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My thesis document is having an empty page at the end of the chapter. The page is numbered too. Any ideas what could have caused this ?

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Is the empty page an even numbered one (left)? You probably used a book class. Look up the options twoside and oneside. Or privide an minimal working example (MWE). –  Qrrbrbirlbel Sep 7 '12 at 18:13

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If the page number is even, then an empty page is often created by \cleardoublepage either explicitly or via \chapter or similar commands that call \cleardoublepage to get on an odd-numbered page.

There are other reasons for empty pages, but then try to create a minimal working example (MWE) that shows the problem.

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The last subsection of the chapter ends at an odd numbered page. –  mishr Sep 7 '12 at 18:14
    
Then the following empty page is even numbered. What follows after that chapter? Another chapter, index or similar stuff? –  Heiko Oberdiek Sep 7 '12 at 18:17
    
Yes the empty page is even numbered. Next Chapter starts at the next page. I have not used '\cleardoublepage' explicitly. –  mishr Sep 7 '12 at 18:22
    
Then \cleardoublepage is called by this next \chapter command. –  Heiko Oberdiek Sep 7 '12 at 18:31

Load

\usepackage{emptypage}

This suppresses page numbers, headers and footers on empty pages --> see documentation

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