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SC reserves judgement on presidential reference

NEW DELHI, Oct 13 — The Supreme Court today reserved its verdict on the presidential reference raising nine questions regarding the consultation process to be adopted by the Chief Justice of India for the appointment of judges to the apex court and high courts after hearing three-day-long marathon arguments.

Pak military exercises
ISLAMABAD, Oct 13 — Pakistan has chalked out plans to conduct two-month long military exercises along the Indian border in Punjab and Sindh in which 60,000 troops and fighter planes will participate.

Sharif appoints new ISI chief

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Hapless paddy growers wait for customers at Khanna Mandi on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Farmers curse government
KHANNA, Oct 13 — One of the biggest foodgrain markets in Asia is a mute witness to the despair and anger of paddy growers. Every nook and corner of this market is full of paddy. Haggard farmers sit on their haunches bemoaning their fate and cursing the rulers.
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Sushma drops Rajendra Gupta
NEW DELHI, Oct 13 — The Chief Minister of Delhi, Mrs Sushma Swaraj, today inducted Mr Devinder Singh, a protege of Mr Sahib Singh Verma, in place of former Transport Minister Rajendra Gupta into the six-member ministry which was sworn in here today.

Salman remanded till Oct 16
JODHPUR, Oct 13 — Film star Salman Khan, arrested on a charge of killing wild animals, was today remanded in the custody of the Forest Department till October 16.
Plot to kill Advani foiled
AHMEDABAD, Oct 13 — A Pakistani ISI agent, on a mission to eliminate Union Home Minister L.K. Advani and Gujarat Chief Minister Keshubhai Patel, was shot dead here late last night.


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New SAARC Secy-Gen
NEW DELHI, Oct 13 — Mr Nihal Rodrigo, Additional Secretary in the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Sri Lanka, will be the next Secretary-General of SAARC.

Escape Bollywood style
MUKTSAR, Oct 13 — Smuggler on parole kills a man, throws acid on the dead man's face to conceal identity, places parole papers in the pocket of the deceased and changes his clothes and shoes with his own to fool the police.

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