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Tuesday, August 5, 2014, Chandigarh, India
updated at 9:25 pm

Uproar in RS over UPSC issue
NEW DELHI: Question Hour was again a casualty in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday as Opposition members created an uproar over the 
UPSC issue trooping into the well and forcing adjournament of the House for half-an-hour. As soon as the House assembled for the day and the Chairman tried to take up Question Hour, members from Congress, SP, BSP, CPI-M, CPI, DMK and AIADMK were on their feet raising the UPSC matter.

UPSC aspirants continue protest, demand scrapping of CSAT

SC asks Centre to take quick decision on fate of Delhi Assembly
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today asked the Centre to take a decision on dissolution of Delhi Assembly "one way or another" within five weeks, questioning it for continuing to keep the house in suspended animation when no party is coming forward to form the government.

Ceasefire takes effect to end Gaza war
GAZA CITY: A ceasefire between Israel and Hamas meant to last at least three days and end nearly a month of fighting went into effect in the Gaza Strip Tuesday morning. The truce came ahead of talks in Cairo aimed at brokering a deal that would prevent future cross-border violence.

RBI keeps rate unchanged as inflation remains concern
MUMBAI: Concerned over impact of weak monsoon on food price, RBI on Tuesday decided to keep the key policy rate unchanged but slashed statutory liquidity ratio (SLR) by 0.5 per cent to unlock about Rs 40,000 crore into the system.

44 Kerala nurses arrive from strife-torn Libya
KOCHI: In the first batch of evacuation of Indian nurses from strife-torn Libya, 44 Kerala nurses arrived in Kochi this morning from Dubai. The nurses were brought by bus from Tunisia to Dubai where they boarded a scheduled Emirates flight to Kochi at 3.30 am, airport officials here said.

Pak violates ceasefire, Indian troops retaliate
JAMMU: In first ceasefire violation this month, Pakistani troops on Tuesday targeted Indian forward posts with small arms and automatic weapons along the LoC  in Poonch district, prompting Indian forces to retaliate.

Samson, Karn included in India's ODI side
MUMBAI: Kerala youngster Sanju Samson and Railways leg-spinner Karn Sharma today earned their maiden call-up while batman Cheteshwar Pujara was omitted from India's 17-member squad for the One-day series against England, beginning from August 25.

Seven robbers arrested
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Police today claimed to have busted a gang of robbers with the arrest of its seven members from Dera Bassi on the outskirts of Chandigarh. The gang members were active in Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula, police claimed, adding that they are known as "Kala Kachcha gang".

Beas tragedy: HC seeks status report from Himachal govt 

SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh High Court has directed the state government to file status report in the case relating to the drowning of 24 engineering students of Hyderabad in Beas River in Mandi district before August 11.

Adani to procure 30,000 tonnes of Himachal apple
SHIMLA: Adani Agrifresh plans to procure 30,000 tonnes of apples in HP this year, an official of the agro-commodities trading house said.

After attack, Sikh man urges to create a world without hate
NEW YORK: A 29-year old Sikh man, critically injured after he was hit by a truck driver, who allegedly used racist slur against him, is demanding justice to ensure such crimes are not repeated and has urged for the need to "create a world without hate".

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English marks won�t count in UPSC merit list: Govt
Candidates who took 2011 exam may get another shot in 2015
New Delhi, August 4
The government today sought to put an end to the language row in the UPSC examination by saying marks in English language comprehension skills in the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) would not be included in preparing the merit list. Minister of State in the PMO Jitendra Singh also informed Parliament that candidates who had appeared in the Civil Services Examination 2011 might be allowed one more attempt in 2015. Instructions in this regard are likely to be sent to the UPSC soon.

  UPSC row: Scrap CSAT, say students :Nation page








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Modi winds up Nepal visit with slew of sops
Kathmandu, August 4
Prime Minister Narendra Modi after paying obeisance at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandhu on Monday. PTI Prime Minister Narendra Modi today wound up his "historic" visit to Nepal with a slew of sops focussing on the 4 Cs - cooperation, connectivity, culture and constitution - to enhance bilateral ties.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi after paying obeisance at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandhu on Monday. PTI 

HC stays shifting of Virbhadra's IT cases
Shimla, August 4
In an interim relief to Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his family members, the Virbhadra Singh HP High Court today stayed the order of the Commissioner Income Tax, Shimla, whereby he had ordered to centralise and transfer the cases relating to investigations into the income tax returns of Virbhadra Singh and his family members from Shimla to Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax, Central Circle-I, Chandigarh.

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Harsimrat resigns as MD of Orbit Resorts
Harsimrat Kaur Badal
Chandigarh, August 4
Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal has put in her papers as Managing Director of Gurgaon-based Orbit Resorts that runs a high-profile five-star chain of hotels.
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PUNJAB: Police bust terror module, 3 arrested from Jammu

HARYANA: INLD enters into alliance with SAD

J&KCops more interested in collecting �entry fee� than regulating traffic

HIMACHAL: Cong set to drop notices to 73 rebels
UTTARAKHAND: Final phase of panchayat elections today

CHANDIGARH: Youth walks into jewellery store, opens fire

LUDHIANA: Bains� sangat darshan gets raw deal

DELHI: UPSC row: Govt move draws mixed response

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NATION: AIADMK forces Centre to summon Lankan envoy

SPORTS:Glittering end to Glasgow Games
BUSINESS: Bill to empower SEBI introduced in Lok Sabha
WORLD: Egypt holds Gaza truce talks with Palestinian factions


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Warring Sikh groups hold secret meet to end impasse
Chandigarh, August 4
To break the deadlock over control and management of Haryana gurdwaras, the warring Sikh groups on Monday held a secret meeting in Yamunanagar. At the hour-long meeting, attended by Shiromani Akali Dal, SGPC members and leaders of the newly constituted Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, it was decided that a five-member committee of Sikh intellectuals would be formed. (More news on Nation page)

Insurance Bill
Govt, Oppn talks inconclusive
New Delhi, August 4
Parleys between the government and the Opposition over the Insurance Bill remained unresolved today as the Congress-led Opposition, barring the Nationalist Congress Party, insisted the proposed legislation be referred to a Select Committee. Having decided to defer the introduction today, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu met leaders of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, offering to consider proposals/amendments being sought.


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