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Tuesday, July 8, 2014, Chandigarh, India

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Rail budget focuses on transparency, safety: PM
NEW DELHI: Calling the railways an engine of development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the railway budget unveiled Tuesday had its focus on transparency and passenger safety.

Amit Shah likely to be named BJP chief tomorrow
NEW DELHI: Amit Shah (50) is likely to be announced the new chief of the BJP tomorrow. The announcement could come after a meeting of the top decision-makers of the ruling party. 

Omar meets Sonia, Manmohan
New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today met Congress President Sonia Gandhi and discussed various issues including the debacle of the alliance partners in the Lok Sabha polls.

Trinamool, BJP members lock horns in LS
NEW DELHI: Members of Trinamool Congress and ruling BJP today locked horns and were almost on the verge of physical clash in the Lok Sabha as a result of which the House could not transact any business in the post-lunch session.

Sonia meets President as Congress seeks Leader of Opposition status
New Delhi: Congress chief Sonia Gandhi Tuesday met President Pranab Mukherjee amid the party's keen desire that its leader in the Lok Sabha should be accorded the status of Leader of Opposition.

FIFA semi-final: Brazil vs Germany tonight
BELO HORIZONTE (BRAZIL): As Brazil and Germany prepare to do battle in their World Cup semi-final here on Tuesday, old stereotypes of both countries` football philosophies are being rewritten.

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Stormy start to govt�s first Budget session 
Opposition stalls LS, stages walkout in RS over price rise
Govt blames UPA for financial mess

New Delhi, July 7
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at Parliament to attend his government�s first Budget session in New Delhi on Monday. Tribune Photo: Mukesh AggarwalThe BJP-led NDA government today encountered turbulence on the opening day of its first full session of Parliament, coming under intense attack on price rise, a situation it explained as an inheritance from the previous UPA government.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at Parliament to attend his government�s first Budget session in New Delhi on Monday. Tribune Photo: Mukesh Aggarwal



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





Special Features


SC: Lt Gen Suhag can take over as Army Chief
LT General Dalbir Singh Suhag
New Delhi, July 7
The Supreme Court today cleared the way for Lt General Dalbir Singh Suhag to take over as the Army Chief on August 1 by refusing to stay his appointment. He will succeed General Bikram Singh.

LT General Dalbir Singh Suhag

SC says Shariat courts have no legal sanction 
New Delhi, July 7
The Supreme Court today rejected a PIL for a ban on Shariat courts and 'fatwas' issued by them, but ruled that
these had no legal or constitutional sanction and as a consequence, no order issued by any such religious body could be enforced or was binding on anybody.

SC gets 3 new judges
New Delhi, July 7
Justices Arun Mishra, Adarsh Kumar Goel and Rohinton Nariman today assumed office as Supreme Court judges, taking the number of judges to 27 against the sanctioned strength of 31, including the Chief Justice of India. Justice Goel has been the Chief Justice (CJ) of the Orissa High Court, while Justice Mishra was the CJ of the Calcutta HC.


PUNJAB: Complainant identifies SGPC member Kauni�s guard before probe officer

HARYANA: Hooda violated maryada at Kaithal meet, says Makkar 

J&KMC continues to dump city waste in open trenches

HIMACHAL: State BJP MPs meet Health Minister 

CHANDIGARH: Drugs available in Nabha Jail: Inmate

LUDHIANA: Diarrhoea outbreak: Situation under control 

DELHI: Cong protests price rise, tries to gherao House

OPINIONSManaging gurdwaras

NATION: Price rise stalls LS proceedings

SPORTS: Clash of the Titans
BUSINESS: Union Budget to focus on fiscal consolidation, say brokerages
WORLD: Retreating rebels dig in around Ukraine coal hub 


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HSGPC row: Haryana, Punjab at loggerheads
Finance Minister Chattha says formation legally correct
Chandigarh, July 7
Though the Punjab Government and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) slammed the Congress government for announcing Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (HSGPC), none of its members submitted any affidavit against the move to the Harmohinder Singh Chattha committee that had recommended its formation.

SAD calls decision patently wrong
Chandigarh, July 7
Punjab has termed the Haryana Government�s decision to form a separate body to manage Sikh shrines in the state as patently wrong.

Sikh Regiment teams to scout for Punjab youths
Chandigarh, July 7
As the Army moves ahead with the raising of a new strike corps to counter China, it is apparently facing difficulties in getting the right material for the rank and file from Punjab.

Railway Budget to focus on modernisation, Pvt investment 
New Delhi, July 7
Looking to improve the health of the Indian Railways, Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda�s maiden budget on July 8 is likely to focus on shoring up revenue besides laying stress on passenger safety, modernisation and attracting private investment.


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