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Wednesday, July 2, 2014, Chandigarh, India

updated at 6:15 pm

BJP snooping row: India summons top US diplomat
NEW DELHI: Reacting strongly to reports of the BJP being spied upon by the US National Security Agency (NSA), India on Wednesday summoned a top US diplomat in New Delhi to raise the issue.

NSA Internet spying legal, says Obama-appointed privacy board

Sensex hits life-time peak of 25,841; Nifty at 7,725
MUMBAI: Extending gains for the fourth day, the Sensex and the Nifty surged to life-time highs and settled at record levels today after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's comments fuelled buying.

A year after tragedy, Uttarakhand people remember a braveheart
GOPESHWAR: It is a little over a year since a natural calamity of catastrophic proportions hit Uttarakhand, but people in the affected areas are still singing paeans to the bravery of Darshan Lal who saved hundreds of lives in Kedar Valley.

Sunanda death
Tharoor demands 'definitive conclusion'; AIIMS rejects doc's allegations

NEW DELHI: Former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor today sought a speedy inquiry for a "clear and definitive conclusion" to the cause of death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar in the wake of reported claims by a senior forensic doctor that he was pressurised to manipulate the autopsy report in the case.

Govt seeks detailed report from AIIMS

FIFA World Cup
Belgium overcome American resistance to reach quarters
SALVADOR (Brazil): Extra-time goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku sent Belgium into the World Cup quarterfinals for first time in 28 years with a 2-1 win over the US on Tuesday.

When other teams tire, we switch into higher gear: Lukaku
Argentina find guardian 'Angel'; Messi assists to a 1-0 win over Switzerland

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CJI Lodha slams Modi govt on Subramanium�s �segregation�
Says he�ll quit if Judiciary�s independence is compromised 
New Delhi, July 1
Chief Justice of India RM Lodha today slammed the Narendra Modi government for CJI RM Lodha (left) and PM Narendra Modi delinking, without his consent, the Supreme Court collegium�s recommendation for the appointment of senior advocate Gopal Subramanium as a judge of the SC along with three others.

CJI RM Lodha (left) and PM Narendra Modi 



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





Special Features


Rain ends scorching heat spell in region, farmers smile
Chandigarh, July 1

A waterlogged road after heavy showers in Patiala on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Rajesh SacharContrary to the reports that its arrival will be delayed for at least a few days, monsoon has kept its date with the region. 

A waterlogged road after heavy showers in Patiala on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Non-subsidised LPG cylinder costly by Rs 16.50 
New Delhi, July 1
An LPG vendor in New Delhi on Tuesday. Tribune photoThe price of non-subsidised cooking gas (LPG) was today hiked by Rs 16.50 per cylinder, the first hike in six months. 

An LPG vendor in New Delhi on Tuesday. Tribune photo

Akal Takht Jathedar calls Haryana leaders for talks
Amritsar, July 1
Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh has invited Haryana Sikh leaders to discuss the issue of a separate body to manage gurdwaras in Haryana tomorrow. The invitees are the five leaders, who have been spearheading the move.


PUNJAB: Similar FIRs part of procedure: Police

HARYANA: Prospective Congress candidates asked to apply this month 

J&K:Clampdown on hoarding of essential commodities begins

HIMACHAL: Firms ready to cut cement price

CHANDIGARH: Cut-off goes through the roof

Punjab coach catches fire

DELHI: DU admissions begin, high cutoffs make students wait

OPINIONSSoaring high

NATION: What PM Modi may like to know about J&K

BUSINESS: Cost audit norms to govern education, healthcare sectors
SPORTS: Messi makes it happen
WORLD: Japan takes historic step from post-war pacifism


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Iraq control room abuzz with Punjabis� tale of woes
Chandigarh, July 1
As the phone rings on the fifth floor of the Punjab Civil Secretariat, Devinder Singh, nodal officer in the control room, holds his breath to say: �Sat Sri Akal ji.�

Chinese Prez to meet Modi at BRICS Summit: Ansari
Vice-President says Xi keen to establish good relations with new leadership, may visit India by year-end
Prime Minister Narendra Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) greets Vice-President Hamid Ansari at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. AFP Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping are expected to meet on the sidelines of the forthcoming BRICS Summit in Brazil later this month which is likely to be followed by President Xi�s visit to India before the year-end. 
Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) greets Vice-President Hamid Ansari at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. AFP 

beijing Diary
India, China release encyclopedia of cultural contacts
On the sidelines of their bilateral meetings, Vice-President Mohammed Hamid Ansari and Chinese Vice-President Li Yuanchao released a path-breaking Encyclopedia of India-China Cultural Contacts in both English and Chinese in Beijing on June 30. 


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