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India News on October 2, 2012

  • India celebrates Gandhi Jayanti - the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
  • Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa opposes the All India Common Entrance Test for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate medical courses. The Chief Minister writes to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying that the exam will interfere with government's rights in administrating the education system.
  • Himachal Pradesh has banned the sale, storage, manufacture and distribution of tobacco-based products including gutka and pan masala. The ban had been imposed on July 13, but has been deferred. The state government has already banned smoking in public places and capital Shimla has been declared a "smoke-free" town.
  • BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain welcomes Arvind Kejriwal's decision to join politics.

  • Digvijay Singh says Narendra Modi is being trained by RSS in 'Nazi tradition'
    BJP accuses Congress for not making it clear whether the public exchequer has paid for Sonia Gandhi's treatment Andhra News

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