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UPA rolls reform ball again
P Chidambaram* Cabinet clears 49% FDI in insurance, 26% in pension
* Sensex breaches 19,000

New Delhi, October 4
In less than a month, the turbo-charged Manmohan Singh government has announced the second booster dose of big ticket economic reforms by liberalising foreign investment in the insurance and pension sectors.

Business page: Stocks soar to 15-month peak on reform hopes; banks rally

Mamata leads Oppn charge against Round-2 reforms
To launch nationwide stir against FDI in pension, insurance sectors
New Delhi, October 4
The UPA government today went ahead with its second round of reforms but its ambitious plans could hit a roadblock in Parliament as belligerent Opposition parties have declared their intention to block these measures. (Details in Nation page)

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Rahul asks Valley youth to be part of growth story
HOMECOMING: Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi at a rally in Leh on ThursdaySrinagar, October 4
Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi today said it was his desire to forge a relationship with the people of Kashmir, to understand their suffering and help mitigate the problems of the region. Reaching out to the youth from the state, he said they should join the development process.

HOMECOMING: Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi at a rally in Leh on Thursday. — PTI

Ladakh needs connectivity, education, says Rahul
Lays foundation of a tunnel at Z-Morh in Sonamarg
Leh, October 4
All India Congress Committee general secretary Rahul Gandhi, who is on a two-day visit to the state, addressed a large public gathering at the Polo Ground in Leh today.
(Details in J&K page)

Cupid strikes dangerously early in twin Mohali villages
Gharuan (Mohali), October 4
Love-smitten minor girls and boys in Gharuan and Sakrulapur villages are giving sleepless nights to parents and panchayats in the twin villages of Mohali district. Six girls, four from Gharuan and two from Sakrulapur, all in the age group of 13 to 15 years, have eloped this week alone.





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6 Chinese soldiers cross LAC in Leh, let off
Jammu, October 4
In what can be seen as a step-up in incursions by China in Jammu and Kashmir, at least six soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army were reportedly detained and let off by an Indian patrolling party in the Chumar area of Leh last month. Highly placed sources said the Chinese troopers riding on horses entered into Indian territory to “understand the region geographically and strategically” and “demarcate the borderline”.

Brar doesn’t want to move out of Mumbai
New Delhi, October 4
Lt Gen KS Brar (retd)Lt Gen KS Brar (retd) today made it clear that he was not in favour of being shifted out of Mumbai. Talking to The Tribune on the phone from his residence in Mumbai where he is recovering from injuries suffered in Sunday’s attack in London, Lt Gen Brar said the plan to re-locate him was “not correct”. “Relocation is not the answer. Can anyone ensure that people who want to kill me will not know the new location?” he said.


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