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Tuesday, October 11, 2011, Chandigarh, India
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 Digvijay questions Hazare’s credibility
 Advani begins Jan Chetna Yatra
 Strike at Maruti enters 5th day, no production
Family, fans bid tearful adieu to Ghazal king Jagjit Singh
NATO asks Pak to do more on fight against terror
ICC reverses its decision on DRS

CBI raids Marans’ houses, offices
Aircel-Maxis deal: Searches in Delhi, Chennai; FIR filed against two brothers
New Delhi, October 10
After registering a case against former Union Minister Dayanidhi Maran and his elder brother Kalanithi Maran in connection with the controversial Aircel-Maxis deal, the CBI today raided nine offices and residences of the duo in Delhi and Chennai.

Ghazal king departs, his voice lives on
Jagjit Singh dies of brain haemorrhage in Mumbai, funeral today

Mumbai, October 10
Ghazal king Jagjit Singh, who regaled music lovers for over four decades with his soulful renditions, died of brain haemorrhage in Mumbai today. He was 70. The singer, who rediscovered the ghazal genre for the common Indian in the 70s and 80s, was admitted to the Lilavati hospital on September 23.

Editorial Page: Death of a ghazal icon 
Jagjit’s native town mourns for its son

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Army looks to strengthen forces along Pak, China borders
New Delhi, October 10
In a move that will be interpreted in many ways across strategic circles globally, the Indian Army is looking to ramp up its numbers along the western and northern borders, facing Pakistan and China, respectively. The matter was discussed at the five-day Army Commanders’ conference that began here today. 

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26/11: SC suspends Kasab’s execution
His petition for detailed hearing admitted
Disposing of appeal ‘expeditiously’ top priority
New Delhi, October 10
The Supreme Court today suspended the execution of Ajmal Kasab, the LeT terrorist involved in the attack on Mumbai, after acknowledging that public sentiment was clearly against entertaining his appeal challenging his death sentence.

New telecom policy aims at free roaming, full mobile portability
New Delhi, October 10
Seeking to make a telecom subscriber the “ultimate ruler”, Telecommunications Minister Kapil Sibal on Monday unveiled the draft National Telecom Policy (NTP) 2011 that not only seeks to give the consumer the right to free roaming within the country but also seeks to increase the country’s teledensity to 100 per cent by 2020 and bring about transparency in spectrum allocation.

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2G: CAG offers to explain Rs 1.76 lakh crore loss
New Delhi, October 10
With the figure of Rs 1.76 lakh crore loss in 2G Spectrum allocation under dispute, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Vinod Rai today offered to explain it to Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC). The PAC is set to re-examine the case in view of a Congress member’s demand.
SC reserves order on plea for probing Chidambaram
CBI not to oppose Kanimozhi’s bail plea

SC to hear Rajiv Gandhi, Bhullar cases together 
New Delhi, October 10
The Supreme Court today agreed to hear the petition of Devender Pal Singh Bhullar seeking commutation of his death sentence together with another plea relating to the case of assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Punjab jails promote cigarettes to maintain inmates!
Bathinda, October 10
While the Punjab Government has banned smoking at public places, it continues to provide round-the-clock supply of beedis and cigarettes at all central and district jails in the state. The exercise generates handsome revenue, which, in turn, is spent on the welfare of inmates. The state has seven central and six districts jails that house 18,000 inmates. On the one hand these jails have been under the scanner for drug abuse, on the other hand the state government itself is promoting similar habits among jail inmates.




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