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Govt closer to direct transfer of fertiliser subsidy to farmers
Marginal Rs 50 per tonne increase in price of urea announced 
Union Ministers Sharad Pawar, Ghulam Nabi Azad, CP Joshi and Subodh Kant Sahay leave after a Cabinet meeting at South Block in New Delhi on Thursday.New Delhi, October 11
Aiming to shift towards direct transfer of fertiliser subsidy to farmers, the government today marginally increased the retail price of urea to incentivise retailers to provide receipt of fertiliser stock received by them for sale.

Union Ministers Sharad Pawar, Ghulam Nabi Azad, CP Joshi and Subodh Kant Sahay leave after a Cabinet meeting at South Block in New Delhi on Thursday. — PTI

SC quashes land acquired for Chd IT Park expansion
New Delhi, October 11
The Supreme Court today quashed the acquisition of over 270 acres of land in the Manimajra area in 2006-07 by the Chandigarh Administration to expand the Rajiv Gandhi Information Technology Park.

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Implement safety steps, SC tells JK, shrine board
New Delhi, October 11
The Supreme Court today directed the Jammu and Kashmir government and the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) to immediately start implementing the safety measures recommended by the SC-appointed Special High Powered Committee (SHPC) for minimising casualties among the pilgrims.

Rahul’s drug remark triggers row
Chandigarh, October 11
Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Thursday quoted reports to say that seven out of 10 youths in Punjab had a drug problem, triggering a row, with ruling Akali Dal asking how he came to this “mathematical conclusion” on drug addiction in the state.
SOPU leaders and Rahul Gandhi at Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Thursday. SOPU leaders and Rahul Gandhi at Panjab University, Chandigarh, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari



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Delhi Police nabs three IM operatives for Pune blasts
Terror outfit had plans to carry out strikes in Capital, Bihar
New Delhi, October 11
The Delhi Police on Thursday claimed to have solved the Pune serial blasts’ case and averted terror strikes in Delhi and Bihar’s Bodhgaya during the upcoming festival season with the arrest of three suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorists.

ITBP men among 12 dead in Kinnaur bus accident
Shimla, October 11
At least 12 persons, including two Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel were killed, and 27 others seriously injured when a bus rolled down into a gorge near Tapri in the tribal district of Kinnaur on Thursday.

Britain ends Modi boycott
New Delhi, October 11
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today got a shot in the arm ahead of the crucial Assembly elections in the state when Britain ended its 10-year boycott imposed in the wake of the post-Godhra riots. The ill fated bus was on its way from Reckong Peo to Kullu via Keylong.
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China’s Mo Yan wins Nobel for literature
Mo Yan Stockholm, October 11
Chinese writer Mo Yan won the 2012 Nobel prize for literature today for works which combine "hallucinatory realism" with folk tales, history and contemporary life grounded in his native land. The prize, awarded by the Swedish Academy, is worth 8 million Swedish crowns ($1.2 million).




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