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Tuesday, October 10, 2006, Chandigarh, India
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North Korea conducts N-test
Seoul, October 9
North Korea boasted today it performed its first-ever nuclear weapons test, saying it detonated a successful underground blast in a “great leap forward” that defied international warnings against the communist regime.

Unfortunate development: PM
New Delhi, October 9
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday described the nuclear tests conducted by the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea as an unfortunate development.

India hits out at Pak-N. Korea nexus

Provocative, says US
Washington, October 9
North Korea’s first nuclear test in defiance of the international community has evoked widespread criticism from across the globe.

N.Korea can now blackmail US
News Analysis by K. Subrahmanyam
Specially written for The Tribune
The North Korean nuclear test was unique in its being announced before hand. In the case of China and Pakistan preparations for the tests were known to the world before hand.

World page:
Pak distances itself from N. Korean N-programme
N-test conducted in mountain tunnel?
Editorial: It wasn’t a bluff

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Dengue toll touches 50
New Delhi, October 9
The number of dengue cases reported from different parts of the country rose to 3,613 today, while the toll touched 50. According to the control room of the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme, there has been an increase of 206 in the number of dengue cases reported since yesterday.

Delhi page: Toll of dengue patients approaches 1,000
Jalandhar page: Waste dumped in rivulet poses dengue threat

Wadali brothers hurt in mishap
Amritsar, October 9
Noted Sufi singer brothers Puran Chand Wadali and Pyare Lal Wadali and three members of their troupe were injured when their Tavera vehicle collided with a stationary truck on the Amritsar- Jalandhar road in the wee hours today.

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Punjab, Haryana to get 1,950 MW power
New Delhi, October 9
Punjab and Haryana will get 1,950 MW of power from two ultra-mega power projects, being set up by private players in Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat under the initiative of the Union Power Ministry and which are expected to be commissioned by 2012.

Dalit leader Kanshi Ram cremated
New Delhi, October 9
Dalit leader Kanshi Ram, who passed away early this morning, was cremated in the afternoon amidst slogans from his followers at the Capital’s Nigam Bodh ghat.

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Kanshi Ram’s death will impact Punjab politics
Kanshi Ram ‘fails to fulfil mother’s wish’
Nation page: Mulayam mourns Kanshi ’s death
Jalandhar page: Kanshi’s death condoled
Chandigarh page: Kanshi Ram’s death mourned
Editorial: Kanshi Ram’s legacy

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BSP leader Mayawati stands beside the body of Kanshi Ram at the BSP headquarters in New Delhi on Monday.
— Tribune photo by Rajeev Tyagi

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