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Wednesday, July 30, 2014, Chandigarh, India

updated at 9:30 pm

Kerry arrives in India for strategic dialogue 
New Delhi: US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived here today to hold 5th Indo-US Strategic Dialogue tomorrow during which India will be raising issues of snooping by the US' NSA and terrorism even as the two sides will explore "transformative initiatives" in key areas such as defence and energy.

Dalbir Singh Suhag takes over as new army chief on Thursday 
New Delhi: Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag, whose appointment as army chief had kicked up a row, will tomorrow take over as the next head of the 1.3 million strong force succeeding Gen Bikram Singh who is retiring.

Death toll in Pune landslide rises to 8, 2 rescued
PUNE: The death toll in the landslide at a village in Maharashtra's Pune district today has gone up to eight with three more bodies being extricated from the rubble. 

Uproar in RS over Gadkari bugging row
NEW DELHI: With Congress seeking to corner Bhariatiya Janata Party over alleged bugging of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's residence, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said there was no truth in those reports.

Shakuntla Jakhu is Haryana's new CS 

10 held guilty in Tamil Nadu school fire 
CHENNAI: A Thanjavur court on Wednesday held 10 people guilty and acquitted 11 others in the Kumbakonam school fire accident in Tamil Nadu that killed 94 children and left 18 injured in 2004.

HSGMC meeting postponed till Thursday
KAITHAL: The first meeting of the Haryana Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (HSGMC) which was scheduled to be held in Manji Sahib Gurudrwara here has been postponed till July 31.

Sushil-led wrestling team dominates in India's best show
GLASGOW: Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar spearheaded a sparkling show as Indian grapplers dominated the wrestling arena with three Gold medals after the shooters ended their campaign on a rousing note with five more podium finishes on the sixth day.

Boxing: Sarita in quarters; Sumit, Manoj, Pooja out
Weightlifter Mali wins bronze

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Jolt to Hooda as Minister quits
Six-time Cong MLA from Rewari, Ajay Yadav blasts CM, alleges development, job bias
Chandigarh, July 29
In signs of a revolt against Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda ahead of the Assembly elections, Haryana Power Minister Ajay Yadav resigned on Tuesday, accusing the CM of favouring his home district and neglecting other areas of the state.

Challenge for Cong ahead of Haryana polls
Chandigarh, July 29
The resignation of Captain Ajay Yadav has again brought the bickering in the Haryana Congress out in the open.

Modi falls back on pet mantras to boost agriculture output
New Delhi, July 29
Outlining his vision for agriculture in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called for �lab (laboratory) to land� � extending technological and scientific expertise � to farmers.



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Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the 86th ICAR Foundation Day in New Delhi on Tuesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the 86th ICAR Foundation Day in New Delhi on Tuesday. PTI

�Vigilance targeting� row splits HP babus
Shimla, July 29
Vigilance inquiries were not new and often happened with a regime change, said a group of Himachal bureaucrats on Tuesday. The state IAS officers� association � which had on Monday decided to approach the government against �babus being targeted by the vigilance bureau� � now seems to be divided.

Muslims offer prayers on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr at Jama Masjid in New Delhi on Tuesday.
DAY OF THE FAITHful: Muslims offer prayers on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr at Jama Masjid in New Delhi on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Manas Ranjan Bhui

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PUNJAB: BJP pressure works, govt to withdraw advance tax

HARYANA: BJP puts its foot down, says tie-up with HJC on its terms

J&KNarwal ISBT yet to become fully functional

HIMACHAL: 21 killed as bus falls into gorge
UTTARAKHAND: Alternate routes for six highways being planned

CHANDIGARH: Accused constable discharged, held

LUDHIANA: Day 2: City roads still waterlogged

DELHI: Class X student gangraped

OPINIONSRelief for Congress

NATION: Coal Minister to review status of joint ventures next week

SPORTS: Lift-off away from mire of dope
BUSINESS: Flipkart raises $1 billion; drops plans to go public
WORLD: Israel knocks out Gaza power plant, digs in for long fight


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On Eid, Saharanpur cloaked in curfew
In strife-torn city, Muslims find little joy, head back home after prayers at mosques, kids call it dullest ever
Saharanpur, July 29
The month of Ramadan ended without the usual flavour of celebration and festivities surrounding Eid today in the curfew-clamped Saharanpur.

The warring points of view
Tension mars festivities in riot-hit city of UP

Rapid Action Force personnel on duty in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, on Tuesday; and (right) a Sikh boy sells sweets in the city.
Rapid Action Force personnel on duty in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, on Tuesday; and (right) a Sikh boy sells sweets in the city. Tribune Photos: Nitin Mittal

B�lore rape: Two gym instructors arrested
Bangalore, July 29
In a dramatic turnaround, the Bangalore police last night made two fresh arrests in the rape case while giving a clean chit to Mustafa, skating instructor in the school, who was arrested earlier for his alleged involvement in the crime.

In Punjab, 50% MBBS/BDS seats await eligible takers
Faridkot, July 29
It's a classic trend reversal. While 'more aspirants, less seats' remains a norm for professional colleges in the country, Punjab is experiencing a deviation.


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