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Thursday, August 14, 2014, Chandigarh, India

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RS okays Constitution Amendment Bill to set up judicial panel
NEW DELHI: Parliament on Thursday cleared a Constitution Amendment Bill that will facilitate setting up of a commission for the appointment of judges.

More than one million people affected by Ebola outbreak: WHO
UNITED NATIONS: With more than one million people affected by the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the WHO has warned that there is "no early end in sight" to the severe health crisis and called for "extraordinary measures" to stop the transmission of the disease.

Passengers checked for Ebola at Lucknow airport

Inflation at 5-month low of 5.19 pc in July
NEW DELHI: Inflation dipped to a five-month low of 5.19% in July mainly on account of decline in prices of some food articles, vegetables and protein-rich items.

HP relaxes admission criteria for pvt technical institutions

Black money: 600 Indian accounts under scanner
NEW DELHI: In another instance of suspected black money stashed by Indians abroad, investigative agencies are probing a set of 600 new names and identities which have been provided to India by a �source�.

Phoolan murder: Court awards life term to Sher Singh Rana
NEW DELHI:: Sher Singh Rana, the lone convict in the sensational murder of bandit-turned-politician Phoolan Devi here in 2001, was today awarded life imprisonment by a Delhi court.

Sharif rakes up Kashmir issue
ISLAMABAD: Raking up the Kashmir issue, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said it is the �main source of tension� in Indo-Pak relations.

Pak violates ceasefire again

Girl, brother murdered in Delhi
NEW DELHI: An 18-year-old girl and her minor brother were found murdered at their home here, the police said on Thursday.

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LS clears Bill to scrap SC collegium
Gives nod to judicial appointments commission, 99th Constitution Amendment Bills

New Delhi, August 13
There is no intention to transgress into the independence of the Judiciary...The collegium system must cease to exist" Ravi Shankar Prasad, Law Minister The two-decade-old collegium system of appointment of judges in the country was set to change with the Lok Sabha today passing a landmark Bill to create a National Judicial Appointment Commission.

"There is no intention to transgress into the independence of the Judiciary...The collegium system must cease to exist" Ravi Shankar Prasad, Law Minister



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Islamabad turns into fortress ahead of anti-Nawaz protest
Islamabad, August 13
Thousands of riot police sealed off Pakistan�s capital Islamabad with barbed wire and shipping containers on the eve of the country�s Independence Day, in a bid to foil mass protests aimed at toppling embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

India, Pakistan spar over Modi�s �proxy war� remarks

Kejri lacks mgmt skills: Shanti Bhushan
New Delhi, August 13
Founder member of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Shanti Bhushan today questioned party's national convener Arvind Kejriwal's organisational skills and criticised the party for the lack of internal democracy. The party dismissed the charge as "misplaced". "Arvind Kejriwal is a great leader and a great campaigner. But in my opinion, he lacks organisational ability.

Petrol to be cheaper by Rs 2.18/litre
New Delhi, August 13
Petrol will become cheaper by almost Rs 2 from midnight tomorrow on the eve of Independence Day following softening of global crude oil prices and appreciation of the rupee. The Indian Oil Corporation said it has decided to slash the petrol price from August 14-15 midnight by Rs 2.18 a litre in Delhi (including state levies) with corresponding decrease in other states.


PUNJAB: BJP differs with CM on scope of new panel

HARYANA: BJP starts campaign with yatras today

J&KJU to hold special convocation for 2006-12 students on Sept 16

HIMACHAL: Cabinet relief for 25,000 unauthorised houses
Uttarakhand to bring Ordinance for Lokayukta Act

CHANDIGARH:  Toddler falls into tank, dies 

LUDHIANA: Student dies in mishap

DELHI: Tight security for I-Day; elaborate traffic arrangements in force

OPINIONSGlory and shame

NATION: India, Pakistan spar over Modi�s �proxy war� remarks

SPORTS:  Kohli, Gauti slug it out in nets
BUSINESS: PM okays expenditure management panel
WORLD: PM Maliki refuses to go as Iraqis turn to new leader


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Cong-BJP battle in HP reaches Raj Bhawan
Shimla, August 13
The battle between the Congress and the BJP, which was being fought in the Assembly till the House was adjourned sine die on Tuesday, reached the Raj Bhawan today with both sides trying to hit out at each other.

Gold, cash missing from Panchkula shrine: Jhinda
Kaithal, August 13
The Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC) on Wednesday claimed that a huge amount of gold and cash was missing from Nada Sahib Gurdwara in Panchkula. �We have information that cash and gold was lying there till some days back. But now it�s missing,� said HSGMC president Jagdish Jhinda while addressing mediapersons at Chevin and Nauvin Patshahi Gurdwara at Cheeka, Kaithal.

Indian-origin US varsity professor gets maths �Nobel�
New York, August 13
Two Indian-origin academicians have won global prizes in the field of mathematics with one of them being awarded the Fields Medal �known as the "Nobel Prize of mathematics". Manjul Bhargava won the Fields Medal while Subhash Khot won the Rolf Nevanlinna Prize, awarded by the International Mathematical Union (IMU), at the International Congress of Mathematicians 2014 held in Seoul.


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