Saturday, October 26, 2013, Chandigarh, India
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Storm over Rahul remarks
Parties slam him for saying ISI luring UP riot victims
BJP goes to EC
New Delhi, October 25
A massive row has erupted over Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s public statements over the past two days —one that there are intelligence inputs of Pakistani agencies approaching victims of Muzaffarnagar riots to lure them to terrorism and the second charging the Opposition BJP with following the “politics of hate” and “dividing people”.

Cong: BJP spreading ideological terror
New Delhi, October 25
The Congress today went all out against the BJP and the RSS, blaming both outfits for fanning ideological hatred and terror in the country. “The BJP and the RSS are promoting ideological terrorism. This act may not be unconstitutional, but it divides people nevertheless,” Randeep Singh Surjewala, soon-to-be appointed national spokesperson of the party and Haryana Industry Minister said today.

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Punjab can’t pay full DA, but slashes property tax
Chandigarh, October 25
Strange are the ways of the Punjab Government. On the one hand, the state government is citing its poor revenue generation as a reason for not granting full dearness allowance (DA) to its five lakh employees, while on the other, it has succumbed to political pressure and reduced tax on commercial property.

2 hurt as Pak targets 17 J-K posts, villages
Lalyal Camp/Garkhal, Oct 25
A man and his son were injured at Pindi Charakan Kalan village in the Arnia sub-sector as Pakistan Rangers pounded 17 Indian posts and hamlets along the 191.5-km-long international border in Jammu and Samba districts overnight, resulting in heavy exchange of fire till early morning today.
(Details on J&K page)

CBI arrests Rajasthan ex-minister Nagar
Former Rajasthan Minister Babulal Nagar in Jaipur on Friday. Jaipur, October 25
The Central Bureau of Investigation today arrested Rajasthan’s former minister Babulal Nagar on charges of raping and assaulting a 35-year-old woman last month. Before his arrest, a CBI team examined him for six hours, said Central Bureau of Investigation spokesperson Kanchan Prasad.

Former Rajasthan Minister Babulal Nagar in Jaipur on Friday. — PTI


PUNJAB: Govt staff helpless in Panchayat Minister Rakhra’s home dist too

HARYANA: Cong detractors, Oppn keep Hooda on toes

J&KOmar lashes out at Sharif over ceasefire violations

HIMACHAL: Govt mulls reusable plastic containers for apple marketing

CHANDIGARH: 40% govt schools yet to follow RTE Act

LUDHIANA: MC’s auction hits rock bottom again

DELHI: Food ministry official, wife found dead
OPINIONS: Crocodile tears

BUSINESS: Tata-Singapore Airlines flights likely by May-June

NATION: PMO gives Hindalco coal files to CBI

SPORTS: There’s just no one to battle Vettel
WORLD: EU team to visit US over snooping row

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EC to vet posts by candidates, parties on Net
New Delhi, October 25
The Election Commission today issued instructions bringing under its scanner all content posted by political parties and election candidates on the Internet and social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter. The EC has directed all political parties and candidates to get their advertisements pre-certified by it before issuing them on social media websites.

Power gets dearer by 34 paise in Haryana; 6th hike in 18 months
Chandigarh, October 25
The Power Department dealt yet another shock to consumers in Haryana by effecting sixth hike in electricity tariff in the past 18 months. The revised tariff will come into effect from October 1.

Administrative authorities can review their decisions: SC
New Delhi, October 25
Administrative authorities, like judiciary which has the power to review its decisions, can also have a re-look and undo earlier "wrong and illegal" orders, the SC has ruled. "If wrong and illegal acts, applying the ...parameters of judicial review can be set aside by the courts, obviously the same mischief can be undone by the administrative authorities themselves by reviewing such an order if found to be ultra vires.


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