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Friday, July 25, 2014, Chandigarh, India
updated at 9:50 pm

IAF chopper crashes, seven feared dead
Sitapur (UP): An Indian Air Force helicopter today crashed here with all seven persons on board feared killed.

Indian summons Pakistan Dy High Commissioner over Mumbai trial 
NEW DELHI: India today summoned Pakistan's Deputy High Commissioner and lodged a strong protest against the adjournment of the ongoing Mumbai terror attack case trial in Pakistan.

Bindra bids adieu to CWG with elusive individual gold medal
Glasgow: Abhinav Bindra made his swansong appearance at the Commonwealth Games a memorable one as the star Indian shooter won the battle of nerves in a gripping competition to bag the 10m Air Rifle gold medal, which has eluded him in the previous four attempts.

Lifters Sukhen, Sanjita win gold as India make rousing start
CWG 2014: Indian shuttlers outclass Uganda

Uttarakhand bypoll: Cong sweeps all 3 seats, CM wins by over 19,000 votes
DEHRADUN: Congress on Friday won all three seats in the by-election to state Assembly. Chief Minister Harish Rawat won the bypoll from the Dharchula Assembly seat, by over 19,000 votes. 

Govt asks protesting Civil Services aspirants to be patient
NEW DELHI: The government today appealed to protesting Civil Services aspirants to be "patient" and said it would not tolerate any injustice to them on the basis of language.

American lawmakers hopeful of better Indo-US ties under Modi.

SGPC row: Punjab attacks Haryana, knocks on Centre's doors
New DelhI: As its face-off with Haryana intensifies over the separate SGPC issue, Punjab government today appealed to the Centre against the former's move in this regard, which it described as an "attack" on the country's integrity.

Army chief pays tribute to Kargil war martyrs
JAMMU: Indian Army Chief General Bikram Singh on Friday paid tribute to the martyrs of 1999 Kargil war in J&K's Ladakh region on the occasion of 15th Vijay Diwas.

AirAsia India to fly to Chandigarh from Sept 5
NEW DELHI: Budget passenger carrier AirAsia India said it will start its operations in North India from September 5 with flights to Jaipur and Chandigarh.

Himachal HC allows regulation of admission to private varsities

SHIMLA: In a major setback to 16 private universities and an equal number of private technical institutes in the state, the HP HC has refused to intervene in the state's mechanism to regulate their admission process.

Himachal to provide bicycles to women labourers

Chandigarh cop kills wife, attempts suicide
CHANDIGARH: A Chandigarh Police constable Friday shot his wife dead with his service pistol at the Government Multi-Speciality Hospital (GMSH) in Sector 16 here following an altercation. He later attempted to shoot himself but was overpowered, police said.The victim, Dimple, worked in the hospital.

Friday, July 25, 2014, Chandigarh, India
Edition update time 2:30 am (IST)

Cabinet okays 49% FDI cap in insurance
New Delhi, July 24
New Delhi, July 24
In line with the Budget, the Union Cabinet today liberalised foreign investments in insurance by hiking the FDI cap from 26 to 49 per cent, a move that will cheer foreign investors and facilitate funds� flow.







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116 die as Algerian jet crashes in Mali
A relative of a Lebanese passenger aboard the ill-fated plane shows her picture.Algiers, July 24
An Air Algerie flight crashed on Thursday en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, an Algerian aviation official said.

A relative of a Lebanese passenger aboard the ill-fated plane shows her picture. Reuters

Gurdwara panel row
Persuade Badal to shun protest: Centre to Shanta
New Delhi, July 24
The Centre has opened a channel with Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal through in charge of BJP affairs in the state, Shanta Kumar to prevail over him not to precipitate matters but have faith in its ongoing efforts to resolve the row over the creation of Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee.

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Storm after BJP leader calls Sania �daughter-in-law� of Pak
Hyderabad/New Delhi, July 24
A Telangana BJP leader today stoked a controversy over Sania Mirza being made the new state�s brand ambassador, calling her Pakistan�s �daughter-in- law�, sparking outrage and drawing a fierce response from the tennis ace who said she will remain an Indian until the �end of her life�. (Details on Nation page)


PUNJAB: After Sidhus, Joshi takes on govt

HARYANA: Now, SGPC�s warring tone writ large on banners

J&KFlash flood wreaks havoc in Jammu

HIMACHAL: Private power producers getting a free run

CHANDIGARH: Robbers strike at 3 farmhouses

LUDHIANA: Traffic cops flaunt new weapon

DELHI: Food Security Scheme covers 1.2 lakh more beneficiaries

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NATION: 14 kids die in Telangana train-bus crash

SPORTS: India lift gold, 3 silver on Day 1
BUSINESS: SEBI tweaks investment cap for foreign investors in G-Secs
WORLD: Israel shells UN-run school in Gaza; Palestinian toll tops 770




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Fraudsters pilfer lakhs from salary accounts of IAF men
New Delhi, July 24
Hundreds of Indian Air Force personnel have been duped of their hard-earned money by international fraudsters believed to be operating from Canada. On behalf of the IAF, Wing Commander Tejveer Singh, Deputy Assistant Provost Marshal, Air Force Police HQ Delhi, today lodged a complaint with the Economic Offences Wing of the Special Cell of the Delhi Police.


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