct a probe into the role of the Chandigarh Police in Moga encounter.

Delhi to Dhaka: Will address Teesta concerns
Dhaka, June 26
Carrying a "message of friendship and goodwill" from the newly-elected Indian government, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today gave a commitment to address Bangladesh's concerns over sharing of Teesta waters and implementation of the Land Boundary Agreement (LBA)" in a manner that improves the welfare and well-being of people".


PUNJAB: Chief Justice Kaul may be shifted to Madras HC

HARYANA: BJP, Congress spar over credit for road projects

J&K: First batch of yatris from Jammu head for Amarnath shrine today

HIMACHAL: Shimla train develops snag, road traffic hit

CHANDIGARH: Two found murdered in city

LUDHIANA: Addicted to life, and not drugs

DELHI: 161 units raided for illegal LPG filling

OPINIONSCredibility at stake

NATION: Cong can get PAC chairmanship, hints Naidu

BUSINESS: Govt imposes $450/tonne MEP on potato exports
SPORTS: The biteback: Suarez gets 9-game ban
WORLD: Militants seize gas-rich town in Iraq


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Summons for Sonia, Rahul in National Herald case
New Delhi, June 26
A Delhi court today issued summons to Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi in a case alleging misappropriation of funds of the National Herald newspaper, which closed down in 2008.

Golden Temple clash
Probe panel pushes for clemency to accused
Amritsar, June 26
The four-member SGPC probe panel constituted to probe the June 6 clash between the SGPC task force members and activists of radical Sikh outfits has recommended clemency for those arrested in the case.

Amit Shah all set to be new BJP president
New Delhi, June 26
BJP general secretary Amit Shah appears all set to be the new BJP president.

Rains to improve after July 7, says Agri Minister
New Delhi, June 26
The monsoon is expected to improve after July 7 but the government is fully prepared to tackle the situation in case of poor rainfall, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting to review the monsoon situation and implementation of the Food Security Act.


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