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HindustanTimes Fri,22 Aug 2014

India

Modi presents Jharkhand with promises, projects

Prime Minister Narendra Modi appeared somewhat of a wish-granting tree on Thursday, promising Jharkhand a bouquet of industrial and educational projects, including a branch of a premier IT institution and 'many' engineering colleges.

Chavan's decision to skip PM's function 'unfortunate': BJP

The BJP in Maharashtra on Thursday termed as 'unfortunate' chief minister Prithviraj Chavan's decision to boycott Prime Minister Narendra Modi's programme in Nagpur and said Congress should introspect why people are 'unhappy' with the state leadership.

Drunkest state Kerala going off booze, to be fully dry in 10 years

The Congress-led United Democratic Front government on Thursday announced a number of steps to reduce liquor consumption in Kerala, which is the highest in the country, and enforce total prohibition in a staggered manner.

Two Indians plead guilty to massive health care fraud in US

Two Indian pharmacists working in the US have pleaded guilty to a massive health care fraud, causing a loss of up to $7 million to the district of Maryland.

Hearing of Asaram's bail plea adjourned to September 3

The Gujarat high court adjourned on Thursday the hearing of controversial godman Asaram's bail application in connection with the rape case against him to September 3.

Some UPA-era appointments ‘shocking’, to be reviewed soon

Human resource development minister Smriti Irani termed some of the appointment by the UPA government 'shocking' as they were done overruling recommendations of the search committees.

TMC MP in CBI crosshairs for Saradha links

The CBI is zeroing on top politicians and influential people, who took money from Saradha boss Sudipta Sen and is all set to raid the residence of a Trinamool MP.

Amit Shah sets sights on Telangana

BJP president Amit Shah has set his focus on the south, especially Telangana, to be a major contributor to the victory of the party in the 2019 elections.

J-K: Army guns down 10 infiltrators in August as ceasefire violation continues

With Pakistan repeatedly violating the ceasefire agreement in Jammu and Kashmir despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi's warnings, the number of infiltrators killed near the LoC has also gone up.

Soon, foreign bank, trip details could be in I-T returns

The first report of the SIT on black money has sought changes in I-T return forms whereby taxpayers would be required to give details of their foreign bank accounts or foreign trips undertaken by them.

Ganga cleaning begins; toxin sensors installed

The sensors will self-monitor the levels and nature of effluents and pollutants. They will send real-time data on discharges from factories to a central server and will automatically send alerts when effluents breach permissible limits.

Ministries to give ideas on alternative plan panel

A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi threw open a public debate to suggest the alternative shape of the Plan Panel, a missive from the PMO has been sent to different ministries asking for their suggestions on the same.

HC acquits all 46 accused of Kambalpalli massacre

A division bench of the Karnataka high court acquitted on Thursday all 46 accused in the Kambalapalli massacre in which seven dalits were burnt alive in broad daylight by an upper caste mob on March 11, 2000.

BJP gets ready for Tamil Nadu assembly polls

The BJP, which contested 18 seats in Tamil Nadu in 2009, more than doubled its vote share in the 2014 LS polls despite fielding candidates in just nine seats. But, the state election will be a different challenge.

IB: CBI didn’t verify all Ishrat case facts

Attacking the CBI chargesheet in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case, the Intelligence Bureau (IB) has claimed in the Supreme Court that it was filed without fully verifying all the facts.
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