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HindustanTimes Sun,20 Apr 2014

Cities

Chandumajra hooted, dung thrown at car in Morinda village

SAD candidate from Anandpur Sahib Prem Singh Chandumajra was hooted and cow dung thrown at his car at Rauni village in Morinda on Friday late evening, when he arrived to address a gathering of nearly 400 people as part of his poll campaign. Power in the area was also switched off to heckle him. The fiasco resulted due to factionalism within the village, sources claimed.

Punjab pollution board takes industry on ‘trip’ to Rajasthan

Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal held a meeting and had high tea with the chamber of industries in Ludhiana on Friday. But an earlier meeting of Ludhiana industry with Congress candidate Ravneet Bittu had cost them dear.

Those opposing Modi will have to go to Pakistan, says BJP leader; poll rhetoric heats up

Despite a spirited intervention by the EC – when it recently banned election speeches in UP by Amit Shah and SP strongman Azam Khan for divisive statements – hateful, intimidating and threatening poll rhetoric is showing no signs of ebbing.

First woman chief justice of Delhi HC to take charge on Monday

Justice G Rohini will assume charge as the new chief justice of the Delhi high court from Monday.

Hailstorm claims one life, 4 others injured in State

Heavy hailstorms in Rajasthan claimed at least one life in Bundi district in the wee hours on Saturday, police said.

15 crorepatis and 19 nominees with criminal cases in phase 3

The third phase of elections in Jharkhand will witness 26% candidates facing criminal charges and 21% crorepatis in the fray. Altogether, 72 candidates would try their luck from four constituencies — Rajmahal, Dumka, Godda and Dhanbad — that will go to polls on April 24.

Property prices set to soar in Uttarakhand after Lok Sabha polls

Real estate prices are likely to rise after the general elections as a lot of election expenditure will find its way to this sector.

10% Rajasthan candidates in phase 2 polls have criminal records

Seven out of 81 candidates contesting on five seats in the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections in Rajasthan have criminal backgrounds. This was revealed in the report released by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and Rajasthan Election Watch (REW) on Saturday here.

Minor fire at Rajiv Chowk Metro station

A minor fire broke out on the roof of the busy Rajiv Chowk Metro station, fire officials said Saturday.

India's first double-decker flyover opens in Mumbai

Motorists hoping to save time while taking the Santacruz Chembur Link Road (SCLR), which was opened to public on Friday, would have to crawl through certain sections as the traffic police have imposed a speed limit of 30kmph on the bridges, along with some other restrictions to ensure smooth flow of traffic.

We will not run away from our responsibilities: Supertech chairman

RK Arora, chairman, Supertech, talks to Jeevan Prakash Sharma about his project, Supertech Emerald Court, in which, as per a recent Allahabad High Court verdict, two towers are to be demolished.

Noida Supertech case: Should homebuyers accept a refund?

After the direction of Allahabad High Court to demolish two towers – Apex and Ceyane - in Supertech Emerald Court’s group housing project, 600 homebuyers who have invested  Rs. 40 lakh to Rs. 55 lakh are clueless about the course of action they have to follow.

BJP is rallying around Modi because it doesn’t trust itself: Raj Thackeray

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray is extending “unconditional” support to Narendra Modi as PM, even though he doesn’t trust the BJP. Thackeray spoke at length to HT at his Shivaji Park residence in central Mumbai.

HT special: Happy over SC verdict, more than 200 transgenders enrol in ‘others’ category

Even as the Supreme Court, in a landmark judgment, granted legal recognition to transgenders or eunuchs, over 200 transgenders in Uttarakhand got themselves enrolled in the voters’ list in the ‘others’ category.

Gurgaon: NE woman alleges molestation in cab

A 21-year-old woman from Nagaland has alleged she was sexually assaulted by a driver, who also tried to rape her, in the moving cab she boarded from Mahipalpur in Delhi for Gurgaon on Sunday evening.

Rajnath to file nomination from Lucknow on April 5, two days earlier than scheduled

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh will file his nomination papers from Lucknow Lok Sabha constituency on April 5, two days earlier than originally scheduled.

Pressured by parents to join flesh trade, Bengal girl sets herself ablaze

The police said the deceased used to live with her grandparents as her parents worked in Delhi. Sources said whenever the victim’s parents visited her, they used to persuade her to go to Delhi with them and join prostitution.

IIM Indore students hurt after stage collapses

More than 40 students of the Indian Institute of Management at Indore (IIM-I) were injured after a stage collapsed hours before their 15th convocation ceremony at the institute's Rau campus on Saturday morning.

Asaram is no saint, he's just a mere discourser: MP minister

As skeletons continue to roll out of self-styled godman Asaram's closet, more and more BJP leaders are coming out in the open against him.

BJP too optimistic about coming to power: Mamata

“Some people are chanting NaMo NaMo as if he has already become the PM,” Banerjee said with a hint of jeer. “BJP will not win any seat from Bengal, Bihar, Odisha and other states. As time passes, you will see their calculations changing.”

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