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Ban on export of

Special relief for paddy procurement
NEW DELHI, Oct 26 — Alarmed by the increasing prices of essential commodities, the Union Government has restricted the export of potatoes and onions and put import of pulses under the Open General Licence list.
The Dalai Lama, exiled spiritual and political leader of Tibet, caresses a baby.
HAMBURG: The Dalai Lama, exiled spiritual and political leader of Tibet, caresses a baby after a press conference in Hamburg on Sunday. — AP/PTI
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No compromise on security, says PM
NEW DELHI, Oct 26 — Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee has declared that there will be no compromise on the country’s security at any cost. Addressing the Combined Commander’s Conference here today, he called upon the defence forces to remain ever vigilant so that "we are never taken by surprise."
Buyback of shares cleared
NEW DELHI, Oct 26 — The Cabinet today cleared amendments to the Companies Act to allow buyback of shares by companies as part of efforts to reinvigorate capital markets.

Adampur poll: CEC asks for report
NEW DELHI, Oct 26 — The Election Commission has sought an immediate report from the Punjab Chief Electoral Officer on the allegations of violation of model code of conduct and misuse of official machinery by the SAD-BJP government.

Modi Rubbers director held
NEW DELHI, Oct 26 — The Delhi Police has arrested a senior director of Modi Rubbers on charges of extortion and intimidation through underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s alleged frontman and politician Romesh Sharma, who was recently nabbed in the city.

Revised scales for varsity teachers
EW DELHI, Oct 26 — The Union Cabinet today approved the revised pay scales with effect from January 1, 1996 for university and college teachers.

All pensioners to
be on par
NEW DELHI, Oct 26 — The Union Cabinet today decided to raise the pension of all those Central Government employees who retired prior to January 1, 1996, on a par with those who retired after that date.


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Govt sleeps as consumers
CHANDIGARH,Oct 26 — With onions becoming "elusive", prices of essential commodities, fruit, vegetables, edible oils, cereals and pulses have not lagged behind as an average household budget has been crumbled by an unprecedented hike in prices since the beginning of this year.

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