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 Bachchans blessed with a baby girl
 Gehlot reshuffles ministry, drops 6

Maoists more dangerous than terrorists: Mamata
Jessica case: HC grants parole to Manu Sharma
Central team inspects Koodankulam Plant

Petrol cheaper by Rs 2 per litre
Political nudge sees first price slash since deregulation
New Delhi, November 15
Oil companies today cut petrol prices by Rs 2.22 per litre, thus neutralising the hike effected last fortnight that had caused huge public uproar. This is the first time after deregulation of petrol prices that these have been revised downwards.

Kingfisher Airlines not closing or seeking bailout: Mallya
Vijay MallyaNew Delhi, November 15
Faced with increasing speculation over the fate of Kingfisher Airlines, its promoter Vijay Mallya went into damage control mode to allay fears that the airlines is shutting down and also denied that Kingfisher was seeking a bailout from the government. However, he said the airline was bleeding because of high fuel costs and interest burden and emphasised that other airlines were in the same boat.


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CAG defends figure of 2G Spectrum loss
 Vinod RaiNew Delhi, November 15
Comptroller & Auditor General Vinod Rai today appeared before the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the 2G Spectrum allocation and denied having overruled his DG (P&T) on audit figures. The CAG, however, explained that a higher authority taking a decision independent of the findings by juniors was a common practice in the CAG office.

Maya Cabinet proposes split of UP into four
Lucknow, November 15
In a decision of far reaching consequences, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati today announced the tabling of a resolution in the forthcoming winter session of the state Assembly (scheduled from November 21) to carve out four smaller states. A Cabinet meeting chaired by her earlier in the day passed the proposal to introduce the resolution in the Assembly session.

Pay more to fly out of Delhi
New Delhi, November 15
Itís bad news for frequent fliers from Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in New Delhi with flying costs all set to rise from December. Passengers flying out of IGIA airport will have to pay an additional Rs 200 when they take a domestic flight and an extra Rs 1,300 while boarding an international flight as Airport Development Fee (ADF).

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SC to frame norms to process mercy pleas
New Delhi, November 15
The Supreme Court today directed the government to provide details of all mercy petitions filed by death row convicts in order to lay down guidelines to be followed by officials while processing such pleas before forwarding these to the President or the state Governors.

Prez ignored relevant factors, Bhullar tells Supreme Court

High drama as protests mark Advani's Golden Temple visit
Amritsar, November 15
High drama was witnessed at the Golden Temple Complex today as SAD (Amritsar) supporters led by its president Simranjeet Singh Mann staged a protest when BJP stalwart LK Advani along with his family members visited the shrine.
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In Punjab, bumpy yatra for Advani 
Cancelled press meets at Ludhiana, Amritsar; likely to do the same at Pathankot today
LK Advani with Punjab deputy CM Sukhbir Badal in Pathankot on Tuesday.Chandigarh, November 15
Unlike in other BJP-ruled states, Punjab has proved to be a disappointment for senior party leader LK Advani. He not only had to face black flags and eggs, even the BJP alliance partner Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) remained distant.




LK Advani with Punjab deputy CM Sukhbir Badal in Pathankot on Tuesday.

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