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HindustanTimes Thu,07 May 2015

J-K: Owner determined to take cow for professional entrance exam

A Budgam resident, who managed to get hall ticket for his Brown Cow to write a professional entrance examination, said he is determined to take the bovine to write the papers.

PM Modi debuts on Weibo, told Arunachal belongs to China

Ahead of his crucial visit to China next week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has joined Chinese social media platform 'Sina Weibo' in another push to his digital diplomacy.

Texas: 2 suspected of carrying bombs killed at Prophet cartoon event

Texas police shot dead two gunmen who opened fire at an exhibit near Dallas of caricatures of Islam's Prophet Mohammad organised by an anti-Islamic group, authorities said on Sunday.

Another bus passenger molested in Punjab; driver, conductor held

The driver and conductor of a private bus were arrested after a woman alleged that she had been molested by a passenger near Punjab's Khanna town, police said on Monday. The incident took place near Khanna town, 60 km from Chandigarh, on Sunday when the woman boarded the bus from Sirhind town to Sahnewal near Ludhiana.

UP girls say 'no' to unfit grooms and mismatched marriages

A bunch of brave women across Uttar Pradesh have been taking a strong stand against mismatched marriages in a state otherwise in the news for rampant violence against women and dowry-related deaths.

Al Qaeda's India wing mentions PM Narendra Modi in video

The al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) in a video message posted by its media publicity wing As-Sahab productions has mentioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s name for the first time.

Power struggle in Delhi: AAP, L-G Jung spar over routing of files

Lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung and chief minister Arvind Kejriwal are on a collision course with the former on Sunday seeking to stamp his authority by directing Delhi ministers and top officials to route all important files through him as per Constitutional framework and laid down procedures.

Nagaland: Militants gun down 8 Assam Rifles men near Myanmar border

Suspected Naga rebels ambushed and killed 8 Assam Rifles jawans close to the Myanmar border in Nagaland's Mon district on Sunday afternoon. 4 other jawans were seriously injured.

22-year-old Goa boy gets attack spot for top league football in Brazil

Romeo Fernandes has become the first Indian footballer to play professionally in Brazil, making his debut for top-flight club Atletico Paranaense on Saturday.

Bleed Blue: Chelsea claim EPL title, their first since 2010

The club anthem Blue is the Colour resounded around a joyful Stamford Bridge and champagne flowed as Chelsea clinched their first Premier League title for five years with a typically stubborn 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Dave Goldberg, SurveyMonkey CEO and husband of FB's Sandberg, dies

Dave Goldberg, chief executive officer of SurveyMonkey and husband of Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, died unexpectedly on Friday night, his brother wrote in a Facebook post on Saturday.

I'm the American dream: Mayweather rumbles after Pacquiao bout

Floyd Mayweather danced his way to a unanimous decision over frustrated Manny Pacquiao here Saturday to win the richest fight in history and cement his place in the pantheon of boxing greats.

Public anger growing in Kathmandu, there's a risk it will boil over

The Nepal government's slow disaster response has meant that aid hasn't reached the people. Public anger is growing in Kathmandu and in provincial towns and there is a risk that the frustration will boil over

World Press Freedom Day: 1,123 journalists killed since 1992, 34 from India

India has been ranked 136 among 180 countries worldwride in terms of press freedom in 2015. As the United Nations observes World Press Freedom Day on May 3, HT assesses the state of press freedom across the world and pays tribute to journalists who lost their lives in the line of duty.

Mumbai cop guns down senior, kills self inside police station

An assistant sub inspector (ASI) on Saturday allegedly shot at and injured his senior before committing suicide in Vakola police station in suburban Mumbai, police said.

Royal baby shows Britain rulers' strength, but can't hide ageing signs

The birth of a princess on Saturday demonstrated the enduring strength of Britain's rulers, consolidating four generations of a family now more popular than ever, but cannot hide the weaknesses of an ageing institution.

Cow gets admit card for professional course test in J-K

In a bizzare incident, a cow has got an admit card issued by authorities on her name to write a professional entrance examination next week.

Gulzar on how an 80-year-old Urdu poet stays relevant in Bollywood

How does an 80-year-old Urdu poet stay relevant today? Bollywood legend Gulzar says it’s about never looking back and embracing the present, one item number at a time.

'We need help': Aid scarce in quake-hit Nepal villages

At the entrance of this destroyed mountain village, a wooden sign stands, cobbled together from debris of homes flattened by Nepal's devastating earthquake. Its message: "WE NEED HELP. PLEASE HELP."

The money is coming in, but there is a sting in the e-tail

India’s e-commerce ventures are growing at an explosive pace but their underlying business models seem to be fundamentally flawed.

Modi govt wants to scrap UPA-era poverty line, move to Aadhaar matrix

The Narendra Modi government is set to scrap the UPA-era system of plotting a poverty line to separate the haves from the have-nots, replacing it with an Aadhaar-based mechanism of measurable deprivation indicators to design flexible welfare schemes for the poor, sources told HT.

Fight of the century: Mayweather, Pacquiao promise to deliver on hype

Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao weighed in for what has been labelled the 'Fight of the Century' on Friday, promising to deliver on the massive hype and give fans the excitement they deserve.

William and Kate: A 'normal' royal couple ready for life with nappies

They are one of the most famous couples on the planet, one day destined to be Britain's king and queen. And now, the birth of Prince William and his wife Kate's second child caps a momentous four years for the golden couple, completing their journey from student sweethearts to regal domesticity.

Kate Middleton gives birth to a girl; bets on ‘Alice’, ‘Charlotte’ for name

Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, the wife of Prince William, has given birth to a daughter, the couple's residence Kensington Palace announced on Saturday. The baby weighed 8 lbs 3 oz and both mother and child are doing well, it added in a Twitter statement.

Punjab minister kicks up row, calls Moga teen's death 'God's will'

A Punjab minister caused a fresh controversy on Saturday by describing as “God’s will” the death of a 13-year-old girl who was molested and thrown out of a moving bus in Moga district.

Govt's economic policy 'directionless', minorities are anxious: Arun Shourie

Former union minister Arun Shourie on Friday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying his government's handling of the economy lacked a clear vision.

Punjab: Moga molestation victim wanted to join police, says friend

Friends and teachers of the girl, who died after being molested and thrown off a moving bus in Punjab's Moga on Wednesday, said the 13-year-old was a bright student who dreamt of joining the police force and was fond of dressing up.

Gadkari under CAG fire for Rs 49-crore Purti loan, Cong wants his ouster

CAG reports – that had become the bane of the previous UPA administration – came back to haunt the BJP-led government on Friday, with the Congress demanding the resignation of highways minister Nitin Gadkari after the auditor nailed his firm for violating norms.
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