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Thursday, October 30, 2014, Chandigarh, India

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Modi govt's austerity drive
No first-class travel, 5-star hotel meetings for bureaucrats
NEW DELHI: Unveiling an austerity drive to cut non-plan expenditure by 10 per cent, the Narendra Modi government has barred bureaucrats from travelling first class on overseas visits and have been asked to use video conferencing as much as possible. With an aim to restrict fiscal deficit to 4.1 per cent of GDP in 2014-15, the Finance Ministry has barred officials from holding meetings in five-star hotels and put a freeze on fresh appointments and filling up posts lying vacant for over one year.

Govt gives compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to next of kin of 1984 riot victims
NEW DELHI: The government has decided to give Rs 5 lakh each to the next of kin of 3,325 victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots triggered after assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The compensation to the families of the anti-Sikh riot victims will be given in addition to what they have so far received from the government and other agencies from time to time, a senior government official told PTI.

Yasin Malik arrested in Srinagar
Sensex hits record-high on economic reforms
Shahi Imam invites Pak PM Sharif, not PM Modi for son's anointment
Cyclone Nilofar weakens before landfall 
Positive move, says SC on Delhi govt formation effort 
Stop anti-national forces, not Opposition: BJP to TMC govt

Haryana bank heist: Two suspects arrested, building owner's body found
CHANDIGARH: In the daring bank locker heist in Gohana town, Haryana Police have arrested two suspects and recovered over 10 kg of ornaments, an official said Thursday, adding that the man who owned the building from which the burglars dug a tunnel to the bank was found dead inside a car.

1st BJP govt in Maha to be sworn in tomorrow, Sena to boycott
MUMBAI: The first BJP government in Maharashtra led by Devendra Fadnavis will be sworn in tomorrow in a ceremony which Shiv Sena today said it will boycott because of "constant humiliation" despite claims of talks being held for a possible tie-up.

India should do more to maintain peace in border areas: China
BEIJING: China's military today expressed concern over India's plan to construct 54 new border posts in Arunachal Pradesh, saying India should not complicate the situation and do more to maintain peace as it is a "disputed area".

Sanjeev Kaushal appointed Principal Secretary to Haryana CM 
CHANDIGARH: In its first bureaucratic reshuffle after taking over reins of the state, Manohar Lal Khattar-led Haryana Government on Thursday  appointed senior IAS officer Sanjeev Kaushal as Principal Secretary to CM, replacing S.S. Dhillon.

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Govt allows 100% FDI in construction
Cabinet relaxes rules for foreign investors

Reduces minimum built-up area
Eases exit regulations
New Delhi, October 29
In what may prove to be a major boost for Indian economy, the Union Government today decided to relax foreign direct investment (FDI) norms in the construction sector, allowing 100 per cent of foreign funds in building projects.

SC gets full black money list
SIT to file status report by Nov 30
New Delhi, October 29
The Centre today submitted to the Supreme Court a list of 627 accounts held by Indians in a Swiss bank and said the probe by the Income Tax Department to identify and assess the total amount of black money would be completed by March 2015.





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Centre hikes wheat MSP by Rs 50 a quintal
New Delhi, October 29
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today approved Rs 50 hike in the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of wheat, taking it up to Rs 1,450 a quintal for the crop year 2015-16.

Bollywood �tadka� for Fadnavis� glamorous swearing-in tomorrow
Mumbai, October 29
Devendra Fadnavis will be sworn in as the BJP's first Chief Minister of Maharashtra at a glittering Bollywood-style ceremony on Friday at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The party has roped in art director Nitin Chandrakant Desai known for his opulent sets for blockbusters such as Lagaan, Jodha Akbar and Devdas.
Preparations in full swing at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai Preparations in full swing at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai

Vij gets cracking, raids Ambala MC office, Civil Hospital
Ambala, October 29
A day after taking over as Haryana�s Minister for Health, Medical Education, Sports and Youth Affairs, Ambala Cantonment MLA Anil Vij today initiated a campaign to put government offices in order. The minister started off by raiding the municipal corporation office and the Civil Hospital in his home constituency.


PUNJAB: Delhi bypoll: BJP may not seek SAD help

HARYANA: Nipping drug menace in bud Health Minister Vij�s priority

J&K: Worn-out power infrastructure threatens Jammu residents

HIMACHAL: No benefit for habitual construction violators
Murder accused attacked in court by relatives

CHANDIGARH: 3 sentenced to life in jail

LUDHIANA: Civil Hospital needs care

DELHI: Stalemate: LG to talk to parties, meets Rajnath

OPINIONS: Over to the SIT

BUSINESS: Don�t sensationalise findings: FM to CAG

NATION: SC tells NGT to deal with industries polluting Ganga

SPORTS: �Want grant, play for the country�
WORLD: Over 100 feared dead, 300 missing in Lanka landslide


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Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij during a surprise visit to the MC office in Ambala Cantt on Wednesday. Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij during a surprise visit to the MC office in Ambala Cantt on Wednesday. Tribune photo: dev Dutt Sharma

Pay Rs 3 more for subsidised LPG cylinder
New Delhi, October 29
Subsidised cooking gas (LPG) rates have been hiked by Rs 3 per cylinder after the government raised the commission paid to dealers.

White House computer network breached
Washington, October 29
Unclassified White House computer networks were breached by hackers recently resulting in temporary disruptions to some services, said a media report. The Russian government is thought to be behind the intrusion.


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