Friday, October 25, 2013, Chandigarh, India
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PM open to CBI quizzing on coalgate
Says he is disappointed with Sharif over truce violations along border
KV Prasad on board PM’s special aircraft
October 24
PM Manmohan Singh addresses a press conference on board his special flight on Thursday.Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today threw himself open to CBI questioning on the Hindalco coal block allocation and asserted he had nothing to hide on the issue. “I am not above the law of the land. If there is anything that the CBI, or for that matter, anybody wants to ask, I have nothing to hide,” the Prime Minister told mediapersons on his way back from Beijing in response to the Opposition demand after the PM’s Office issued a clarification on the Hindalco allocation.
PM Manmohan Singh addresses a press conference on board his special flight on Thursday. — PTI

J&K page: 8 injured as Pakistan opens heavy fire in Jammu district

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Payoff remarks: J&K House gives VK Singh 20 days to file reply
Srinagar, October 24
Jammu and Kashmir Assembly Speaker Mubarak Gul has issued a notice to former Army Chief Gen VK Singh (retd), asking him to explain in 20 days “his position regarding certain revelations” made by him during an interview about the payments made to ministers in the state.

Opinion page: India needs to deal firmly with Pak on Kashmir

Manna Dey, the golden voice, goes silent at 94
Bangalore, October 24
Manna Dey, the proverbial last Mohican among theManna Dey singers who lighted up the Bollywood musical scene in the sixties and seventies, passed away at a private hospital early this morning. The recipient of countless awards, including Dada Saheb Phalke Award and Padma Bhushan, was 94 and leaves behind his two daughters and scores of admirers.

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HARYANA: Blast at Ambala unit leaves 2 dead, 6 hurt

J&K8 injured as Pakistan opens heavy fire in Jammu district

HIMACHAL: Anurag’s supporters storm Vigilance Bureau office

CHANDIGARH: Girl was smothered

LUDHIANA: World Bank wings to MC plans

DELHI: Two arrested for gangrape of minor
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Onion prices to come down in 2-3 weeks, says govt
New Delhi, October 24
Drawing flak over spiralling onion prices, the government today said the shortage was "temporary" and the prices would register a drop in the next two to three weeks. Crop output was unlikely to drop despite damage due to excessive rain, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said.

Cong shoots down EC’s suggestions on poll funding
Says it is impossible to issue receipts to individuals making donations to parties during campaigns
New Delhi, October 24
The ruling Congress feels it is both impractical and impossible to issue receipts to individuals making cash donations to political parties during election campaigns. It also believes that the Election Commission (EC) should not advise parties on where (a bank or office premises) they should hold monetary donations received and this decision should be left to the wisdom of parties.

Pay Rs 6 cr for negligence, SC tells hospital
New Delhi, October 24
The Supreme Court today directed a Kolkata-based hospital and three doctors to pay a staggering Rs 6.08 crore with six per cent interest for 15 years as compensation to an Indian origin doctor settled in the United States for the death of his wife in May 1998 due to medical negligence.


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