Wednesday, November 2, 2011, Chandigarh, India
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Latest news, updated at 4:00 pm

 'India attaching high priority to nuclear safety'. 
Advani slams PM on 2G note issue. 
Nepal parties ink seven-point breakthrough peace deal

Butt, Asif guilty in spot-fixing scam
London, November 1
Pakistan cricket was today drowned in deep shame with two of its cricketers - former Test captain Salman Butt and pacer Mohammad Asif - found guilty in the spot-fixing scam by a jury at the Southwark Crown Court here.

The scandal

Black money: I-T cracks down on Swiss a/c holders
New Delhi, November 1
The Income Tax Department has started sending notices to persons involved in black money cases on the basis of information received from abroad, even as Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said their names would be disclosed after initiation of prosecution proceedings.

Petrol prices likely to go up in two weeks 
New Delhi, November 1
Petrol prices are likely to be increased by Rs 1.82 per litre this fortnight as a fall in rupee has increased the cost of imports of the raw material (crude oil). This will be the second hike in petrol prices in as many months. Though the pricing of petrol was freed from government controls in June last year, state-owned oil firms 'informally' take directions from the Oil Ministry. It remains to be seen if the government will concede to the demand of oil companies just before the winter session of Parliament.

The Tribune
Punjabi, Hindi Publications

BUDGET 2011-12
Railway Budget
Economic Survey

A Tribune Investigation

Punjab Public Transport

Punjab Public Transport
Badals, buses and public losses
How the Badals hijacked Punjab’s luxury bus business
How the transport policy was manipulated for private profit
Public losses, private profits
Silence of the lambs


NDA 60 Glorious Years
125 Years of The Tribune
India: The Tasks Ahead

New Year Special
2011 — Year of Reckoning

Yearend Special
2010 — The Year of Disquiet
Chandigarh skyline
in danger
Education Special
The Tribune Guide to Best Colleges

Anna warns of another fast 
Writes to PM to ensure Jan Lokpal Bill passed in winter session
New Delhi, November 1
Social activist Anna Hazare shot off another letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, warning of a fresh hunger strike if the government failed to pass an effective Jan Lokpal Bill in the winter session of Parliament.
“I will begin my hunger strike agitation on the last day of the session if the Jan Lokpal Bill is not passed in the House,” Anna cautioned.

PIL: Badals had interests in private transport when policy was made
Chandigarh, November 1
Just over a month after The Tribune carried a series of news reports on manipulations in Punjab’s transport strategy to rev up profits of private bus operations, it is emerging that the policy was allegedly made “when the head of the government and his family had substantial interests in the private transport sector”.

SC moots Central agency to save public property 
New Delhi, November 1
The Supreme Court today suggested formation of a Central security agency for preventing or minimising damage to public and private property during frequent agitations, similar to the recent stir by Jats for getting job quota that turn violent.


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Chinese airfields encircle Ladakh
* India has 2 airbases at Leh & Thoise * China has 6 fully-functional airfields adjoining Ladakh 
In the vast windswept and barren landscape that divides India and China in southeastern Ladakh, temperatures can drop to a numbing minus 10 degree Celsius at the start of winter. A view of Chinese infrastructure just 1 km from the LAC. What’s more bone chilling for India is recent military developments in western parts of Tibet and Xinjiang province in China that pose a new challenge for Indian defence establishment and its forces.
A view of Chinese infrastructure just 1 km from the LAC. Tribune photos: Mukesh Aggarwal

Special to the tribune
Revealed: AQ Khan’s role in selling N-hardware to Libya 

Details of notorious Pakistani scientist AQ Khan’s personal role in selling deadly nuclear equipment to Libya have come to light Pakistani scientist AQ Khan following the discovery of secret files in Tripoli. The files are based on a successful CIA bugging operation that was carried out in the city of Casablanca in February 2002.The basic point of that discussion had Khan discussing the sale of 10 tonnes of uranium as well as centrifuge enrichment equipment to Libya.
Notes made at the time have CIA official Steve Kappes commenting: “We, with all caution, recorded that incident and the meeting that went on between them and we have the full tape…’


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