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Tuesday, August 12, 2014, Chandigarh, India
updated at 9:00 pm
PM slams Pak for proxy war against India
LEH: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on his second trip in two months to Kashmir, on Tuesday came out strongly against Pakistan for continuing its proxy war of terrorism against India, saying it has lost the strength to fight a conventional war.

Ladakh demands opening of new Kailash 
Mansarovar Yatra route

Militants attack security convoy, 8 BSF personnel hurt

SRINAGAR: Eight BSF personnel, including an officer, were injured when militants attacked their convoy at Pampore in south Kashmir's Pulwama district.

AIIMS-like institution to be set up in Haryana: Health Minister
NEW DELHI: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday said a multi-specialty hospital on the lines of AIIMS will be set up "in the coming days" at Jhajjar in Haryana.

Home ministry recommends Dhyan Chand for Bharat Ratna
New Delhi: The home ministry Tuesday recommended the name of legendary hockey player late Dhyan Chand for the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in the country.

No Khel Ratna this year, 15 named for Arjuna Awards
New Delhi: No sportsperson has been named for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna while 15, including cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin, were today recommended for the Arjuna Award this year.

Badal forms committee to streamline SAD-BJP alliance working
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday constituted a six-member State Coordination Committee of Shiromani Akali Dal and BJP to streamline day-to-day functioning and cooperation between the alliance partners.

Hate crimes against Sikhs: SGPC seeks Centre's intervention

Sikh rights group asks NY Mayor to address hate crime issues
NEW YORK: In the wake of two alleged hate crimes against Sikhs here, a civil rights group has appealed to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio to urgently address the issue of discrimination against the minority community.

No cut on outflow; BBMB asks states to draw water "cautiously" 
Chandigarh: Despite water level in Pong dam remaining "worrisome" due to scanty rains in catchment areas, Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) today did not enforce any cut on water outflow to Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan, though it asked them to draw water "cautiously".

Actor Robin Williams found dead in California home

NEW YORK: US actor Robin Williams was found dead on Monday in his home in California.
The mayor's office of California State's Marin county has been investigating what it said is a possible suicide of the 63-year-old Oscar winning comedian

B-Town celebs mourn death of Hollywood star Robin Williams

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CJI backs collegium, says it hasn�t failed
Govt introduces Bill in Lok Sabha to replace the system with judicial appointments commission
(CJI) RM LodhaNew Delhi, August 11
The government today introduced the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill-2014 in the Lok Sabha, hours after Chief Justice of India (CJI) RM Lodha strongly defended the collegium system of appointment of Supreme Court and High Court judges.

(CJI) RM Lodha

Focus on security, power as Modi arrives in J-K today
Srinagar, August 11
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has chosen to visit Jammu and Kashmir for a second time in five weeks, underscoring the importance that he accords to this sensitive state bordering Pakistan and China, where overall development and security of borders and the hinterland figure on his priority list.



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Will ensure return, rehab of Kashmiri Pandits: Rajnath
Central govt earmarks Rs 500 crore for migrants
New Delhi, August 11
BJP MP Anurag Thakur speaks in the Lok Sabha on Monday. PTI Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said the return and rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits to their homeland was a national issue for the government and the Centre had earmarked Rs 500 crore for this purpose.

BJP MP Anurag Thakur speaks in the Lok Sabha on Monday. PTI 

Modi to inaugurate 2 power projects in Ladakh today
Prime Minister will address rally in Leh, lay foundation stone of Leh-Kargil-Srinagar transmission line 
Jammu, August 11
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate two hydel power projects � the Chutak hydropower project in Kargil and the Nimoo Bazgo project in Leh � during his maiden visit to Ladakh, the cold desert of the country, on Tuesday.


PUNJAB: SGPC to speed up work on US centre

HARYANA: 1 lakh officials, 40,000 EVMs for polls

J&KJU holds 104th Syndicate meeting

HIMACHAL: BJP, Congress raise slogans in House
rakhand considering having four police ranges

CHANDIGARH: No stopping violations on PU campus

LUDHIANA: Wisdom yet to dawn on library

DELHI: Man found dead at Congress leader Selja's bungalow

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NATION: Will talk to extremists if they shun arms, says Rajnath

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BUSINESS: SEBI makes listing for realty, infra investment trusts mandatory
WORLD: Iraq Prez names new PM, but Maliki hangs tough


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Rare Ladakh shrub to help soldiers combat radiation? 
Leh, August 11
A hardy mountain shrub found in the upper reaches of the Himalayas could well become the soldier�s weapon to combat the adverse effects of radiation in a nuclear contaminated battlefield.
Ongoing research by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has revealed that the plant, Rhodiola, has certain radioactive properties that can absorb radiation.

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India needs speedy growth, reforms: Ninan
New Delhi, August 11
Eminent journalist and Business Standard chairman TN Ninan today said rapid economic growth was vital for India to reduce poverty, improve health and education standards, boost national security and ensure a social safety net for all.

Right answers to questions missing in PPSC exam
Chandigarh, August 11
Question: Poorna Malavath has created a record as the youngest female ever to climb Mt Everest. She belongs to which of the following states?
a) Jharkhand b) Chhattisgarh c) Telangana d) Karnataka


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