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PM hopes to write "new chapter" during Japan visit 
EW DELHI: On the eve of his visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said Japan has "paramount importance" in his vision for India's progress and his trip will "write a new chapter" in bilateral ties while taking the Strategic and Global Partnership to the higher level.
Defence Ministry scraps Rs 6000-cr tender for purchase of 197 helicopters
NEW DELHI: The Defence Ministry today scrapped a scam-tainted tender worth over Rs 6,000 crore to procure 197 light utility helicopters for the Army and the Air Force to replace the vintage fleet of Cheetah and Chetak choppers.

Sexual harassment case: SC stays probe against Madhya Pradesh HC judge
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today stayed the proceedings of a judicial panel set up to probe sexual harassment allegations levelled by a former woman Additional District and Sessions Judge against a Madhya Pradesh HC judge.

Used 'Hindi' for Indians, not 'Hindu', says Najma Heptullah
NEW DELHI: Union Minority Affairs Minister Najma Hepatullah on Friday clarified that she used the word 'Hindi' for all citizens and not 'Hindu'.

Coalgate: CBI files closure report in case against K M Birla
NEW DELHI: In a reprieve to top industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla and others, who were named as accused in its FIR in one of the coal blocks allocation scam cases, CBI has filed a closure report in a special court here.

India takes up with Kuwait issue of arrest of its nationals
NEW DELHI: India has taken up with Kuwait the matter of arrest of nearly two dozens of its nationals there after an incident of a brawl with people of a different country and has asked the Indians to abide by the local law.

Islamic State militants behead Kurdish man in Iraq
The jihadist Islamic State group has posted video of the execution of a captured Kurdish fighter, in a warning to Iraqi Kurdish leaders to end military cooperation with Washington, a monitoring group said.

US Sikhs, lawmakers protest basketball turban ban
Pak political drama nears end after army chief intervenes
IPL spot-fixing: Mudgal panel files probe report

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banking for all
PM launches scheme to end �financial untouchability�
1.5 cr bank accounts opened on Day 1
To cover 7.5 cr persons by Jan 26
New Delhi, August 28
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched the government's massive financial inclusion scheme, the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, with a record 1.5 crore bank accounts being opened on the inaugural day.
Women beneficiaries display their RuPay debit cards made under Jan Dhan Yojana in Chennai on Thursday. Women beneficiaries display their RuPay debit cards made under Jan Dhan Yojana in Chennai on Thursday. PTI









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

Bishnoi snaps ties with BJP, allies with Sharma�s JCP
Chandigarh, August 28
Ahead of Assembly elections, Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) president Kuldeep Bishnoi today decided to snap his three-year alliance with the BJP, accusing the saffron party of repeatedly betraying him.
HJC chief Kuldeep Bishnoi (2L) with Jan Chetna Party chief Venod Sharma (2R) in Chandigarh on Thursday. HJC chief Kuldeep Bishnoi (2L) with Jan Chetna Party chief Venod Sharma (2R) in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

Resume talks with Pak, J-K Council resolution to Centre
Srinagar, August 28
The J&K Legislative Council today unanimously passed a resolution urging New Delhi to resume the process of talks with Pakistan to ensure peace and stability in the subcontinent. The resolution was moved by Council Chairman Amrit Malhotra and was passed by the House through voice vote after a discussion on the three amendments to the resolution.


PUNJAB: Badal rejects MSP for rabi crops

HARYANA: Abhimanyu rips into Bishnoi

J&KHours after flag meet, Pak targets posts in Akhnoor

HIMACHAL: Norms under Land Reforms Act for traders to be eased
UTTARAKHAND: PM�s Jan Dhan Yojana draws heavy rush at banks

CHANDIGARH: Another clash on PU campus

LUDHIANA: Debt-ridden trader shoots self

DELHI: Mercury dips as rain lashes city

OPINIONSCleanup onus on PM

NATION: CBI searches premises of two Assam MLAs

SPORTS: Saina, Sindhu survive scare
BUSINESS: SEBI gets more teeth to check frauds, money-pooling schemes
WORLD: Pak PM booked for murder


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Manipur Governor Duggal resigns
New Delhi, August 28
Vinod Kumar Duggal tonight resigned as Manipur Governor, becoming the ninth Governor appointed by the UPA regime to quit since the NDA government came to power in May.

Samjhauta blast case
Swami Aseemanand gets bail
Chandigarh, August 28
Four years after Hindu leader Swami Aseemanand was arrested in the Samjhauta blast case, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today granted him bail.
Swami Aseemanand

Punjab urban bodies to bail out realtors
Chandigarh, August 28
Urban development authorities in Punjab are set to assume a financial role. After bailing out the cash-strapped Punjab government by mortgaging its properties to get a Rs 2,000 crore loan for the government, these cash-rich organisations of Punjab will now bail out realtors from the red. The Punjab Cabinet cleared a new policy at its meeting two days ago. It empowers PUDA to finance real estate developers so that they can pay up change in land use charges (CLU), licence fee and external development charges (EDC).


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