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Yeddyurappa sent to jail on graft charges
nIn judicial remand till Oct 22 n Former colleague also denied bail n Karnataka ex-CM to challenge the Lokayukta court order in HC
Bangalore, October 15
In a big blow to the BJP’s ongoing campaign against corruption, former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, the first BJP leader to hold the post in a southern state, was today arrested and sent to prison by a Lokayukta court on corruption charges.
Cases that nailed BJP leader
Nation page: Yeddyurappa’s arrest latest jolt to Advani’s rath yatra

Rail roko, clashes & arrests: Telangana on the boil again
136 trains cancelled; Cong MPs join protesters, court arrest
Hyderabad, October 15
An already volatile Telangana region in Andhra Pradesh was on the boil today with train services being thrown out of gear during the violence-marred rail blockade.
Pro-Telangana women activists being arrested near Secunderabad railway station in Hyderabad . Nation page: Life goes for a toss in Telangana belt

Pro-Telangana women activists being arrested near Secunderabad railway station in Hyderabad . — PTI

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No takers for PM’s call for RTI Act review 
Scope must never be limited; it needs to be expanded, say experts 
New Delhi, October 15
The Prime Minister’s call for a critical relook at the Right to Information (RTI) Act found no resonance in the two-day convention of the Central Information Commission which discussed vital aspects related to the scope of the law.

Nation page: Nitish counters PM on RTI Act

Poonia qualifies for Olympics in style
New Delhi, October 15
Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Krishna Poonia qualified for next year's London Olympics after clinching a gold medal in the women's discus thrower event of the Fling Throw Meet in Portland, USA. Poonia came up with an outstanding throw of 61.12 metre, which was her best effort of the season and better than the 2012 London Olympics qualification 'B' standard of 59.50m.



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Will restore properties of Kuka martyrs: Badal
Bhaini Sahib (Samrala), October 15
Conceding to the demand of the Namdhari Darbar, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said that the government would take steps to restore the properties of the 66 Kuka martyrs to their families.

Haryana faces acute power crisis
Coal stocks in the state down to a day’s reserves at Panipat plant
Chandigarh, October 15
Even as the coal shortage has hit power generation across the country, Haryana is in deep trouble with coal stocks in the state down to a day’s reserves at the Panipat plant. Power plants at Hisar and Yamunanagar have only reserves to last three days.

Osho’s Pune commune now riven by property dispute 
Osho’s Pune commune is spread over 35 acres.Mumbai, October 15
Osho Rajneesh’s 35-acre commune in Pune's upmarket Koregaon Park area is once again in the eye of the storm. This time, a section of the spiritual mystic’s followers have accused the trustees running the organisation, mainly foreigners, of attempting to sell the Rs 1,000-crore property to a Pune-based developer linked to a top Maharashtra-based politician.
Osho’s Pune commune is spread over 35 acres.


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