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Troops foil attack on Siachen post
Six intruders shot dead
SRINAGAR, Oct 27 — At least six Pakistani soldiers were killed when Indian troops foiled their attempt, second within in a week, to capture an Indian forward post in the Siachen area today.

40 feared drowned in Assam
GUWAHATI, Oct 27 — At least 40 persons, mostly children, were feared drowned when an over- crowded mechanised country boat capsized after colliding with another mid-stream in the Brahmaputra river today, the police said.

A house nearing completion built in violation of the periphery Act being demolished
A house nearing completion built in violation of the periphery Act being demolished by the Administration at Raipur Kalan in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Axe falls on 49 illegal houses
CHANDIGARH, Oct 27 — Anti-encroachment staff of the Chandigarh Administration pulled down 49 houses in an illegal colony which had come up in violation of the Periphery Control Act in Raipur Kalan village today.

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Farooq buying peace with Congress
Raids on Maulvi Ansari's premises
JAMMU, Oct 27 — Is the National Conference trying to revive its political ties with the Congress? This question has assumed significance following the state government's clearance to the Sales Tax Department to carry out raids on the business premises owned by the Minister for Housing and Urban Development, Maulvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari.

Karnataka crisis: Rebels close ranks with Patel
NEW DELHI, Oct 27 — Dissident Karnataka Janata Dal MLAs today closed their ranks with Chief Minister J.H. Patel against a no-confidence motion being planned by the Congress even as Mr Patel ruled out a change of leadership and the dissidents demanded that he "pass the test" in the Dal legislature party.


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Cartel "controlling" onion prices
CHANDIGARH, Oct 27 — A well-entrenched cartel of onion traders is behind the rise of onion prices beyond the reach of even the upper middle class. This has come to light after talking to a cross-section of those involved in the trade of onions.
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