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Government consults CMs on OBC reservation
Implementation in unaided institutions
New Delhi, October 20
The government finds itself on a sticky wicket so far as implementing quotas in unaided institutions of higher education are concerned. With as many as three cases pending in the courts against the decision to include unaided institutions in the quota ambit, the process will be no cakewalk.

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A NEW BIRD IN THE FLOCK
For the first time in 58 years, a new bird species — Bugun Liocichla — has been found in Mainland India. For bird lovers it is a treat, an addition to the total count of Indian bird species which stands at 1226.
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In the biggest foreign takeover by an Indian company, Tata Steel and the Corus Group today reached an agreement on the acquisition of the European steel giant by the Indian firm for £4.3 billion (Rs 36,500 crore). (See Biz)                       Ratan Tata

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New Delhi, October 20
Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf survived a coup attempt a fortnight ago shortly after his return from the US, Hong Kong-based Asia Time Online has reported.

A view of the illuminated Golden Temple on the eve of Divali in Amritsar on Friday.

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A view of the illuminated Golden Temple on the eve of Divali in Amritsar on Friday. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma 

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Coal scam: PSEB stops payments
Chandigarh, October 20
Whole Time Members (WTMs) of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB), after holding brain storming sessions for two days over news reports published in The Tribune with regard to failure of imported coal samples, today stopped all pending payments to coal suppliers.

2 cars with Home Affairs stickers go missing
New Delhi, October 20
Two cars, with Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) stickers, have gone missing on the eve of Divali, triggering a scare among security agencies which fear that these vehicles could be used by terrorists to carry out strikes.

Farmers clash with cops in Ganganagar
Sriganganagar, October 20
At least two dozen persons, including four policemen and women, were injured in violent clashes between agitating farmers and the police in Ganganagar district of Rajasthan today.

8-yr-old boy, 4 militants killed
Srinagar, October 20
Four militants and a boy were killed and three others injured in separate incidents in Jammu and Kashmir since yesterday, while militants made aborted attempts on the lives of a PDP leader and an Imam.

Strict watch on Pak cricket fans
Chandigarh, October 20
Cricket fans coming from Pakistan will be under strict surveillance during their visit to watch the Champions Trophy matches at Mohali. Even as all hospitality will be extended, there will be no free movement for the visitors from across the border as they enjoyed during the test match in March 2005.





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