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HindustanTimes Tue,16 Sep 2014

India

Nirupam slaps legal notice on Rai, wants apology

Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam slapped a legal notice on ex-CAG Vinod Rai accusing him of defamation and threatened to launch criminal proceedings if he did not apologise for remarks that the MP had asked the former chief auditor to drop Manmohan Singh's name from 2G report.

Modi govt set to give police more teeth for anti-Maoist operations

Police in Maoist-affected states do not even know the names of the rebels operating in their respective areas, a review of the Congress-led UPA government’s policy on left-wing extremism has revealed.

Paul sworn in as 15th Governor of Manipur

Meghalaya governor Dr Krisan Kant Paul has been formally sworn in as the 15th governor of Manipur at Durbar Hall of Raj Bhavan in Imphal this afternoon at 3pm. He takes additional charge of Manipur apart from the existing status.

Nothing to do with Sakshi Maharaj’s comment, says BJP

The BJP on Monday distanced itself from a controversial remark by its Unnao MP Sakshi Maharaj who on Sunday drew sharp reaction from different quarters for alleging that madrassas were giving 'education of terrorism'.

Roads where builder has recovered his cost to turn toll-free soon

In a move that will come as a big relief to commuters, the government has decided to  scrap toll on all highway stretches where developers have recovered their investment, highways minister Nitin Gadkari said on Monday.

Saradha scam planned to skim investors: Probe

The Saradha scam, which rocked the country through the past year, was startling in its intricate and well-planned design aimed at fooling the gullible public, a top government source with access to the voluminous report submitted last week by the SFIO told HT.

In Ahmedabad, preparations in full swing for Modi-Xi date

Xi's visit may be short, lasting barely half a day, but it will cover history, underscore the importance of inter provincial cooperation, highlight the economic potential of the relationship and prepare the right political optics for the more substantive leg of the visit in Delhi.

Whodunit: Removing HT market copies to win ‘morning challenge’?

As the strongest and the largest read newspaper of Delhi NCR, HT is used to facing challenges from various quarters. But, over the last few days, HT has been confronting a peculiar challenge: readers complaining about copies not reaching them.

Countdown to Mars: Isro prepares for crucial Mangalyaan insertion

Before the Mangalyaan enters Mars on September 24, Isro scientists will have to endure nail-biting prelims on September 22, when the spacecraft enters the sphere of influence of Mars.

J-K floods: When waters rose, Muslims in Srinagar rescued Pandits

When flood waters were rising by a few feet every hour, the family of a Kashmiri Pandit was among the first to be rescued by Sohail Tabrez and Akil, resident's of Srinagar's Wazirbagh locality.

Alvi, Tewari protest new Congress gag order

In the Congress, where top leaders are often accused of not being communicative enough, the senior brass is torn over the issue of leaders talking on behalf of the party in public.

India says boundary issue will be discussed during Xi's visit

India and China are unlikely to play up differences over their disputed border and will instead focus on boosting economic ties to give a new direction to relations between two of Asia’s largest economies during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit beginning September 17.

China, India in border skirmish ahead of Xi visit

The latest incident highlights the bitter differences between the two Asian giants despite the likely bonhomie that will mark the Chinese president's first Indian visit. India says boundary issue will be discussed during Xi's visit

Law panel recommends repeal of 72 archaic laws

Out of these 72 laws, 53 belong to the colonial era when statutes were enacted keeping in mind the interests of East India Company or the Crown and to curb independence movement.

Satyam case: Accused to appear in court on Oct 27

A local court trying the case of multi-crore accounting fraud in erstwhile Satyam Computer Services Limited (SCSL) on Monday ordered all the accused to appear before it on October 27.
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