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Tuesday, September 2, 2014, Chandigarh, India

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India offers red carpet, not red tape: Modi
TOKYO: Telling Japanese investors that there was no better place than India to set up their overseas enterprises, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said: "I've come to assure you there is no red tape but only red carpet that awaits you in India.

Return as India's envoys, Modi to India-bound Japanese youth
Modi focuses on women's empowerment, education

Death row convict may be heard in open court: SC
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday held that in the cases where the death sentence has been upheld by the apex court, the death convict will have a right that his petition seeking review of the verdict upholding death sentence will be heard by the three judges bench in an open court and he will be accorded half-an-hour hearing.

Punjab Cabinet: Punjab govt to sell sand, gravel to consumers
Chandigarh: Facing criticism over "spiraling" prices of sand and gravel, SAD-BJP led Punjab government today decided to excavate and sell minor minerals through the state-owned departments by eliminating the role of private mining contractors in a bid to check rising prices.

150-meters long tunnel dug up to infiltrate terrorists: Army
JAMMU: A 150 metres long tunnel which was recently discovered near a forward post along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu region's sensitive Pallanwala sector, was apparently aimed at infiltrating terrorists.

Army officer, two soldiers die in Kashmir accident
SRINAGAR: An army major and two soldiers were killed and five were injured on Tuesday in a road accident in north Kashmir's Kupwara district.

Pak Parliament backs Sharif; govt slams protests 
Islamabad: Amid fears of violence and army intervention in the coup-prone nation, a cornered Nawaz Sharif today turned to Parliament for support with his government slamming the protests as a "mutiny against Pakistan".

US Open: Sania advances, end of road for Paes
NEW YORK: It was a great day for Sania Mirza as she made it to the quarter-finals of women's doubles and the semi-final of mixed doubles at the US Open tennis event .

Sensex, Nifty touch new highs
No improvement in Jaswant's condition

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Protesters storm Pak Sectt, PTV office
3 dead, 550 hurt as clashes continue
Khan, Qadri booked under anti-terrorist Act

Islamabad, September 1
In a dramatic escalation of the political crisis that has put Pakistan on edge, hundreds of protesters today stormed the Secretariat and the Pakistan Television (PTV) office. The Pakistan Army chief met Premier Nawaz Sharif triggering rumours that he was advised to step down.
Protesters demanding the ouster of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif clash with the police near Parliament in Islamabad on Monday. Reuters
Protesters demanding the ouster of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif clash with the police near Parliament in Islamabad on Monday. Reuters









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Japan pledges $ 35 bn aid for Indian projects; no N-deal yet
Tokyo, September 1
India and Japan today Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe at Akasaka State Guest House in Tokyo on Monday. AFPagreed to enhance their defence and strategic cooperation to a new level during talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his counterpart Shinzo Abe, who also decided to speed up negotiations on civil nuclear deal that could not be concluded now.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe at Akasaka State Guest House in Tokyo on Monday. AFP

PM�s TEacher�s Day speech order for schools
Cong terms it self-promotion, but govt says it�s not binding
New Delhi, September 1
Political storm today erupted over PM Narendra Modi�s decision to address school students on Teacher�s Day with the government terming attendance at the event voluntary and the opposition Congress slamming the move as self-promotion by Modi.

Govt to SC: Ready to cancel more than 150 coal licences
New Delhi, September 1
The Centre today said it was ready to cancel more than 150 coal blocks allocated during 1993-2010 in the light of the August 25 Supreme Court judgment declaring the allotments as illegal.


PUNJAB: Central schemes hit, state delays disbursal of funds

HARYANA: 'Repeated humiliation' made Birender quit Cong

J&KWith Sangh prodding, BJP may revoke Chaman Lal�s expulsion

HIMACHAL: HC bans animal sacrifice in temples
UTTARAKHAND: MC to slap service charges on Central Govt offices in Doon

CHANDIGARH: Thieves strike at jeweller�s house

LUDHIANA: Thieves steal Rs 18.32 lakh from ATM

DELHI: Slum dwellers to get toilet facilities

OPINIONSAn indecent proposal

NATION: Centre to ask states to speed up cases against tainted lawmakers

BUSINESS: Growth sentiment propels Sensex, Nifty to record high
SPORTS: India look to finish it off
WORLD: Ukraine accuses Russia of �undisguised aggression�


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Virbhadra graft case: CBI files status report
New Delhi, September 1
The CBI today filed its final status report in the Delhi High Court on its probe into allegations of graft, money laundering and forgery cases against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, during his earlier tenure as CM and Union Minister. The next hearing in the case is on September 10.

After lying low for 3 years, Punjab 
Police get back at Daduwal

Chandigarh/Bathinda, September 1
The Punjab police had recently arrested Baljit Singh Daduwal, a preacher-turned-head of a sect near Bathinda, under those FIRs in which they had withdrawn the most serious charges. The police had also recommended cancellation of certain IPC Sections in the FIR to the courts concerned.

Punjab Govt to excavate, sell sand at pithead
Chandigarh, September 1
The Punjab Government has found a novel way to bring down the ever-increasing prices of sand and gravel. The government will now excavate sand and aggregate (mixture of sand and bajri) from riverbed quarries and sell these minor minerals at the pithead on its own.


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