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Friday, August 8, 2014, Chandigarh, India
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U.S. aircraft hit Islamic State artillery in Iraq: Pentagon
WASHINGTON: U.S. military aircraft conducted an airstrike on Friday on Islamic State artillery used against Kurdish forces defending the city of Arbil, Iraq, near U.S. personnel, a Pentagon spokesman said. Two F/A-18 fighter jets dropped 500-pound laser-guided bombs on a mobile artillery piece near Arbil.

Pakistan hands over BSF jawan
ISLAMABAD: A BSF jawan, who was swept away into Pakistan by strong currents of the Chenab river and picked up by Pakistan Rangers, today said he was treated "better" than his expectation and was looking forward to meeting his family.

In Haryana, quiet changes in classroom education
CHANDIGARH: A visit to the local fruit and vegetable market, local hospital or even a factory to understand how things work may not be an essential part of textbooks, but students in government schools across Haryana are becoming part of a quiet change in their classrooms.

Ebola outbreak an International Health Emergency: WHO
GENEVA: The World Health Organisation on Friday declared the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa as an International Health Emergency.

No ebola case in India: Health Minister

All-party meet on UPSC exam row after Aug 24: Govt
NEW DELHI: Amid Opposition demands for an all- party meeting during the current session of Parliament to solve the UPSC exam row, the government on Friday said it is serious on the issue and the meeting will be convened after the civil services examination scheduled on August 24.

Priyanka dismisses reports of her taking up important Congress post
New Delhi: Seeking to scotch the intense speculation about her taking up a significant post in the Congress party, Priyanka Gandhi today dismissed it as "conjecture" and "baseless rumours".

JK govt employees go on strike demanding apology from Minister
SRINAGAR: A day after a government official resigned from service alleging abuse by a Jammu and Kashmir minister, hundreds of engineering employees went on a pen-down strike demanding intervention of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.

Jaswant Singh suffers head injury, very critical 
NEW DELHI: Former BJP leader Jaswant Singh is in a critical condition after being operated upon for a head injury at the Army Research and Referral Hospital here following a fall at his residence.

Rupee drops to five-month low
MUMBAI: Indian rupee was trading at a five-month low Friday, dropping to 61.70 to a dollar, as foreign funds continued to sell their stocks and fresh concerns emerged over the situation in Iraq.

72-hour Gaza truce ends as talks fail

GAZA: A 72-hour humanitarian truce brokered by Egypt between Israel and Palestine ended on Friday after no deal was reached on finding a durable solution to the ongoing fighting.

Cong hits out at critics, asks workers in Haryana to unite
PANCHKULA: Hit by infighting from within, Congress lashed out at those levelling allegations on  Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda, and asked party workers to work unitedly for coming state elections.

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Haryana gurdwaras: SC orders status quo
HSGMC Row Akal Takht to form mediation panel
Next hearing on August 25
New Delhi, August 7
On a day the Supreme Court directed status quo (as of 2.30pm on Thursday) on the raging inter-state gurdwara row, Akal Takht, the supreme temporal seat of the Sikhs, said in Amritsar it would soon form a panel to mediate between the two sides.

Nation page: SGPC rushes more men to Haryana, says move not aimed at reinforcing control
Kaithal gurdwara records go missing
Will maintain law at all costs: Hooda
Policemen stand guard outside gurdwara Chhevin Patshahi in Kurukshetra. Policemen stand guard outside gurdwara Chhevin Patshahi in Kurukshetra. Tribune photo



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Diesel, seed subsidy for drought-hit areas
New Delhi, August 7
The government today said a diesel subsidy for irrigation would be given to states where rainfall shortage was more than 50 per cent to protect the standing kharif crops.

Pak to release BSF constable today
Jammu, August 7
Pakistan Rangers today confirmed the custody of a BSF constable, who was swept away in the Chenab to Pakistan yesterday. A top BSF officer stated that Pakistan Rangers had confirmed the constable�s repatriation around 3.30 pm tomorrow.

No change in UPSC exam schedule: Govt
New Delhi, August 7
The government today made it clear that there was no scope for any change or postponement of the upcoming UPSC�s Civil Services Examination slated for August 24.
Police detain UPSC aspirants during their march towards the PM house in New Delhi on Thursday. Police detain UPSC aspirants during their march towards the PM house in New Delhi on Thursday. photo: Manas Ranjan Bhui


PUNJAB: After NRI seats, plan to lower MBBS cut-off for SC category

HARYANA: Assembly seat still struggling for political prominence

J&KLocal youth being misled to join militancy via social media: Army

HIMACHAL: Cong brushes aside talk of dissidence in its ranks
UTTARAKHAND: BJP blames internal sabotage for ZP poll defeat in Kumaon

CHANDIGARH: FIR against two teachers

LUDHIANA: Major reshuffle in MC

DELHI: Man kills wife, attempts suicide

OPINIONSAvoidable political bickering

NATION: K�shetra clash: SGPC, HSGMC seek action against each other

SPORTS: Slip, stumble and a big fall
BUSINESS: Insurance Bill for inclusion of portfolio investors in FDI cap
WORLD: Militants capture Iraq�s biggest Christian town, trigger exodus


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Coal shortage in power plants grave
New Delhi, August 7
The government today said nearly half of the country�s coal- based power plants were facing fuel shortage and had stocks to last less than seven days as of July-end. In a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha, Power and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said, �As on July 30, 2014... 46 thermal power plants (TPPs) were having critical coal stock of less than seven days, out of which 23 TPPs were having super critical coal stock of less than four days requirement.�

FDI not to affect Railways� working: Gowda
New Delhi, August 7
Railways Minister Sadananda Gowda today said FDI would not be allowed in the operations sector of the national transporter.
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bhakra-beas power projects
Facilitate compensation settlement, SC tells AG
New Delhi, august 7
The Supreme Court today asked Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi to intervene in the dispute over the compensation amount to be paid to Himachal Pradesh by Punjab and Haryana for short supply of electricity from Bhakra and Beas power projects since 1966.


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