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None   April 08, 2013
First Published: 17:02 IST(8/4/2013) | Last Updated: 17:07 IST(8/4/2013)

The Congress party dismissed a report that former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi may have been a middleman for an arms deal in the 1970s, according to diplomatic cables on Monday. Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar apologised for his controversial comments on water shortage and loadshedding saying that he had hurt the sentiments of the people as well as the Legislature. Union minister Jairam Ramesh said spy agencies are dictating India’s Kashmir policy and the Centre isn’t sensitive enough to the aspirations of the state’s people. And David Dhawan's Chashme Baddoor may have received flak from the critics but the audience seems to be giving him a thumbs up. Check out HT's most read stories here.

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Wikileaks report on Rajiv Gandhi all lies: Congress

The Congress party on Monday dismissed a report that former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi may have been a middleman for an arms deal in the 1970s, according to diplomatic cables.  Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi said that the credibility of Wikileaks is questionable and added that the party doesn't give importance to the allegations. Read more

Didn't mean to hurt anyone: Ajit Pawar is sorry for comment

Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar on Monday apologised for his controversial comments on water shortage and loadshedding saying that he had hurt the sentiments of the people as well as the Legislature. "If there is no water in the dam...Should we urinate into it?" Ajit Pawar had asked in a comment made on Saturday at an interior village in Indapur tehsil of Pune that kicked up a controversy for mocking farmers reeling under severe drought. Read more

Spy agencies dictate Kashmir policy: Jairam

Spy agencies are dictating India’s Kashmir policy and the Centre isn’t sensitive enough to the aspirations of the state’s people, Union minister Jairam Ramesh has said. “Kashmir is transforming but has India changed its mindset towards it? We are not showing enough sensitivity to Kashmiris, who suffer suspicion and humiliation in our cities. India should respect their culture and embrace them whole-heartedly,” he added. Read more

BO report: Chashme Baddoor collects Rs. 19.20 crore over weekend

David Dhawan's Chashme Baddoor may have received flak from the critics but the audience seems to be giving him a thumbs up. Made with a budget of Rs. 17 crore, the funny drama has been produced by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures. What seems to have worked in the favour of the movie is that the director revamped the script and set the story of Chashme Baddoor in Goa focusing on the current lot of youngsters and their life style. Read more


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