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Wednesday, August 13, 2014, Chandigarh, India

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Judges appointment
LS passes Bill to scrap collegium system
NEW DELHI: A landmark Bill to overturn the collegium system was on Wednesday a step short of becoming the law, with the Lok Sabha approving it amid government's assertion that the measure was aimed at ensuring that only meritorious people are selected as judges to the higher courts.

Modi�s remarks on terrorism �baseless rhetoric�, says Pakistan
Islamabad: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused it of indulging in a proxy war against India, Pakistan on Wednesday hit back by dubbing it as �baseless rhetoric� and said both countries should focus on resolving issues instead of engaging in blame game.

Terrorism core concern in Indo-Pak ties, tool kit to fight is not restricted: India
New Delhi: India today said terrorism was a "core concern" in its bilateral ties with Pakistan and its "tool kit" is not restricted in any manner to combat it effectively, firmly rejecting Islamabad's criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "proxy war" comments.

Pak violates ceasefire again
Car hijack triggers alert in Valley
J-K: BSF DG takes stock of security situation

Modi govt 'stealing' ideas of UPA, has nothing new to offer: Sonia
NEW DELHI: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday accused the Narendra Modi goverment of "stealing" the ideas of UPA and "borrowing" its programmes as it has "nothing new to offer".

Two Indian-origin academicians win maths global prizes
NEW YORK: Two Indian-origin academicians have won prestigious global prizes in the field of mathematics with one of them being awarded the Fields Medal � known as the "Nobel Prize of mathematics".

US sends more military advisers to Iraq
WASHINGTON: At least 130 additional US military advisers have arrived in Iraq to help with the humanitarian aid in northern Iraq, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said.

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PM slams Pak for waging proxy war
Modi promises growth of Himalayan states
Suggests 3 Ps � Paryavaran, Prakash & Paryatan � for Ladakh
Srinagar, August 12
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday delivered three strong messages, one of which was directly targeted at Pakistan. He said the neighbouring country was indulging in a �proxy war� as it had �lost the strength to fight a conventional war�.

Siachen Glacier non-negotiable, says PM
Eight BSF jawans hurt in militant attack in Pampore
Pak targets Poonch
Kargil audience against Art 370 revocation
PM all praise for Kargil�s patriotism during 1999 war

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates the 45 MW Nimoo Bazgo power project in Leh on Tuesday. Also seen are Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra (3L) and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah (4L).
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates the 45 MW Nimoo Bazgo power project in Leh on Tuesday. Also seen are Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra (3L) and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah (4L). Tribune photo: Manas Ranjan Bhui



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Sonia�s salvo at Modi: Govt dividing people on religious lines
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 12
Congress president Sonia Gandhi today attacked the Narendra Modi government over communal violence, saying such incidents have been on the rise ever since it came to power. She said this was part of the government�s �deliberate attempt� to divide the people on religious lines.

Badal forms six-member panel to streamline SAD-BJP working 
Chandigarh, August 12
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has constituted a six-member state coordination committee of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the BJP for better coordination between the alliance partners.

Officers twist Punjab leave rules to amass wealth abroad
Chandigarh, August 12
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau has uncovered an ingenious ploy by several senior state government officers who have subverted service and immigration rules to invest their undisclosed wealth in properties abroad and funnel the funds back to India via the NRI route.


PUNJAB: C�wealth player accuses coach, IWF top official of sexual harassment

HARYANA: BJP leaders eye CM�s post, top rung fumes

J&KPDP protests �privatisation� of GMC

HIMACHAL: Assembly adjourned sine die on day 5
UTTARAKHAND: Cabinet nod to hike in land circle rates

CHANDIGARH: Clash at Mohali admn complex

LUDHIANA: High security plates: Three extension counters closed

DELHI: Govt to merge two old Cos to enhance power generation

OPINIONSSmelling the saffron

NATION: Govt moves Bill in LS to replace collegium system

SPORTS: Ali�s guile tormenting India
BUSINESS: SEBI gets more teeth to tackle ponzi schemes
WORLD: US ready to help new Iraq leader


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2 weeks to go, HP House adjourned sine die
Shimla, August 12
For a second time in the history of the Himachal Vidhan Sabha, the House was today adjourned sine die. Such a situation had last arisen in 1980. The adjournment came following an impasse in the Assembly for the fifth consecutive day, leading to acrimonious exchanges between Congress and BJP legislators.

No Khel Ratna, Jai Bhagwan, Heena picked for Arjuna
New Delhi, August 12
For the second time in the country�s history, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award will not be presented to any athlete this year as the 11-member selection committee headed by former India cricket captain Kapil Dev decided not to recommend any names for the award to the Sports Ministry.

Comic legend Robin Williams found dead
Tiburon (US), August 12
Robin WilliamsRobin Williams, the versatile actor whose madcap comic style made him one of television and film�s biggest stars, was found by a personal assistant hanged to death at his house in Northern California on Monday. He was 63.

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