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Indo-Pak deadlock over Siachen
Map of Jammu &KashmirNEW DELHI, Nov 6 — The deadlock on the Siachen issue between India and Pakistan continued with Islamabad today rejecting New Delhi’s proposal of a comprehensive ceasefire in the area as a first step towards paving the way for redeployment and disengagement of troops in the highest battlefield of the world where firing has been going on for quite some time.

Heavy Pak firing in Siachen
(Jammu & Kashmir page)
The Indian Defence Minister, Mr George Fernandes, with the Defence Secretaries of India and Pakistan
Indian Defence Minister George Fernandes with the Defence Secretaries of India and Pakistan, Mr Ajit Kumar (right) and Lieut-Gen (retd) Iftikhar Ali Khan (left), when they called on him in New Delhi on Friday. — PTI
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12-year plan to ease power crisis
NEW DELHI, Nov 6 — In a major announcement to meet the country’s power requirements, the Centre today introduced a 12-year plan titled "Power Vision-2010" having a provision of de facto counter-guarantee for mega power projects.

MP: Cong drops 60 MLAs
BHOPAL, Nov 6 — While the Opposition BJP has dropped only 16 out of its 111 sitting members, the ruling Congress has denied nomination to 60 sitting MLAs and six ministers for the November 25 Assembly poll.
(For more on Assembly elections, click here.)
BJP-INLD alliance for poll

CBI asked to probe Romesh Sharma’s links
PATNA, Nov 6 — The Patna High Court today asked the CBI and the Income Tax Department to probe the alleged involvement of Romesh Sharma, an alleged associate of Dubai-based mafia don, Dawood Ibrahim, in the fodder scam.


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Govt acts to meet HVC deadline
ED to probe charges against Virbhadra
SHIMLA, Nov 6 — Acting at a feverish pitch to meet today's deadline fixed by the Himachal Vikas Congress chief, Mr Sukh Ram, for the ruling BJP to order a CBI probe against the former Chief Minister, Mr Virbhadra Singh, the state government asked the Enforcement Department to inquire into certain allegations.

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