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Odisha, AP brace for severe cyclone
Phailin to hit coast at 6 pm today
Wind speeds likely to touch 230 kmph
New Delhi, October 11
Classified as “very severe”, cyclone Phailin will hit the Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coast around 6 pm on Saturday with a wind speed of 200 to 220 km per hour gusting up to 230 kmph.
Big waves smash into a breakwater at a fishing harbour in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, on Friday
Big waves smash into a breakwater at a fishing harbour in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, on Friday. — Reuters

Nation page: Armed forces gear up for relief ops

Jawan killed as Army foils another incursion bid in Keran sector
Srinagar, October 11
A jawan was killed as the Army foiled another infiltration bid in the Keran sector of Kupwara district on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday.

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Pak violates LoC truce again
Jammu, October 11
Pakistani troops opened heavy fire on forward Indian posts and two villages in three sub-sectors along the Line of Control (LoC) today, inviting strong retaliation from the Indian Army.

India undecided on PM’s participation in CHOGM
New Delhi, October 11
India is in a dilemma on whether Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meet (CHOGM) in Colombo next month, given the vehement opposition to his participation from political parties in Tamil Nadu.

HC tells Punjab bureaucrat Ladhar to refund ‘arbitration fee’ with interest
Chandigarh, October 11
It’s payback time for IAS officer SR Ladhar. He will have to shell out more than he pocketed as arbitration fee. The Commissioner, Jalandhar division, was today asked by the Punjab and Haryana High Court to refund the amount collected by him as fee for arbitration work.


PUNJAB: Capt, his men not on Cong coordination committee

HARYANA: SC slaps Rs 50,000 fine on Haryana, pulls up HC

J&KState decides to adopt Right to Education Act

HIMACHAL: VB books 4 power board officers for cheating, graft

CHANDIGARH: UT rejects proposal to convert industrial sites to freehold

LUDHIANA: Dengue spreads tentacles

DELHI: Soon, new portal to get clearances
OPINIONS: End of an era

NATION: 2 Army officers, jawan injured in scuffle

BUSINESS: Industrial growth slows to 0.6% in August
SPORTS: Now youngsters have none to look up to: Dravid
WORLD: Musharraf remanded in 14-day judicial custody






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Duronto, Rajdhani fares to go up from Oct 17
New Delhi, October 11
Fares of premier trains, such as Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto, will go up again from October 17, as the Railway Ministry has decided to revise the rate of the food being served on these trains.

Rs 100 cr drug haul in Patiala
Patiala, October 11
A day after AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi spoke about rampant drug abuse in Punjab, the Patiala police today recovered synthetic drug worth more than Rs 100 crore with the arrest of five members of an inter-state gang of drug smugglers by the Rajpura police.
(Details on Punjab page)

Nobel Peace Prize for weapons watchdog
Oslo, October 11
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), an obscure body recently thrust into the spotlight by the Syria crisis, today won the Nobel Peace Prize for its work to rid the world of chemical weapons.
(Details on World page)

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Indian envoy shrugs off jibe by Canadian politician
One of India’s most distinguished international civil servants has shrugged off a ferocious personal attack from a Canadian politician who described him as a “shill” or stooge of the Sri Lankan government. Earlier this week, Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamlesh Sharma was accused by Canadian Senator Hugh Segal of acting as a shill for the Sri Lankan authorities “defending their every mistake.”

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