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Friday, July 4, 2014, Chandigarh, India

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Iraq crisis: Stranded Indian nurses to reach Kerala by Saturday 
NEW DELHI: National passenger carrier Air India on Friday said it will operate a special aircraft service to Iraq to bring back the 46 stranded Indian nurses.

Modi flags off Katra-Udhampur train
KATRA (J&K): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today declared that the Centre wants to win the hearts of people of Jammu and Kashmir through development as he flagged off the train linking Katra.

PM hints at increased private sector role in Railways

VVIP chopper deal: CBI questions Goa Governor
NEW DELHI: Carrying on with its probe into allegations of over Rs 360 crore bribe paid in the purchase of VVIP helicopters, the CBI on Friday recorded the statement of Goa Governor BV Wanchoo as a "witness".

States should take action against hoarders to rein in prices: Jaitley
NEW DELHI: Blaming hoarders for the rise in food inflation, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said there is "no panic situation" and asked the states to take measures to crackdown on hoarding and black marketing to rein in prices. He said the test of the good governance is how to de-hoard the stock kept by intermediaries into the market.

FIFA World Cup
Hosts Brazil face Colombia; Germany take on France
BRASILIA (Brazil): Hosts Brazil face their stiffest test so far at the World Cup finals when they take on South American rivals Colombia in the last eight in Fortaleza on Friday after European heavyweights Germany and France clash in Rio de Janeiro.

Neymar was not ready for 2010 World Cup: Dunga
Messi-dependent Argentina face Belgium test 
Costa Rica fairytale faces Dutch reckoning

Today's PUBLISHED Newspaper
Edition update time 2:30 am (IST)

In Valley today, Modi to push govt�s development agenda
Securitymen search a taxi in Srinagar on Thursday.Srinagar, July 3
Narendra Modi will arrive here on his maiden visit to Jammu and Kashmir as Prime Minister tomorrow to push forward development projects in the state amidst uncertain times.

Securitymen search a taxi in Srinagar on Thursday. AFP

New train & power project
Kashmir is 'disputed territory': Pak



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





Special Features


Ahead of PM visit, 3 intrusion bids in J-K
Jammu/Poonch, July 3
A day before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's maiden visit to Jammu and Kashmir, the Army today foiled three intrusion bids in Poonch area in the last 24 hours. A group of heavily armed terrorists tried to sneak into the Indian territory in Baloni-Sagra sub-sector along the Line of Control on Wednesday night.

46 Indian nurses forcibly shifted from Iraqi hospital
New Delhi, July 3
Fortysix Indian nurses in Tikrit are now practically in militants� captivity along with 39 Indian construction workers held hostage for more than three weeks in Mosul.

�Minor injuries to some�

Govt to ease norms for speedy adoption
New Delhi, July 3
Foreigners and NRIs wanting to adopt Indian children are in for good days with the government set to ease adoption norms and scrapping processes that were delaying adoptions to the detriment of children in waiting.

To treat NRIs as Indians


PUNJAB: Look into forest land misuse, High Court tells Chief Secy

HARYANA: Makkar leads protest against HSGPC

J&KKatra under thick security cover for PM

HIMACHAL: HPCC to trim jumbo-sized block panels

CHANDIGARH: Major tragedy averted in bank fire

LUDHIANA: Man kills friend over debt

DELHI: 22 girls fall ill after eating midday meal

OPINIONSSC restores balance

NATION: US Senator McCain meets Modi, stresses strategic ties

BUSINESS: Panel to develop fuel economy norms for heavy vehicles
SPORTS: Princes who could be king
WORLD: US seeks regional support to end Iraq political chaos


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Akal Takht panel meets HSGPC leaders
Kurukshetra, July 3
The 10-member committee constituted by the Akal Takht Jathedar today had a closed-door meeting with the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (ad hoc) leaders.

Haryana page: Makkar leads protest against HSGPC

Crack down on onion hoarders: Rajnath
New Delhi, July 3 
The government has decided to come down heavily on hoarders in the national capital. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said a massive crackdown had been ordered against hoarders. He said he had ordered more mobile vans and outlets selling onions, potatoes and vegetables at the government-listed rates.

Monsoon hits Delhi, Punjab, but may not last long
New Delhi, July 3
The much-awaited southwest monsoon finally arrived today over Delhi, Haryana, Chandigarh and Punjab, four days after its official onset date. It further advanced into some more parts of Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, the remaining parts of Punjab and Haryana and some parts of the north Rajasthan, bringing relief to people from soaring temperatures.


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