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Tuesday, September 16, 2014, Chandigarh, India

updated at 9:00 pm
J&K floods: Helpline numbers
Control rooms at Srinagar, Jammu and New Delhi to monitor and coordinate rescue and relief operations can be reached at Jammu & Kashmir House (011)-24611210 and 24611108;  Srinagar 0194-2452138;  Jammu 0191-2560401; and Home Ministry's control room in New Delhi at: (011) 23093054, 23092763, 23093564, 23092923, 23092885, 23093566, 23093563 

SP triumphs in UP, Cong wins in Rajasthan, BJP stuns Bengal
JAIPUR/LUCKNOW/AHMEDABAD:The Congress and the Samajwadi Party, which suffered a rout in the general elections, bounced back Tuesday in the assembly bypolls in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. For the first time in 15 years, the BJP will now have its lawmaker in the West Bengal assembly.

Rajasthan poll results: BJP wins one, trails in three
JAIPUR: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won Rajasthan's Kota South assembly constituency, but was trailing in the remaining three constituencies where bypolls were held till reports last came in.

UP bypoll: People have defeated communal forces, says CM
BJP says it will review its performance in Rajasthan 
CM's brother wins Sikkim seat as Independent
CPI-M  wins Tripura seat with record margin
Cong wins Lakhipur in Assam
Bengal: BJP wins seat after 15 yrs, Trinamool demands recount
Modi to receive Xi in Gujarat
AHMEDABAD: PM Narendra Modi will set aside protocol and himself receive Chinese President Xi Jinping when he arrives here on Wednesday.

Railgate:Bansal seeks exemption on health ground

NEW DELHI: Former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, who was summoned as a witness in the Rs 10 crore cash-for-post railway bribery case, on Tuesday sought exemption from personal appearance on health grounds before a special court

Jammu-Srinagar NH reopens for traffic 

SRINAGAR/JAMMU: In a boost to relief efforts in the flood-ravaged Kashmir Valley, the Jammu-Sringar National Highway today reopened for traffic after remaining closed for 13 days due to landslides triggered by incessant rains.

Malik, Hindu lawmaker expelled from PIA flight over delay
KARACHI: Angry passengers on board a PIA flight stopped former interior minister Rehman Malik and a Hindu lawmaker of the ruling PML-N from boarding the plane, accusing them of causing over two hours of delay.

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Diesel rates may fall for first time in 7 yrs
RBI bats for deregulation of fuel * Inflation hits 5-yr low

New Delhi, September 15
The monthly diesel price hike may end with under-recoveries on the fuel almost wiped out and Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan batting for deregulation of its prices. India's inflation has hit a five-year low. A fall in prices of food items brought down the wholesale price index to a low of 3.74% in August.

RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan speaks during FICCI's FIBAC 2014 in Mumbai on Monday. PTI



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J-K flood fury Over 2,34 lakh evacuated * Water level recedes in Valley
Govt offices in Srinagar to reopen from Sept 18; yet uphill task ahead
Srinagar/Jammu, September 15
A man walks on a ladder carrying food and water to his house in Srinagar on Monday. ReutersEleven days after it was flooded, the state Civil Secretariat will start functioning in Srinagar, the summer capital, from September 1. 

A man walks on a ladder carrying food and water to his house in Srinagar on Monday. R

On eve of Xi visit, tense stand-off in Ladakh yet again
New Delhi, September 15
Just two days before Chinese President Xi Jingping starts his three-day visit to India from September 17, troops of either country are locked in a tense stand-off at Chumar in South Eastern Ladakh.


PUNJAB: Fresh spell of rain ruins paddy crop

HARYANA: HJC-BSP talks on tie-up hit roadblock 

J&KCM visits flood-hit areas in Poonch

HIMACHAL: Govt positive on ODI in Dharamsala
UTTARAKHAND: ABVP�s Paras wins president�s post 

CHANDIGARH: Doon MLA walked free on benefit of doubt

LUDHIANA: MC has no records of 250 buildings

DELHI: 1,740 traders booked for malpractices

OPINIONSSafety on wheels

BusinessInflation declines to 5-year low of 3.74% in August

NATION: Most of Srinagar accessible by boats

SPORTS: Great expectations
WORLD: World coalition ready to take on ISIS


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In M�rashtra, Sena plays hard ball
New Delhi, September 15
The BJP has delayed its announcement of the Assembly poll candidates for Haryana and Maharashtra after its ally Shiv Sena rejected its proposal for contesting 135 seats.

Rumblings in Haryana BJP over ticket distribution
Chandigarh, September 15
Rumblings over ticket distribution within the BJP are on the rise. Party leaders are openly alleging that merit is being ignored in seat distribution in the list of 43 candidates announced recently.

Punjab to sell stake in PACL, Puncom
Chandigarh, September 15
The Punjab Government has decided to liquidate all assets of Punjab Communications Limited (Puncom) and sell off its stake in the Punjab Alkalies and Chemicals Limited (PACL).

Rain takes the masala out of Punjab chilli growers� profit
Bathinda, September 15
A chilli grower shows the damaged crop at Machhana village in Bathinda. photo: Vijay KumarPunjab�s chilli growers are finding the crop too hot to handle. With rains wreaking havoc, more than 70% of the crop has perished in the  Malwa belt.

A chilli grower shows the damaged crop at Machhana village in Bathinda. photo: Vijay Kumar


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