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Thursday, August 21, 2014, Chandigarh, India

updated at 9:05 Pm

Film on Indira Gandhi's assassins barred from release 
New Delhi: The Government today barred the release of controversial Punjabi film 'Kaum De Heere' on former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's assassination tomorrow citing apprehensions of law and order problems in parts of the country.

Heckling politics: Soren too jeered, Chavan boycotts PM's event
Ranchi/Nagpur: The politics of heckling in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi continued today with Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren becoming the third victim, while Maharashtra CM Prithiviraj Chavan refused to share the dais with Modi.

Imran Khan suspends talks with Pak govt
ISLAMABAD: Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan on Thursday called off talks with the government aimed at ending protests seeking the fall of the Prime Minister, which have destabilised the nuclear-armed nation.

INLD releases 2nd list of 11 candidates
CHANDIGARH: Haryana's main opposition party INLD today released the second list of candidates containing names of 11 contestants, including two sitting MLAs, to test electoral battle in the state slated to go to polls in a couple of months.

India-Arab bond important, extremism a cause of concern: Swaraj
New Delhi: Amid escalation in violence in a number of Gulf countries, India today expressed deep concern over the rise of fanaticism, extremism and terrorism in parts of the Arab region, saying they are tearing apart the fabric of societies as well as affecting regional stability.

23 killed as bus falls into gorge in HP
SHIMLA: At least 23 persons were today killed and another 21 injured when a private bus rolled 400 feet down into a gorge in Rohtrung village in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district.

5.2 quake rocks Himachal 

Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants
WASHINGTON: The US launched a new barrage of air strikes against the IS extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley.

US gurdwaras to launch campaign to improve Sikhs image
Punjab Police arrest three smugglers
Militant hideout unearthed, arms found
U'khand govt deliberately not appointing 
Lokayukta: Khanduri

US eager to engage Modi govt, says Congressional report

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Pak Parliament under siege
Imran rules out negotiations as govt team meets cleric Qadri to break deadlock
Islamabad, August 20
As hundreds of protesters laid siege to Pakistan Parliament, Opposition leader Imran Khan today ruled out talks with the government until Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif stepped down. Cleric Tahirul Qadri, who leads the other group of protesters, however, held talks with government representatives.

Supporters of Canada-based cleric Tahirul Qadri gather in front of Parliament during a protest in Islamabad on Wednesday. Supporters of Canada-based cleric Tahirul Qadri gather in front of Parliament during a protest in Islamabad on Wednesday. AFP









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Kashmir a bilateral issue, stick to Simla pact: India to Pak
New Delhi, August 20
India on Wednesday made it clear to Pakistan that Jammu and Kashmir was a bilateral issue and that the neighbouring country must adhere to the 1972 Simla Agreement and the 1999 Lahore Declaration if it desired an amicable settlement of the issue.

Raja, Kani get bail in 2G money laundering case
New Delhi, August 20
Former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and seven others, chargesheeted by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a 2G scam-related money laundering case, were today granted bail by a special CBI court.

assam-nagaland border row
2 die in police firing; Rajnath dials Gogoi
Guwahati, August 20
At least two persons were killed and over 15 injured when the police opened fire on protesters in Golaghat town of eastern Assam. Unconfirmed reports put the death toll at three.

Punjab bypolls test for SAD, Cong; AAP eyes Assembly debut
Chandigarh, August 20
The byelections to Patiala and Talwandi Sabo Assembly segments are a test for both the ruling SAD-BJP regime and Opposition Congress. The SAD leadership has been trying hard to gain the lost ground after not performing up to the mark in the Lok Sabha elections.


PUNJAB: Arrangements in place for byelections today

HARYANA: BJP �offers� HJC 25 seats; Bishnoi adamant on 30

J&KPregnant woman dies in hospital, family alleges negligence by docs

HIMACHAL: Cong looking into reasons for defeat, says Dwivedi
UTTARAKHAND: Chief Minister announces new health scheme

CHANDIGARH: PU wants student poll on Sept 5

LUDHIANA: 7-member gang of robbers busted

DELHI: DDA to launch several ambitious projects

OPINIONSTest of character for BCCI

NATION: Can�t change reservation policy without panel�s nod, SC to states

SPORTS: There�s another side to �evil� Anderson
BUSINESS: Govt suspects Rs 436-crore scam in OBC, Dena Bank
WORLD: Islamist militants behead US journalist


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In poll yr, Hooda in �please-all� mode
Chandigarh, August 20
Three months, nine Cabinet meetings, 40 big decisions and still counting � the Haryana government, in a poll overdrive mode, is a government in a rush. It is racing against time in an effort to please virtually every section before the model code of conduct comes into force.

Speed up projects, deliver ahead of time: Modi to DRDO scientists
New Delhi, August 20
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday asked the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to speed up projects and be ready to deliver ahead of schedule in a fast-changing world.
PM Narendra Modi felicitates DRDO scientists for excellence at a function in New Delhi on Wednesday. Defence Minister Arun Jaitley is also seen.
PM Narendra Modi felicitates DRDO scientists for excellence at a function in New Delhi on Wednesday. Defence Minister Arun Jaitley is also seen. Tribune photo: Manas Ranjan Bhui


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