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Xi Jinping at helm in China; to replace Hu as Prez in March
Crowned new head of all-powerful CPC
Also to take over as head of military chief
Beijing, November 15
China's ‘princeling’ Xi Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping (L) with Li Keqiang, the presumptive premier, in Beijing's Great Hall of the People on Thursday.Jinping was today crowned the new head of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) and the powerful military in a smooth transition to steer the world's second largest economy over the next decade.

Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping (L) with Li Keqiang, the presumptive premier, in Beijing's Great Hall of the People on Thursday. — AP/PTI

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Steering economy biggest challenge ahead of China’s next Premier
Beijing, November 15
China’s next Premier Li Keqiang, a protégé of outgoing President Hu Jintao, is known as a cautious and pragmatic leader who is facing the arduous task of shepherding the world’s second largest economy amid lingering global economic slowdown.

1 dead, 4 hurt as ultras open fire near Dal Lake
Srinagar, November 15
One person was killed and four others were injured after some unidentified militants opened fire outside liquor shops here in the evening today, a police spokesman said. The victims were employees of licenced liquor shops inside a government-run hotel on the Boulevard Road in the Dal Lake area. An employee - Mushtaq Ahmad of Aloochi Bagh - was killed in the firing by the militants, who simultaneously carried out the attack at two liquor shops in the area, the spokesman said.

Bhiwani villagers torch police station after double murder
Bond Kalan (Bhiwani), Nov 15
A burnt vehicle at Bhiwani’s Bond Kalan police station on Thursday. An irate mob torched a police station in Bond Kalan village of Bhiwani district today, burnt vehicles and blocked the highway after the police allegedly failed to take quick action against a criminal who killed two brothers in the village.
A burnt vehicle at Bhiwani’s Bond Kalan police station on Thursday. Photo: Manoj Dhaka






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8 hurt in clash at Delhi gurdwara
New Delhi, November 15
SAD (Badal) Delhi president Manjit Singh injured in the attackEight persons, including Delhi chief of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) Manjit Singh, were injured in a clash outside Rakabganj Gurdwara located in the high-security Parliament House zone today.

SAD (Badal) Delhi president Manjit Singh injured in the attack

Second clash between Badal, Sarna factions
Amritsar, November 15
The SAD (Delhi) and the SAD (Badal) have blamed each other for the Gurdwara Rakabganj Sahib violence in Delhi. The two sides have been on a collision course ever since the SAD (Delhi) led by Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) chief Paramjit Singh Sarna proposed an amendment for direct election to the post of DSGMC president.
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Petrol price cut by 95 paise per litre
New Delhi, November 15
Petrol price was today cut by 95 paise per litre, the second reduction in rates since October, on account of fall in international oil prices. Petrol in Delhi would cost Rs 67.24 a litre from midnight tonight, down 95 paise from Rs 68.19 a litre. Prices vary from city to city due to differential local sales tax or VAT rates.


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