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Chandigarh, Oct 6 (IANS): Reeling under a massive combined debt, farmers in Punjab will be richer by Rs 23,600 crore this season with a bumper paddy crop as The Reserve Bank of India has sanctioned this amount as the cash credit limit to Punjab for payment to farmers and 'arhtiyaas' (commission agents) in the state for the current procurement season.
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Brussels, Oct 5 (IANS): Even as India prepared to celebrate Durga Puja next week, the monarch in faraway Belgium, King Philippe, invoked the power of Durga to seek help in nations' search for "unity of purpose" and in taking up challenges of the times.
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(Special comment to IANS) Oct 5: The government's withdrawal of the ordinance and bill on convicted legislators is a setback not only for Manmohan Singh, but also for Sonia Gandhi since she had approved of the measures at a Congress core group meeting.
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Special Comment to IANS: Recently, the "Indian Express" published two news items on the same page.
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Srinagar, Oct 4 (IANS): It is believed to be the largest infiltration bid by guerrillas after the 1999 Kargil incursions that had brought India and Pakistan to the brink of a full-blown war, although the army says the direct involvement of the Pakistan Army in the Keran sector of the Line of Control (LOC) in Kashmir is yet to be established.
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