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Thursday, October 6, 2011, Chandigarh, India
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Chinese troops in PoK: Army Chief
Says terror infrastructure across LoC intact, large number of militants trying to infiltrate

New Delhi, October 5
Echoing words that can spark a fresh round of discussion on China’s suspicious moves in Pakistan occupied Kashmir, especially in the strategically important Gilgit-Baltistan area, Army Chief Gen VK Singh today said that around 4,000 Chinese, including troops of the People's Liberation  Army of China, were in PoK.

Gen VK Singh
Gen VK Singh

Govt can’t change purpose of acquired land, rules SC
New Delhi, October 5
Land acquired by the government or its instrumentalities for a specific public purpose cannot be changed and transferred to private individuals or corporate bodies, the Supreme Court has held.

Bhatta-Parsaul ‘rapes’
SC panel issues arrest warrant against SSP
Lucknow, October 5
The National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) has issued an arrest warrant against Gautam Budh Nagar SSP Jyoti Narayan for failing to investigate seven alleged rape cases in the twin villages of Bhatta-Parsaul during a clash between farmers and the police on May 7.

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Aakash, the world’s cheapest tablet PC, is here
One of the first recipients of Aakash on WednesdayNew Delhi, October 5
Last year, on July 22, when Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal launched the prototype of a $35 low-cost computing device, the cheapest anywhere, critics said it would be impossible to develop. Today, Sibal launched ‘Aakash’, the world’s lowest priced (Rs 2,250 per unit) touch-screen computing and internet access device, which will allow people with humble means a chance to access the same set of web information which the rich access.

Proud moment: One of the first recipients of Aakash on Wednesday.

Punjab Assembly passes Right to Service Bill
Chandigarh, October 5
The Punjab Assembly on Wednesday unanimously passed the Right to Service Bill-2011 after Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal assured the Opposition that their suggestions on extension of services under the Bill and making the bureaucracy accountable would be followed. The Bill provides for time-bound delivery of 67 citizen-centric services, including municipal services like water and sewerage connections and sanction of building plans, to the public.


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Punjab, Haryana farmers meet PM over fertiliser rates
New Delhi, October 5
Punjab and Haryana farmers today took their woes regarding ‘low’ minimum support price (MSP) for paddy, cotton and maize and rising fertiliser prices to the Capital. They staged a dharna near Jantar Mantar and presented a memorandum to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar who, they said, promised to meet them again next week.

Pak our twin brother, India a friend: Karzai
Hamid Karzai, Afghanistan PresidentNew Delhi, October 5
“Pakistan is our twin brother, India is a great friend,” Afghan President Hamid Karzai said today as he sought to address Islamabad’s anxiety over the strategic partnership pact he signed with New Delhi yesterday under which India will help train Afghan forces.
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The Last Word: Kiran Bedi
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Courageous and charismatic, this is one woman who has lived life on her own terms. She has also rubbed many an important person the wrong way in the process of achieving her goals. She attracts cameras, has recently shown her ability to work crowds, and in the process, attracted much ire from political leaders.




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