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Thursday, August 28, 2014, Chandigarh, India

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Bishnoi-led HJC snaps ties with BJP
CHANDIGARH: Kuldeep Bishnoi-led Haryana Janhit Congress today snapped its three-year-old ties with the BJP ahead of the Assembly election in the state accusing it of "repeated betrayal", and decided to join hands with former Congress leader Venod Sharma's Jan Chetna Party (JCP).

Indian-American woman charged with foeticide in US
New York: A 33-year-old Indian-American woman, accused of neglect in the death of a newborn whose body was found in a restaurant trash bin, has also been charged with foeticide in the US.

Indians to protest turban ban at FIBA meet in Seville
New Delhi: Members of Kalgidhar Society will be staging a protest demonstration against International Basketball Federation (FIBA) at the latter's 23rd World Congress being held at Seville in Spain tomorrow.

CCI expands probe into Sun-Ranbaxy deal; seeks public scrutiny
NEW DELHI: Widening its scrutiny of the multi-billion dollar Sun Pharma-Ranbaxy deal, fair trade watchdog CCI has asked the two pharma majors to make public specific details of their proposed merger within ten days.

Son falsely implicated in rape case, says Railway Minister Gowda
KOCHI: Railway Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda, against whose son the Karnataka Police registered a case of rape, on Thursday said his son has been �falsely implicated� in the matter.

Modi launches Jan Dhan Yojana
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched Jan Dhan Yojana, a dream project that plans to provide at least one bank account to every household.

Tatra truck case: Court summons Lt Gen Tejinder Singh
NEW DELHI: Taking cognisance of CBI�s chargesheet, a special court on Thursday summoned Lt Gen (retd) Tejinder Singh on September 1 for allegedly offering Rs 14 crore bribe to then Army Chief Gen V. K. Singh.

Two Assam Rifles jawans killed in bomb explosion
IMPHAL: Two jawans of the Assam Rifles were killed and another injured when a powerful bomb exploded in interior Chandel district of Manipur.

Pakistan Rangers target Indian positions
Shah Rukh is Interpol�s 'Turn Back Crime' ambassador

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PMO defends Rajnath on son row
Denies reports of �misconduct� * Home Minister offers to quit if charges proved
New Delhi, August 27
A political bushfire broke out in the Narendra Modi government prompting the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to swiftly douse it. Both the PMO and the BJP today dismissed reports of the PM pulling-up Home Minister Rajnath Singh�s son Pankaj for �misconduct�.

HJC may snap alliance with BJP today
Chandigarh, August 27
Having made up his mind to break away from the BJP, Kuldeep Bishnoi is expected to make a formal announcement tomorrow. A move is afoot by the Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) to bring together all non-Congress, non-BJP and non-INLD parties on a common platform and form a �maha alliance.� 









A three-part article that sets the stage for a wider debate on national security
Election Results 2014: Region at a glance

No room for tainted lawmakers in ministries: SC to PM & CMs
New Delhi, August 27
A five-member Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court today ruled that the Prime Minister and Chief Ministers had the onus of keeping tainted MPs and MLAs away from their ministries.

Din in J-K Council over resolution on Indo-Pak talks resumption
Srinagar, August 27
The Upper House of the state legislature on Wednesday was adjourned for the day after pandemonium over a resolution proposing to urge New Delhi to resume talks with Pakistan. 

House resolves to give 35 kg ration for Rs 70 (J&K Page)
BSF, Rangers hold 2 flag meets (Nation page)

Monthly cap on LPG cylinders goes
New Delhi, August 27
The Union Government today allowed consumers to get 12 subsidised LPG cylinders at anytime during the year, lifting the restriction of one cylinder a month. 


PUNJAB: Party failed to work as team, Bajwa tells high command

HARYANA: Fissures to the fore at BJP yatra in Rewari

J&K: House resolves to give 35 kg ration for Rs 70

HIMACHAL: Students serve ultimatum on HPU VC
UTTARAKHAND: Students union elections on September 10

CHANDIGARH: It�s official, PU poll on Sept 5

LUDHIANA: Street brawl turns ugly, triggers clash

DELHI: UGC agrees to relook into implementation of CAS

OPINIONSHumiliated again

NATION: Sonia to go abroad, Cong prepones candidate selection for Haryana

SPORTS: Raina seizes the moment
BUSINESS: SC tells DLF to pay penalty of Rs 630 crore in 3 months
WORLD: No end to political crisis in Pak as PM Sharif refuses to resign


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�Pak men-led gangs raped 1,400 UK girls in 16 years�
The horrifying tales of young white girls being abducted, raped and beaten up by gangs comprising mostly Pakistani men have sent jitters across the UK. A report, commissioned by Rotherham Borough Council, revealed that more than 1,400 girls from the Rotherham area were subjected to sexual exploitation between 1997 and 2013. Council leader Roger Stone has resigned saying: �Like any right-minded person, I am disgusted by the child sexual exploitation and abhor the lifelong damage that it wreaks upon the lives of all those affected by it.�

Amritsar�s fairytale public transport project shelved 
Amritsar, August 27
Launched amid much fanfare by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal ahead of the 2012 Assembly elections, the Punjab Government�s ambitious Personal Rapid Transport System (PRTS) project seems virtually shelved now with the lone bidder pulling out of it. The project would have seen magnetic pods running on an elevated guideway in Amritsar on the lines of Heathrow Airport in London. 


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