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PM meets Prez; Cabinet rejig on cards
Sonia also calls on Pranab; govt keen on new team before winter session

New Delhi, October 16
Manmohan Singh There was fresh speculation today about an imminent Cabinet reshuffle following Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s separate meetings with President Pranab Mukherjee. The Prime Minister met the President for nearly an hour this morning before leaving for Hyderabad.                                                   Manmohan Singh

Pak shelling kills 3 civilians in Uri
First major ceasefire violation in a decade in Valley
Srinagar, October 16
In a first major ceasefire violation in nearly a decade in Kashmir, three civilians, including a 14-year-old boy, were killed in unprovoked firing by Pakistani soldiers at Churanda village in Uri sector of Baramulla district today.

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Vadra land deals
Hooda govt forms panel to probe Khemka claims

Ashok KhemkaChandigarh, October 16
With senior IAS officer Ashok Khemka cancelling the mutation of the Rs 58-crore Robert Vadra-DLF deal in Manesar, the Haryana Government today instituted a high-level inquiry into issues raised by the officer. The inquiry panel, to be headed by Additional Chief Secretary and two other senior members of the state government, will look into all issues raised by Khemka.
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2 dead as train catches fire in K’taka
Bangalore, October 16
The Hyderabad-Solapur train catches fire at the Gulbarga railway station in Karnataka on TuesdayTwo persons were charred to death and six others suffered burns when a coach of a Solapur-bound passenger train from Hyderabad caught fire.
The Hyderabad-Solapur train catches fire at the Gulbarga railway station in Karnataka on Tuesday. — PTI





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Group of Ministers clears land Bill
New Delhi, October 16
The new “investor-friendly” version of the controversial land Bill was today cleared by a group of ministers led by Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar. The consent of two-thirds of landowners would now be required for acquiring land for public-private-partnership (PPP) and private projects.

Saini’s appointment as DGP to remain on HC radar
Chandigarh, October 16
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today made it clear that Sumedh Singh Saini’s appointment as the Punjab Director General of Police would remain under its scanner. Taking “suo motu” notice of his appointment, a Division Bench of the High Court said it would pursue the case, even as it dismissed a petition filed in public interest in the matter by NGO Voices for Freedom.

Supreme Court lifts ban on tiger tourism
New Delhi, October 16
Tiger tourism will be back to business as the Supreme Court today lifted its July 24 ban that had made the core areas of all the 41 tiger reserves across the country out-of-bounds for tourists. Tourists will, however, be allowed to visit only 20 per cent of the core areas of each reserve and that too with a lot of restrictions under the revised guidelines notified by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) under the Wildlife Protection Act 1972.


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