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HindustanTimes Tue,21 Oct 2014

India

Khaitan denied bail, to spend Diwali in jail

Businessman-cum-lawyer Gautam Khaitan is likely to spend this Diwali in jail, where he’s been lodged since his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) 28 days ago in the Rs. 3,600 AgustaWestland scam, as a Delhi court Monday denied his bail application.

Members of Pak gang who posed as KBC staff held

KBC scam
Eight members of a Pakistan-based syndicate have been arrested in Delhi for cheating several people to the tune of lakhs of rupees through a fake lottery scheme, police said on Monday.

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Woman set on fire in empty compartment

Indian railways
A woman suffered serious burn injuries after she was allegedly set afire by a man inside an empty compartment of the Kannur-Ernakulam Executive Express in Kannur on Monday morning.

Controlling the message: Why Modi chooses DD

Doordarshan
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has anointed India's state-backed broadcaster as his media brand of choice, helping shield his government from tough questions and prompting private news outlets to complain that they are being kept out of the loop.

Hope Modi builds grand Ayodhya temple: RSS

ramjanam bhoomi ayodhya
RSS on Monday insisted that a 'grand temple' be built in Ayodhya and hoped the Narendra Modi government will take up the issue seriously and fulfil BJP's poll promise.

Soon, pick up time-scale colonel rank in 23 years

In a move aimed at retaining officers who have been overlooked for promotion, the army is considering shortening the duration of service required to pick up the time-scale rank of colonel.

Govt to bring in ordinance for auction of coal blocks to private firms

coal

The government plans to put up coal mines for bidding by private steel, power and cement companies and introduce changes in the law to enable commercial mining in the future, signalling its intent to fully open the sector to private players.

In pics: Nation gears up for Diwali, decks up in Rangolis

A colourful Diwali
The festival of Diwali is just around the corner, and to mark the occasion people across the nation have been making rangolis and sand paintings. Here are a few photos of how people are decorating with Rangolis.

AP: 11 dead in explosion at fire cracker factory

Bhopal
Eleven people were killed on Monday and seven others seriously injured in an explosion at a fire cracker manufacturing unit at Vakatippa village in coastal East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.

Dept proceedings can go on after retirement of govt employee: SC

A battle lost for apartment owners?
Departmental proceedings against a government employee for grave misconduct and negligence do not come to an end with his retirement and can continue even after that, the Supreme Court has held.

Diwali bonanza: Boss gifts workers cars, home deposits, jewellery in Surat

Prep up for Diwali, quick and smart
A generous boss in Gujarat has given 1,200 of his workers new cars, deposits for flats and lakhs of rupees worth diamond jewellery as rewards for loyalty.

Manohar Lal Khattar frontrunner for Haryana CM's post

HT Explains: Understanding Modi wave and Congress rout in Haryana?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has endorsed RSS activist and first-time legislator Manohar Lal Khattar's name for the chief minister's post in Haryana following intense jockeying over the top position after the BJP swept the assembly polls.
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