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UPA for executive order to ensure food security
May bypass legislation in view of stiff resistance by Opposition
New Delhi, September 29
As key Bills continue to pile up in Parliament because of Opposition resistance, the UPA government is examining the possibility of implementing the provisions of its flagship National Food Security Bill through the executive route, obviating the need for parliamentary approval.

PM says reforms irreversible, denies US behind measures
New Delhi, September 29
Strongly refuting the allegation that the US was behind the recent economic measures initiated by his government, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today indicated that the reforms process was irreversible.
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All four accused arrested in Sonepat gang rape case
Gurgaon/Gohana, Sept 29
The police today claimed to have arrested all the four accused in connection with the gang rape of a teenage girl in Gohana town of Sonepat district. Two accused Kali and Harish were arrested yesterday, while Santy and Deepak were nabbed today, Gohana Deputy Superintendent of Police Yashpal Singh Khatana said. All the arrested have been sent to judicial custody.

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Power connections to cost more in Punjab
Patiala, September 29
The Punjab Government has revised the charges for the release of new electricity connections to various categories of consumers. The new rates will come into effect from October 1.

NCP now wants 11 of its deserter MLAs in Meghalaya disqualified
PA SangmaGuwahati, September 29
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in Meghalaya now wants 11 of its incumbent MLAs disqualified from the House for changing their allegiance to newly formed Nationalist Peopleís Party (NPP) in violation of the ďanti-defection lawĒ.
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2 ex-ministers, IAS officer acquitted in J&K sex scandal
Chandigarh, September 29
A special CBI court here today acquitted two former ministers and a senior IAS officer in connection with three chargesheets in the infamous J&K sex scandal that rocked Jammu and Kashmir in 2006. After a six-year trial, the court acquitted Mohd Iqbal Khandey, a 1978 batch officer of the Jammu and Kashmir cadre and Principal Secretary in the Jammu and Kashmir Government; Ghulam Ahmed Mir, former minister and present Congress MLA from South Kashmir constituency Dooru; and former minister Raman Mattoo.
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Sibal returns Modiís jibe on Aakash tablets
Kapil SibalNew Delhi, Sept 29
Days after Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi took a jibe at HRD Minister, Kapil Sibal accusing him of delaying the delivery of Aakash, low-cost tablets, to students in the state, it was the latterís turn to return the jibe today.
                                                           
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Women at increasing risk of heart attacks
New Delhi, September 29
An increasing number of Indian women are at risk of heart disease with three in 10 heart attacks being reported in them as against seven in men. Experts attribute the mounting incidence of heart ailments in women to the unabated rise in the incidence of abdominal obesity and diabetes among them.

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