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Straight contest between Congress & BJP in both states 
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Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath at a press conference in New Delhi. New Delhi, October 3
The Election Commission today announced the schedule for the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections in what is expected to be a straight contest between the BJP and the Congress in both the states.

Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath at a press conference in New Delhi. — PTI

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Haryana’s continuing shame: 4 more rapes reported in a day 
Chandigarh, October 3
Haryana’s growing rape shame couldn’t get worse. Four more rape cases were reported from different parts of the state today, raising the the total number of such cases to 10 during the past one month.

HC confirms death to Hoshiarpur boy’s killers
Chandigarh, October 3
Seven years after the murder of Hoshiarpur boy Abhi Verma, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today confirmed death sentence awarded to the two assassins, Jasbir Singh and Vikram Walia. With this, a Bench headed by Justice Surya Kant paved the way for their hanging, but deferred execution of sentence till October 12 to allow them to challenge the judgment in the Supreme Court.

Lt Gen Brar returns, IB to review his security 
MHA didn’t know of his travel plans, but the Army unit in Mumbai & Military Intelligence were in the loop
New Delhi, October 3
Lt Gen KS Brar at the Mumbai airport on Wednesday. Injured Lt Gen KS Brar (retd) landed back in Mumbai from London today. The Ministry of Home Affairs has tasked the Intelligence Bureau (IB) to review his security. Suspected Pro-Khalistan militants attacked Lt Gen Brar on Sunday in Central London.

Lt Gen KS Brar at the Mumbai airport on Wednesday. — AFP





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Assault on LT Gen KS Brar
Punjab Police: Attack handiwork of youths influenced by radicals
Chandigarh, October 3
Youngsters influenced by radical Sikh propaganda and not trained terrorists could have been behind the attack on Lt Gen KS Brar, according to Punjab Police officials who track movement of radicals here and abroad. There is a feeling among police circles here that the attack was the work of amateurs and not trained professionals.

Failure of Central agencies: Punjab 
Chandigarh, October 3
In a rather delayed reaction to the cowardly attack on Lt Gen KS Brar, the Punjab Government fell short of condemning the incident by concentrating on denying any role of the state in his protection.

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Panchayat empowerment on mind, Rahul in J&K today
Chandigarh, October 3
Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi’s Kashmir visit beginning Thursday comes with a message that he is solidly behind his party and its cause for the empowerment of panchayats at all costs and every thing else is secondary to him. He has taken this challenge in the typical Gandhi family style as right from his great grandfather Jawahar Lal Nehru to his father Rajiv Gandhi


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