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Monday, October 6, 2014, Chandigarh, India

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Five killed, 29 injured in heavy shelling by Pak troops 
JAMMU: Five villagers were killed and 29 injured in heavy mortar shelling and firing by Pakistani troops targeting hamlets and outposts along the International Border in Jammu district today in one of the worst ceasefire violations.

Three terrorists killed, Army foils infiltration bid along LoC
JAMMU: Three terrorists were killed as army foiled an infiltration bid along Line of Control (LoC) in Tangdhar sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

India asks Pak to end ceasefire violations along border 
NEW DELHI: India on Monday asked Pakistan to put an immediate end to ceasefire violations along the border in Jammu and Kashmir as the ground realities in the country had changed.

Shelling exposes Pak frustration after failure to get response on Kashmir: Omar
JAMMU: Condemning the shelling on civilians in Arnia belt of Jammu that left five dead, J-K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said that the targeting of civilian areas exposed the frustration of the Pakistani government after its failure to gain international attention on the Kashmir issue.

Ceasefire violations: Azad slams government 

Omar donates blood on Eid, asks people to help flood victims

Search for MH370 resumes in Indian Ocean
CANBERRA: The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) on Monday announced that the underwater search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which vanished March 8, has resumed.

EC should probe Hooda govt's clearance to Vadra land deal: Modi 
HISAR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asked the Election Commission to take serious note of Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda clearing the land deal between Robert Vadra and DLF, alleging that it was done hastily as the Congress faced "certain defeat" in the October 15 Haryana Assembly polls.

Bureaucrats, ex-servicemen in fray for Haryana polls 
CHANDIGARH: In the dust and din raised in wake of forthcoming assembly polls in Haryana, retired bureaucrats and police officers have also thrown their hat in the ring to make a future in politics.

2 local BJP leaders killed in accident in Hisar

Kedarnath pilgrims to get weather updates on phone
DEHRADUN: Drawing lessons from 2013 calamity at Kedarnath which caught thousands of pilgrims offguard, the state government has completed the digital mapping of Rudraprayag district which will help pilgrims heading for the Himalayan shrine to get weather updates on their mobile phone.

'Closure of helicopter service to Dharchula act of treachery' 
DEHRADUN: The Uttarakhand BJP today said the sudden closure of helicopter service to Dharchula which was launched just before the July bypoll was an act of treachery with people of the area.

Three win medicine Nobel for brain study
STOCKHOLM: US-British scientist John O'Keefe and Norwegian husband and wife Edvard Moser and May-Britt Moser have won the Nobel Prize in medicine for discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain.


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Heavy firing by Pak troops in Poonch
10th border ceasefire violation in J-K in five days

Jammu, October 5
Armymen carry the body of sepoy Akshay Godbole who was killed in a landmine blast near the LoC in Poonch on Sunday Less than 24 hours after carrying out an IED attack that left a soldier dead and another critically injured, the Pakistani Army on Sunday shelled forward posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Balnoi and Mankote sub-sectors in Mendhar tehsil of Poonch. 

Armymen carry the body of sepoy Akshay Godbole who was killed in a landmine blast near the LoC in Poonch on Sunday. PTI





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Despite crowds, subdued Eid in Valley
Srinagar, October 5
Residents throng Lal Chowk ahead of Eid in Srinagar on Sunday. On the eve of Eid-ul-Azha, the traditional fervour normally witnessed ahead of the festival continues to remain missing in most parts of the Kashmir Valley. The markets in and around Lal Chowk, city square in Srinagar, had remain shut for the past one month after the devastating floods.

Residents throng Lal Chowk ahead of Eid in Srinagar on Sunday. Tribune Photo: Amin War

In Karnal, Maya says vote for non-Jat CM
Karnal, October 5
BSP chief Mayawati with party�s chief ministerial candidate for Haryana Arvind Sharma at a rally in Karnal on Sunday To broaden its base and move beyond the traditional Dalit vote bank, BSP chief Mayawati on Sunday said her party had given a fair share to all communities in ticket distribution.
BSP chief Mayawati with party�s chief ministerial candidate for Haryana Arvind Sharma at a rally in Karnal on Sunday. Tribune photo: Ravi Kumar


PUNJAB: With millers on strike, government agencies yet to begin procurement

HARYANA: It�s a contest between dharma & adharma in Kosli: Rao Inderjit

J&K: Authorities assess losses to sports infrastructure

HIMACHAL: NGO urges Shanta Kumar to get export ban lifted
UTTARAKHAND: Problems galore as tourists throng Mussoorie

CHANDIGARH: Child falls into tank, dies

LUDHIANA: Murder case cracked, 4 held

DELHI:700 slum clusters to have toilet facilities
OPINIONS: Doordarshan goes to Nagpur

NATION: Smart cards for persons with disabilities soon

BUSINESS: Buying a life insurance policy? Make sure it�s a right one
SPORTS: Breathless sport of the east
WORLD: Calls for reform in WHO after Ebola mishandling


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Post rain, price pinch hurts Punjab paddy, cotton growers
Chandigarh, October 5
It�s a double whammy for Punjab farmers. First, the untimely rains damaged their kharif crop and now the plummeting basmati and cotton prices are hitting them hard. Early this week, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal had exempted traders from paying certain taxes on the purchase of paddy. But the step hasn�t yielded the desired result so far.

Rains withdraw from Himachal; deficit 38%
Shimla, October 5
After hanging on for about a week, the southwest monsoon today withdrew from Himachal Pradesh with 38 per cent deficient rains during the season from June 1 to September 30.

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Rare books on Maharaja Ranjit Singh up for grabs at London auction
A unique collection of books on Maharaja Ranjit Singh and his times, accounts of the Lahore Durbar and insights into the daily life of the Sikh Court during the reign of Maharaja Dalip Singh are part of the forthcoming London sale devoted to antiquarian books and photographs from the 19th century. These books are all part of a private library that belongs to a Glasgow-born collector who has spent some 50 years in compiling his collection.


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