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Tuesday, August 19, 2014, Chandigarh, India

updated at 9:20 pm
Army chief denies Chinese incursion into India
NEW DELHI: Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag on Tuesday denied any incursion by China into Indian territory.

PM invites suggestions on new institution
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday invited suggestions on the new institution that would replace Planning Commission through a special "Open Forum" that has been created by the government.

Tough measures to be taken to rid the country of corruption: PM 
Kaithal (Haryana): Vowing to rid the country of the "disease" of corruption, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said his government will take tough measures to eliminate the menace which is "more dangerous than cancer".

Congress demand for LoP rejected 
New Delhi: The Congress demand for being accorded the status of Leader of Opposition to its group chief in Lok Sabha was today rejected by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.

29 storage dams operating at below normal capacity: CEA
New Delhi: Water level at storage dams across the country has gone down due to scanty monsoon adversely impacting irrigation and hydel generation.

India appoint ex-captain Shastri to oversee ODI team
NEW DELHI: India has appointed former captain Ravi Shastri as director of cricket for the one-day international series against England as part of a coaching shake-up following the recent 3-1 test series defeat to the same opponents.

Will consult high command on next course, Kharge on LOP issue 
Bangalore: Congress leader in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge today said he was not disappointed at Speaker Sumitra Mahajan's decision not to accord the status of Leader of Opposition to him as the party group's chief in the House and he would consult the High Command on the next course of action.

Bond with neighbours to reduce heart attack risk: Research

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Indo-Pak foreign secy talks off
Pakistani High Commissioner Abdul Basit with J-K separatist leader Shabir Shah in New Delhi on Monday Delhi upset over Pak envoy�s meeting with J-K separatists
Setback for ties: Pak
New Delhi, August 18
In a stern message to Pakistan that India would brook no interference in its internal affairs, New Delhi today called off the August 25 talks between the Foreign Secretaries of the two countries in Islamabad.

Pakistani High Commissioner Abdul Basit with J-K separatist leader Shabir Shah in New Delhi on Monday. PTI








Special Features


Rangers shell 20 posts, villages in Jammu
Jammu, August 18
Pakistan Rangers on Sunday night shelled 20 forward Indian posts and civilian areas along the International Border in Jammu sector, leaving a villager injured. The shelling continued till Monday morning. "The Rangers resorted to unprovoked heavy mortar shelling and fired with automatic weapons on 20 border outposts in Arnia and RS Pura sub-sectors in Jammu district around 9.30 pm", said a senior BSF officer.

Nepal dams release water, UP rivers play havoc; 48 dead, 1,000 villages marooned
Lucknow, August 18
Forest rangers ride an elephant as they patrol the flood-affected Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam Floods have claimed 48 lives in Uttar Pradesh with several rivers flowing above danger mark posing threat to more than 1,000 villages. The rivers are in spate after release of water from dams in Nepal.

Forest rangers ride an elephant as they patrol the flood-affected Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam. AFP


PUNJAB: 2 land Acts to be amended

HARYANA: Bishnoi: Ready to merge with BJP for SYL waters

J&K50% Central funds for power infrastructure unused

HIMACHAL: State govt to approach tribunal on green belts
UTTARAKHAND: IMA objects to clauses in Clinical Establishment Act

CHANDIGARH: Buses collide head-on, 1 killed

LUDHIANA: Kin block traffic after youth�s death

DELHI: Nurse gangraped in five star hotel

OPINIONSWords alone not enough

NATION: Will give befitting reply to ceasefire violations: Jaitley

SPORTS: Greenhorns on green tops
BUSINESS: Markets cheer Modi�s I-Day pledge
WORLD: Iraqi PM-designate faces myriad problems


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Chances of monsoon revival bleak in North
New Delhi, August 18
With just about a few days left before the southwest monsoon officially withdraws from the Northwest, there does not seem to be much hope of revival of rains over Punjab and Haryana, Delhi and Chandigarh � the regions that seem to have borne the brunt of this year�s �deficient� seasonal rains.

Censor Board CEO arrested on bribery charge
New Delhi, August 18
CBI today arrested Censor Board CEO Rakesh Kumar for allegedly demanding Rs 70,000 as bribe for clearing a regional movie.

Shock, surprise over Punjab �terror� cop�s early release from jail
Chandigarh, August 18
The pre-mature release of life-convict Gurmeet Singh, alias Pinki, an alleged terrorist-turned- commando- turned cop, in the murder case of Avtar Singh, alias Gola, of Ludhiana has stirred a controversy with lawyers questioning the legality of the release and the procedure adopted to send certain prisoners to Nabha open jail, where they get faster remission in sentence. Even religious leaders, owning allegiance to the SAD, have questioned the release.


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