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Antony: No hasty decision on revoking AFSPA in J&K
New Delhi, November 10
Defence Minister AK Antony today reiterated that there would be no ďhasty decisionĒ on revoking the much-debated Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from Jammu and Kashmir.

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SC panel tells Punjab, Haryana to stop burning paddy stubble
New Delhi, November 10
Punjab and Haryana have been directed to ensure complete ban on the environmentally hazardous practice of burning paddy straw within two years. Separately, Punjab has been asked to immediately issue a notification making agricultural residue burning an offence in the state.

Army Chief visits alma mater
Army Chief General Bikram Singh presents the Presidentís Championship Trophy to PPS Nabha students on Saturday. Army Chief General Bikram Singh visited his alma mater, Punjab Public School (PPS), Nabha, as the chief guest on its 53rd foundersí day celebrations on Saturday

He turned nostalgic when he stepped into the dormitory where he stayed in his school days in the 1960s. Now a classroom, it was refurbished to look like the old place where the General grew up

"I built my competence and skills here. I owe everything to my school. I am privileged to be here as the chief guest. Thank you very much PPS Nabha"

Army Chief General Bikram Singh presents the Presidentís Championship Trophy to PPS Nabha students on Saturday. Tribune Photo: Rajesh Sachar

This Divali, a cracker of an eco step at Golden Temple
Amritsar, November 10
Aiming to check pollution around the Golden Temple, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has decided to reduce the duration of fireworks to a mere 10 minutes to celebrate Bandi Chhod Diwas and Divali on November 13.
(Details on Punjab page)

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Patiala, November 10
The Vigilance Bureau may soon arrest the accused named in the Patiala land scam following the registration of a criminal case against them yesterday.
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Govt says probe on into money laundering
New Delhi, November 10
A day after Arvind Kejriwal-led Indian Against Corruption accused the Government of inaction in tackling black money, the Government today came out with a statement saying investigations are in progress about the reported Swiss-bank account holders within India, and that tax authorities are obtaining more information.

CBI busts PGI entrance exam racket
Chandigarh, November 10
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today unearthed a well-organised cheating racket during an MD entrance examination at PGI, Chandigarh. Simultaneous raids were conducted in Chandigarh, Patna and Hyderabad to nab the suspects involved in the racket.

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