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Govt to challenge HC order on CBI formation
Row revolves around Home Ministry’s 1963 resolution File notings voiced concerns over states’ rights 
New Delhi, November 8
On expected lines, the Centre today dug in its heels to seek an "urgent stay" on Thursday's Gauhati High Court verdict questioning the validity of the formation of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Amritsar kidney racket: Five doctors get 5-yr jail term
Amritsar, November 8
The District and Sessions Court today handed down jail terms ranging between five and eight years to six convicts, including a former principal of the local Government Medical College, in a case involving the infamous Amritsar kidney racket.

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No immediate action likely against Bajwa
Chandigarh, November 8
The Punjab Government may not initiate any immediate action against Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Partap Singh Bajwa, or his family members, as it might cause “collateral damage” to several other politicians and bureaucrats, who are known to be close to top government functionaries.

VK Singh drags PMO in age, other rows
General VK SinghNew Delhi, November 8
Former Army Chief General VK Singh, whose last days in office was marred by a legal battle with the government in the Supreme Court, has sought to drag the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) over his age row and the Tatra truck scandal saying a senior bureaucrat there was "orchestrating" the issues.

Ready to work with Modi: US officials
Washington, November 8
The US will be willing to work with BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi if the party is voted to power in the general election, senior Obama administration officials said, asserting that the enduring bilateral relationship is to continue irrespective of the poll results.


PUNJAB: Bajwa has several foes in Congress itself, says Badal

HARYANA: Struggle on to reclaim 350 acres in Ambala village

J&KLeT behind killing of two CRPF men in Pulwama

HIMACHAL: Cold wave tightens grip

CHANDIGARH: ‘Kidnap’ mystery deepens

LUDHIANA: Biometric system to keep track of girls’ attendance at hostels

DELHI: 18 students fall ill after consuming Mid-Day Meal
OPINIONS: Murder in Goa

BUSINESS: Government rebuffs Goldman report, says it’s objectionable

NATION: Khurana’s past comes in way of son Vimal’s BJP ticket

SPORTS: Famous win that won’t be cherished
WORLD: Year’s strongest typhoon batters Philippines


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Modi: CBI, IM given free hand to settle scores
Gujarat CM and BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi addresses a rally in Bahraich on Friday.Lucknow, November 8
BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi today alleged that the Central Bureau of Investigation was being misused and terror outfit Indian Mujahideen had been given a “free hand” to settle political scores with him. Modi accused the Congress of attacking him “from behind like a coward” after it could not defeat him in Gujarat.

Gujarat CM and BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi addresses a rally in Bahraich on Friday. — PTI

Year’s strongest typhoon batters Philippines
Manil, November 8
The strongest typhoon in the world this year and possibly the most powerful ever to hit land smashed into the Philippines on Friday, forcing more more than 125,000 people to flee.
(Details on World page)

Hooda plans ‘sop opera’ to beat anti-incumbency3
Chandigarh, November 8
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda is set to announce major sops to woo different sections of society during the “Haryana shakti rally” at Gohana on November 10. The aim: To beat anti-incumbency in the parliamentary and Assembly elections scheduled for next year.

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