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Saturday, July 5, 2014, Chandigarh, India

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Indian nurses freed from Iraq return home; families overjoyed
KOCHI: Forty-six nurses, who were held captive by ISIS militants in Iraq, today returned home by a special Air India flight to a happy reunion with their families here.

JeM militant killed in encounter; locals hold protest 
SRINAGAR: A Pakistani militant belonging to the Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist outfit was today killed and an Army jawan injured in a gunbattle in Tral area of south Kashmir's Pulwama district.

Punjab Budget on July 16
CHANDIGARH: Punjab's Budget for 2014-15 will be presented on July 16 in the state Assembly. 

Malaysian authorities hunt for more LTTE members
Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian authorities are on the hunt for more members of the outlawed LTTE after a crackdown on the Tamil militant group led to the arrest of seven persons in the last two months in the country.

FIFA World Cup
Brazil set up semis date with Germany with 2-1 win
FORTALEZA (Brazil): David Luiz blasted a sensational free kick into the net from 35 yards as Brazil knocked out South American rivals Colombia 2-1 to set up a FIFA World Cup semifinal clash with Germany, here Friday.

Neymar ruled out of World Cup with fractured vertebrae
FORTALEZA (Brazil): Brazil lost superstar striker Neymar for the World Cup after he fractured a vertebrae during his side's 2-1 World Cup quarter-final win over Colombia.

Germany made experience count, admits Deschamps
RIO DE JANERIO: France coach Didier Deschamps said that Germany's experience of the big occasion and his side's poor finishing proved crucial as the French bowed out of the World Cup. "There was not much between the sides," he said after the 1-0 quarter-final defeat at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

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In J-K, Modi does �heart talk�
Says development, not politics, only solution to state�s problems
Flags off Katra-Udhampur train
Srinagar, July 4
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today embarked on a journey of �winning hearts� of the people of Jammu and Kashmir through development. He asserted that development, not politics, was the only solution to the problems this state was confronting.

PM Narendra Modi flags off a train from Katra on Friday. MoS in PMO Jitendra Singh (R), Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda (2R), and J-K Governor NN Vohra (4R) are also seen.

PM Narendra Modi flags off a train from Katra on Friday. MoS in PMO Jitendra Singh (R), Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda (2R), and J-K Governor NN Vohra (4R) are also seen. Tribune Photo



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

Today's specials






Special Features


46 Indian nurses set free in Iraq; to return home today
New Delhi, July 4
In a dramatic development, Sunni militants in the conflict zone of Iraq have set free the 46 Indian nurses who were forced to move out of a hospital in Tikrit and taken to Mosul on Thursday, sparking fears about their safety as well as that of 39 captive Indian construction workers.
Turkish truck drivers who were released by militants board a  plane at an airport in Erbil, Iraq. Turkish truck drivers who were released by militants board a plane at an airport in Erbil, Iraq. AP/PTI

�honour killing�
Man found hanging, lover stabbed at Rohtak village
Nindana (Rohtak), July 4
A newly married woman and her lover today allegedly committed suicide at Nindana village of Rohtak district.


PUNJAB: 5,800 families identified for housing grant

HARYANA: SGPC protest gets shriller

J&KModi to continue Vajpayee�s development journey in JK

HIMACHAL: Overgrown trees threaten Shimla

CHANDIGARH: Habitual offender held again

LUDHIANA: MC may outsource recoveries

DELHI: Central Sec-Mandi House line brings relief to commuters

OPINIONSPartners in corruption

NATION: UP BJP MPs, MLA defy ban, detained

BUSINESS: Now, share your email-id, cell number in tax return forms
SPORTS: Germany break French hearts
WORLD: Iraqi army retakes Saddam's birthplace


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agusta chopper deal
Former IAF chief faces money laundering case
New Delhi, July 4
Stepping up the heat in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) today registered a money laundering case against former IAF chief SP Tyagi and others to probe proceeds of crime in the alleged kickbacks paid to procure the flying machines.

Govt chalks out plan to curb inflation
Hoarding to be made non-bailable offence
Move to set up Price Stabilisation Fund
New Delhi, July 4
Faced with the challenge of rising inflation and an errant monsoon, the government today charted out a six-month action plan to ensure adequate supply of essential commodities at reasonable prices.

Punjab demands rice quality testing facility, more sugar

Home Ministry moots common card for NRIs
New Delhi, July 4
The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) will press for a common card for Indians living in foreign countries for decades. More than 20 million Indians are estimated to be living abroad. At present, two sets of cards prevail. One is called the Person of Indian Origin (PIO) card and the other is the Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card.


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