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Pay more for AC train travel from today
Railways to levy service tax on AC fares, freight
New Delhi, September 30
With Trinamool Congress walking out of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) coalition, the government is all set to levy service tax on AC classes and freight and auxiliary services of the Indian Railways from tomorrow.
Projected FARE HIKE on Routes

Sarpanch killings to rock J-K Assembly session
Srinagar, September 30
With the killing of sarpanches and empowerment of panchayats in the state likely to rock autumn session of J&K Assembly, the Speaker has rejected a private Bill which called for democratisation and empowerment of the panchayats in J&K. The private member Bill was submitted by opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) through its MLAs Pirzada Mansoor and Rafi Ahmad Mir.



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Haryana to get cracking on power stealers
Chandigarh, September 30
Lead by example seems to be the new buzzword in Haryanaís two power utilities. The top brass of the department is all set to teach the staff at the lower rung a lesson or two in how to cut down power theft and maintain reliable supply while bringing down line losses.

In rain-deficient year, Punjab readies for bumper paddy yield
Chandigarh, September 30
In an irony of sorts, farmers in Punjab are set to achieve a record paddy harvest in a year marked by rains which fell just short of the drought level. The paddy procurement season, which starts tomorrow, is set to result in procurement of 135 lakh metric tonnes - the highest so far.

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Virat Kohli plays a shot during the ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup match against Pakistan in Colombo on Sunday. Kohliís unbeaten 78 off 61 balls guided India to an emphatic eight-wicket victory, keeping its chances alive in the tournament .
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Sikh woman, kids found murdered in Belgium
London, September 30
In a gruesome incident, four members of a Sikh family, including three children, have been found murdered in their home in Belgiumís capital city of Brussels. All the four victims, who hailed from Punjab, had their throats cut, a report from Brussels said.

Himachal gears up for smart transport system
Shimla, September 30
In about three months from now, the Himachal Road Transport Corporation may deliver a system that promises safer travel and more efficient service. This is part of a Rs 6.9-crore intelligent transport system (ITS) project under the Centrally funded modernisation scheme.

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