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Khattar sworn in as Haryana CM
PANCHKULA (Haryana): Manohar Lal Khattar, a low-profile organisation man with active RSS background, was today sworn in as Chief Minister of Haryana, where BJP has formed government for the first time on its own.

Modi to attend Maharashtra BJP govt swearing-in
MUMBAI: Officials of the Protocol Department in Mantralaya here are in a quandary over seating arrangement for Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he attends the swearing-in of the BJP government here later this week.

Nine killed in road accident in Assam
NAGAON: At least nine persons, including five women, were on Sunday killed and 24 injured when a bus fell into a roadside ditch at Uluani in Nagaon district.

US strikes pound ISIS militants as Iraqi Kurds prepare to join fight
MURSITPINAR (Turkey): US-led warplanes have bombarded the Islamic State group with new air strikes as heavily armed Iraqi Kurdish fighters were on Sunday readying to reinforce the besieged Syrian border town of Kobane.

Poor health systems in Asia cause for Ebola alarm
SINGAPORE: Longer the Ebola outbreak rages in West Africa, the greater chance a traveler infected with the virus touches down in an Asian city.

Indian-American discovers a novel way to fight brain cancer
HOUSTON: In a breakthrough, a team of Harvard scientists led by an Indian-American researcher has discovered a novel way to fight deadly brain cancer with toxin-resistant stem cells.

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Five-phase polls in J-K, Jharkhand from Nov 25
Results on Dec 23
All factors, including floods, taken into account: EC
VS SampathNew Delhi, October 25
The Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand Assemblies will go to the polls in five phases i.e. from November 25 to December 20.

"Except for one political party, most parties (in J-K) were in favour of holding elections on time. They said there is no reason for delaying polls."
VS Sampath, Chief Election Commissioner


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Govt clears defence projects worth Rs 80,000 crore
New Delhi, October 25
The Defence Acquisition Council on Saturday cleared military equipment purchase proposals worth  Rs 80,000 crore and decided that six submarines will be made indigenously. Clearance was also given to purchase of over 8,000 Israeli anti-tank missiles, 362 infantry carrying vehicles, 12 upgraded Dornier surveillance aircraft and two midget subs for special operations.

Team Khattar ready for its big day today
Chandigarh, October 25
Arrangements are in place for new Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar’s swearing-in at Panchkula tomorrow. The BJP will form the government in the state for the first time after a scintillating performance in the Assembly polls.

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HARYANA: Khattar’s swearing-in set to be a grand affair

J&K: 72.25 lakh voters to elect 87 MLAs

HIMACHAL: Apple production to cross 3 crore boxes despite less crop
UTTARAKHAND: Portals of Kedarnath, Yamunotri shrines closed for winter

CHANDIGARH: Avoid routes leading to Sector 5 in Panchkula today

LUDHIANA: Dog menace gets worse

DELHI: Bypolls to three assembly seats announced

OPINIONS: Celebration without noise would be as sweet

NATION: With selfies, free interaction, Modi opens up to media

SPORTS: Dynamos drub Chennaiyin 4-1
WORLD: Dilma or Neves: Brazilians vote to elect their President

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Delhi’s Trilokpuri tense after fresh clashes; cops among 35 hurt; 70 held
New Delhi, October 25
Fresh clashes erupted in east Delhi's Trilokpuri locality today following which prohibitory orders were imposed. The situation remained tense in the area for the third consecutive day in the wake of a clash between two groups on Diwali night. More than 70 miscreants have been arrested and combing operations are on.

Netaji deputy, Nehru aide was Soviet spy: British files
London, October 25
A deputy of freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, an "old friend" of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and a former Indian ambassador, ACN Nambiar, has been described as a Soviet spy. According to documents declassified under the 30-year-rule at the National Archives here, Nambiar went to Berlin in 1924 as a journalist and worked with the Indian communist group, visiting Moscow as a Soviet "guest" in 1929. (Details on Nation page)

PCMS scam: SIT report nails PPSC members
Chandigarh, October 25
The Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) flouted its own rules and arbitrarily changed several procedures to recruit 312 medical officers in Punjab between 2008-09. This subversion of rules was done to ensure the entry of wards of the rich and powerful in the Punjab Civil Medical Service (PCMS) allegedly in exchange for money.

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