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Committed to passage of Lokpal Bill: PM, Sonia...more
 Opposition neck-deep in corruption: Congress...more
 74 per cent polling in Himachal...more
2 CISF men killed in Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh...more
Yuvraj set to return for Test series against England...more

Swamy moves EC to derecognise Cong 
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Anita Katyal
New Delhi, November 3
The ongoing war of words between Subramanian Swamy and the Congress escalated further today with the Janata Party president approaching the Election Commission to seek derecognition of the Congress for giving an unsecured loan of Rs 90 crore to Associated Journals Ltd.A belligerent Congress hit back, saying there was nothing amiss in extending such a loan and that it was in line with the objectives spelt out in its constitution.

Himachal votes today to seal fate of 459 Assembly candidates
Shimla, November 3
Elaborate security arrangements have been put in place for conducting free, fair and smooth elections to the 68-member Himachal legislative Assembly in which 46.08 lakh voters will cast their ballot tomorrow.
The Election Commission has set up 7,253 polling stations to enable people to cast their vote. As many as 1,317 polling stations have been declared sensitive and 763 categorised hypersensitive. The maximum number of hypersensitive booths (197) are in Kangra, the largest district in the state.

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North can yield good returns, says Montek 
New Delhi, November 3
Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia today said most northern states had shown growth rate higher than the national average of around 8 per cent in the past five years.
He added that the North had the potential to give good returns and further attract investments. The Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC), which will be ready by 2017, will further bolster the North’s attractiveness as a favourable investment destination.

PM spells out government initiatives in health sector
New Delhi, November 3Enhancing allocation for health in the 12th Five Year Plan, opening of more institutes on the lines of the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, greater attention to medical education and plans to distribute free generic drugs in public hospitals are some of the major initiatives of the Union government, said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today. (Details on Nation page)

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Rivals begin frantic tour of swing states

 With only hours left for campaigning, both candidates will this morning launch a final, frantic push for votes in the nine states critical to the outcome of the US presidential election next Tuesday. (Details on World page)

Badals eyeing vote bank through mega health camps
Mansa, November 3
Will the holding of  mega health camps fetch votes for the SAD-BJP alliance? Political observers feel that Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal is hoping that the health camps may translate into votes like his Sangat Darshan programmes during the assembly elections.
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Revise cotton MSP to Rs 4,420, says Badal
Chandigarh, November 3
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today rejected the minimum support price (MSP) of cotton announced by the Centre and demanded that it be re-fixed at Rs 4,420 per quintal to compensate increase in input cost.
In a statement here, Badal said the new cotton MSP for the year 2012-13 was “woefully inadequate and unjustified” and much below the expectation of the farmers. He termed it a cruel joke with "distressed" cotton growers.

Hyderabad hit Jiwanjot, Karan roadblock
Mohali, November 3
Trying as hard as they could, the Hyderabad bowlers just could not bowl out the Punjab openers —that was the long and short of the story on Day Two of the Ranji Trophy Group A match here on Saturday. The visitors pumped in all the ammo they had but returned empty-handed with their shoulders drooping. (Details on Sports page)

12 Punjab under-16 players flunk BCCI’s age verification test
Chandigarh, November 3
Given the prevalence of overage cricketers playing in junior categories, it may not be a bone-chilling revelation if an unusually large number of players are found tainted across the country. But in the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA), the problem has reached grave proportions.


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